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PSY 310: Week 7 Notes

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PSY 310: Week 7 Notes PSY 310

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Notes from Lecture on 3/29
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Brianna on Sunday April 3, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 310 at Colorado State University taught by Richards in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 11 views. For similar materials see Basic Counseling Skills in Psychlogy at Colorado State University.


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Date Created: 04/03/16
Guest Speaker Marriage and Family Counseling ● Therapist Intentions ○ view the couple as the client ○ “no secrets policy” ○ “raise the thermostat” ○ never work harder than your client ● Bad Couples Therapist ○ lacks structure ○ make it personal ○ gives up on couple due to the problem ○ misapplies norms by not listening/seeing ○ manipulates to what they think is best ○ forms an alliance between the couple ● Why do couples go to therapy? ○ communication ○ sex ○ money ○ parenting ○ affairs ○ divorce ○ co­parenting ○ power & control (violence) ○ premarital ○ couples enrichment ○ “my partner has a problem” ● Theories ○ Family Systems Theory ■ Bronfenbrenner’s Bioecological Model ■ context ○ Gottman Therapy ■ 1. Enhance Your Love Maps ● how well they know their partner ■ 2. Nurturing Fondness and Admiration ■ 3. Turn Towards Each other Instead of Away ● physically and emotionally ■ 4. Let Your Partner Influence You ● meeting in the middle ■ 5. Solve Your Solvable Problems ■ 6. Overcoming Gridlock ■ 7. Creating Shared Meaning ○ Emotionally Focused Therapy ■ Goal: decrease emotional avoidance ■ attachment ■ security ■ closeness/intimacy ■ communication ■ commitment ○ Psychobiological Approach to Couple’s Therapy (PACT) ■ early attachment ■ physiological and neurological ■ arousal regulation ■ turning towards ■ emotional security history ■ Beckoning Experience ○ Mindfulness­Based Relationship Enhancement ■ be present ● self and relationship ■ engage all the senses ■ balance ○ A, I, and H Couples ■ bringing two whole beings together in one  relationship ● 1+1=3 (me, you, us) ■ dependency/independency ■ comfort ■ security ■ A: strained, H: connected, I: independent 


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