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CC18 Workshop 11 - Untangling Passive Aggressive Dynamics in Marriage - Peter Pearson, PhD

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Topic Areas:
Workshops |  Continuing Education |  Marriage |  Passive-Aggressiveness |  Couples Therapy
Learning Track - Couples Starter Kit
Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2018 |  Online Continuing Education
Peter Pearson, PhD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
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Original Program Date:
May 05, 2018
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Passive aggressive spouses challenge even seasoned couple’s therapists. One partner over functions and the other under functions. Both become entrenched in this pattern. And the passive aggressive partner stubbornly resists your best insights and agreements for change. As conventional therapy often falls flat with this couple, I will do a demonstration showing you to stay out of the middle and create an unconventional leverage for change. Leave with a comprehensive framework for changing these systems.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Effectively confront broken homework agreements.
  2. Interrupt the over-functioning of the passive aggressive spouse.
  3. Describe the origin of the PA dynamic.
  4. Start their change before the first session.

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



2 credits available.

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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.”