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Intervention Techniques for Family and Couple Therapy

Can someone help with a description of two intervention techniques or approaches (Behavioral Couple Therapy, Emotionally focused Couple Therapy, Integrative Problem-Centered Couple Therapy, and Imago Relationship Therapy) that might be applied to the attached case study? Also, can you help me to explain how and why each technique or approach would be applied to the case study? (Case Study Below)

Case Study:
Tanya and Nicole have been in a relationship for two years. They have bought a new home together, share finances, and have begun talking about options for beginning a family. Tanya has a great relationship with her parents and sibling, who are accepting of her sexual orientation and her relationship with Nicole. Tanya has no barriers in her profession and feels comfortable with her identity as a lesbian. Nicole is not openly gay in her profession or her family of origin, however. She lives 200 miles from her parents and has told them she has a female roommate. Tanya has indicated that she will not start a family with Nicole until she comes out to her family of origin. Nicole indicates that her family would reject her and her lifestyle. They have entered counseling in order to help resolve this conflict.

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In Behavioral Couples Therapy, the goal is to address the lack of communication, negotiation skills, and how they can improve their interpersonal exchanges. It places emphasis on accepting each other even if they disagree about something. They work to discover what values, emotions, beliefs, and behaviors are not negotiable and must be accepted in the relationship. This approach usually follows five steps, which are (1):

1. Identify the difficulties in the relationship.

2. Identify the positive things in the relationship.

3. Individually meet with each member in order for them to speak confidentially.

4. Meet with both members and discuss ...

Solution Summary

Discusses behavioral couple therapy, and emotionally focused couple therapy, and how these approaches would be applied to a specific case study.

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