OMPARE and CONTRAST two theories/models of relationships and show how they might be utilised by a therapist who is engaged in couples counselling.

In order to address this essay title you need to describe the two theories or models; THIBAUT AND KELLEY (1959)–4 stage model and WALSFER, WASFER AND BERSCHEID (1978)-equity theory and identify points of similarity and difference. You will need to consider how they might influence the therapist engaged in couples counselling.You should make any necessary assumptions about the nature of the PRESENTING CONDITION. PLEASE, DEMONSTRATE an awareness of the wider social implications and ETHICAL ISSUES associated with this area of work.