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Social Work and Family: Treating Infidelity
Social Work and Family: Treating Infidelity

Author(s): Aurel Bahnaru, Remus Runcan
Subject(s): Clinical psychology, Behaviorism, Studies in violence and power, Family and social welfare
Published by: POLIROM & Universitatea Bucureşti - Dept. de Sociologie şi Asistenţă Socială
Keywords: social work; family; infidelity; therapy;

Summary/Abstract: Alcoholism, drugs, lack of love, infidelity, poverty, and violence are among the most important reasons for divorce all over the world. Hence, the researchers’ interest in studying these factors, including infidelity. After defining infidelity, presenting the types of infidelity, and trying to explain the increasing rate of infidelities, the article presents the main types of approaches to infidelity (emotionally focussed, integrative, intersystem, structured family) and the main couple therapy models in infidelity healing (couple therapy, behavioural couple therapy, narrative therapy), with emphasis on the two main focuses of couple therapy in infidelity healing – forgiveness and intimacy, as guidelines for therapists.

  • Issue Year: XVIII/2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 39-50
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English