Effective Communication in Intimate Relationships
Imagine a scenario in which two partners are discussing getting tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In this scenario, the partners demonstrate through discussion their understanding of the symptoms of STIs, the methods used to test for STIs, and the way in which STIs are treated as well as their capacity to engage in effective communication with one another about this sensitive topic.
Write out a role-play conversation between the partners in which they make use of effective verbal and nonverbal communication strategies (including active listening, “I” statements, and emotional validation) to discuss getting tested for and the possibility of getting treated for STIs. At the end of your role play, produce a brief, 1-paragraph summary of how effective communication was used.
Your scriipt must be at least 650 words long. Your scriipt should demonstrate accurate knowledge of sexually transmitted diseases, and how to test for them as well as knowledge of communication strategies. Use at least 2 references to support your work.
If you would like, you may write a scriipt for a couple that differs from your personal experience (culturally or in terms of orientation, for example) or even write a scriipt detailing how you would convince two clients of yours to get tested.
All assignments and forums in the class are designed for you to demonstrate your understanding and your knowledge of the material content. It is never acceptable or appropriate to simply provide information that is copied and pasted from a source – any source. Even if the information were cited properly, copying and pasting does not demonstrate knowledge.
The scriipt demonstrated an understanding of effective communication strategies. Paper includes a 1 paragraph summary of communication strategies used in the scriipt.
The scriipt demonstrated accurate knowledge of sexually transmitted diseases, and how to test for them.
At least two appropriate references are included and follows APA 6th ed. formatting style.
Citations are included in the body of the paper to show how and where the references are used.
Writing structure is consistent and clear. Spelling, capitalization, punctuation, grammar rules are followed.
The scriipt meets the minimum 650-word count requirement.