Assessing Angry Couples

Assessment is helpful when working with a “hostile angry couple.” This can be done by looking at their motivations surrounding therapy.

Assessing opportunity for change

Motivated partners want change. They do homework assignments outside of sessions. They set goals.

Unmotivated partners do not play an active role in therapy. Instead, they feel defensive. They feel blamed for relationship problems. They often just don’t want to be there. In fact, they may be already planning to leave the relationship.

By reading motivation, therapists can determine how best to help these couples.

Read the full article here:  How Assessing Motivation Helps You.