Couples & Family

103 Reclaiming Parental Authority

Ron Taffel

Ron TaffelHow can parents compete with the near unlimited access to information, family-supplanting youth culture, and social pressures of today’s kids? Ron Taffel’s parenting Webcast Session addresses these and more challenges to parental authority Continue reading

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104 Overcoming Your Fears of Couples Therapy

Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson

Ellyn BaderPeter PearsonThe unique demands and challenges of couples therapy—high volatility, extreme disengagement, and the need for a highly directive therapist—can be daunting for even the most skilled individual therapist. In their Webcast Session on couples Continue reading

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202 Commitment and Its Challenges in 21st Century Couples

Esther Perel AND William Doherty

Esther PerelWilliam Doherty

What makes a relationship work? Answers to that question vary wildly from one decade to the next, but even within the current generation, there are countless ways to define committed relationships. For therapists, this means there are also Continue reading

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203 The Power of Emotion

Susan Johnson and Kathryn Rheem

Sue JohnsonKathryn RheemFor a field so focused on dealing with the emotional life, it’s ironic that many psychotherapists try to bypass or contain emotion, rather than actively use it for change. In this engaging and dynamic Symposium Workshop, two Emotionally Focused Continue reading

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303 Confidentiality, Secrets, and Dealing with Affairs

Esther Perel

Esther PerelWorking through affairs in therapy means digging into the layers of hurt, betrayal, secrecy, and unexplored desire that both lead to and result from infidelity. In her Webcast Session, Esther Perel discusses how to navigate this maze of emotions Continue reading

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304 Cyber Intimacy and Cyber Solitude

Sherry Turkle

Sherry TurkleIn today’s world, technology is increasingly taking the place of face-to-face connections, redrawing the boundaries between intimacy and solitude. In her Symposium Keynote, Sherry Turkle explores whether virtual intimacy is degrading our experience Continue reading

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403 Family Therapy for the Postmodern Family

Martha Straus

Martha StrausBringing kids together with their parents, both in and out of the consulting room, is often easier said than done. As Martha Straus notes in this Webcast session on families, there are times when it’s useful to work with the whole family together Continue reading

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503 Male-Friendly Psychotherapy

Pat Love

Pat LoveLet’s face it—many men who come to therapy think it simply isn’t a “guy thing.” Unfortunately, therapists have reinforced this perception by being slow to recognize the distinct strengths men bring to relationships. In this Webcast session on couples Continue reading

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