Interpersonal communication seeks to understand how humans use verbal and nonverbal cues to accomplish personal and relational goals. It is an important area of study, as it helps us better understand how to communicate with others. This paper draws upon interpersonal communication theories, and applies them to one of my own personal challenges. In doing so, we can see how these theories fit into our everyday lives. In addition, we can also improve our own communication skills, and resolve problems using these communication theories and strategies.
Giving the worker the opportunity to explore with the caregivers and the bond between them. This can result in a more in-depth understanding, and the appropriate intervention. However, there are limitations to attachment theory such as the traditional gendered application, the focus on the family system, and the limited consideration about the person’s wider environment. Firstly, there is the possibility of the misapplication of attachment theory, this is due to the ability to place blame on the mother. This can enforce a mother’s feelings of inadequacy, and increase feelings of low self-esteem as a mother is solely held as responsible for the wellbeing of the child.
A practitioner working in the field of domestic violence can apply different theories in order to present the best possible outcome for the service user. Three possible theories that can be applied are the psychodynamic theory, systems theory, and the feminist theory. The Psychodynamic theory involves working on a micro level,
This academic journal defines and goes in depth about stereotype threat. In the beginning of the journal, the authors give real life example of stereotype threats and how they negative affect people. They then go on to define what stereotype threat is. The rest of the journal explores the psychology behind stereotype threat and why people continue to fall victim to it. I picked this article people it spoke about and explained stereotype threat in an educational and scientifically way, while still making it easy to understand.
What is the best way to respond to conflict? People respond to conflict in many different way and there are different ways to handle conflict. The best way to handle conflict is to stay positive. People can best respond to conflict by being positive and fighting the conflict head on. Though this could lead to fighting is is the best way to show feeling towards the topic or conflict.
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One big way to improve Will’s communication is to deal with the relationship violence that occurred to him. Sean started this for him in the scene where he tried to get Will to see that his upbringing was not his fault. This was a big step for Will to understand himself and how he should see his relationships. Through Sean, Will also learned some emotional understanding of himself. Emotional understanding will allow him to have emotional competence.
This essay looks at whether attachment plays a role in close relationships by explaining what attachment is, looking at research, and considering alternative approaches. Attachment Our infant experiences with our mother prepare us for adult relationships (Bowlby, 1960). From this, we form opinions about self-esteem and interpersonal trust. These create four attachment types found in both adult and mother-infant bonds (Bartholomew & Horowitz, 1991) that affect our close relationships. Secure These individuals have high self-esteem and interpersonal trust giving them a sense of deservingness and long-lasting relationships (Shaver & Brennan, 1992).
A list by Live Smart Coaching (2012) presents the aim of counseling which are (1) it offers a safe and reflective space for us to bein to make sense of the chaos and worry that we find ourselves in, (2) it enables us to explore more on what troubles us and the past events that caused the present problem, (3) it encourages us to take a look on our thoughts, feelings and behaviors at the moment, (4) it helps us in finding ways of changing our irrational emotions that would take us to a more secure place, and lastly (4) it gives us a change to understand and learn ourselves that will enable us to be in control of our life. In addition, the Japanese Association of Counseling Science identifies the three major goals of counseling as (a) facilitating human growth by emphasizing developmental perspectives, (b) advocating for prevention, and (c) helping to solve practical problems (Grabosky, Ishii & Mase, 2012). It will vary according to need but may be concerned with developmental issues, addressing and resolving specific problems, making decisions, coping with crisis, developing personal insights and knowledge, working through feelings of inner conflict or improving relationships with others (Sheppard,
Counseling is a process of empowering persons so that they can find the strength to deal with conflicting issue(s). It is the process of helping them understand how their current thoughts or behaviors are interfering with their present and future goals. Finally, it is about helping them create strategies to regain a path to the desired goal, and how they can maintain that pathway. Before a treatment plan can be developed, counselor’s need to conduct an initial interview of the clients’ social, physical and psychological world. Clients come seeking counseling from all spheres of live and from different purposes (court ordered, to please relatives, or seeking self-help).