Couples

224 Imago Meets EFT

Jette SimonJette Simon • Friday Morning
Knowing how to judiciously combine the strengths of different therapeutic approaches can greatly increase our range and clinical effectiveness. This workshop will show you how to enhance your skills and understanding in couples work by joining aspects Continue reading

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320 Couples on the Brink

Michele Weiner-DavisMichele Weiner-Davis • Friday Afternoon
Perhaps the most critical moment in couples therapy is when a couple on the verge of divorce first walks in your consulting room—your every word and gesture can have huge repercussions for the outcome of the marriage. This workshop focus on how to Continue reading

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327 Joys of Good Enough Sex

Barry McCarthyBarry McCarthy • Friday Afternoon
Do romantic, mutually idealizing couples in the early stages of their relationship have the best sex? Not really. Research shows couples who’ve been together 10 years or more do. To the surprise of many, these couples regularly report the greatest desire, Continue reading

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402/502 Neuroscience & Couples

Susan JohnsonJames CoanSusan Johnson & James Coan • Saturday All Day
Understanding of the neurobiology of the brain not only explains how change happens, it also translates into more effective psychotherapy. Continue reading

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406/506 One Couple, Two Therapists

Richard SchwartzTerry RealRichard Schwartz & Terry Real • Saturday All Day
If you’ve ever wondered how two therapists with strikingly different theories and clinical styles would treat the same couple, this is your Continue reading

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425 Object Relations & Couples

David ScharffDavid Scharff • Saturday Morning
This workshop presents a primer on the use of the therapist’s self in working with couples in the psychodynamic mode. We’ll focus on the importance of setting up the frame, listening for unconscious ideas, and working with your own emotional response Continue reading

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426 Sexual Recovery after Affairs

Barry McCarthyLana WaldBarry McCarthy & Lana Wald • Saturday Morning
We know that couples need to recover from the shock, rage, betrayal, guilt, and loss resulting from an affair, but all too often, we overlook Continue reading

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522 Different Divorce Agendas

William DohertyWilliam Doherty • Saturday Afternoon
Partners who are completely at odds about whether their marriage is even worth salvaging challenge the basic premise of marital therapy: that both clients have at least a minimal stake in preserving their union. Most therapists are unprepared to treat Continue reading

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530 Helping Couples Play

Robert SchwarzElaine BraffRobert Schwarz & Elaine Braff • Saturday Afternoon
Too often, couples work can be a grim process in which couples spend a lot of time sharing their anger and hurt, but it doesn’t need to Continue reading

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602 The Power of Emotion

Susan JohnsonKathryn RheemSusan Johnson & Kathryn Rheem • Sunday All Day
Ironically, for a field so focused on dealing with the emotional life, we psychotherapists are often intimidated by the raw power of clients’ Continue reading

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611 Enriching Couples’ Stories

John Hjarso MortensenJohn Hjarso Mortensen • Sunday All Day
The stories we tell about ourselves give our lives coherence and meaning, but, too often, they can also limit us and leave no room for change and expansion. This workshop will provide practical tips for helping couples discover narratives that enrich Continue reading

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615 Threat in Couples Therapy

Stan TatkinStan Tatkin • Sunday All Day
Neuroscience has taught us the basic lesson that our brains are wired for attachment. Just as important, however, is learning to understand the automatic responses unconsciously aroused by threats and conflicts in intimate relationships. This Continue reading

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