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Module 1: Making Relationships Work

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Objectives

  1. Discuss the clinical implications of research related to key components of building stable relationships
  2. Summarize key ingredients for building trust, loyalty, and commitment in clients

Outline

Couples Relationships

  • Key research
  • Features of stability
  • Commitment

Copyright : 06/11/2014

Module 2: Strengthening Relationships through Resurfacing Trauma and PTSD

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Objectives

  1. Summarize efficacy-based approaches for treating PTSD to help couples
  2. Utilize research based interventions when treating couples experiencing PTSD and Trauma

Outline

Trauma & PTSD in Relationships

  • Impact of abandonment and abuse
  • Therapeutic interventions
  • Case studies

Copyright : 07/12/2013

Module 3: Benefits of Integration, Insight on Flooding and Dealing with Resistance with Couples in Therapy

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Objectives

  1. Summarize Gottman Method interventions to help enhance self-integration in clinical treatment.
  2. Articulate clinical interventions to help emotionally distant or shut down partners reconnect.
  3. Describe clinical interventions to overcome client resistance and relationship sabotage.

Outline

Mindfulness and Integration

  • Interventions
    • Overcoming flooding
    • Resistant clients

Copyright : 07/12/2013

Module 4: Storytelling, Life’s Deeper Meaning and Dream-Within-Conflict Strategies to use with Couples

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Objectives

  1. Utilize the Dreams-Within-Conflict intervention with couples.
  2. Evaluate rituals of connection strategies to help improve client relationships.

Outline

Storytelling

  • Dreams-within-conflict interventions
  • Strategies for building connection
  • Case studies

Copyright : 07/25/2014

Module 5: Infidelity

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Objectives

  1. Articulate strategies to build trust in client relationships
  2. Summarize the fundamental process for building loyalty in client relationships
  3. Discuss the clinical implications of the science behind infidelity

Outline

Building Trust and Loyalty

  • Theory
  • Emotional attunement
  • Tools and skills
  • Case studies

Copyright : 02/20/2014

Module 6: Healing After an Affair

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Objectives

  1. Discuss the three-phase therapy for healing from betrayal.
  2. Identify technological resources that help when working with couples in a therapy session.

Outline

Therapy Sessions

  • Three-phase model
  • Healing strategies
  • Case studies

Copyright : 02/20/2014