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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1080/14681990903479904|
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This paper considers the foundational role of self-care in illuminating and ameliorating relationship conflicts. Through a detailed consideration of the various ways in which self-care may help individuals to understand and work with conflict in their relationships, it presents a case for therapist encouragement of self-care practices alongside (and after) the therapeutic process. It also encourages reflective self-care as a practice for therapists themselves, including reflexive engagement with their own conflicts. The paper draws on traditional conflict management, relationship therapy and psychological understandings, as well as theories of conflict and self-care from existential philosophy, Buddhist mindfulness and social constructionism.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2010 Taylor and Francis|
|Keywords:||couple therapy; individual therapy; self-care; relationship conflict; existential therapy|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Social Sciences > Psychology in the Social Sciences
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)|
|Depositing User:||Meg John Barker|
|Date Deposited:||20 Dec 2010 10:43|
|Last Modified:||24 Feb 2016 09:39|
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