Couples Kids and Families

Couples Kids and Families

These workshops emphasize the unit of treatment—couples, kids, adolescents, and families.

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204/304 The Transformational Encounter

Hedy Schleifer • Friday All Day
LOCATION: COUNCIL ROOM

Hedy SchleiferGiven all that we’ve learned about relational neurobiology and the power of empathic resonance, how can we help couples learn to better attune to each other, develop deep listening, and achieve emotional and spiritual connection? Continue reading

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205/305 Meditation and Imagery with Children

Charlotte Reznick • Friday All Day
locATION: BLUE ROOM

Charlotte ReznickIn today’s fast-paced, complicated world, mindfulness, meditation, and imagination (MMI) practices offer enormous potential for providing children with compelling experiences in therapy that enable them to access their inner wisdom.
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218 Up and Down The Worry Hill

Aureen Wagner • Friday Morning
LOCATION: SUITE 225E

Aureen WagnerAnxiety is the most commonly diagnosed mental health problem in children and teens. Yet, although cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown to help as many as 80 percent of these patients, it often goes unused with this population. Continue reading

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221 Healing From Infidelity

Michele Weiner-Davis • Friday Morning
LOCATION: CONGRESSIONAL ROOM

Michele Weiner-DavisIf you work with couples, you’re probably no stranger to the clinical challenge of helping partners heal from infidelity. Using vivid video examples, this workshop will provide a comprehensive roadmap of the difficult territory ahead,
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223 The Lost Girls

Martha Straus • Friday MorninG
LOCATION: SUITE 368W

Martha StrausFor troubled girls lost in a world of neglectful adults, it’s crucial for therapists to actively provide the adult moral compass these confused and often isolated young people need as they develop a sense of adult responsibility and direction.
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224 Boys, Bullies, and Avoiders

Terry Real • Friday Morning
LOCATION: ROBERTS PDR ROOM

Terry RealWe’ve all met troubled men who are irresponsible, oppressive, or emotionally absent. Treating them requires a range of strategies. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to identify and develop different approaches for working with men
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226 Motivating Young Adults

Brad Sachs • Friday Morning
LOCATION: SUITE 400E

Brad SachsIndividual and family therapists increasingly find themselves working with young adults who appear to be developmentally marooned, still dependent on their parents, and unable to take the necessary steps toward adult self-reliance.
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227 Men and Trauma

Patrick Dougherty • Friday Morning
LOCATION: SUITE 315E

Patrick DoughertyIt’s becoming increasingly clear that the range of issues men bring into our offices—such as shame, rage, passive dependency, control and communication issues, and narcissism—often stem from trauma. Continue reading

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228 Joining with Your Millennial Couples

Pat Love • Friday Morning
LOCATION: EMBASSY ROOM

Pat LoveThe patterns of couples’ relationships—dating, mating, cohabitation, monogamy, matrimony—have changed so drastically over the past 20 years that much of what seems perfectly normal to millennials often seems strange to boomers.
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316 Flash Forum on Couples Therapy

LOCATION: HAMPTON ROOM

Advances and Challenges in Couples Therapy Today

DAVID SCHNARCH, Pat Love, Harville Hendrix, Helen LaKelly Hunt & Terry Real • Friday Afternoon

In this Forum, each participant will respond to the question “What’s the most important new idea or discovery shaping your practice with couples today?” Continue reading

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317 Neuroplasticity in Couples

Mona Fishbane • Friday Afternoon
LOCATION: EMBASSY ROOM

Mona FishbaneWhat can advances in our understanding of brain science teach us about how to help couples caught in hurtful, reactive habits and old survival strategies? In this workshop, we’ll explore how an understanding of neuroplasticity can help clients Continue reading

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321 Caring for the Caregivers

Barry Jacobs • Friday Afternoon
LOCATION: SUITE 315E

Barry JacobsMany baby boomers are now caring for aging parents, and their experiences of caregiving range from being deeply enriching to heart-wrenching to soul-deadening. Their ingrained beliefs play a major role in how they view the experience.
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324 The Gender Nonconforming Child

Jean Malpas  • Friday Afternoon
LOCATION: SUITE 368W

Jean MalpasOur society is becoming more aware of children who don’t neatly fit into typical male/female gender categories and need family support to meet the daily challenges they face. Continue reading

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