Two particularly challenging issues that surface in couples therapy are addiction and self absorption. Through the lens of the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, Sue and Ellyn will describe how to make strategic treatment decisions that propel couples toward sobriety and more collaborative functioning. They will review the troublesome traits of the self-absorbed partner and illuminate ways to increase other-differentiation and increase caring and compassion. Case examples will demonstrate the challenge of confronting individual partners addictive and self-absorbed behavior, while simultaneously supporting the developmental growth of the couple.
*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.
Sue Diamond Potts, M.A., R.C.C., is a psychotherapist working in Vancouver, British Columbia with over 25 years in the field. She is the Founder & Director of the Good Life Therapy Centre which focuses on helping couples and individuals create loving relationships in the aftermath of addiction and trauma. Sue began her career working with adult children of alcoholics, focusing on healing developmental trauma and grieving the loss of an unlived childhood. She went on to study and teach somatic approaches to working with trauma. As a Certified Bader-Pearson Developmental Couples Therapist she has been leading trainings in this model to therapists locally and internationally.
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