Treating couples recovering from infidelity: an integrative approach. Academic Article uri icon


  • Infidelity is one of the most difficult problems to address in couple therapy, most likely because it involves a traumatic relationship event that alters the ways in which couples process information about each other and established behavioral patterns. We present a three-stage treatment designed to address the cognitive, behavioral, and emotional sequelae of affairs that integrates cognitive-behavioral and insight-oriented strategies with the literatures on traumatic response and forgiveness. A case study with pretreatment, posttreatment, and 6-month follow-up data is presented to illustrate the treatment methods.

published proceedings

  • J Clin Psychol

author list (cited authors)

  • Gordon, K. C., Baucom, D. H., & Snyder, D. K.

citation count

  • 43

complete list of authors

  • Gordon, Kristina Coop||Baucom, Donald H||Snyder, Douglas K

publication date

  • November 2005