The theories you studied last week target patterns of behaviors, but they also incorporate thoughts and feelings in the moment and over time. You continue your application of theories to couple and family counseling by examining the systemic-emotional aspects of relationships, the patterns of interaction between couples and families, and the meaning associated with those interactions.
For this Assignment, you again watch media of counselors demonstrating counseling, this time using humanistic/experiential and emotionally-focused theories. As you develop treatment plans based on this week’s theories, ask yourself how you recognize emotion in the relational dynamics of the couple or family. Also, consider how you might know emotional changes have occurred and how you would measure progress.
The Assignment (3–4 pages)
Based on the theory demonstrated in one of the humanistic/experiential media resources:
Based on the theory demonstrated in the emotionally-focused media: