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Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a marriage and family counseling unit of a standard counseling course. Topics covered include:
- Counseling theories used with families and couples
- Life cycle of the family
- The process used in family counseling
- Issues with evolving family patterns
- Effects of child abuse and neglect
1. Marriage and Couples Counseling Theories
When a couple enters counseling, their counselor can hold various theoretical approaches that will guide evaluation and treatment. In this lesson, we will look at three common ones: psychoanalytic, social-cognitive, and strategic-structural.
2. The Process of Family Counseling
Counseling a family requires understanding of both individual and family patterns. This lesson explains several theoretical approaches that guide counselors in assessing family problems and treating them.
3. The Family Life Cycle: Definition, Stages & Theory
What kind of phases does a family typically go through? In this lesson, we will examine the family life cycle, as well as learn about two measurements for family health: cohesion and adaptability.
4. Issues with Changing Family Patterns
Families have changed a great deal over time. In this lesson, we'll look at dual career, single parent, and blended families. We'll consider the unique issues each can present.
5. Child Abuse and Neglect: 4 Major Types, Characteristics & Effects
Child abuse is a major problem in our world today. Counselors must be educated in the topic, particularly the four types of abuse, their effects, and what to focus on in therapy.
6. Couples Therapy: Definition & Techniques
In this lesson, you'll learn what couples therapy is, how it can be useful, and some of the techniques that are used. Once completed, you can take a short quiz to gauge your level of understanding.
7. What is Child Abuse? - Definition & Facts
Did you know that more than five children die each day from child abuse? In this lesson, learn about the different types of child abuse, general statistics, and more.
8. Best Interest of the Child: Standard & Factors
This lesson will discuss how the courts determine what the best interest of the child is and what standards and factors they use to make these decisions. After learning about these standards and factors, you can test your knowledge with a quiz.
9. ADHD's Effect on Marriage
In this lesson, we will explore the negative effects that adult ADHD can have on marriages and relationships. In addition, we will discuss strategies for minimizing those effects.
10. Cognitive Behavioral Family Therapy Techniques
Thoughts are powerful, and negative ones can create a host of communication and relationship problems within a family. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) works on replacing negative thoughts and beliefs with positive ones to improve family behavior. Learn about CBT techniques with families in this lesson.
11. Disrespect in Relationships & Marriage: Signs & Behavior
Most of us desire to be respected in a relationship or marriage, but sometimes disrespect creeps in. In this lesson, you'll learn the signs and behaviors that are considered disrespectful in a relationship or marriage.
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Other chapters within the Counseling 101: Help and Review course
- The History of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Help and Review
- The Professional Counselor: Help and Review
- The Counseling Process: Help and Review
- Theoretical Approaches in Counseling: Help and Review
- Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling: Help and Review
- Human Growth and Development in Counseling: Help and Review
- School Counseling: Help and Review
- Career Counseling: Help and Review
- Help & Review for Substance Abuse, Mental Health & Rehabilitation Counseling
- Social and Cultural Elements of Counseling: Help and Review
- Group Counseling: Help and Review