Couples

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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207 Truth Telling in Couples Work

David Schnarch

David SchnarchIn order to be effective couples therapists, we have to be realistic about our clients’ capacity to manipulate, lie to, and harm each other. In this Webcast Session on couples, David Schnarch shares a clinical method that challenges clients by focusing on their sense of adult responsibility rather than childish entitlement. Join us as he demonstrates the importance of: 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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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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