CREATING THE CONNECTION BETWEEN SCIENCE AND CLINICAL PRACTICE

CREATING THE CONNECTION BETWEEN SCIENCE AND CLINICAL PRACTICE

The everyday life of the typical couples therapist is populated by heart breaking drama, trauma and distress … fortunately it’s often softened by moments of authenticity, courage and vulnerability. From the depths of desperation and despair, to the peaks of reaching for one another and connecting, we’re privileged to accompany couples on this journey. Bearing witness to the human condition is a powerful experience.

So what keeps us alive? What keeps us going? After a difficult day at the office, how do we decide to get out of bed and do it again the next day?

For me it has something to do with the idea of making a difference. Helping couples rediscover the path to connection makes the world a better place. The ripple effects are incalculable.

To feel comfortable as a therapist, it’s essential to know that I’m up to date with the state of our art. This means being informed by the rapidly developing science of love and romantic relationships. The therapy room is where art and science come together to help us change the world.

Without science, therapy is intuitive and well-intended but sometimes misguided.

Without art, therapy is factual and educational but at times fails to get to the heart of the matter.

By bringing together the best our field has to offer regarding attachment science and clinical thinking, Creating Connections 2016 is a rare opportunity to update and integrate.

Do yourself and the couples you see a favor … come spend a couple of exciting, stimulating days at Creating Connections 2016: New Frontiers in Science and Psychotherapy. What you learn might even make a difference in your own love life.

William Bumberry,
Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist

image description

Strengthening, encouraging and inspiring couples to build stronger relationships for increased physical and emotional well-being.

Learn More About Couplestrong »