Vocabulary for Describing Family and Couples Therapy
At the end of this lesson, the student will be able to understand and use various vocabulary words related to family and couples therapy.
The student will begin by brainstorming a list of words related to family and couples therapy that they already know.
The student will then be presented with the following words and their definitions:
• Therapist: A professional who provides counseling or therapy
• Family therapy: A type of counseling that focuses on resolving conflicts between family members
• Couples therapy: A type of counseling that focuses on improving communication and resolving conflicts within a romantic relationship
• Psychodynamic therapy: A type of counseling that focuses on exploring the unconscious mind to understand how it affects behavior
• Cognitive-behavioral therapy: A type of counseling that focuses on changing thoughts and behaviors to improve mental health
• Interpersonal therapy: A type of counseling that focuses on improving communication between people
• Supportive therapy: A type of counseling that focuses on providing emotional support
• Mindfulness-based therapy: A type of counseling that teaches you to become aware of your thoughts and feelings in the present moment
The student will practice using the new words in sentences. For example:
• I think my husband and I should go to couples therapy to try to improve our communication.
• My family has been going to family therapy to try to resolve conflicts.
• I’m considering going to psychodynamic therapy to help me understand why I act the way I do.
The student will review the new words and definitions by writing a brief summary of the lesson.
The student will use a few of the words to write a brief reflection about family and couples therapy.
• Warm-up activity: brainstorming a list of words related to family and couples therapy
• Vocabulary presentation: definitions of common words related to family and couples therapy
• Practice activity: using new words in sentences
• Review: writing a brief summary and reflection on family and couples therapy