Introduction to the New Hope Approach

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A 20 minute introductory lecture for the book Couple Therapy: A New Hope-Focused Approach by Ripley and Worthington. Narrated by Dr. Ripley

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Couples Therapy: A New Hope Focused Approach:

Couples Therapy: A New Hope Focused Approach

Chapter 1: Wanted: A Wise and Humble Counselor:

Chapter 1: Wanted: A Wise and Humble Counselor Wise Humble Able to face the typical high failure rates of couples work? Able to deal with the couples “crazy” alliance? A simple but effective plan Chapter 1

The Inspiration:

The Inspiration Relationships improve by Faith Working through Love (Galatians 5:6; NKJV) Faith work love

Faith working through love:

Faith working through love Paul in Galatians The Galatians lived in a secular society Many ideas of what made for a good life Paul told them to value the highest thing Faith working through love This is the path to freedom

Why are they here?:

Why are they here? Can’t stand the loss of the other Attachment theory (Shaver & Mikulincer, 2010) Secure: confident in self and other. We are both dependable and will respond when needed. Autonomy and dependency are good. Anxious: Worry the partner won’t be there for them, easily upset, needy. Avoid autonomy. Avoidant: Do not need others “I am a rock, I am an island” Avoid dependency.

Attachment research update:

Attachment research update Attachment is throughout life Cultural and contextual factors are very important Discussion: What cultural factors might encourage autonomy vs. dependency? Gender factors? Disability? Age? Religion? Biological Basis of attachment (Social Baseline Theory, Coan, 2008)

So how do they fix it?:

So how do they fix it? Well- experts disagree

Goal #1: Warmth:

Goal #1: Warmth But what they need is less fear of the warm bond that connects them, less conflict surrounding their bond, and more of a sense of peace.

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Justice: Fairness, Equity, Honesty Fortitude: Courage, endurance, bravery, grit Temperance: Self-control, willpower, self-discipline Prudence: Common sense, judgment, wisdom Virtue

Health:

Health Clear and direct communication Given proper energy Attended to

Happiness:

Happiness The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved—loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves – Victor Hugo, Les Miserables Hope for happiness will motivate them to be virtuous

Four goals:

Four goals Earth ly Happiness Health like Water Warm like Fire The Wind of Virtue

What’s my role?:

What’s my role? Bruce Willis To have your own 4 elements of virtue. To design, simple, effective, spiritually competent interventions for couple requires your own virtue to love, faith and work.

What’s Ahead:

What’s Ahead HOPE: Handling Our Problems Effectively- skills and behaviors BOND: Bind Our Nurturing Devotion- warm bond HURT: Handling Unacceptable Relationship Tears FREE: Forgiving and Reconciling through Experiencing Empathy TRUST: Trusting Response United with Shared Trustworthiness

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