COUPLES THERAPY WORKSHEET
Couples therapy is a type of psychotherapy that involves people in a romantic relationship to gain insight into their relationship, resolve conflict, and improve relationship satisfaction by utilizing a variety of therapeutic interventions.
What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?
There are a number of theories behind couples therapy:
- The development model of couples therapy
This approach to relationship counselling focuses on the growth and development of each partner individually and also as a unit.
- Emotionally focused therapy (EFT)
This therapy focuses on improving the attachment and bonding between people in a romantic relationship. EFT helps couples understand and change patterns that lead to feelings of disconnection.
- Behavioral couples therapy (BCT)
BCT reinforces positive behaviours that promote stability and satisfaction among couples.
- The Gottman method
This approach involves addressing areas of conflict and equipping couples with problem-solving skills. This method also increases the overall closeness, respect, and affection between couples.
How Will This Worksheet Help You?
This worksheet will help couples resolve issues in their relationship including;
- Roles in the relationship
- Beliefs and values
- Time spent together
- Health issues et al.
This worksheet is also intended to help couples reduce relationship distress and increase relationship satisfaction.
How Should You Use This Worksheet?
Couples should use this worksheet to gain a better and deeper insight into their relationship, resolve conflict, and improve relationship satisfaction.
Additionally, couples should use this worksheet as a way of improving their communication with each other.
Couples are required to equally participate in this worksheet and to be honest and transparent with each other.
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American Psychological Association. (© 2022). Couples Therapy. Available at: https://dictionary.apa.org/couples-therapy. [Accessed November 23, 2022]
Very well Mind. (© 2022). What Is Couples Therapy? Available at: https://www.verywellmind.com/couples-therapy-definition-types-techniques-and-efficacy-5191137. [Accessed November 23, 22]