Psychology Project

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Psychology Project

  1. 1. Marriage Counselor By Nick Centofanti
  2. 2. History of Marriage Counseling • Marriage Counseling originated in Germany in the 1920’s as part of the eugenics movement. • Later introduced in the USA during 1950’s by activists such as Margaret Sanger (created first birth control clinic, now known as Planned Parenthood)
  3. 3. What is a Marriage Counselor? •Marriage and family counselors treat individuals within the context of their relationships. By dissecting the family structure, a marriage counselor or family therapist can evaluate where the difficulties lie and establish a plan for resolution. •Many Marriage Counselors also serve as Family Counselors
  4. 4. What kind of situations do they work with? •Adolescent behavioral problems •Bereavement •Depression •Domestic violence •Infertility •Infidelity •Marital difficulties •Substance abuse
  5. 5. Schooling/Licensing •Marriage counselors typically need a masters degree in counseling. •A bachelor degree with supporting counseling courses is acceptable in some states. • Most programs also require students to complete supervised clinical experience. •Many marriage counseling students complete internships while attending school to gain practical experience.
  6. 6. Licensing •All states require marriage counselors to be licensed. •Licensing requirements vary by state and employer. •Marriage counselors must also complete continuing education courses every year to maintain their license, and many do so by participating in graduate studies, conferences, and workshops.
  7. 7. Active Listening •Active Listening requires the listeners to understand, interpret, and evaluate what they heard. It improves personal relationship through reducing conflicts, strengthening cooperation, as well as fostering understanding. •When interacting, people often are not listening attentively to one another. They may be distracted, thinking about other things, or thinking about what they are going to say next, (the latter case is particularly true in conflict situations or disagreements). •Active listening is a structured way of listening and responding to others. It focuses attention on the speaker. Suspending one’s own frame of reference and suspending judgment are important in order to fully attend to the speaker.
  8. 8. Emotionally Focused Therapy •Emotionally focused therapy proposes that emotions themselves have an innately adaptive potential that, if activated, can help clients change problematic emotional states or unwanted self-experiences. •It helps people to manage their emotions in experiences outside of therapy.
  9. 9. Average Salary
  10. 10. My Interview • David B. Trindle, LPC • Family/Marriage Counselor • Approaches: Cognitive Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy

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