Week 7 Journal

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In 300–500 words, describe how you see your own life experiences, values, and beliefs impacting the work you do with couples and families.

Submit your journal by Day 7.


Learning Resources

Required Resources


Please note: These films are not available through Walden Library. Contact your instructor if you are unable to obtain a copy independently.

Please select, obtain, and view one of the following movies to use with this week’s Application Assignment:

  • Movie: Benton, R. (Director). (1979). Kramer vs. Kramer [Motion picture]. [With D. Hoffman, M. Streep, & J. Alexander]. United States: Columbia Pictures.
  • Movie: Reiner, R. (Director). (1999). The story of us [Motion picture]. [With B. Willis, M. Pfeiffer, & C. Renison]. United States: Universal.
  • Movie: Carlino, L. J. (Director). (1979). The great Santini [Motion picture]. [With R. Duvall, B. Danner, & M. O’Keefe]. United States: Warner Bros. & Orion Pictures.


  • Course Text: Gurman, A. S., Lebow, J. L., & Snyder, D.  (2015). Clinical handbook of couple therapy (5th ed.). New York, NY: Guilford Press.  
    • Chapter 15, “Couple Therapy and the Treatment of Affairs”
    • Chapter 16, “Separation and Divorce Issues in Couple Therapy
  • Article: Gibson, D. M. (2008). Relationship betrayal and the influence of religious beliefs: A case illustration of couples counseling. The Family Journal, 16(4), 344–350. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Article: Gordon, K. C., Baucom, D. H., & Snyder, D. K. (2004). An integrative intervention for promoting recovery from extramarital affairs. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 30(2), 213–31. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Article: Murray, C. E., Kardatzke, K. N. (2009). Addressing the needs of adult children of divorce in premarital counseling: Research-based guidelines for practice. The Family Journal, 17(2), 126–133.Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Optional Resources


  • Book: Bitter, J. R., Long, L. L., & Young, M. E. (2010). Introduction to marriage, couple, and family counseling. Mason, OH: Cengage.
    • Chapter 14, “Parenting for the 21st Century”

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