Integrative behavioural couple therapy was also found by Christensen and Jacobson (1998) examining couple conflicts and aiming to help couple accept that all couples could feel incompatible as a natural course. General aim behind this therapy is to help couples get satisfaction and harmony out of their relationship . IBCT model is inspired by TBCT, although TBCT aims to change any negativity to positive (behavioural exchange) and teach couples how to create a better communication pattern and focus on solutions when facing problems . There are many debates on whether IBCT is more beneficial compared to TBCT and which therapy technique responds better or quicker. For instance, Baucom et al.
IBCT helps couples gain a better understanding of each other’s emotion. It focuses on emotional conditions of each partner and works towards greater assessment and intimacy in couples so they can make carefully thought out changes.4 2. Improved ability to resolve conflicts. Since solutions weren’t handed to them from a manual, they are able to address problems in future without referring to the therapist 3. Decrease in blaming the other person for the problems in the relationship.
A collaborative approach is often encouraged and the therapist is also encouraged to show special interest and listen respectfully to the client’s stories. The therapist should also avoid diagnosing and labelling clients but rather enable the client to often separate themselves from the most dominant story of their life to provide a space where alternative life stories can be created (Corey, 2014). The stories of our lives also play an important role in our life as they can shape reality and contribute to what we see, feel and do. In therapy often clients who have come into
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) was created in the early 1980’s by Susan Johnson and Les Greenberg as a means to provide a humanistic/experiential and systemic approach to couple’s therapy. Both theorists conceptualized emotion as a means of relational communication and having the ability to create change. EFT also views the couple as doing a dance, as each partner tunes into the other, coordinating, moving, and acting in harmony (Furrow, Johnson, & Bradley, 2011). When a couple is able to harmonize their movement and become accessible to the other partner in times of need, a secure bond is formed, allowing the dance of the couple to be in sync and overcome relational distress. The therapist in EFT serves as the choreographer, assisting the couple through the necessary steps towards creating emotional safety and processing unmet attachment needs.
L, 2015). Following up based on the results from the interview, the couple displayed mature love as they are enticed to each other qualities such as dependence, personality and even annoyance. They also showed mature love towards each other when there is conflicts between them. Instead of blaming each other as per immature love, they give in or give each other personal space to cool down before talking it out. (Refer to Appendix Question 4.)
The purpose behind this behavioral approach is to build support for abstinence and to improve the functions within the couple Behavioral couples therapy promotes the abstinence of drug use with what is known as a recovery contract, this contract states that both couples will work together in a daily ritual to reward abstinence and improve communication, increase positivity with techniques explained in therapy (Powers, Vedel, Emmelkamp, 2008). Specific
When the therapist is able to show an empathetic understanding of what the client is experiencing, it helps the client have a better inner understanding as well. • Unconditional positive regard – Therapists must always maintain a positive and non-judgmental view of their clients. Rogers’ believed that conditional regard and support from others lead to some of the problems clients mostly experienced. When they felt accepted without conditions and the fear of rejection was no more there, clients could openly talk about their
She emphasizes the recognition of “cross-cultural” communication is beneficial to repair the conversational issues (Tannen 264). She proposes couples to improve their relationship by learning differences, adjusting conversational styles, and changing attitude. Learning differences is crucial to couples at the beginning of improvement, which helps couples to achieve mutual acceptance. Ideally, couples change their communication patterns according to their partners’ preference. Even though men or women do not change their habits, they still accept partners’ habits instead of complaining.
In the study conducted by Laura K. Guerrero and Guy Foster Bachman (2008), they find couples who are satisfied with their relationships prior to transgression tend to use positive communication to resolve conflicts. Scholars research the communication used by couples after a transgression happened on the basis of the investment model, which includes satisfaction level, quality of alternatives, and investment size. They find that couples that are more satisfied with their relationship also have a low quality of alternatives and invest more to their relationship prior to transgression. Thus, they are more likely to maintain their relationship and use constructive communication to deal with transgression. They are inclined to apply helpful communication, instead of destructive interaction, to address conflicts and solve relationship
Thus, the discontentment in real life is easily healed due to the fact that pretty much everything is possible when people are simply imagining. In Turkle’s essay, as people’s imagination of craving for companionship appear more and more desperate, it inspires technology to advance to meet these needs. Humans say that they grant those unlively objects friendship, yet they are the ones craving for comfort. Likely to Turkle’s