How to Produce Transformation in Couples Therapy
Parts 1 & 2
This workshop teaches participants how to quickly get to the heart of the matter in a couple’s relationship and with each individual partner. We start by articulating the couple’s choreography and the vicious circle they’re stuck in, then share each partner’s specific contribution to their dance—the relational stance. We unearth the family of origin issues and context for each partner’s relational stance, and offer explicit alternatives. In this workshop, you’ll discover how to:
- Dislodge partners from their accustomed positions through loving confrontation, reframing, inner child/trauma work, and skills-based education
- Zero in on a point of change and use it in sessions
- Use issues of gender to move explicitly toward the post-patriarchal reconstruction of masculinity and femininity in a way that opens up new possibilities for connection
Continued with workshop 505
Terry Real, PhD, LICSW, is the author of the bestselling I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression, and has been featured on numerous national news programs. He’s the founder of The Relational Life Institute, where he does therapist trainings and workshops for couples.