Tag: Couples Therapy
Welcome to our latest New Perspectives on Practice series, “Who’s Afraid of Couples Therapy?” This exciting series, based on our November/December 2011 issue on the topic, will explore the challenges of couples work, discuss how therapists can become more comfortable doing effective work with couples, and much more.11.29.2011 Posted In: NP0011 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy? By Psychotherapy Networker
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 email@example.com.
09.05.2011 Posted In: NP0008 The Great Attachment Debate By Psychotherapy Networker
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
07.11.2011 Posted In: NP006 Couples Therapy: Today and Tomorrow By Psychotherapy Networker
As the final, bonus session in the Couples Therapy: Today and Tomorrow series, John Gottman, renowned for his breakthrough research on marriage and parenting, will explore how couples can be there for each other, despite inevitable difficulties and differences. Gottman will cover the core skills in the three primary contexts of a couple’s relationship, methods to help couples develop attunement skills, ways to interrupt destructive relational cycles, and more.
After this presentation, please take a few minutes to reflect on what was striking to you about this particular session, how it fits in with the series in its entirety, and how you feel after participating in this couples therapy course and hearing such diverse perspectives. What do you think was most interesting or made the most sense? What questions remain for you? Do you have any relevant experiences to share?
We encourage you to comment on this session and about the series as a whole, as this kind of engagement and participation is central to deeper learning and understanding. Thank you for your participation, and we hope you come away from this course with a better sense of where the couples therapy field is and where it might be going in the future.
06.27.2011 Posted In: NP006 Couples Therapy: Today and Tomorrow By Psychotherapy Networker
Welcome to Session 4 of Couples Therapy Today and Tomorrow with Sue Johnson, the originator of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). In this session, Johnson will explore the basic principles of EFT, the most empirically validated approach to couples work.
Johnson will discuss how attachment theory informs the dynamics of couples’ issues, how to develop a systematic treatment plan to intervene with couples, how to restore a sense of calm in couples relationships, and how to interrupt destructive cycles in relationships.
We encourage you to participate in the Comment Board as a forum to reflect on what you’ve learned and to share any relevant experiences with couples therapy, discuss what was most interesting to you, and ask any questions you may have. Thank you for your participation and for your comments, as the Comment Boards are an extremely important part of the webcast experience.
06.20.2011 Posted In: NP006 Couples Therapy: Today and Tomorrow By Psychotherapy Networker
Welcome to Session 3 of Couples Therapy: Today and Tomorrow with Harville Hendrix. In this session, Hendrix, the co-developer of Imago Relationship Theory and the co-founder of Imago Relationship International, will delve into the basic principles of the Imago approach to authentic connection between couples.
Hendrix will discuss how to help the resistance to love that was founded in childhood experiences, how to help partners learn to heal wounds from each other’s childhoods, the basic skills of mirroring and empathy, and how couples can validate each other—even when they disagree.
We encourage you to use the Comment Boards as a vehicle for reflection and discussion with each other and with the presenters, to bring up any relevant thoughts or questions. What was most striking to you about this session?
06.13.2011 Posted In: NP006 Couples Therapy: Today and Tomorrow By Psychotherapy Networker
Welcome to the second session in Couples Therapy Today and Tomorrow—“The New Rules of 21st-Century Marriage: Toughness, Truth, and Tenderness” with relationship and gender expert Terry Real.
In this session, he’ll discuss how to help couples develop the skills necessary to achieve the high level of connection and emotional intimacy that many desire. He’ll go over how to deal with the differences between what men and women bring to relationships, how to identify that strategies that disrupt relationships, how to present blunt truths, and much more.
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 with Terry Real?
06.07.2011 Posted In: NP006 Couples Therapy: Today and Tomorrow By Psychotherapy Networker
Welcome to the relaunched series of New Perspectives on Practice: Couples Therapy Today and Tomorrow. This practical, nuts-and-bolts first session with William Doherty, a seasoned couples therapist, will explore the most common mistakes therapists make in treating couples, and will provide strategies for how to avoid making these errors. Doherty will go over the most common obstacles to effective couples therapy, how to best structure couples’ sessions, how not to undermine a couple’s commitment, and much more.
In the inaugural series, course participants used the Comment Boards as a way to share what they thought was most relevant or interesting from the sessions, and to ask questions of the presenters and of each other. It often led to back-and-forth discussions between course participants and presenters. We invite you to use the Comment Boards in the same way, after each session and after completing the course.
What was most striking about this session with William Doherty? Did this session bring up any similar experiences? Any questions? We encourage everyone to use the Comment Boards as a forum for reflection, thoughts, and questions. Thanks so much for your participation, and welcome to this extremely relevant and lively series!
04.28.2011 Posted In: P004 New Perspectives on Practice: The Great Attachment Debate By Psychotherapy Networker
Sue Johnson, one of the originators of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) will discuss, in today’s session, how Attachment Theory can help clinicians conduct effective therapy, particularly in couples work.
She’ll cover how to use an understanding of Attachment Therapy to enhance emotional presence with clients, how to work with clients’ emotions during therapy, how therapists’ own attachment relationships can affect the therapeutic process, and much more.
After listening to this session, “Attachment Patterns in Couples Relationships,” please take a few minutes to reflect on what you’ve learned so far in this webinar, to ask any questions you may have, or what you thought was most interesting and relevant. We invite you to include your name and hometown and to respond to other participants’ comments and questions, as always.
04.22.2011 Posted In: P004 New Perspectives on Practice: The Great Attachment Debate By Psychotherapy Networker
This session will air on Tuesday, April 26th 2011.
Join David Schnarch, a leading proponent of the role of differentiation in the therapeutic process, as he discusses his perspectives on attachment and why he believes that Attachment Theory can keep clients in the role of needy children.
This fourth session of “The Great Attachment Debate,” will go over the importance of differentiation in healthy development, delve into enmeshment and how it contributes to fused relationships, explain “attachment hegemony” and how it can get in the way of effective therapy, and much more.
After listening to Schnarch’s presentation, we encourage you to please reflect on what you’ve learned and comment on what was most interesting to you, ask any questions you may have, and share any relevant experiences. We invite you to include your name and hometown, and to review what other participants have to say about this particular session and their webinar experiences.
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