Infidelity and Affairs (IA102)

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    This course defines infidelity, differentiates between affairs and extramarital sexual relationships, differentiates between eleven types of affairs and articulates ways to understand and view affairs. These include individual, relational, cultural and mass media, anthropological and moralistic-punitive approaches. While most clinicians base their work on Systems Theory, Family Systems, sex research, personality theory and Social Psychology and draw on research generated by sociologists, anthropologists and evolutionary psychologists, there are some scholars who adopt a moralistic and punitive and rigid view of affairs. Their prescription for healing infidelity is that the “sinners” must fully confess and repeatedly repent and atone before the victimized and betrayed spouses forgive them. Finally, the course provides therapists with flexible ways to view affairs so they can clinically intervene in effective ways.