Couples Kids and Families

326 The Couples Therapist

Dan Wile • Friday Afternoon
LOCATION: ROBERTS PDR ROOM

Dan WileIf we could see what was going on inside of our heads in a couples session, we’d probably find a tangle of emotions. Sometimes we’re engrossed in the couple’s story, moved by the partners’ dilemma, perhaps fighting back tears. Continue reading

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405/505 Removing the Masks

David Schnarch • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: CABINET ROOM

David SchnarchIt’s an article of faith among many therapists that bad behavior in troubled relationships stems primarily from good intentions gone wrong. But rather than being triggered by fear, shame, or insecurity, people often knowingly do hurtful things to gratify their own needs, wishes, and agendas. Continue reading

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407/507 Myths of the Teen Brain

Daniel Siegel • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: AMBASSADOR ROOM

Daniel SiegelAccording to conventional wisdom, the adolescent brain is dangerously immature, a behavioral and emotional explosion waiting to happen as anxious parents hold their breath. Continue reading

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408/508 Harnessing the Power of Emotion

Susan Johnson & Marlene Best • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: DIPLOMAT ROOM

Susan JohnsonMarlene WestSince advances in neuroscience and attachment theory have led to an increasing appreciation of the centrality of emotions in human relationships, it’s ironic that therapists are so often intimidated by the raw power of clients’ feelings.
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410/510 Pursuers and Avoiders in Couples Therapy

Terry Real • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: EXECUTIVE ROOM

Terry RealUnderstanding the different variations within the pursuer–avoider dynamic is one of the keys to doing more effective couples therapy. We’ll explore the attachment issues and trauma histories that shape different kinds of pursuers and distancers Continue reading

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417 Nurturing Dysregulated Teens – CANCELED

NOTE: THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Ron Taffel • Saturday morning
LOCATION: FORUM ROOM

Ron TaffelWe’re seeing more acting out and anxiety/affective disorders in adolescents than ever before. At the same time, our ideas of how to connect with young people who are allergic to anything that sounds like therapy talk remains utterly outdated. Continue reading

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420 Single-Partner Marriage Therapy

Michele Weiner-Davis • Saturday Morning
location: EMBASSY ROOM

Michele Weiner-DavisThough the idea of doing couples therapy with one partner might seem futile, it’s almost always the case that one person is more motivated to work on relationship issues than the other. That person can drive change within the whole relationship. Continue reading

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421 Unlocking Secrets in Therapy

Evan Imber-Black • Saturday MorninG
LOCATION: SUITE 400E

Evan Imber-BlackSecrets can be like ghosts haunting a family—a threat that can’t be seen or confronted. That’s why helping clients make decisions about revealing secrets can be tricky. These secrets can bring issues of confidentiality and privacy into therapy. Continue reading

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422 Modeling Healthy Relationships

Harville Hendrix & Helen Lakelly Hunt • Saturday Morning
location: Capitol room

Harville HendrixHelen Lakelly HuntHow many of us have been part of, or observed at close range, a truly healthy and positive marriage or intimate relationship? Most likely, we’re more familiar with the endless distressing facets of dysfunctional relationships than functional ones.
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425 Healing from Betrayal

Steven Stosny • Saturday Morning
LOCATION: SUITE 415E

Steven StosnyIntimate betrayal strikes at our core, violating the fundamental expectation that the person we love won’t hurt us. The challenge for therapists is to balance validating betrayed clients’ pain with empowering them to improve their lives.
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428 The Erotic Spark in Marriage

Barry McCarthy • Saturday Morning
LOCATION: SUITE 200E

Barry McCarthyMany people assume that if you create safety and trust in a marriage, sexual intimacy will follow—but that’s not necessarily true. Indeed, too much routine, however comforting and supportive, can lead to a loss of erotic interest.
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430 Four Core Skills of Couples Therapy – CANCELED

NOTE: THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Jill Harkaway • Saturday Morning

Jill HarkawayToo often couples therapy is practiced as if it were individual therapy with two clients in the room. In fact, working with couples presents a distinct set of challenges for therapists, independent of skill level, experience, and approach. Continue reading

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518 Soothing the Traumatized Adolescent

Martha Straus • Saturday Afternoon
LOCatioN: suite 200e

Martha StrausIs it time to rethink the “timeout” as a disciplinary practice for out-of-control adolescents? Although the purpose of this widely accepted technique is to give misbehaving kids a few minutes by themselves to reregulate their emotions, Continue reading

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