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CC17 Topical Panel 03 - Couples Boundaries: Rigid, Permeable and Transparent - Janina Fisher, PhD, Martha Kauppi, LMFT, ACST, and Rick Miller, LICSW

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Topic Areas:
Couples Therapy |  Topical Panels |  Relationships
Learning Track - Couples Starter Kit
Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2017
Martha Kauppi, MS MFT |  Rick Miller, MSW |  Janina Fisher, PhD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 02, 2017
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Relational boundaries can be a source of problems if they are too inflexible or if they are too weak. Clinicians need a method to assess and treat boundary issues.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe couples boundaries in operational terms.
  2. Given a couple, indicate the boundary style most common in its use.
  3. Provide an example of each boundary type.

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




Martha Kauppi, MS MFT's Profile

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Martha Kauppi believes that relationships (with yourself, your family, your partner, your culture, your community) form the context for life and provide some of the richest material for both joy and struggle. Improving any of our relationships improves every aspect of life. She is skilled in relationship, family, and couple counselor, and love working with people who are addressing family relationship challenges, improving couple communication, or exploring improved intimate connection.

Rick Miller, MSW's Profile

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Rick Miller, MSW, is a clinical social worker in private practice in Boston and on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He is the author of Unwrapped: Integrative Therapy with Gay Men… the Gift of Presence (2015). Rick has served on numerous national and international faculties, including the International Society of Hypnosis, the Brief Therapy Conference, the American Group Psychotherapy Association, and Harvard Medical School.

Janina Fisher, PhD's Profile

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Janina Fisher, PhD is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Instructor at the Trauma Center, an outpatient clinic and research center founded by Bessel van der Kolk. Known for her expertise as both a therapist and consultant, she is also past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, an EMDR International Association Credit Provider, a faculty member of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and a former Instructor, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fisher has been an invited speaker at the Cape Cod Institute, Harvard Medical School Conference Series, the EMDR International Association Annual Conference, University of Wisconsin, University of Westminster in London, the Psychotraumatology Institute of Europe, and the Esalen Institute. Dr. Fisher lectures and teaches nationally and internationally on topics related to the integration of research and treatment and how to introduce these newer trauma treatment paradigms in traditional therapeutic approaches.