Couples therapy paper 385

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Emotional Couples Therapy
Shannon Grosshans
BSHS/385 Interpersonal Communication and Interview Skills
October 6, 2014
Instructor: YVETTE MORELON
Emotional Couples Therapy This is a paper on a video named Emotional Focused Couples Therapy, it is about a couple that is talking to a counseling professional about issues they are having, the biggest one being the husbands anger. Throughout the videos you see how the professional uses the three stages in interviewing to support the couple. She also does a great job on summarizing and paraphrasing what the couple is saying and feeling. The professional uses both open and closed ended questions during the session. There is also a lot of body language happening by everyone involved, some
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Scott do you think that you wife knows how you feel?
11. Do you feel that she does not care in the heat of the moment?
12. Have you ever tried to explain to her how you are feeling?
13. Can you help her understand the feeling of rejection?
14. What is it like to tell her how it makes you feel when you feel rejected?
15. What would be the worst thing that would happen if you told your wife your softer feelings?
16. Would you like to be able to trust your wife and be able to talk about your softer feelings?
17. Would you like him to be able to talk about his softer feelings?
18. Do you let the feelings touch you at all?
19. Do you hear her and find that comforting? (The feelings)
20. What do you think about what he did today? (Opening up during the session.)
This professional has a way that when she is reflecting what the clients are saying and expression she is asking them if she is right and they add to the conversation. Above are some of the separate questions that she was asking during the session. There were very few closed ended questions. She would reflect and they would open up even more.
The professional summarized and paraphrased what the couple was saying many times during the session to make sure that she understood what they were saying is what she was hearing. The professional was very effective in summarizing and paraphrasing the relationship and the feelings that both parties were talking about and
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