A MARITAL PUZZLE: Transgenerational Analysis in Marriage Counseling by

A MARITAL PUZZLE: Transgenerational Analysis in Marriage Counseling

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Dr. Paul, a ""family oriented psychiatrist"" has presented for scrutiny--presumably for those who are experiencing similar difficulties--a case study of a couple--Cindy and Van--whose ten-year marriage is on the rocks. Dr. Paul has assembled the tapes of seven therapy sessions during which Cindy and Van examined their fantasies, their individual lifestyle, their self-images and images of each other, and how their expectations were shaped by their own family backgrounds. The therapist utilized film (including so-called ""porn"" films) and audiotapes from other therapy sessions to stimulate the search. The bulk of the book consists of the transcribed tapes--with all the ""wells,"" and ""ummmms"" left in as well as Dr. Paul's with-it jargon (""Cut the shit""). As instructive or interesting to the layman as any case history therapy--an open question.

Pub Date: May 27th, 1975
Publisher: Norton