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Terry Real, LICSW

Private practice


Terry Real, LICSW, is an Internationally Recognized Family Therapist, Speaker and Author. Terry founded the Relational Life Institute (RLI), offering workshops for couples, individuals and parents around the country along with a professional training program for clinicians wanting to learn his RLT (Relational Life Therapy) methodology.

A family therapist and teacher for more than 25 years, Terry is the best-selling author of I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression (Scribner), the straight-talking How Can I Get Through to You? Reconnecting Men and Women (Scribner), and most recently The New Rules of Marriage: What You Need to Make Love Work (Random House). Terry knows how to lead couples on a step-by-step journey to greater intimacy – and greater personal fulfillment.

A senior faculty member of the Family Institute of Cambridge in Massachusetts and a retired Clinical Fellow of the Meadows Institute in Arizona, Terry has worked with thousands of individuals, couples, and fellow therapists. Through his books, the Institute, and workshops around the country, Terry helps women and men, parents and non-parents, to help them create the connection they desire in their relationships.

Terry’s work, with its rigorous commonsense approach, speaks to both men and women. His ideas on men’s issues and on couple’s therapy have been celebrated in venues from “Good Morning America”, “The Today Show” and “20/20”, to “Oprah” and The New York Times.

A proponent of “full-throttle marriage,” as described in The New Rules of Marriage, Terry has been called “the most innovative voice in thinking about and treating men and their relationships in the world today.”

The New York Times book review described Terry’s work as: “A critical contribution to feminist psychology (that) brings the Men’s movement a significant step forward.” Robert Bly hailed it as “moving onto new ground in both story and song. Exhilarating in its honesty.”

Terry’s Relational Life Institute grew out of his extensive and empathic experience. He teaches people how to make their relationships work by providing products and services designed to teach the principles of Relational Life™, so that everyone can enjoy full respect living and craft a healthy life legacy.​

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Terry Real is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Terry Real has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

Online Course

Helping Couples in Crisis: Proven approaches for attachment issues, addiction, abuse & more


Faculty:
Daniel Siegel |  Susan Johnson |  Terry Real |  Kathryn Rheem |  Michael Barnett |  Dr. Tammy Nelson
Duration:
15 Hours 55 Minutes
Product Code:
NRS001192
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$299.99 - NRS Discount Standard - $649.94

Digital Seminar

Couples on the Brink: When Is Enough Enough?


Faculty:
Terry Real
Duration:
3 Hours 35 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Mar 25, 2017
Product Code:
NOS052870
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$149.99

Online Course

The Dilemmas of Divorce: New Approaches for Helping Couples on the Brink


Faculty:
William Doherty |  Richard Simon |  Terry Real |  Dr. Tammy Nelson |  Michele Weiner-Davis |  Elana Katz |  Patricia Papernow
Duration:
6 Hours 28 Minutes
Product Code:
NRS001076
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$159.99 Standard - $359.99

Online Course

New Frontiers in Couples Therapy: Working with changing norms for intimacy, commitment, and sexuality


Faculty:
John M. Gottman |  Richard Simon |  Julie Schwartz Gottman |  Esther Perel |  William Doherty |  Pat Love |  Terry Real |  Dr. Tammy Nelson
Duration:
8 Hours 7 Minutes
Product Code:
NRS001062
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$199.99 Standard - $279.00

Online Course

New Ways to Work with Last-Chance Couples with Terry Real: The Relational Life Therapy Approach to Couples Therapy


Faculty:
Terry Real |  Richard Simon |  David Schnarch |  Harville Hendrix |  Helen LaKelly Hunt |  Pat Love
Duration:
8 Hours 13 Minutes
Product Code:
NRS001142
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$199.99 Standard - $389.99

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