Couples

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

Posted in All Day, Friday, March 21 | Tagged , ,

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,
Continue reading

Posted in Friday, March 21, Morning Only | Tagged , , ,

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

Posted in Friday, March 21, Morning Only | Tagged , , , , ,

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.
Continue reading

Posted in Friday, March 21, Morning Only | Tagged , ,

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

Posted in Afternoon Only, Friday, March 21 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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

Posted in Afternoon Only, Friday, March 21 | Tagged , , , ,

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

Posted in Afternoon Only, Friday, March 21 | Tagged , , ,

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

Posted in All Day, Saturday, March 22 | Tagged , , , ,

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.
Continue reading

Posted in All Day, Saturday, March 22 | Tagged , , , , , , ,

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

Posted in All Day, Saturday, March 22 | Tagged , ,

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

Posted in Morning Only, Saturday, March 22 | Tagged , ,

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.
Continue reading

Posted in Morning Only, Saturday, March 22 | Tagged , , ,

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.
Continue reading

Posted in Morning Only, Saturday, March 22 | Tagged , ,

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.
Continue reading

Posted in Morning Only, Saturday, March 22 | Tagged , , ,

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

Posted in Morning Only, Saturday, March 22 | Tagged , , ,