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BT02 Short Course 01 - Beauty and the Beast: The Vicissitudes of Couplehood and the Search for Lasting Solutions in Brief Marital Therapy - Marilia Baker, MSW

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Short Courses |  Art and Creativity |  Couples Therapy |  Marriage |  Relationships |  Brief Therapy |  Storytelling
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2002
Marilia Baker, MSW
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Original Program Date:
Dec 12, 2002
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The classic fairytale Beauty and the Beast contains the fundamental ingredients of a relationship. This presentation introduces the "uses of enchantment" in brief marital therapy through a discussion of this ancient story. It also examines two developmental models that illustrate that journey. Awareness of archetypal forces in "couplemaking" facilitate concise, precise and to-the-point clinical interventions.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe the uses of "enchantment" to learn the skills of living together.
  2. Given a couple's impasse, name four predictable stages of development.

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Marilia Baker, MSW, is a multicultural, multilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is a Board member of the Phoenix Institute of Ericksonian Therapy; member of the Advisory Board for Phoenix Friends of C.G.Jung; International Advisor and Consultant, Centro Ericksoniano de México, and Institutes Editor for the Milton H. Erickson Foundation Newsletter. She conducts presentations and workshops locally and internationally. Ms. Baker is the author of A Tribute to Elizabeth Moore Erickson: Colleague Extraordinaire, Wife, Mother, and Companion, also published in Spanish, Portuguese, and French.