chapter  3
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Orienting Couples to Therapy

Orienting couples to therapy from the beginning of treatment is imperative to the success of therapy, and it will set the tone for the entire therapeutic process. Most couples enter therapy with unrealistic expectations and preconceived notions about the therapist’s role and the process of therapy. Therefore, one of the responsibilities of the therapist is to be aware of these expectations and correctly inform clients about the therapeutic process. Appropriate expectations and understanding of couple therapy can set a positive tone for the entire therapy and for the couple’s relationship with the therapist.