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BT10 Short Course 20 - A New Model for Intimate Relationships - Robert Johansen, PhD, Ian Johansen, PhD, Todd Gaffney, PhD

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Couples Therapy |  Short Courses |  Intimacy |  Relationships |  Brief Therapy |  Psychotherapy
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2010
Robert Johansen, PhD |  Ian Johansen, PhD |  Todd Gaffney, PhD
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Original Program Date:
Dec 09, 2010
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This workshop will introduce a new cognitive model for brief, solution-focused psychotherapy for couples. This cognitive paradigm is unique in several ways. It points to the fact that no one knows the client better than his/her intimate partner. The client’s partner pushes, pulls, and teases every imperfection of out their partner’s personality. Specifically, intimacy reveals what is incomplete about the client’s emotional development. It also reveals how effectively the client manages the needs he or she brings to the relationship. This is precisely what clients need to study themselves and points to what we as therapists can do to help our clients. With Robert Johansen, Ian Johansen and Todd Gaffnet.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Explain how to convert marital blaming into personal need identification and effective need management.
  2. Describe how effective need management develops self and partner esteem in an intimate relationship. 

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*