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CC15 Workshop 13 - A New Approach to Start Therapy with Dysfunctional Couples - Peter Pearson, PhD

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Couples Therapy |  Workshops |  Communication |  Interviewing |  Therapist Development
Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2015
Peter Pearson, PhD
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Original Program Date:
Apr 26, 2015
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Conventional approaches begin with: What brings you here? How can I help? What are your objectives? These are great questions for individuals but they are toxic for dysfunctional couples. Their responses will get you a truckload of cross complaints. After ten minutes nobody is feeling great.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate how therapists can understand the presenting problems without the couple blaming, shaming or guilting each other. Couples listen curiously and exchange compliments as problems are described.
  2. Demonstrate how each partner identifies their individual objectives for being in therapy and how to deal with the inevitable resistance to achieve those goals.

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



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Peter Pearson, Ph.D., has specialized in helping couples transform their relationships. He and his wife, Dr. Ellyn Bader are pioneers in the field of couples therapy, creating The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy and founding The Couples Institute long before couples therapy was recognized as a specialty. As a therapist, workshop leader, author, and speaker, Pete is dedicated to helping couples create extraordinary relationships. He and his wife have been featured on over 50 radio and television programs including “The Today Show” and “CBS Early Morning News.”