Six Theories Highlighted
What is the Purpose?
Couples seek out marriage counseling to help them deal with a situation impacting their relationship. The majority of cases seek to fix the relationship. While this is why couples seek therapy, some marriages do not reconcile and end in divorce.
"The goal is to seek a theoretical orientation which will be able to define the problem, the population, and the procedure in order to understand the results" (Manus, G. (1966). pp. 449).
Bowen Family Systems Theory
Rational-Emotive Behavioral Theory (REBT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Which Theory Do You Use?
Gurman, A., Knudson, R., (1978). Behavior Marriage Therapy: I. A Psychodynamic-Systems Analysis and Critique. Family Process, 17(2), 121-138
Manus, G. (1966). Marriage Counseling in Search of a Theory. Journal of marriage and family, 28(4). pp. 449-453.
Newsome, D., Gladdings, S., (2014). Clinical mental health counseling in community and agency settings. Pearson Education Inc, Upper Saddle, New Jersey.
Created By: Heather A. Dunivon