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NP006: Couples Therapy Today and Tomorrow

Here's The Online Learning Experience You've Been Waiting For

This 6-part Streaming Video Webcast series features Couples Therapy's most influential figures. Each session is a down-to-earth exploration of the most common challenges in couples work today. The series is designed to expand your clinical perspective and increase your effectiveness right away. Our new streaming-video webcasts and lively comment board discussions extend the possibilities of clinical training and professional community online.
William DohertyTerry RealHarville Hendrix Susan JohnsonMichele Weiner-DavisJohn Gottman
with William Doherty, Terry Real, Harville Hendrix, Susan Johnson, Michele Weiner-Davis, and new session with John Gottman. Host: Rich Simon, Editor, Psychotherapy Networker

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This is the online learning experience you've been waiting for! Sign up now and get all this:
Six dynamic sessions with leading Couples Therapists!
Streaming video webcasts that make learning come alive!
Free-wheeling conversational format!
New Session with the legendary John Gottman!
Lively post-session discussions with peers and presenters!
Streaming video sessions and slides available anytime!
MP3s and bonus materials--all yours to keep!
Add 6 CE Hours!

New! Streaming-Video Webcast

Here's A Sneak Peak From This Series:
See previews of all sessions--click here.

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"I never thought the computer could offer more
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"I think I have learned more from these webcasts than
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"What a wonderful way to get my CEs!" --Susan

"These webcasts make it possible to have the same--or, perhaps, even more intimate--learning experiences in your home than you might by travelling to a conference." --Nick

Explore the Full Spectrum of Approaches to Couples Therapy with the Field’s Leaders

Expand your skills and discover ways of improving your
effectiveness as a couples therapist.

Session 1
Bad Couples Therapy and How to Avoid It

William Doherty, Ph.D., a seasoned couples therapist, explores the most common mistakes therapists make in treating couples and how to elude the pitfalls. You’ll discover:
  • The most common obstacles to effective couples therapy
  • How to structure a couples sessions for maximum impact
  • How not to undermine a couple’s commitment
  • Practical strategies for working with couples on the brink of divorce
Session 2
The New Rules of 21st-Century Marriage: Toughness,
Truth, and Tenderness

Terry Real, L.I.C.S.W., an expert on gender and relationships, discusses how to help couples today develop the skills needed to achieve the high level of connection and emotional intimacy many seek, but few achieve. You’ll learn:
  • How to deal with the differences between what men and women bring to relationships
  • How to identify the losing strategies that disrupt relationships
  • How to present the blunt truth of what you see as a therapist
  • How to avoid the trap of evenhandedness
Session 3
Empathy and Healing: An Introduction to Imago Relationship Therapy

Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., the codeveloper of Imago Relationship Therapy, will explain the basic principles of the Imago approach to authentic connection. You’ll find out:
  • How to understand the resistance to love that’s rooted in childhood experience
  • How to help partners learn to heal each other's childhood wounds
  • The basic therapeutic skills of mirroring and empathy
  • How couples can validate each other, even when they disagree
Session 4
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy:
A Step-By-Step Approach

Susan Johnson, Ed.D., the originator of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, the most empirically validated approach to couples work, will explore EFT’s basic principles. You’ll discover:
  • The insights into the underlying dynamics of couples' dysfunction offered by Attachment Theory
  • How to develop a systematic treatment plan with troubled couples
  • Basic interventions to help couples calm down
  • Methods for interrupting destructive interactional cycles
Session 5
Affairs: A Roadmap for Recovery

Michele Weiner-Davis, M.S.W., a leading expert on divorce, outlines a step-by-step approach to helping couples heal from infidelity. You’ll learn:
  • How to deal with intense emotions
  • How much to encourage disclosure of details of the affair
  • Methods for helping couples rebuild trust
  • How to handle cases in which affairs are ongoing
Session 6
The Attuned Couple

John Gottman, Ph.D., renowned for his pioneering research with couples, explores how couples can be there for each other, despite their differences and the inevitable obstacles that await any couple in their journey together. You’ll discover:
  • The core skills in the 3 primary contexts of a couple's relationship
  • How to help couples develop their attunement skills
  • Assessment tools for identifying specific issues within the seven emotional domains of marriage
  • Methods for interrupting destructive interactional cycles

Our Presenters Are Leaders In The Field

William DohertyWilliam Doherty, Ph.D., is a professor and director of the Citizen Professional Center at the University of Minnesota. His books include Take Back Your Marriage, Putting Children First, and Take Back Your Kids. His latest book is Family Therapy, with Susan McDaniel.

Terry RealTerry Real, L.I.C.S.W., Good Morning America’s relationship expert, founded the Relational Life Institute. A senior faculty member of the Family Institute of Cambridge, his books include The New Rules of Marriage: What You Need to Make Love Work.

Harville HendrixHarville Hendrix, Ph.D., codeveloped Imago Relationship Theory and cofounded Imago Relationship International. He’s coauthored 10 books, including the bestsellers Getting the Love You Want and Giving the Love That Heals.

Susan JohnsonSusan Johnson, Ed.D., who helped develop Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, is the director of the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute and of the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy. Her latest book is Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love.
Michele Weiner-Davis
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.

John GottmanJohn Gottman, Ph.D., the codeveloper of Gottman Method Couples Therapy and cofounder of the Gottman Institute, has done breakthrough research on marriage and parenting. He coauthored the bestseller The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. His latest book is The Science of Trust.

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