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Riding the Wave: Harnessing the Power of Emotion with Kathryn Rheem

 

Who’s Afraid of Couples Therapy?: NP0022 – Bonus Session 2

Discover with Kathryn Rheem how to respond effectively when clients express strong feelings in session. Based on Emotionally Focused Therapy, you’ll explore attunement and how to use your own emotions to help clients move beyond attachment injuries.

After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

09.04.2012   Posted In: NP0022 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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The Logic of Eroticism with Marty Klein

 

Who’s Afraid of Couples Therapy?: NP0022 – Bonus Session 1

Join Marty Klein, a marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist, us for a candid discussion about the assumptions that both clients and therapists often share that can get in the way of improving couples’ sexual relationships.

After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

08.28.2012   Posted In: NP0022 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Taking Off the Masks: Truth-Telling in Couples Work with David Schnarch

 

Who’s Afraid of Couples Therapy?: NP0022 – Session 6

Hear an unconventional perspective on couples therapy from David Schnarch, who believes that the best way to help couples is to challenge partners to change their individual behaviors and attitudes. Schnarch’s direct, upfront approach to helping clients will illustrate a different viewpoint on effective couples therapy.

After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

08.21.2012   Posted In: NP0022 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Angry Women, Withdrawn Men: Breaking Through in Couples Therapy with Jette Simon

 

Who’s Afraid of Couples Therapy?: NP0022 – Session 5

Explore this classic dynamic of couples therapy—an angry woman and a withdrawn man—that’s often confusing for therapists, with couples therapist Jette Simon. Learn more about what’s behind the feelings of anger and the behavior of withdrawing, and how clinicians can more effectively work with shame and fear of disconnection.


After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

08.14.2012   Posted In: NP0022 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Confidentiality, Secrets, and How to Deal with Affairs with Esther Perel

 

Who’s Afraid of Couples Therapy?: NP0022 – Session 4

 

Is it possible to rebuild trust and intimacy in a couple’s relationship after a partner has had an affair? How can therapists help? Hear from Esther Perel, author of the international bestseller Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence, on how to help couples after an infidelity and the role that cultural perspectives have in this emotional situation.

After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org. 

08.07.2012   Posted In: NP0022 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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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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The Choreography of Healing with Hedy Schleifer

 

Who’s Afraid of Couples Therapy?: NP0022 – Session 2

How can therapists most effectively work with emotion in the consulting room—particularly when it comes to couples therapy? Learn with internationally known couples therapist Hedy Schleifer how to help create a nourishing connection between partners, define a role as therapist-as-guide, and much more. Schleifer, who’s pioneered the training of Imago Relationship therapists internationally, will go into how to use this theory in practice and how to best work with emotions.  

After you hear this presentation, please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant, to ask any questions you have of the presenter or your colleagues, or to share any experiences. As always, if you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

07.24.2012   Posted In: NP0022 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Overcoming Our Fears with Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson

 

Who’s Afraid of Couples Therapy?: NP0022 – Session 1 

Welcome to our “Who’s Afraid of Couples Therapy?” This exciting series, back by popular demand, is based on our November/December 2011 issue on this topic and will explore the challenges of couples work.

What are the most effective strategies in working with couples? How can therapists structure therapy—particularly in the early sessions—so that couples leave with a sense of hope, rather than frustration? Can working with individuals who have serious issues in their relationships actually be detrimental to them? Find out the answers to these questions and much more. In this first session with expert couples therapists Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson, the creators of the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, you’ll find out why clinicians often avoid working with couples and how you can better prepare yourself for couples therapy work.

Throughout the series, a Comment Board after each session will be available. The Comment Boards are a way for participants to share thoughts and reflections about what was most interesting and to ask questions of the presenters and of each other. We invite and encourage you to use these Comment Boards as a forum for thought and to continue the conversation sparked by each session. After listening to this first session, please just take a few minutes to share what you think. What was most striking about this session? What questions do you have?  

Thank you so much for your participation, and welcome to this relevant and important series. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org. 

 

 

07.17.2012   Posted In: NP0022 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Treating the Mixed-Agenda Couple

 

What Should You Do When Partners Have Contradictory Goals

What should you do when one partner in a couple is serious about divorce while the other hopes to save the marriage?


In this clip from our upcoming streaming-video webcast series “Who’s Afraid of Couples Therapy?” family therapist William Doherty discusses the problems that arise in couples therapy when one partner is leaning in and the other is leaning away from the marriage. Listen to the clip below to find out what he thinks you can do if you find yourself in this challenging situation.


William Doherty, Ph.D., is a professor and director of the Citizen Professional Center at the University of Minnesota. He’s the author or coauthor of 12 books on families and family therapy, including Take Back Your Marriage, Take Back Your Kids, and Family Therapy, with Susan McDaniel.


Want to hear more on this topic? Bill Doherty also wrote an article that explores this topic in our popular November/December 2011 issue, which you can read here.


Have you ever found yourself in this situation with a couple? How did you handle it? Let us know.


Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?
Starts Tuesday, July 17th

Click here for full course details.

07.10.2012   Posted In: NETWORKER EXCHANGE   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Angry Women, Withdrawn Men

 

Breaking Through in Couples Therapy

If you’ve ever worked with a couple, you know the palpable tension of a first session. There’s the fed-up wife and the husband who’s reluctantly agreed to come to therapy.

In the clip below, Jette Simon, a Senior Clinical Instructor in Imago Therapy, offers a step-by-step account of how she goes about creating a safe therapeutic space for both partners—despite their history and conflicts—and begins to engage them in a process of change.



To read more about the challenging work of couples therapy and how we can become more prepared to work with couples in session, see our November/December 2011 issue on couples therapy here.


Jette Simon, Lic., who conducts basic and advanced training programs in Imago Relationship Therapy, is the director of the Washington, D.C. Institute for Couples Therapy, and is a Senior Clinical Instructor for Imago International. She’s the author of Imago: The Therapy of Love.


Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?
Starts Tuesday, July 17th

Click here for full course details.

07.03.2012   Posted In: NETWORKER EXCHANGE   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Beginning Therapy with High-Conflict Couples

 

Tips from Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson

Highly distressed couples seek out help for immediate solutions for their pain and suffering. Why is tackling the issues head-on a big mistake for a therapist?


Learn from noted couples therapists Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson on how couples in therapy have deeply complex, embedded issues that need to be approached thoughtfully. Watch the video clip below:



This clip is from our streaming-video webcast series, “Who’s Afraid of Couples Therapy?” Join us for thought-provoking conversations with noted couples experts and explore the challenges of couples work and how you can be more effective in the consulting room.


Ellyn Bader, Ph.D., and Peter Pearson, Ph.D., couples therapists for more than 25 years, are the founders and directors of The Couples Institute and creators of the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy. They’re the authors of In Quest of the Mythical Mate: A Developmental Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment in Couples Therapy.


Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy
Starts Tuesday, July 17th

Click here for full course details.

06.21.2012   Posted In: NETWORKER EXCHANGE   By Psychotherapy Networker
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Male-Friendly Psychotherapy with Pat Love

 

Men in Therapy: NP0020--Session 1

Welcome to “Men in Therapy: What Clinicians Need to Know.” In this series, leading innovators in the field will delve into the latest research on gender differences and discuss practical ways to make therapy more inviting and helpful for male clients.

In this first session with couples and family specialist Pat Love, you’ll discover how to work with men in therapy by appealing to their logical side with fact-based, practical approaches. You’ll learn how applying brain science to gender differences can open up resistant male clients, and help opposite-sex partners better understand each other’s world.

After you hear this presentation, please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant. These comment boards will be a valuable way to share your thoughts, opinions, and questions throughout the series. If you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

06.05.2012   Posted In: NP0020 Men in Therapy: What Clinicians Need to Know   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0016, Attachment, Session 5, Sue Johnson

 

How is Attachment Theory relevant to effectively couples therapy? Learn with Sue Johnson how understanding and working with attachment relationships will help therapists deepen their emotional presence and work with clients’ emotional reactivity in session. Johnson, one of the originators of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, will explore the principles of this empirically validated treatment and how to apply Attachment Theory in therapy.

After this session, please take a few minutes to engage in the Comment Board and let us know what you think about using this method with couples and whether you think Attachment Theory is applicable in couples therapy. What was new or most striking about this presentation? What questions did this bring up for you?  We invite you to include your name and hometown along with your comment. If you ever have any technical questions, contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

04.17.2012   Posted In: NP0016 The Great Attachment Debate   By Psychotherapy Networker
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What’s Hot in Psychotherapy Today: The Symposium Top 5

 

Curious about the presenters and approaches attracting the most attention at this year’s Symposium? Here’s your chance to find out. In addition, with the early registration deadline just around the corner (February 6th), now’s a good time to consider workshop choices. You can peruse the Symposium program a number of easy ways—online, via our digital brochure, or in print—but we wanted to let you know about the workshops people seem most excited about so far. In reverse order, the 5 top workshops to date are:

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01.26.2012   Posted In: Symposium 2012   By Rich Simon
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NP0011, Couples, Bonus 2, Kathryn Rheem

 
Discover with Kathryn Rheem how to respond effectively when clients express strong feelings in session. Based on Emotionally Focused Therapy, you’ll explore attunement and how to use your own emotions to help clients move beyond attachment injuries.

After the session, please take a few minutes to let us know what you think, both about this session and about the series as a whole. What stood out for you? What questions remain? We encourage you to take this opportunity to share your thoughts, questions, and revelations. Please include your name and hometown with your comments.

As always, if you have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thank you so much for your participation during this series.
01.25.2012   Posted In: NP0011 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0011, Couples, Bonus 1, Marty Klein

 

Join Marty Klein, a marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist, us for a candid discussion about the assumptions that both clients and therapists often share that can get in the way of improving couples’ sexual relationships.

After the session, please take a few minutes to let us know what you think. What was most interesting or relevant to you? We invite you to share your thoughts, questions, and revelations. Please include your name and hometown with your comments.

If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thanks for your participation.

01.18.2012   Posted In: NP0011 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0011, Couples, Session 6, David Schnarch

 

Hear an unconventional perspective on couples therapy from David Schnarch, who believes that the best way to help couples is to challenge partners to change their individual behaviors and attitudes. Schnarch’s direct, upfront approach to helping clients will illustrate a different viewpoint on effective couples therapy.

After the session, please take a few minutes to let us know what you think about these ideas and this way of working with couples. What was most interesting to you? Do you have any similar experiences working with couples? We invite you to share your thoughts, questions, and revelations, as well as including your name and hometown with your comments.

If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thanks for your participation.

01.09.2012   Posted In: NP0011 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0011, Couples, Session 5, Jette Simon

 
Explore this classic dynamic of couples therapy—an angry woman and a withdrawn man—that’s often confusing for therapists, with couples therapist Jette Simon. Learn more about what’s behind the feelings of anger and the behavior of withdrawing, and how clinicians can more effectively work with shame and fear of disconnection.

After the session, please take a few minutes to let us know what you think. What did Simon discuss that was new to you? What was most interesting to you? Do you have any similar experiences working with couples? We invite you to share your thoughts, questions, and revelations, as well as including your name and hometown with your comments.

If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thanks for your participation.

12.30.2011   Posted In: NP0011 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0011, Couples, Session 3, William Doherty

 
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.

Thank you so much for your participation, and welcome to this relevant and important series. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.
12.19.2011   Posted In: NP0011 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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NP0011, Couples, Session 2, Hedy Schleifer

 

How can therapists most effectively work with emotion in the consulting room—particularly when it comes to couples therapy? Learn with internationally known couples therapist Hedy Schleifer how to help create a nourishing connection between partners, define a role as therapist-as-guide, and much more. Schleifer, who’s pioneered the training of Imago Relationship therapists internationally, will go into how to use this theory in practice and how to best work with emotions.

We encourage you to use the Comment Board as a way to engage with each other and the presenters in this course, to share what you felt was most interesting, to ask any questions you may have, and to reflect on what you’ve learned. What was most relevant for you in this session?

Thank you so much for your participation, and welcome to this relevant and important series. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

12.12.2011   Posted In: NP0011 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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