5. Conclusion

The aim of this course has been to foster your knowledge and understanding about theory and research in order to help you to feel more confident and more effective in working therapeutically with infidelity.

You have learned:

  • Awareness of the cultural context of infidelity and the prevalence/frequency of infidelity in therapeutic practice.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of different definitions/classifications of infidelity and the possible variations in how individuals may think and feel about infidelity.
  • Understanding of different theoretical explanations of infidelity and how infidelity can affect relationship partners.
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant practical issues and steps of working effectively with infidelity.
  • Critical reflection of practitioners’ own values and experiences and their potential impact on working with infidelity.

Continue to Section 5.1 Best practice in working with infidelity.

5.1 Best practice in working with infidelity