JSJ Therapy was recently published in AASECT “Contemporary Sexuality” with a review of Dr. David Schnarch’s book Intimacy & Desire: Awaken the Passion in Your Relationship.
Schnarch’s ideas on adult differentiation are often used in our therapy sessions to help clients handle the anxiety of partner’s pressuring with a differing point of view. This most recent book also brings forth the newly structured Differentiation Scale published first in the Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy. The scale is also implemented in session as a measure of couple’s ability to tolerate discomfort for growth’s sake.
You can read a brief excerpt of the December 2011 review on the Highbeam Research site.
As usual, if you are interested in the full review you can contact me and I’d be happy to send you a copy.