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Bad Couples Therapy: How To Avoid Doing It

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Bad Couples TherapyLaugh and cry at the foibles of your own profession, while reviewing practical steps for doing good couples therapy that help partners stay together and establish solid, happy relationships.

It's a well-known fact that most clinicians avoid couples therapy. As Jay Haley once said, it's perhaps the most difficult of all types of therapy to do well. In this highly practical course, William Doherty uses case examples and discussions to help you improve your practice.

What's Covered in A107 Bad Couples Therapy:

  • The common, though different, mistakes both beginning and experienced therapists make in couples work.
  • Specific steps we can take to avoid doing bad therapy.
  • How our values about commintment influence our work with couples for better or worse, particularly when couples are on the brink of divorce.
  • The common pitfalls of working with remarried couples.

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A107 Bad Couples Therapy
How To Avoid Doing It 

Session 1:

  • Why Couples Therapy Is So Difficult
  • Documenting the problem
  • Basic mistakes, part 1

Session 2:

  • Common Pitfalls of Couples Therapy and How to Avoid Them
  • Basic mistakes, part 2
  • How to structure couples sessions

Session 3:

  • Advanced Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
  • How to not undermine couples' commitment
  • Working with our values about commitment

Session 4:

  • Working with Couples on the Brink
  • Supporting commitment when feasible
  • Practical strategies for helping couples decide

Session 5:

  • Doing Better by Remarried Couples
  • What therapists overlook about stepfamily dynamics
  • Special ways to work with remarried couples

Meet Presenter William Doherty, PhD

William Doherty

William Doherty, Ph.D., is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences. He received the Significant Contribution to the Field of Marriage and Family Therapy Award from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Citing his book Soul Searching and his work on morality and community in therapy, Utne magazine identified him as one of the 10 most innovative therapists practicing in the United States. His courses are noted for their clarity, organization, humor, and practical applicability. He's professor of Family Social Science and director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the University of Minnesota. He's also the author of Take Back Your Marriage: Sticking Together in a World That Pulls Us Apart.

Get All 5 Audio Sessions Now
Download: $49 • CDs: $69

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Want 5 CEs? Get the Audio PLUS 5 CEs here

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