While confrontation is often the best way to help clients examine their contribution to a problem, many therapists feels anxious about the tension aroused during confrontation. Leam to employ confrontation in couples work with special emphasis on matching the intensity of the confrontation- gentle to tough- with the level of impasse. The focus will be on how to select what to confront, when to confront, and how to build a confrontation over time. You will leave this session with a firmer grasp of the attitude and posture necessary to use confrontation more effectively in your work.
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Ellyn Bader, PhD, is a founder and director of The Couples Institute in Menlo Park, California. As a clinical psychologist, workshop leader, author, and speaker, she is dedicated to helping couples create extraordinary relationships. Over the past 30 years she has trained therapists in couples therapy throughout the United States as well as Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia. She served as a Clinical Faculty in Stanford University School of Medicine for 8 years.