Solution-focused premarital counseling: Helping couples build a vision for their marriage

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Christine E. Murray, Associate Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: This article outlines a solution-focused approach to premarital counseling. Solution-focused premarital counseling is a strength-based approach that focuses on a couple's resources to develop a shared vision for the marriage, Background information about premarital counseling and solution-focused therapy provide the framework for the development of intervention strategies that are grounded in the solution-focused approach. Solution-oriented interventions include solution-oriented questions, providing feedback, and the Couple's Resource Map, an original intervention that is described in this article.

Additional Information

Publication
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 30(3), 349-358
Language: English
Date: 2004
Keywords
Premarital counseling, Solution-focused approach, Shared vision for marriage, Couple's Resource Map