conjoint therapy

con·joint ther·a·py

a type of therapy in which a therapist sees the two spouses, or parent and child, or other partners together in joint sessions.
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In the first section, they address key cultural issues in working with military personnel, assessment strategies, and different treatment approaches, including prolonged exposure therapy, cognitive processing therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral conjoint therapy, group therapy, psychopharmacological and neuromodulation treatment, and psychosocial rehabilitation.
Cognitive behavioral conjoint therapy for PTSD is a manual-guided, 15-session CBT.
To our knowledge, three couples-based interventions for PTSD have been empirically tested: cognitive-behavioral conjoint therapy (CBCT) for PTSD (Monson & Fredman, 2012), strategic approach therapy (Sautter, Glynn, Thompson, Franklin, & Han, 2009), and emotionally focused couple therapy (Johnson, 2002).
"Cognitive behavioral conjoint therapy may be used to efficiently address individual and relational dimensions of traumatization and might be indicated for individuals with PTSD who have stable relationships and partners who are willing to engage in treatment with them."
Cognitive-behavioral conjoint therapy for PTSD; harnessing the healing power of relationships.
The following search terms were used: couple therapy, conjoint therapy, family therapy, interpersonal, PTSD, and trauma.
As a result, the practice, known as conjoint therapy, was blasted in psychology journals as "seriously lacking in empirically tested principles" and a "technique in search of a theory." One theory the field latched onto was psychoanalysis: Now married couples had problems because of neurotic interactions and individual psychopathology.
Other types of collaboration included sending/receiving a letter or note (7.8%, n = 4), participating in a conjoint therapy session (7.8%, n = 4), talking on the telephone (5.9%, n = 3), communicating through voice mail (3.9%, n = 2), reviewing the chart notes by the other provider (2.0%, n = 1), and not reported by the therapist (2.0%, n = 1).
Therefore a variety of communication needs may be met through this conjoint therapy including responses to one stage commands through changes in breathing, eye opening and squeezing hands/fingers; articulation, fluency and rate; voice quality and intonation; word finding, social interaction, auditory/verbal memory and vocabulary development.
A couples-based treatment approach that is currently being used with military families and simultaneously focuses on extinguishing veterans' PTSD symptoms and improving couples' relationships is cognitive behavioral conjoint therapy (CBCT) for PTSD.
Cognitive-behavioral conjoint therapy is specific for PTSD and does not apply generic behavioral family therapy or interpersonal therapy to couples in which one person happens to have PTSD.
Updated throughout, this third edition includes new chapters on same-sex violence, children in shelters, immigrant battered women, and elder mistreatment, along with coverage of stages of change, crisis intervention, time-limited treatment, stress-crisis, community response, child maltreatment, intervention for adolescents, rules governing health care professionals in the US and UK, the roles of emergency room workers, Roberts's seven-stage crisis intervention model and the ecological nested model, conjoint therapy, violence against women with developmental disabilities, substance abuse, poverty, and issues specific to those within the Venezuelan, Chinese, and Puerto Rican communities.