An extramarital affair can be a traumatic experience for couples, causing feelings of anger, rejection, fear, loss of trust, grief, and can ultimately destroy the relationship. But does it always have to be framed in this experience of trauma and eventual breakdown of the relationship? Is it possible to rebuild trust and intimacy after an affair? Learn with Esther Perel how, contrary to conventional wisdom, some affairs can actually transform a relationship. Discover techniques to help couples rebuild trust after an infidelity and hear about different cultural perspectives on affairs.12.23.2011 Posted In: NP0011 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy? By Psychotherapy Networker
After this session, please let us know what you think. What's your experience with couples trying to heal after affairs? What cultural setting do you practice in and how do you think that affects the way in which you work with couples or clients in general?
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07.05.2011 Posted In: NP006 Couples Therapy: Today and Tomorrow By Psychotherapy Networker
Welcome to the fifth session in Couples Therapy: Today and Tomorrow. In this session with Michele Weiner-Davis, a leading expert on divorce and couples therapy, she’ll go over a step-by-step approach to helping couples heal from infidelities.
She’ll explore how to deal with intense emotions in sessions, how much to encourage partners’ disclosure of the details of the affair, how to help couples rebuild trust, and how to help couples in which affairs are ongoing.
Please take a few moments after the session to reflect on what you’ve learned, share relevant experiences, or ask any questions. We encourage you to take the time to comment and to respond to other participants’ comments as a way of further engaging in the material and with each other.
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?
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.
03.28.2011 Posted In: Symposium Highlights By Jordan Magaziner
“Do you trust me?” What a question to propose to a significant other or a friend. Maybe they’ll respond with “Yes, of course,” but when it really comes down a situation that requires absolute trust, they won’t. John Gottman’s keynote speech, based on research published in his most recent book The Science of Trust, covered the scientific data behind trusting one another—something that’s vital to the success of a romantic relationship, and that impacts so much else in daily life.