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Hours to complete

Approx. 26 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

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Skills you will gain

PsychologyAssertivenessCommunicationBuilding Relationships
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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 26 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Module 1 - Relationships in Our Lives

Introducing the course and the basic concepts of SSLD (Strategies & Skills Learning & Development)....
Reading
21 videos (Total 45 min), 7 readings, 8 quizzes
Video21 videos
What is this course about?m
Relationships Overviewm
1.1 Why do people get involved in relationships?3m
1.2 Intrinsic & Extrinsic Needs2m
1.3 Relationships & Self1m
1.4 Relationship & Wellnessm
What is SSLD?5m
1.5 Introducing N3Cm
1.6 Individualized N3C1m
1.7 N3C: Circumstances4m
1.8 N3C: Characteristics2m
1.9 N3C: Capacity3m
Relationship & N3C2m
Problem Translation2m
1.10 Differences & Biodiversity2m
1.11 Similarities & Differences1m
1.12 Capacity to deal with differences2m
1.13 Managing Differences1m
1.14 Managing Differences: Examples2m
Conclusionm
Reading7 readings
Our Dedicated Team2m
Course Readings and Resources2m
Recommended Reading for Module 110m
Needs and Wants10m
Examples of Problem Translation10m
Module 1 Lecture Note10m
Additional Resources for Module 130m
Quiz8 practice exercises
Optional: Demographic Survey8m
Optional: Pre-course quiz regarding learning expectation6m
Why do YOU have relationships?10m
N3C Case Analysis Practice20m
The Controlling Partner: Underlying Needs15m
Your attitude towards differences10m
Differences in Relationships5m
Managing Differences4m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

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...
Reading
20 videos (Total 70 min), 5 readings, 6 quizzes
Video20 videos
2.1 Social Scripts3m
2.2 Social Scripts and Traps2m
2.3 Social Scripts and Traps: Consumerism3m
2.4 Social Scripts: Attachment Theory3m
2.5 SSLD on changing relationship pattern1m
2.6 Natural Imagination4m
2.7 Game Plan & Human Nature2m
2.8 "The One" Myth4m
2.9 How much is up to us?2m
2.10 Mind Reading Fantasy2m
2.11 Spontaneity2m
2.12 Game Plan2m
How to Create a Game Plan for your relationship?12m
Online Dating4m
2.13 Initial Contact 1: First Impression4m
2.14 Initial Contact 2: Body Language1m
2.15 Initial Contact 3: Positive Reframing3m
2.16 Initial Contact 4: Summary3m
Conclusion1m
Reading5 readings
Introduction to Social Scripts5m
Recommended Reading on Attachment Theory10m
Recommended Reading on Initial Contact10m
Module 2 Lecture Notes10m
Additional Resources for Module 230m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Your Social Scripts and Relationships10m
Strategies on Changing Relationship Pattern10m
Form of Relationships4m
Create a game plan for your first (or next) date!10m
How important are they?12m
Impression management10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

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. ...
Reading
27 videos (Total 111 min), 3 readings, 10 quizzes
Video27 videos
3.1 The 4 Content Areas2m
3.2 Four Content Areas - How are they useful?3m
3.3 Reception Overview1m
3.4 Reception - Ideas 1: Attitudes3m
3.5 Reception - Ideas 2: Position2m
3.6 Reception - Ideas 3: Opinions4m
3.7 Reception - Emotional Content6m
3.8 Reception - Importance of Understanding Someone's Needs2m
3.9 Reception - Needs6m
3.10 Attributions 1: Introduction3m
3.11 Attributions 2: Multiple Contingencies Thinking3m
3.12 Attributions 3: Needs2m
3.13 Signifying Acts4m
3.14 Signifying Acts and Culture2m
3.15 Cultural Literacy Approach4m
Reception to Expressionm
3.16 Expression: Facts6m
3.17 Expression - Ideas 1: Matching N3C1m
3.18 Expression - Ideas 2: Technical Tips4m
3.19 Expression - Ideas 3: Staying Attuned4m
3.20 Expression - Emotions 1: Experience, Expression and Feedback3m
3.21 Expression - Emotions 2: Regulations3m
3.22 Expression - Emotions 3: Emotional Work2m
3.23 Expression - Needs7m
Conclusion1m
Emotional work vs. Emotional Regulation18m
Reading3 readings
Recommended Reading for Module 35m
Module 3 Lecture Notes10m
Additional Resources for Module 310m
Quiz9 practice exercises
Identifying the 4 content areas8m
Differentiating Needs & Wants10m
What are their emotions?10m
Needs Assessment through Conversations10m
Listening to Needs4m
Understanding Attributions & Signifying Acts6m
Expressing Facts or Ideas4m
Expressing Emotions6m
Expressing Needs6m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

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....
Reading
26 videos (Total 93 min), 4 readings, 8 quizzes
Video26 videos
4.1 Social Exchange Theory and Beyond4m
4.2 Value Reconsidered4m
4.3 The 6 Domains of Our Lifeworld5m
4.4 The Issue of Power4m
4.5 Power, Balance and Giving4m
4.6 Compatibility: Needs4m
4.7 Compatibility: Circumstances2m
4.8 Compatibility: Characteristics & Capacity4m
4.9 Compatibility, Differences and Changes3m
4.10 Intimacy3m
4.11 Idea of Intimacy 13m
4.12 Idea of Intimacy 22m
4.13 Fear of Intimacy3m
4.14 Fear of Commitment2m
4.15 Building Intimacy4m
4.16 The Role of Physical Intimacy3m
4.17 Intimacy and Sharing of Personal Difficulties2m
4.18 Physical Intimacy and Presence5m
4.19 SSLD Strategies for Building & Maintaining Relationships5m
4.20 To Grow or Not to Grow?3m
4.21 Growth and Intimacy2m
4.22 Stability or Excitement?3m
4.23 Happenings or Rituals?2m
4.24 Achieving Win-Win Arrangements3m
Conclusion1m
Reading4 readings
Recommended Reading for Module 410m
Relationship Building Tools10m
Module 4 Lecture Notes10m
Additional Resources for Module 410m
Quiz8 practice exercises
Examining the Social Exchange Perspective6m
What are the 6 domains of our lifeworld?5m
Driving factors of Power in a Relationship10m
Assessing Compatibility10m
Exploring Your Own Idea of Intimacy10m
Enhancing presence online10m
Creating Your Own Happenings and Rituals4m
Valuable Lessons Learned2m
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Top Reviews

By ASMay 3rd 2018

Very interesting, with a practical approach and with many examples. Highly recommended as it offers a good insight on the way people form relationships and connect with others.

By ADFeb 5th 2018

I only just started this course, but I feel like I'm learning a lot about relationships, needs vs. wants, etc. I just started, but I highly recommend it anyways!

Instructor

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A. Ka Tat Tsang

Founder of the SSLD System; Professor and Factor-Inwentash Chair in Social Work in the Global Community
Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work

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