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The Arts and Science of Relationships: Understanding Human Needs

University of Toronto via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
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  • Duration 6 weeks long
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Overview

This course provides an introduction to:
1. Basic concepts of The Strategies and Skills Learning and Development System (SSLD), their relevance for every day relationships and provide advanced concepts for participants who work in fields of social work and health care .
2. Basic practice principles and methods of SSLD, illustrated by relationship management case studies.
3. The SSLD framework for relationship management assessment; N3C (needs, circumstances, characteristics, capacity) and problem translation.
4. Core competencies in the relationship management application of the SSLD system: Observation learning, simulation, real life implementation, review and monitoring.

Syllabus

Module 1 - Relationships in Our Lives
-Introducing the course and the basic concepts of SSLD (Strategies & Skills Learning & Development).

Module 2 - Getting Started
-SSLD conceptualization of relationship: Addressing participants’ needs as key condition of possibility. This module will discuss the social exchange theory, life-scripts, managing differences, and responsive assertiveness

Module 3 - Communication
-This module covers topics on how to build and manage your relationships through effective communication skills such as listening, understanding, reception, and expression.

Module 4 - Building Relationships that Work for You
-This module addresses relationship building based on communication, reception, and expression skills learned in Module 3. Additional topics on relationship problems will also be discussed.

Module 5 - Challenges, Endings, and Transformation
-Introduction to the concept of Six Domains of Human Life and its application in different parts of a relationship. This module explores the transformation and termination of relationships and their challenges.

Module 6 - Relationships & Self
-The final module covers various topics related to relationships, including love, sexuality, intimacy, and relationship problems.

Taught by

A. Ka Tat Tsang

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A brilliant course!Everybody should take this course if he/she wants to take the charge of his/her life successfully either he /she is in a relationship or tries to manage the transformation or termination of a relationship .

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