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Communication Techniques

Communication is fundamental to couple relationships and is endemic to the process of couple therapy. Communication training does not belong to one approach in therapy. It is part of all therapeutic approaches and constitutes an approach in and of itself. The purpose of this chapter is to present a number of communication techniques that can be used as part of strict or exclusive communications work with a couple or as part of an integrated approach, for example, communication training blended with contracting. Techniques to improve a couple’s communication cut across all models of couple therapy and all other techniques in this book.