A guide for therapists and counselors, Pre-Marital Counseling addresses the common problems couples face when starting or considering marriage. This step-by-step guide teaches specific intervention strategies for common pre-marital problems, such as financial stress, blending families, and mental health issues. It also teaches readers helpful skills such as developing empathy, learning to compromise, and communicating successfully, all within a potentially diverse client population. Skurtu further helps clinicians personalize their assessment and treatment plans for each couple so that they have realistic expectations. Written by a certified sex therapist, there is also a unique chapter on helpful sex education tips for maintaining desire in long-term relationships.

chapter |10 pages


chapter 1|11 pages

Assessment and Treatment Planning

chapter 2|11 pages

Choosing to Love

chapter 3|13 pages

Being Empathetic

chapter 4|19 pages

Fighting Respectfully

chapter 5|12 pages

Asking for Needs and Wants Effectively

chapter 6|19 pages

Keeping the Spark Alive

chapter 7|12 pages

Individualized Care

chapter 8|7 pages

Termination and Recommendations