Foundations in Couples Therapy – Clinician Training

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A Research-Based Approach 2-Day Seminar

Chris Cambas, LMFT, Certified Gottman Therapist and Trainer


Working with couples is a challenging endeavor …. It can also be deeply rewarding.  This workshop is designed for therapists ready to enhance their ability to work effectively with distressed couples.  

Successful Couples Therapy begins with the therapist’s ability to see the couples dance, assess areas of impasse, as well as strengths and develop a clear and focused approach to the work.  The therapist must have the ability to evoke and work with their deepest emotions, feelings and fears, while also managing the session to create a sense of safety and hope.

We will highlight working with betrayals, attachment injuries, infidelity and sexual struggles.  In addition to de-escalating conflict, it’s imperative to actively help couples rebuild their bond and sense of connection.  

This conference will utilize lecture, videotapes, role-play and experiential exercises.  


Details & Registration
A Skill-based Approach

$420.00 (includes 12 CE’s)


Session 1: Couples Therapy & Systems Theory 
                     Understanding Relationships: What’s Healthy … What’s Not 
Session 2:  Assessment of Couples Therapy 
                        The Therapeutic Alliance:  Creating Safety & Engendering Hope 
                        Managing the Session:  Structure & Spontaneity 
Session 3:  Seeing the Couples Dance/ Understanding Their Cycle 
                        Attachment Theory as a Map:  Attachment History, Themes & Styles 
Session 4:  Sexual Intimacy and the Attachment Bond

DAY 2 

Session 5:  De-escalating Conflict & Accessing Core Emotions 
                        Impasse as Opportunity 
Session 6:  Betrayal & Attachment Injuries 
                        Healing Hurts & Offering Hope
Session 7:  Working with Infidelity 
                        Calming the Storm & Rebuilding Trust
Session 8: Intimate Connections & Rebuilding the Bond

Participants working in the following fields will benefit from this training:
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Professional Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

Friday, November 1- Saturday, November 2, 2019- $420
*Orlando, FL