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Online Course

The Arts and Science of Relationships: Understanding Human Needs

University of Toronto via Coursera

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  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • 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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Anna D
Anna completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
An interesting course to explore the dynamic of relationships. It familiarises you with being able identify wants and needs, both of yourself and others, as well as to distinguish between them. It explains in-depth both personal and environmental factors that can affect the way we communicate, provides insight on non-verbal communication and emotions, it communicates the importance of first impressions, offers suggestions on how to become a better listener, provides strategies to build and maintain strong relationships and much more.

There are multiple examples in each section to support the theory and the activities are excellent, urging you to reflect upon your own experiences and identify scenarios in your life where you can apply this knowledge. The course is offered in an interview format and I would just had loved a bit more engagement, but this doesn't make it any less great. Overall, it can be a beneficial course for everyone.
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Anonymous
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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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Dikshit K
Dikshit completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
The course was really a nice which I got two much learning in this course. The course I nice it has a good skills to learn over in this platform
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