CC15 Keynote 04 - Mating in Captivity: Attachment Security and Erotic Life in Couples - Esther Perel, MA, LMFT
This bold take on intimacy and sex grapples with the obstacles and anxieties that arise when our need for secure love conflicts with our pursuit of passion. We will tackle eroticism as a quality of vitality in relationships extending far beyond mere sexuality and show how reconciling these two competing needs is at the heart of sustaining desire over time. We will address paradoxes of desire and how social forces inhibit erotic expression; attachment history and the erotic blueprint.
CC15 Keynote 06 - I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair: Using Creative Rituals to Help Couples Move on and Heal - Bill O'Hanlon, MS
Rituals have been used for thousands of years to help people move through difficult developmental times, to move on from problems and stuck places and to grieve and leave trauma behind. In this session, you will discover the two types of rituals that can help couples resolve their issues effectively.
CC15 Keynote 07 - Discernment Counseling for “Mixed Agenda” Couples - William Doherty, PhD
What do you do with couples who are split on trying to working on their relationship or calling it quits? They are often poor candidate for traditional couples therapy but they are idea candidates for "Discernment Counseling," a creative way of working with couples our therapy models are not designed for. We will discuss the difference between couples therapy and discernment counseling.
CC15 Law & Ethics – WTF??? What’s the Future and Where to Fit – Steven Frankel, PhD, JD
This 6-hour program addresses the profound changes that are taking place in the health system in the U.S., the implications for mental health care, and, in turn, the implications for mental health care providers. We begin with a discussion of the role of the insurance industry in health care and how that role has expanded over the past 50-60 years, affecting the licensure and practices of mental health professionals. From there, we move to the current changes themselves, including:
CC15 Workshop 02 - Core Features of a Conscious Partnership - Harville Hendrix, PhD
Couples therapy tends to operate without a clear map of successful outcome, except the reported satisfaction/dissatisfaction of the couple. In this workshop, we will propose an optimal outcome of couple’s therapy, the process of reaching it and demonstrate the procedures that achieve it.
CC15 Workshop 03 - Working with Disorganization in Couple Therapy: A PACT Perspective - Stan Tatkin, PsyD
This workshop focuses on couple therapy with highly disorganized partners and couples. Special attention will be paid to the importance of strong therapeutic frame (rules) and therapeutic stance (goals). Highly disorganized partners and couples will be viewed through the lens of attachment theory, regulation theory, and neurobiological development.
CC15 Workshop 04 - Rethinking Couples Therapy: Innovative Approaches to Love, Sex, and Infidelity - Esther Perel, MA, LMFT
Through case examples, Esther Perel will show how to effectively engage such issues as intimacy, sexuality and infidelity by creating separate spaces where each partner can explore his/her feelings and experiences along with larger relationship dynamics. We will show how to navigate privacy and secrecy, honesty and transparency, stage interventions around sexual impasses, and structure a safe and flexible therapeutic environment to work effectively with infidelity.
CC15 Workshop 05 - The Long and Bumpy Road to Recovery: Restoring Trust and Love in Shattered Relationships - Alexandra Katehakis, MA, MFT
Sex addiction destroys trust in relationships, traumatizing the partner, the sex addict, and the family system. Relational trauma left untreated will have both parties and the entire system crumbling. Attunement, communication, and empathy (ACE) are the threepronged stool that supports the long, and sometimes arduous, journey to restoring trust. The goal is to recognize the signs of relational trauma in both parties, and compare the difference between relational trauma and co-dependence
CC15 Workshop 06 - Lies and Deception: The Deep Pit Couples Fall Into When Differentiation Fails - Ellyn Bader, PhD and Sue Diamond Potts, MA, RCC
Everybody lies. Some lies are loving and harmless. But, others are enormously destructive. Couples’ patterns of deception often begin innocently but end in couples destroying the love they once had. Self- deception, conflict avoidance and felony lies all undermine commitment and connection. Learn to identify and disrupt deception, confront evasiveness and hypocrisy and facilitate differentiation.