The best counseling skills used in couple’s therapy
Legality and ground rules: A marriage counselor in practice should be in a position to establish and be able to discuss the legality and ground rules which are involved in couples counseling sessions before marriage counseling can begin. In some states, you may be required to report some information such as child abuse or even spouse abuse if they arise during counseling sessions. During this time, establish the basic rules that may need to come into effect during counseling; physical actions of aggression or name calling should be prohibited. Apart from helping the couples, counselors should establish in forthcoming sessions their leadership roles.
Common goals: Sometimes couples may reach to an extend of blaming each other for the problems which might be in existence. One of the partners may decide to fix the other one, for the problems that exists in their marriage. In another scenario, you may find that they both know the issue that is befalling them, such as infidelity or overcoming loss from both sides. Regardless of what reasons couples are looking for, qualified couples counselors must work hand in hand with them so as to find a common solution. If saving the marriage is the basis of the session, then counselors must inform the couple that they intend not to take sides, but side of the marriage.
Cultural concern: Cultural differences may arise to be a part of the problem that befalls some immigrant couples. Such a case may come into being in some countries where, a wife is supposed to stay at home while the husband is the only one supposed to work and thus, becoming the sole breadwinner of the family. If it happens that the wife is working and the husband do not have work, it may create tension and cause strive, though this may not be an issue in America. The therapist should understand the couple’s background well so as to find a lasting solution.
With these and a few more others the therapist is best suited to find a solution for the couple’s problems.
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