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Clinical Guide to Helping New Parents

The Couple CARE for Parents Program

  • W. Kim Halford
  • Jemima Petch
  • Debra Creedy

Part of the Springer Series on Couples and Health book series (SSCH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. W. Kim Halford, Jemima Petch, Debra Creedy
    Pages 1-19
  3. W. Kim Halford, Jemima Petch, Debra Creedy
    Pages 21-37
  4. W. Kim Halford, Jemima Petch, Debra Creedy
    Pages 39-57
  5. W. Kim Halford, Jemima Petch, Debra Creedy
    Pages 59-86
  6. W. Kim Halford, Jemima Petch, Debra Creedy
    Pages 87-109
  7. W. Kim Halford, Jemima Petch, Debra Creedy
    Pages 111-129
  8. W. Kim Halford, Jemima Petch, Debra Creedy
    Pages 131-150
  9. W. Kim Halford, Jemima Petch, Debra Creedy
    Pages 151-164
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 165-170

About this book

Introduction

This accessible guide details an evidence-based educational program to help couples adapt to parenthood while minimizing the inevitable stress on the relationship. Complete with content, rationales, activities, and client materials, its flexible format allows for home and office visits and phone/online support across the transition, starting during pregnancy and continuing into early infancy. Activities build on themes of caring, change, and cooperation as couples learn to identify and address sources of conflict, solve infant-care problems, and to become optimal partners as well as optimal parents. The book's hands-on presentation includes chapter highlights, boxed "Practice Tips" and "Clinical Connections" sections, client handouts and worksheets, and examples of clinician interactions with couples.

The sessions described in Clinical Guide to Helping New Parents: The Couple CARE for Parents Program are organized to meet challenges and reinforce skills in key areas including:

  • Developing realistic and shared expectations.
  • Promoting positive communications and self-change.
  • Conflict management communication skills.
  • Developing sensitive and responsive parenting
  • Reviewing personal and social support.
  • Developing caring and healthy sexuality.
  • Anticipating and preventing relationship deterioration.

Keywords

Adapting to Parenthood Counseling New Parents Couple CARE for Parents Program Couple Conflict Management Couple Education Programs Couple and Family Therapy Couples Therapy Couples Transitioning to Parenthood Early Phases of Parenthood Helping Couples Enhance Communication Infant Care Expectations Parenting Parenting Roles Partner Needs During Pregnancy Supporting Expectant Parents Transition to Parenthood

Authors and affiliations

  • W. Kim Halford
    • 1
  • Jemima Petch
    • 2
  • Debra Creedy
    • 3
  1. 1.The University of QueenslandSt. LuciaAustralia
  2. 2.Relationships AustraliaBrisbaneAustralia
  3. 3.Griffith UniversityGold CoastAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-1613-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-1612-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-1613-9
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