Conflict Management

  • W. Kim Halford
  • Jemima Petch
  • Debra Creedy
Part of the Springer Series on Couples and Health book series (SSCH)

Abstract

This chapter describes Unit 3 of the Couple CARE for Parents (CPP) program, which focuses on effective couple conflict management. The chapter describes how a professional can review couples’ current patterns of conflict management, and help the couple identify ground rules to manage conflict effectively. In addition there is a description of how in CPP couples can be assisted to self-evaluate their conflict communication skills, set goals for enhancing conflict management, and explore how each partner currently recovers after a conflict. Finally, we discuss common challenges in teaching couples effective conflict management, and how to manage those challenges.

Keywords

Income Abate Folk 

Supplementary material

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Kim Halford
    • 1
  • Jemima Petch
    • 2
  • Debra Creedy
    • 3
  1. 1.The University of QueenslandSt. LuciaAustralia
  2. 2.Relationships AustraliaBrisbaneAustralia
  3. 3.Griffith UniversityGold CoastAustralia

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