Product Detail

Couples Therapy in Action: 4 Techniques for Rapid and Lasting Change with Drs. Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson
Audio CD
$59.99 USD
Product Details
Format:
Audio CD - 4+ hours   Instructions
Length:
4 hr 11 min
Details:
Audio recording
Authors:
ELLYN BADER, PH.D
PETER PEARSON, PHD
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Copyright:
4/1/2016
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNA051020
Objectives
  • Identify the appropriate opening questions of a therapy session to ensure the goals of the individuals in therapy align with work done in the therapy session.
  • Apply the 6 diagnostic/assessment areas of the PAPER Exercise.
  • Employ the Initiator-to-inquirer process in therapy.
  • Recognize commitment and attachment issues that couples use.
  • Use alter-ego therapy for client self-reflection, self-awareness and change.
Outline
Radically change the opening question
  • Why “Tell me why you are here today” doesn’t work
  • Learn the session opening technique that within the first 10 minutes of the session radically changes the tone of the session
The Paper Exercise
  • Diagnosis what’s wrong and quickly lay ground work for intervention and deeper work
The Initiator-to-Inquirer Process
  • A successful communication process
  • Address both partners’ issues simultaneously
  • Work with the underlying patterns of dysfunction
Gestalt Two-Chair Work
  • Move the couple from disconnection and shutdown to a place of openness, deep connection and a willingness to share
Author

ELLYN BADER, PH.D

Ellyn Bader, Ph.D., is in private practice and is Co-Director of The Couples Institute in Menlo Park, California. Over the past 25 years she has conducted professional training programs in couples therapy and has trained therapists throughout the United States as well as Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia. She is a past president of the International Transactional Analysis Association and a recipient of the Clark Vincent Award for an outstanding literary contribution to the field of marital therapy from the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Dr. Bader is frequently invited to speak at national and international conferences. She and her husband, Peter Pearson, Ph.D., coauthored the books, “In Quest of the Mythical Mate: A Developmental Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment in Couples Therapy” (Brunner/Mazel) and “Tell Me No Lies: How to Face the Truth and Build an Honest Marriage” (St. Martin’s Press).

PETER PEARSON, PHD

Peter Pearson, Ph.D., co-founded The Couples Institute in Menlo Park, California, in 1984 with his wife, Ellyn Bader, Ph.D. Together they directed The Couples Institute until Pete retired as a licensed psychologist in 2018. In addition to running a private practice from 1984 – 2018, he served as an Associate Consulting Professor at Stanford University, School of Counseling Psychology for 11 years. Dr. Pearson also conducted intensive workshops for couples and is frequently invited to speak at conferences for therapists. He speaks with real life experience, having averaged 24 hours of couples per week for much of his career. His major training belief is that learning couples therapy ought to be practical, stimulating, and engaging, with a good dose of humor.

Dr. Pearson and his wife, Dr. Bader, have appeared on numerous radio and TV shows including the “Today” show and the “CBS Morning Show.” They have been married to each other since 1984 and have worked together since 1982. They have had multiple opportunities to successfully practice what they preach.
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Counselors
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South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists: This program has been approved for 4.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.

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Marriage & Family Therapists
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Texas Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider #: 503. This self-study activity qualifies for 4.0 continuing education credits.

Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #: 168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 4.0 credits.


Psychologists
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Canadian Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 4.0 self-study continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement

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Florida
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Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors:
Florida
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Illinois Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 4.0 contact hours.

Minnesota Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study course has been approved for 4.0 continuing education hours. A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of a post-test.

New York Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 5.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. Expires: December 31, 2020.

Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 4.0 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Other Professions
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Audience
Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychologists, Social Workers, other Mental Health Professionals
Reviews
“Ellyn Bader, Ph.D and Peter Pearson are two of the innovators of contemporary couples therapy. They are exceptional teachers and clinicians. Watch their developmental model in action as they work with a couple in the aftermath of infidelity and then explain what they did. You will improve your outcomes.”
~ Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D.; The Milton Erickson Foundation

"For any therapist working with couples, the purchase of this video is a dream come true! It offers therapists the best insights into how to work effectively with the tough issue of infidelity. Drs. Ellyn Bader & Pete Pearson, pioneers in the field of Couples Therapy, demonstrate how much can happen in a single session that can move a couple through an extremely painful time. By sharing with us their thinking behind their interventions we get to go inside the minds of two master couples therapists. What could be more impactful for our own professional development! This type of learning can never be gained by reading a book. Witnessing their skillful work and learning what is possible with even the toughest couples, seems like a small investment to make in order to reap big rewards."
~ Sue Diamond Potts, M.A., R.C.C.; The Good Life Therapy Center, Vancouver, Canada