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dc.contributor.authorSinnott, Marlee
dc.description.abstractCouples raising a child with Autism are impacted by greater amounts of stress and lower quality of life than parents who do not have a child diagnosed with Autism. In addition, this reduced quality of life can also interfere with the couple's relationship satisfaction and ability to engage in a healthy and meaningful relationship with their partner. The aim of this capstone was to develop a group program that could be used by clinicians to work with parents who are raising a child with Autism. By attending to the practical and emotional needs of the couple, clinicians can improve overall family functioning longer term for families raising a child with Autism in addition to also improving the quality of life for each individual in the family. A couple's intervention program that incorporates various coping strategies, partner intimacy skills and therapies such as Narrative Therapy, EFT-C and SFBCT is proposed as a way to improve relationship satisfaction in couples raising a child with Autism so that overall family functioning for the parents and child can be accomplished.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
dc.subjectAutism Spectrum Disorderen_US
dc.subjectParental stressen_US
dc.subjectMarital satisfactionen_US
dc.subjectDyadic copingen_US
dc.subjectSupported dyadic copingen_US
dc.subjectDelegated dyadic copingen_US
dc.subjectCommon dyadic copingen_US
dc.subjectFamily therapyen_US
dc.subjectNarrative therapyen_US
dc.subjectEmotion-focused therapyen_US
dc.subjectSolution-focused brief therapyen_US
dc.titleThe Importance of Relationship Satisfaction and Raising a Child with ASDen_US
dc.typeCapstoneen_US University of Seattleen_US of Counsellingen_US
cityu.schoolSchool of Health and Social Sciencesen_US
cityu.siteVancouver, BCen_US

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