CC13 Dialogue 01 – Sex Therapy – Lonnie Barbach and Marty Klein
Given a topic, describe the differing approaches to psychotherapy, and identify the strength and weaknesses of each approach.
CC13 Keynote 02 - Love in the 21st Century - Terry Real, LICSW
We’ve never wanted more from our romantic relationships but both men and women—in different ways and for different reasons—lack the skills to meet our new ambitions. What do men and women want from each other? Why are relationships so fraught? And how can we be more effective as clinicians? The nature of marriage has changed and therapists must meet challenges unique to our new landscape.
CC13 Keynote 03 - Guerrilla Divorce Busting: Working with Couples in the Trenches - Michele Weiner-Davis, MSW, LCSW
This keynote explores the incredibly powerful ways we can restore hope in the flat-lined couples we encounter—both in and out of our offices. Be inspired with new, 11th hour strategies for helping challenging couples want to work things out.
CC13 Keynote 04 – A Neural Love Code: The Body’s Need to Engage and Bond – Stephen Porges, PhD
The Love Code provides a metaphor to explore the neural mechanisms underlying how and why we attach, bond, fall in love and seek out safe and trusted others in an unsafe world. This presentation will explore the body’s need for intimate engagement and social bonding from an adaptive perspective. Within the theoretical context of the Polyvagal Theory, the presentation will illustrate how specific features in our social environment may trigger neurophysiological systems, through a process of “neuroception,” that enables us either to be fearful and disengage or to feel safe and enter enduring intimate relations.
CC13 Keynote 05 - Marriage Rules: Connecting with a Difficult Partner - Harriet Lerner, PhD
Lerner will describe the key aspects of having a clear and courageous voice with a difficult partner when a relationship is stuck in silence, fighting, distance, and blame.
CC13 Keynote 06 - Caring for an Aging Partner or Parent and Wondering, “Who’s Going to Care for me?” - Janis Abrahms Spring, PhD
Fifty million Americans currently care for an aging partner or parent. Using poignant movie clips, Janis will address the joy and imposition of caregiving in families and in couples. She’ll also offer universal lessons on how partners can help each other grow old gracefully and survive this ordinary, extraordinary journey.
CC13 Keynote 07 - Acknowledgement and Possibility: The Two Cornerstones to Successful Couples Therapy - Bill O'Hanlon, MS
Too little acknowledgment will lead to alienation of one of both partners in couples therapy, but too much acknowledgment without a compelling invitation to move on from conflict, blame and the past to new possibilities won’t work either. Learn how to maintain that delicate balance and let the couple teach you when to use which method.