A Research-Based Approach 2-Day Seminar
Chris Cambas, LMFT, Certified Gottman Therapist and Trainer
A RESEARCH-BASED APPROACH TO CLINICAL PRACTICE
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
BECOMING A COUPLES THERAPIST
A Skill-based Approach
$420.00 (includes 12 CE’s)
Session 1: Couples Therapy & Systems Theory
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
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:
- Social Workers
- Marriage and Family Therapists
- Professional Counselors
- Addiction Counselors
- Other Mental Health Professionals