This panel will review the most important developments in the field during that period, including the impact that empirical studies have had on practice, how social changes have transformed the expectations and realities of couples relationships, and the clinical influence of concepts and methods drawn from attachment theory and brain science. After a detailed review of the past, the panel will focus on the challenges and unanswered questions facing couples therapists today, with a particular emphasis on how to prevent relapse and achieve changes in relationships that last over the long term.
John Gottman, Ph.D., the codeveloper of Gottman Method Couples Therapy and cofounder of the Gottman Institute, coauthored the bestseller The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.
Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., codeveloper of Imago Relationship Therapy, coauthored numerous books, including Getting the Love You Want.
Marion Solomon, Ph.D., is on the faculty of UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine. Her latest book is Love and War in Intimate Relationships.
Michele Weiner-Davis, M.S.W., director of the Divorce Busting Center, is the author of the bestsellers The Sex-Starved Marriage and Divorce Busting.