SESSION 1: Introduction to Relational Self-Awareness: From Outside-In to Inside-Out
What You Need to Know to Help Clients in All Stages of Relationships
Alexandra sets the stages of the course and outlines the fundamentals behind using relational self-awareness in the clinical setting based on the theories underlying Integrative Systemic Therapy for both individuals and couples.
SESSION 2: Mapping Your Client’s Love Template: From Fragmented to Coherent
Helping Clients Prepare Themselves for Relationships & Stop Repeating Old Patterns
Most couples therapy focuses on a relationship after it's begun to fall apart, but many therapists don't know how to help clients prepare for love or prevent problems. This session focuses on a unique way of helping clients understand the way they love and how it's affecting their relationships.
Session 3: Self-Aware Sexuality: From Silence to Advocacy
Helping Clients Develop Healthy & Conscious Sexual Relationships
We are a culture obsessed with sex and sexuality, but many therapists may not know how to bring it up or might feel that's a topic best left for a sex therapist. In this session, Alexandra gives therapists the keys all therapists should know about when it comes to supporting a client's sexuality at all stages of their life.
Session 4: Self-Aware Dating: From Ghosting to Integrity
What You Need to Know About Helping Clients Date in an Online Dating App World.
The way we date is undergoing massive changes with all new rules and standards. In this session, Alexandra makes sense of the changes with online dating apps, safety, boundaries, honesty, and personal integrity. She explores the ways in which this new world of dating is both challenging and clears the way for a new level of loving relationships.
Session 5: Self-Aware Conflicts: From Reactive to Responsive
Helping Clients Understand & Navigate the Roots of Relationship Problems
In this session, Alexandra presents her approach to handling relational conflicts in therapy from the perspective of relational self-awareness. She shares how to move to being responsive to partners without compromising your own integrity and handling conflict in a way that can strengthen a relationship.
Session 6: Self-Aware Breakups & Divorce: From Ambivalence to Clarity
Helping Clients Make Decisions about Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Not all relationships that end are failures. Alexandra shows in this session how to approach breakups and divorce with a variety of clients in different stages of life and shows you how to help clients who ask "should I stay or should I go?"
Session 7: Self-Aware Recovery: From Rebounding to Ready
Helping Clients Re-Enter Relationships after Breakups, Divorce, & Other Relationship Loss
In this session, Alexandra shows you how to help clients get ready for another relationship after breakup or divorce and promote relational self-awareness as clients prepare to move to new relationships.
Session 8: Self-Aware Cross-Cultural & Long Distance Relationships: From Role to Soul
Helping Clients’ with Relationships That Cross Cultural Differences & Geographic Distance
In a world of dating apps that present seemingly limitless romantic possibilities, our clients often get stuck in “low accountability” intimate relationships that foster pessimism and anxiety.
They often show up in our offices complaining there are “no good people left out there” or that it’s “impossible to get a relationship off the ground.”
In this recording, we’ll take an integrative approach to understanding the causes and consequences of relational ambivalence, and discover clinical tools to help clients identify and manage their relational boundaries so they’re better able to create happy, healthy intimate relationships.
Explain the relationship between recent dating trends and clinical symptoms, like anxiety and depression, and how they inform treatment interventions.
Identify how to help clients set boundaries and advocate for their relational needs with romantic partners.
Explore with clients the importance of relational self-awareness in creating a successful romantic relationship.
In today’s fraught romantic and sexual landscape, women are taught to view sexiness as a status to be earned, an indicator that society has deemed them conventionally attractive enough and that they’ve successfully walked the razor’s edge between being labeled a “prude” and a “slut.”
But therapists can help clients develop a more evolved kind of sexual self-awareness.
This recording explores how women can move from an “outside-in” to an “inside-out” construction of sexuality, not dependent on how they measure up in the gaze of others, and how men can be enlisted as allies in this process.
Declaration vs. Reclamation
Sexual Self-Awareness Through Different Lenses