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CC11 Workshop 01 – The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy: Integrating Attachment, Differentiation and Neuroscience in Couples Therapy

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Attachment |  Couples Therapy |  Neuroscience |  Workshop
Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2011
Ellyn Bader
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
1 Hour 12 Minutes
Audio Only
Original Program Date :
Apr 01, 2011
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Using a developmental lens is powerful to lead couples to make sustained change. Learn to use developmental principles to assess what is wrong and to direct your treatment decisions. Recognize arrested differentiation and see differentiation in action. Videotapes and clinical case examples will be used throughout the workshop to demonstrate how to promote development in hostile and conflict avoidant couples.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Delineate 5 stages of couples development.
  2. Integrate neuroscience findings into couples therapy to interrupt hostility in angry couples.
  3. Demonstrate differentiation in action during couples sessions.
  4. Distinguish differentiation from individuation/autonomy and explain why this matters in effective treatment.



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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.


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