The Family and Relationships Counselling ebook is an informative and helpful read for anyone who wants to improve their relationships or ?those who are involved in counselling people.
Some topics covered in this ebook include relationship theories, stages of a relationship, communications, types of relationships, understanding relationship dynamics, the nature of relationships, what can go wrong, what to do when things go wrong in a relationship and how to end a relationship.
Relationships are the social interactions which bind us as humans and underpins how society functions. This book discusses those human relationships - what they are, how they evolve and develop, as well as what can go wrong and the ending of relationships. It draws on research in the field to provide the reader with a broad understanding of how relationships can impact on their own lives and it should prove a useful companion to anyone with an interest in relationships and communication, family counselling, child, developmental or lifespan psychology, as well as counselling and psychology more generally.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION: THE DIVERSITY OF RELATIONSHIPS
The Evolution of Relationships
Types of Relationship
The Importance of Relationships
What is a Normal Relationship?
The Influence of Social Norms
CHAPTER 2 WHY DO WE HAVE RELATIONSHIPS?
The Importance of Relationships
Social Needs Perspectives
CHAPTER 3 ORIGINS AND STAGES OF A RELATIONSHIP
Origins of Relationships
What Defines a Relationship?
Stages of a Relationship
How Relationships Change As We Age
Will We Be Ourselves?
CHAPTER 4 COMMUNICATION IN RELATIONSHIPS
Principles of Communication
Modes of Communication
Types of Non-Verbal Communication
Use of Non-verbal Communication
The Influence of Perception
The Value of Verbal Communication
Improving Verbal Communication in Relationships
Poor Communication Techniques
Useful Ways to Communicate in Personal Relationships
CHAPTER 5 DYNAMICS IN RELATIONSHIPS
What Are Personal Relationships?
Relationships in Childhood
Relationships in Adolescence
Relationships in Adulthood
Relationships with Children
Relationships with Other Family Members
The Impact of Social Media
Dynamics in Professional Relationships
A Special Case - Social Loafing
Other Work Relationships
Therapists, Doctors & Dentists
CHAPTER 6 WHAT CAN GO WRONG IN RELATIONSHIPS?
The Natural Course of Relationships
Having a Different Viewpoint
Disconnect Between Two Parties
Loss of Empathy, Compassion & Care
Lack of Effort
A Special Case - Death
Stages of Grief
Types of Grief
But What Does Grief Have To Do With Relationships?
CHAPTER 7 CONTROLLING & MAINTAINING YOUR RELATIONSHIPS
Some Useful Ways to Nurture Intimate Relationships
Developing Problem Solving Skills
CHAPTER 8 REPAIRING DAMAGED RELATIONSHIPS
Preparing the Self
CHAPTER 9 ENDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH MINIMAL DAMAGE
Factors Associated with Relationship Breakdown
Why Relationships End
Dealing with Dissatisfaction
Tips on Ending a Relationship Positively
Delivering the Bad News
Moving On After Relationships
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