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NP0022 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?

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Helping Couples with Different Divorce Agendas with William Doherty

 

Who’s Afraid of Couples Therapy?: NP0022 – Session 3

What happens when partners in couples therapy have two different agendas in mind? Hear from expert William Doherty on this little spoken about topic. Learn how Discernment Counseling, an approach that helps couples clarify their feelings about the next step in their relationship, can help both clients and therapists.

After the session, please let us know what you think. What’s your experience with mixed-agenda couples in therapy? What questions remain for you now? Let us know what you think.

If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.


07.31.2012   Posted In: NP0022 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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  • 0 avatar Douglas McCracken 08.01.2012 16:26
    Thank you for this interesting perspective with difficult couples. I have done some of this with out having a name for it and really enjoyed your take on this challenging work.
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  • Not available avatar Lynda S 08.05.2012 13:12
    Very helpful webinar and an interesting approach. I have seen couples separately for a few sessions when the couples session became too emotionally volatile. As I think back about those couples, it was pretty clear that they had entered therapy with different agendas, and most frequently this was not clearly stated but "the elephant in the room". I have tried the individual sessions approach "by the seat of my pants" and not very successfully, not having had any particular structure or plan to help couples make a decision on how to get back to a place (or make a different decision) where the couples therapy work could begin (or not begin). I am very interested in learning more about using discernment counseling!
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  • Not available avatar Pamela L 08.07.2012 11:32
    I was very interested in Mr. Doherty's technique in Discernment Counseling. Great information on different way to address the couple that is on different pages. This gave me some great insight in to how to work with each couple individually yet together. Thank you Rich for bringing such great speakers togerther that share their wisdom with us. I have attended many live seminars or workshops and walk away feeling what did I just learn, or how do I implement that approach into my session. Again this has been a great tool for improving and growing in my techniques. Thank you
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