SFL 465 Test 2 Techniques

  1. Which technique uses: 
    “Collaborative Marriage Skills” → speaking, listening, problem solving
    Couple Communication
  2. Theory: Systems-theory: a system is any whole with interacting parts; they are not static, they are dynamic and balance stability with change;Increase awareness of self, partner, and relationship
    Couple Communication
  3. This technique uses:
    Two mats: teach skills for talking and listening/ called the Awareness Wheel and the Listening Cycle
    Couple Communication
  4. This technique uses 4 sessions:
    #1 about self/learning--awareness of self, partner and relationship
    #2 about the partner--follow rather than lead, increase responsiveness, validate partner, etc.
    #3 resolving conflicts/ 8 mapping issues skills--collaborating in esteem-building ways, show respect, be action oriented
    #4 choosing communication styles--integrating the awareness wheel
    Couple communication
  5. This technique takes 4 to 6 sessions to see a significant improvement, impact lessens as time goes on.
    Couple Communication
  6.  Theory: Practitioners are influenced by social learning theory, cognitive-behavioral theory, family systems theory, and communications theory.
  7. Goal:  promote enrichment opportunities and resources that strengthen couple relationships and enhance personal growth, mutual fulfillment and family wellness, learn how to communicate with each other in a way that leads to understanding.
  8. Content: Leaders depend on two methods: experiential learning and group process. Leaders present a relational concept or skill and then model that concept. Participants are given an opportunity to apply the concept to their own relationships.It includes marriage enrichment activities, retreats and training for potential leaders. Mace talks about how growth is important to a marriage, and how the couple should grow together. Additionally, the program focuses on strengths and growth instead of weaknesses,
  9. Techniques: structured exercises, modeling, couple dialogue (couples talk to each other and use their best communication skills), private couple dialogue, open couple dialogue (a couple talks while the other couples listen), and group discussion. “When I hear, I forget; When I see, I remember; When I do, I understand.”
  10. -  6 week program
    - 2 hours a week for 6 weeks
    - Every session has a different topic
    - “Fighting for Your Marriage”
    - Topics = Expectations of you and me, Commitment, friendship fun sex rituals etc,
  11. Goals:
    1. better communication and conflict management skills
    2. clarifying and evaluating expectations
    3. boost understanding of and choices reflecting commitment
    4. enhance the positive bonding from fun, friendship, sensuality.
  12. Methods:
    Brief lectures, DVD examples, couple exercises, practice with coach, homework
    -Speaker-Listener Technique
    -Time Out
    -Ground Rules
    -Commitment-talking regularly about the future.
  13. Theories: cognitive-behavioral tradition of change (behavioral marital therapy)
  14. Goal:
    - provide a skills-based flexible delivery relationship education program (doesn't have to be face to face)
    -Assess their relationship strengths/vulnerability
    -Assist couples to develop key relationship skills
    -Help each partner to identify individual actions to strengthen their relationship.
    Couple Care
  15. Uses the self change system
    Couple Care
  16. According to the Markman article, how can we make research better?
    • -Engage men
    • -Enhance motivation and consider incentives.
    • -Study leader effects and the alliance between leaders and attendees.
    • -Study moderators and mediators of program impact
    • -Employ observational measures
    • -Evaluate dissemination efforts.
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SFL 465 Test 2 Techniques
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