Hedy Schleifer • Friday All Day
LOCATION: COUNCIL ROOM
Given 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
Michele Weiner-Davis • Friday Morning
LOCATION: CONGRESSIONAL ROOM
If 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,
Patrick Dougherty • Friday Morning
LOCATION: SUITE 315E
It’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
Pat Love • Friday Morning
LOCATION: EMBASSY ROOM
The 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.
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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Mona Fishbane • Friday Afternoon
LOCATION: EMBASSY ROOM
What 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
Dan Wile • Friday Afternoon
LOCATION: ROBERTS PDR ROOM
If 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
David Schnarch • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: CABINET ROOM
It’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
Susan Johnson & Marlene Best • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: DIPLOMAT ROOM
Since 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.
Terry Real • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: EXECUTIVE ROOM
Understanding 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
Michele Weiner-Davis • Saturday Morning
location: EMBASSY ROOM
Though 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
Harville Hendrix & Helen Lakelly Hunt • Saturday Morning
location: Capitol room
How 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.
Steven Stosny • Saturday Morning
LOCATION: SUITE 415E
Intimate 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.
Barry McCarthy • Saturday Morning
LOCATION: SUITE 200E
Many 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.
NOTE: THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Jill Harkaway • Saturday Morning
Too 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