Couples Therapy: Definition & Techniques


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Couples therapy is for couples that are married and those that are not

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1. The goal is to improve the relationship, but it can also help couples determine whether or not they should stay together

2. Couples therapy is always long term because it takes months to deal with issues in relationhsips

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your knowledge of who seeks couple therapy and why. You will be quizzed on therapy goals, duration, and issues targeted by these therapeutic methods.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be asked to correctly identify if statements like the following are true or false:

  • Couples therapy is for married only or both married and unmarried couples
  • Therapy is meant to only improve a relationship and is also designed to help couples determine if they should or should not stay together
  • Infidelity issues are not recommended topics in couples therapy

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the issues couples therapy can target and the different techniques that can be employed by therapists
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about therapy in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to determine if couples therapy is always long term

Additional Learning

To learn more about this type of therapy, review the accompanying lesson called Couples Therapy: Definition & Techniques. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe couples therapy
  • Identify what this type of therapy seeks to improve
  • Illustrate how couples therapy can help individuals in a relationship
  • List and define different methods of couples therapy
  • Detail what each method of therapy targets