Readings and Handouts

Materials supporting the client, learner, and practitioner


Identity Renegotiation Counseling

This summary of the theory appears in the 2015 SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy. The editors acknowledged IRC as one of 300 theories in current use.

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Counseling for Identity Renegotiation
This 2010 Article in Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research is an up-to-date statement of the theory and its applications.
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Negotiating Couple Sexuality
This chapter in L. Burlew and D. Capuzzi (Editors), Sexuality Counseling, published in 2002 by Nova Science Publishers Inc. presents an Identity Renegotiation perspective on sexual difficulties experienced by couples.
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Renegotiating Identities in Midlife
This worksheet was designed for use by adults in divorce and postdivorce transition but has applications for individuals and couples through the lifespan.
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Renegotiating Identities as a Couple (currently undergoing revisions)
This tablet-friendly ebook was designed to help a couple to make sense of their relational challenges and begin making changes.
 

Partner Sexuality Questions
This questionnaire was designed to help partners to explore their different sexual experiences and renegotiate their sexual identities.
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Negotiating New Relationships
This handout outlines the process I follow when working with a couple in the early, pre-commitment phase of their relationship.
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Presentations

Professional and Community Talks

Here you can download audio, video, and Power Point files of addresses, workshops, and training presentations related to IRC. Once downloaded, the files can be played, viewed and/or printed. All rights are reserved for these materials--they cannot be distributed or used without permission. For permission contact:  drblume@identityrenegotiation.com.

Changing Practice for Changing Families
Workshop presented at the Chi Sigma Iota conference, May 2007, at Oakland University, Rochester, MI
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Dialectical Analysis of a Couple Counseling Session
Poster presentation delivered at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2005
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Identity Negotiation on the Virtual Playground
Presentation at the 1st Virtual Conference on Counseling, held in the virtual world of Second Life on September 17, 2009
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Negotiating Relational Identities in Schools
Invited address at the Galileo Institute for Teacher Leadership, Oakland University, Rochester, MI April 2009
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Overcoming Fears of Adolescence: An Optimistic Approach to Families in Crisis
Presentation to the Michigan Association for Marriage and Family Counseling, Royal Oak, Michigan, April 2004
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Teacher Leadership Podcast
An interview with Dr. Blume from October 20, 2008 conducted by Dr. Robert Maxfield and Dr. Pam Morehead of the Galileo Institute for Teacher Leadership in the School of Education and Human Services, Oakland University.
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The Long Haul: Healthy Long-Term Relationships
Presentation as part of a workshop at the "Primetime: Life after 50 Expo" sponsored by Jewish Vocational Services, April 19, 2009 at the Jewish Community Center, West Bloomfield, Michigan.
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Working with Stepfamilies: Coalition Government or the Brady Bunch?
Presentation to the membership of Chi Sigma Iota, November 2007, at Oakland University, Rochester, MI
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Internet Links

Professional Organizations

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 

American Counseling Association

American Family Therapy Academy 

International Society for Mental Health Online

National Council on Family Relations 

International Society for Research on Identity

 


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