Helping Clients Date and Commit with Integrity
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 workshop, 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. You’ll explore:
- How to teach relational self-awareness as an essential metaskill for success in romantic relationships
- How to help clients set boundaries and advocate for their relational needs with romantic partners
- An integrative approach to help clients move from relational ambivalence to empowerment
Alexandra Solomon, PhD, is a clinical assistant professor at Northwestern University and the author of Loving Bravely: 20 Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want and the upcoming book, Taking Sexy Back: How to Own Your Sexuality and Create the Relationships You Want.