The Arts and Science of Relationships: Understanding Human Needs


This course provides an introduction to:

1. Basic concepts of The Strategies and Skills Learning and Development System (SSLD), their relevance for every day relationships and provide advanced concepts for participants who work in fields of social work and health care .
2. Basic practice principles and methods of SSLD, illustrated by relationship management case studies.
3. The SSLD framework for relationship management assessment; N3C (needs, circumstances, characteristics, capacity) and problem translation.
4. Core competencies in the relationship management application of the SSLD system: Observation learning, simulation, real life implementation, review and monitoring.

What you will learn

Module 1 – Relationships in Our Lives

Introducing the course and the basic concepts of SSLD (Strategies & Skills Learning & Development).

Module 2 – Getting Started

SSLD conceptualization of relationship: Addressing participants’ needs as key condition of possibility. This module will discuss the social exchange theory, life-scripts, managing differences, and responsive assertiveness

Module 3 – Communication

This module covers topics on how to build and manage your relationships through effective communication skills such as listening, understanding, reception, and expression.

Module 4 – Building Relationships that Work for You

This module addresses relationship building based on communication, reception, and expression skills learned in Module 3. Additional topics on relationship problems will also be discussed.

What’s included