Marriage and Couples Counseling Theories


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How does Psychoanalytic theory often explain present problems with couples?

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1. What is outcome expectations from Social-Cognitive theory?

2. Strategic-structural theory does not only target problems, it also targets:

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand different theories that are used in marriage and couples counseling with this quiz and worksheet combo. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of psychoanalytic theory and social-cognitive theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Psychoanalytic theory
  • Social-cognitive theory
  • Strategic-structural theory
  • Change in family structure
  • What happens when a spouse attends counseling alone

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related theories of marriage and couples counseling lesson
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as psychoanalytic and family systems theory
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as strategic-structural theory and social-cognitive theory

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to the theories used in marriage and couples counseling, read through the brief lesson called Marriage and Couples Counseling Theories. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what marriage and couples counseling is and the need for it
  • Recall the different theories used in therapy such as psychoanalytic theory, structural-strategic theory and social-cognitive theory
  • Understand what happens when one partner goes to marriage and couples counseling alone
  • Review the concept of family systems theory