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Modifies Dysfunctional Behavior

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Modifies Dysfunctional Behavior

Modifies Dysfunctional Behavior

Effective couples therapists attempt to change the way that the partners actually behave with each other and modifies dysfunctional behavior using counseling therapies.

Effective couples therapists attempt to change the way that the partners actually behave with each other. This means that in addition to helping them improve their interactions, therapists also need to ensure that their clients are not engaging in actions that can cause physical, psychological, or economic harm. In order to do this, therapists must conduct a careful assessment to determine whether their clients are, in fact, at risk.

If necessary, the therapist may recommend, for example, that one partner be referred to a domestic violence shelter, to specialized drug abuse treatment, or to anger management. It is also possible that if the risk is not sufficiently severe, the couple can benefit from “time-out” procedures to stop the escalation of the conflict.

Effective couples therapists attempt to change the way that the partners actually behave with each other and modifies dysfunctional behavior using counseling therapies.