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CC12 Workshop 09 – “We Can’t Communicate” What Does This Mean? – Ellyn Bader, PhD

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Workshops |  Communication |  Couples Therapy |  Narcissism |  Personality Disorders |  Trauma
Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2012
Ellyn Bader, PhD
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Original Program Date:
Apr 28, 2012
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Couples come to therapy saying “we can’t communicate.” It sounds simple. Yet what does this really mean? Closer examination often reveals trauma, chronic hostility, narcissistic entitlement, or long-term conflict avoidance. And resolution requires internal self-development that may be resisted by one or both partners. This advanced workshop will use video segments to demonstrate the intricacies of resolving predictable communication breakdowns and supporting couples development.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate how to encapsulate each partner’s developmental growth edge.
  2. Delineate 5 steps in supporting differentiation. 

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



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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.