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CC19 Symposium 01 - Symposium: Introduction to 3 Models - Ellyn Bader, PhD; Donald Cole, DMin, LPC, LMFT; Carrie Cole, MED, LPC; Terry Real, LICSW

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Symposiums |  Couples Therapy |  Developmental Therapy Model |  Gottman Method |  Relational Life Therapy Model (RLT)
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Ellyn Bader, PhD |  Terry Real, LICSW |  Carrie Cole, M.Ed, LPC |  Donald Cole, DMIN, LPC, LMFT
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
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Original Program Date:
Apr 12, 2019
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Each faculty member will present basic principles for their model to help the audience understand the strengths of the model: Developmental, Gottman, and Relational.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Developmental: Select stage-appropriate treatment plans for couples at different developmental stages.
  2. Gottman: Describe the value of assessment and the basic structure of Sound Relationship House Theory.
  3. Relational: Describe the art of joining through the truth- confrontation so loving that our clients trust us more because of it.

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



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Ellyn Bader, PhD's Profile

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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.

Terry Real, LICSW's Profile

Terry Real, LICSW Related Seminars and Products

Terry Real, LICSW, is a nationally recognized family therapist, author, and teacher. He is particularly known for his groundbreaking work on men and male psychology as well as his work on gender and couples; he has been in private practice for over twenty-five years. Terry has appeared often as the relationship expert for Good Morning America and ABC News. His work has been featured in numerous academic articles as well as media venues such as Oprah, 20/20, The Today Show, CNN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today and many others.

Carrie Cole, M.Ed, LPC's Profile

Carrie Cole, M.Ed, LPC Related Seminars and Products

Carrie Cole, M.Ed., LPC is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas and an approved LPC Supervisor. She received her Master’s degree in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994. She has over 15 years of experience working with individuals and couples on a wide range of issues including marital therapy, affair recovery, depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, eating disorders, parenting, trauma recovery, divorce recovery, and personality disorders. Carrie has also provided seminars on relationships, parenting and divorce recovery.

Ms. Cole is the Director of Research for the Gottman Institute. As a Certified Gottman Method Couples’ Therapist and a master trainer in Gottman Method Therapy, she teaches all levels of the Gottman Method Certification Program.

Donald Cole, DMIN, LPC, LMFT's Profile

Donald Cole, DMIN, LPC, LMFT Related Seminars and Products

Don Cole, D.Min, LPC, LMFT is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage & Family Counselor in the state of Texas and an approved LPC & LMFT Supervi- sor. He received his doctorate in ministry with a specializa- tion in psychotherapy from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in 1993. He has 25 years of experience working with individuals and couples in various capacities includ- ing marital therapy, affair recovery, depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, parenting, and personality disorders.

Dr. Cole is the Clinical Director for the Gottman Institute. As a Certified Gottman Method Couples’ Therapist and a member of the Gottman Relationship Institute and a mas- ter trainer in Gottman Method Therapy, he teaches all levels of the Gottman Method Certification Program. He is also a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marital and Family Therapists.

Dr. Cole is an experienced public speaker and seminar leader and has held workshops on a variety of topics. He is also an ordained Lutheran Pastor through the ELCA.