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Week 1 – Assignment: Reflect on Relationship Differences

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This week, you will consider your own background and the messages of relationships that you have received. Then, you will reflect on what this means as part of your role as a relationship therapist.

This assignment comes in two parts.

1. Complete the chart attached (labeled “Your Background on Relationships”) and upload it to NCUone.

2. Complete 
one of these optional assignments:  Meet and discuss the questions with your professor 

 create a Kaltura video where you reflect on the questions below and your chart.

a. Questions for the discussion or video presentation:


i. Was there anything that surprised you about filling in the chart?

ii. Reflecting on your beliefs now, is there anything in your own perspective that represents a major difference in the beliefs of those people and contexts around you? What are these differences? And how do you think you shifted these beliefs or feelings?

iii. Consider your own reactions to sex therapy and providing a safe space for partners to discuss sex. What are your initial feelings about doing this?

iv. What is sex positivity? What are your reflections on providing relationship therapy through a sex-positive lens?

v. As you read through the course materials, what are two things that you learned about relationship therapy?

Length: Completed chart and conversation with the professor (15 minutes) 

Kaltura video (5 minutes).

References: Include a minimum of 2 scholarly resources.

The completed assignment should address all of the assignment requirements, exhibit evidence of concept knowledge, and demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the content presented in the course. The writing should integrate scholarly resources, reflect academic expectations and current APA standards, and adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.

When applicable, conduct a Turnitin pre-check and then upload your completed assignment and click the 
Submit to Dropbox button.

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Week 1 Resources


A Training Case of the Theory of Protective Factors of Monogamy

Fye, M. A., & Mims, G.A. (2020). A training case of the Theory of Protective Factors of Monogamy. 
The Family Journal, 28(2), 131-137.

This article provides a background of thinking in terms of monogamy. Ideas can provoke students’ thinking about their own belief system around monogamy.


Differentiation of Self and Clinicians’ Perceptions of Client Sexual Behavior as “Problematic”

Heiden-Rootes, K. M., Brimhall, A. S., Jankowski, P. J., & Reddick, G. T. (2017). Differentiation of self and clinicians’ perceptions of client sexual behavior as “problematic.” 
Contemporary Family Therapy, 39, 207-219.

This article looks specifically at clinicians’ biases or assumptions around sexuality.


From Couple Therapy 1.0 to a Comprehensive Model: A Roadmap for Sequencing and Integrating Systemic, Psychodynamic, and Behavioral Approaches in Couple Therapy

Nielsen, A. C. (2017). From couple therapy 1.0 to a comprehensive model: A roadmap for sequencing and integrating systemic, psychodynamic, and behavioral approaches in couple therapy. 
Family Process, 56(3), 540-557.

This article takes a learning approach to steps a therapist might take in addressing couples’ issues.


Intimacies: An Integrative Multicultural Framework for Couple Therapy

Scheinkman, M. (2019). Intimacies: An integrative multicultural framework for couple therapy. 
Family Process, 58(3), 550–568.

This is a really approachable article that explores the socio-historical context around intimacy.


Let’s Talk About Sex: Integrating Sex-Positivity in Counseling Psychology Practice

Cruz, C., Greenwald, E., & Sandil, R. (2017). Let’s talk about sex: Integrating sex positivity in counseling psychology practice. 
Counseling Psychologist, 45(4), 547–569.

This article offers an introduction to sex positivity and how this is applied to mental health work.


Kaltura User Guide

National University (2023). 
Kaltura User Guide. Graduate Studies Support Center.

This resource includes instructions for recording and uploading videos into courses using Kaltura.


 Chart Assignment Template

National University. (2021)
 Chart Assignment Template.

The resource provides the actual template that will be needed to draft and submit for this week.

This is the professor’s guideline to follow. I thought you needed to know this as well.



Direct Quotes Versus Paraphrasing

Posted Mar 5, 2024 5:10 AM

Most of you use multiple direct quotes from a source you find. However, utilizing multiple direct quotes is 
not graduate-level work. You must learn to 


 There are situations where a direct quote is appropriate. 

According to St. Petersburg College (n.d.), you should use direct quotes when:

1. You will lose the meaning of the original statement if you reword it.

2. The original statement uses especially strong or vivid language.

3. You are quoting an original term or phrase.

Use the following guidelines to know if you should or should not use a direct quote.

. If you 
DO NOT have one of the three reasons above, you should not use a direct quote. 

. If you 
DO have one of the three reasons above, make sure you follow the APA requirements. 

You are a graduate student! You should know how to read and paraphrase an article in your own words at this level of education. I only want to hear YOUR voice in the assignment. 

Remember, if you paraphrase from another source, you still need to cite the source. If you read a source, whether it is an article, a book, an online website, or any other resource, and you use an idea, you must cite the source!

If you do not understand or have questions, please ask! 

Dr. Brown 


St. Petersburg College. (n.d.). 
Plagiarism & academic integrity: citing direct quotes. LibGuides.


I thought I would share this with you as we work together

Getting Started



Welcome to MFT-6105: Couples and Sex Therapy.

This course is important because it provides a background for working with couples in a therapeutic setting. Additionally, you will consider the role of relationships within a systemic perspective. 

During this course, you will focus on a variety of challenges that are seen in therapy with couples, discuss some theoretical applications for working with couples, and provide basic sex therapy elements. Additionally, you will examine your own perspectives of healthy relationships and biases that you may enter the room with.

Some of the concepts and topics covered in this course include:

· Sex Therapy

· Sex Positive    

· Monogamy and Consensual Non-Monogamy

· Love

· Divorce

· Infidelity

· Extended Family

· Gottman Approach

· Sexual Orientation

· Gender Identity

· Sexual Dysfunction   

By completing the work in this course, particularly the Week 11 Signature Assignment: Construct Plans, you will be able to pull all of your knowledge together to: recognize the role of culture in the experience of coupling, understand the role of theory in clinical work with couples, apply sex therapy techniques and ideas to your work, and consider your own biases around coupling experiences. These learning elements can be applied to your own clinical work.

As you know, NCU uses a unique one-to-one learning model. If you would like to connect with other students in this same course, your degree program, or others with similar interests, please explore NCU’s internal social network, the Commons. You may already be connected; if not, take some time to check it out.

Remember that your instructor is here to support your success, as is an entire team on the other side of your screen. Let us know how we can help.

I would like to leave you with one more important thought. Everyone experiences relationships differently. People seek out relationships for different reasons, have specific rules, guidelines, or expectations of relationships that often differ, and even experience or expect sex and romance in different ways. These differences lead to challenges within relationships. Additionally, therapists develop their own perspectives about coupling and relationships and what that means to them. Being open and aware of all of these differences is critical to creating a safe space for couples to explore in therapy. 

There is a lot to do, so let’s get started!

Course Resources

This course uses a Course Resource Guide to provide centralized access to all your weekly readings. The link to Course Resources is located on the top navigation bar of the course.

RedShelf Textbook

An Introduction to MFT Systems Theory and Foundational Models

Northcentral University Faculty (2019). An Introduction to MFT Systems Theory and Foundational Models.

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