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CC18 Keynote 01 - A Conversation with Sue Diamond Potts: 33 Years Specializing in Couples Therapy - Ellyn Bader, PhD and Sue Diamond Potts, MA

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Couples Therapy |  Keynotes |  Continuing Education |  Therapist Development |  Goals of the Therapist
Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2018 |  Online Continuing Education
Ellyn Bader, PhD |  Sue Diamond, MA, RCC
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
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Original Program Date:
May 04, 2018
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Sue Diamond Potts will interview Dr. Ellyn Bader about her 33 years specializing in couples therapy. They will discuss what it was like when she started and how the field has changed. They will especially focus on what Ellyn has learned from consulting to couples therapists from 33 countries. Ellyn will describe common mistakes therapists make and what it takes to help couples and couples therapists evolve.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe 3 common mistakes couples therapists make.
  2. Delineate the difference between problems and dilemmas and why that makes a difference in couples therapy.
  3. Describe and challenge the types of goals that are often set in couples work.

*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.