Couples Conference 2018
Live Event

Couples Conference 2018


Registration Ticket Options

  • Pre-Conference
    • There are two pre-conference options -
      • Law and Ethics with Steve Frankel;
      • Systemic Approaches to Couples and Family with Jeff Zeig;
    • May 3rd Sessions Only
    • You may attend either pre-conference option
  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    • Day Tickets for Single Day Registration only
      • more than one may be purchased in separate transactions if you want to attend Friday and Saturday, or Saturday and Sunday, etc
  • Main Conference
    • Register for All Sessions Friday, May 4th through, Sunday May 6th
  • ​Main + Pre-Conference
    • Register for Every Session at Couples Conference Thursday, May 3rd through Sunday, May 6th

About the Conference

The Couples Conferences have become a leading vehicle for learning the applications of the latest research on facilitating treatment with couples. At this Conference, you will learn from leading-edge theorists and practitioners as they define, describe and discuss differing approaches that initially promote closeness and those that move toward managing difference and facilitating differentiation. By the end of this Conference, you will have advanced and refined your own thinking about how to approach the challenge of facilitating intimacy. Visit CouplesConference.com for more info.

Qualifications

The Couples Conference is open to professionals in health or mental health-related fields, including physicians, doctoral-level psychologists and dentists who are qualified for membership in, or are members of, their respective professional organizations (eg. AMA, APA, ADA), and to professionals with health-related graduate degrees (eg. MSW, MSN, MA or MS) from accredited institutions. Full-time graduate students in accredited programs leading to such degrees will be accepted if they supply a letter from their department on letterhead stationery, certifying their full-time status as of May 2018.

Credits

Please note: Attendees can receive up to the listed max credits each day. All sessions, except those as listed as “not for credit” are calculated as 1.0 clock/credit hour per 1 hour session. Attendees are given credit per session/hour, and not per day. There is no partial session credit given. Please click on the Credits tab above for more info.

Disclaimer

If the Milton H. Erickson Foundation (hereby referred to as MHEF) cannot hold the 2018 Couples Conference due to acts of nature, war, government regulations, disaster, civil disorder or curtailment of transportation facilitating other emergencies making it inadvisable, illegal, or impossible to provide the facilities or to hold the meeting, each prepaid attendee will receive a copy of the annual conference handouts and any other materials that would have been distributed. Fixed conference expenses will be paid from the pre-registration funds. Remaining funds will be refunded to pre-registrants. MHEF is not responsible for any other costs incurred by pre-registrants in connection with the annual conference.

The views and opinions expressed by presenters are their own and do not necessarily represent those of MHEF.

MHEF disclaims any responsibility for the use and application of information presented at this conference.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy: Please email: support@erickson-foundation.org for written registration cancellations. Those who submit cancellations in writing before March 15, 2018 will receive a full refund, less a $50 service fee. Those who cancel after March 15th and before April 12, 2018, will receive a 50% refund. We will not issue refunds for cancellations made after April 12, 2018. Please allow 8-10 weeks processing. If paying by check, please note that those who submit a non-sufficient fund check will be charged a $20 service fee.

Available Dates:

Thu, May 03, 2018 - 08:30a to 04:00p PDT - Oakland, California
Fri, May 04, 2018 - 08:30a to 06:00p PDT - Oakland, California
Sat, May 05, 2018 - 09:00a to 04:45p PDT - Oakland, California
Sun, May 06, 2018 - 08:30a to 04:45p PDT - Oakland, California
Fri, May 04, 2018 - 08:30a to Sun, May 06, 2018 - 04:45p PDT - Oakland, California
Thu, May 03, 2018 - 08:30a to Sun, May 06, 2018 - 04:45p PDT - Oakland, California

Details

Product Details

Credit Available - See Credits tab.

Credits

A.C.C.M.E.

The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


A.M.A.

The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc., designates this live activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


A.P.A.

24 credits available.

The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

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B.R.N.

The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 9376 for 24 contact hours.


N.B.C.C.

The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5056. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


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Social workers participating in this course will receive ____ (clinical or social
work ethics) continuing education clock hours.


FL LCSW

The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling as a provider of continuing education (CE Provider #: 50-2008).


NY LCSW

The Milton H. Erickson Foundation is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0304.


New York MHC

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CA BBS

Licensees with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc is approved to provide CE’s by the NBCC and the APA in the state of California.  As of 7/1/15, California BBS accepts CE hours from CE providers approved by either the NBCC or the APA for all license types per Title 16 California Code of Regulations (16CCR) § 1887.4.1 and § 1887.4.3


New York MFT

The Milton H. Erickson Foundation is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0052.


FL MFT

The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling as a provider of continuing education (CE Provider #: 50-2008).


Faculty

Ellyn Bader Related seminars and products: 18

PhD


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 Related seminars and products: 6

MA, RCC


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. 


Helen E. Fisher Related seminars and products: 6

PhD


Helen E. Fisher, PhD, is a biological anthropologist and a Research Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University. She has written five books on the evolution and future of human sexuality, monogamy, adultery and divorce, gender differences in the brain, the chemistry of romantic love, and most recently, human personality types and why we fall in love with one person rather than another.


A. Steven Frankel Related seminars and products: 24

PhD, JD, ABPP


A. Steven Frankel PhD, JD, ABPP, is a clinical psychologist and an Attorney at Law licensed in California, and The District of Columbia. He is a Diplomate in both Clinical and Forensic Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. He earned his PhD at Indiana University, and interned at the Psychiatric Institute of Columbia University. 


Harville Hendrix Related seminars and products: 28

PhD


Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD are partners in life and work. Their lives and work are integrated in their commitment to the transformation of couples and families and to the evolution of a relational culture that supports universal equality. Harville is co-creator of Imago Relationship Therapy and co-founder of Imago Relationships International. Chancellor of the Imago International Institute and emeritus board member of IRI. Dr. Hendrix has received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Mercer University, Macon, GA, the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, and the Distinguished Contributors Award by the Association for Imago Relationship Therapy. His latest book, written with his wife, Helen Hunt, is Receiving Love


Helen LaKelly Hunt Related seminars and products: 9

PhD


Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD are partners in life and work. Their lives and work are integrated in their commitment to the transformation of couples and families and to the evolution of a relational culture that supports universal equality.


Sam Jinich Related seminars and products: 1

PhD


Sam Jinich, Ph.D. is a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT), Supervisor and Trainer. He is the Director of the San Francisco Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (SFCEFT) and the Instituto de Terapia Focalizada en las Emociones (ITFE). Dr. Jinich received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University's Joint Doctoral Program. He completed his internship and postdoctoral training at University of California San Francisco Medical Center. Sam is one of the Founders of the Northern California Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy (NCCEFT) and is Past President of the San Francisco Psychological Association. Sam has been an Individual and Couples Therapist in San Francisco for over 20 years. Sam teaches Emotionally Focused Therapy internationally and is actively involved in developing EFT communities and training centers in Latin America and Spain. Sam co-facilitates the Hold Me Tight© Workshop for Couples with Michelle Gannon, PhD in San Francisco, Tiburon and Esalen Institute. The San Francisco Center for EFT offers Introductions to EFT, the 4-day EFT Externship, EFT Core Skills Series, Advanced EFT Refresher, and Forgiveness Training for Therapists and Attunement Training for Therapists. For more information, please visit SFCEFT.com. Sam is bilingual and bicultural in Spanish and has led EFT Externships and Core Skills in Spanish in Argentina, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama and Spain.


Martha Kauppi Related seminars and products: 4


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.


Peter Pearson Related seminars and products: 5

PhD


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.”


Esther Perel Related seminars and products: 27

MA, LMFT


Esther Perel, MA, LMFT, is the best-selling author of Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence, translated into 25 languages. Fluent in nine of them, the Belgian native is a practicing psychotherapist, celebrated speaker and organizational consultant to Fortune 500 companies. The New York Times, in a cover story, named her the most important game changer on sexuality and relationships since Dr. Ruth. Her critically acclaimed viral TED Talks have collectively reached over 10 million viewers.

 


Terry Real Related seminars and products: 7

LICSW


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.


Michele Scheinkman Related seminars and products: 1

LCSW


Michele Scheinkman, LCSW, is a faculty member at The Ackerman Institute for the Family specializing in couple’s therapy training. She also has a private practice in Manhattan. Former Director of Training at the Chicago Center for Family Health and Lecturer at the University of Chicago, she was a consultant at the multicultural Roberto Clemente Center in New York City for many years. Her articles about couples therapy are widely valued and include: The Vulnerability Cycle: Working With Impasses In Couples Therapy (2004); Beyond the Trauma of Betrayal: Reconsidering Affairs in Couples Therapy (2005 ); The Multi-level Approach: A Road Map to Couples Therapy (2008); Disarming Jealousy in Couples Therapy: A Multidimensional Approach (2010). Her workshops in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia are highly regarded for her integrative multicultural approach, conceptual clarity, and practical application with a wide range of couples.


Stan Tatkin Related seminars and products: 22

PsyD, MFT


Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, is a clinician, researcher, teacher, and developer of A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT®). He has a clinical practice in Calabasas, CA, where he has specialized for the last 15 years in working with couples and individuals who wish to be in relationships. He and his wife, Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin, developed the PACT Institute for the purpose of training other psychotherapists to use this method in their clinical practice.


Jeffrey Zeig Related seminars and products: 119

PhD


Jeffrey K. Zeig, PhD, is the Founder and Director of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation and is president of Zeig, Tucker & Theisen, Inc., publishers in the behavioral sciences. He has edited, co-edited, authored or coauthored more than 20 books on psychotherapy that appear in twelve foreign languages. Dr. Zeig is a psychologist and marriage and family therapist in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona. 


Location

Oakland Marriott City Center

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1001 Broadway, Oakland, California 94607, United States
(510) 451-4000
www.marriott.com

Agenda

Pre-Conference - Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
PC01 - Systemic Approaches to Couples and Family: Learning from the Masters Part 1
Data/Time: Thu, May 03, 2018 - 08:30a to 12:30p (PDT)
Speaker(s): Jeffrey Zeig
LE01 - Law and Ethics: Really Hard Work Part 1
Data/Time: Thu, May 03, 2018 - 08:30a to 12:30p (PDT)
Speaker(s): A. Steven Frankel
PC01 - Systemic Approaches to Couples and Family: Learning from the Masters Part 2
Data/Time: Thu, May 03, 2018 - 02:00p to 04:00p (PDT)
Speaker(s): Jeffrey Zeig
LE01 - Law and Ethics: Really Hard Work Part 2
Data/Time: Thu, May 03, 2018 - 02:00p to 04:00p (PDT)
Speaker(s): A. Steven Frankel

Main Conference Day 1 - Friday, May 4th, 2018
Convocation (not for credit)
Data/Time: Fri, May 04, 2018 - 08:30a to 09:00a (PDT)
K01 - Ellyn Bader - 33 Years Specializing in Couples Therapy
Data/Time: Fri, May 04, 2018 - 09:00a to 10:00a (PDT)
Speaker(s): Ellyn Bader
WS01 - Helen Fisher - Love Addiction in Four Forms: A Workshop
Data/Time: Fri, May 04, 2018 - 10:15a to 12:15p (PDT)
Speaker(s): Helen Fisher
WS02 - Terry Real - Diving into the Heart of the Work
Data/Time: Fri, May 04, 2018 - 10:15a to 12:15p (PDT)
Speaker(s): Terry Real
WS03 - Stan Tatkin - Sex!
Data/Time: Fri, May 04, 2018 - 10:15a to 12:15p (PDT)
Speaker(s): Stan Tatkin
K02 - Helen Fisher - Addicted to Love
Data/Time: Fri, May 04, 2018 - 01:30p to 02:30p (PDT)
Speaker(s): Helen Fisher
WS04 - Ellyn Bader - Strong Leadership in Couples Therapy Part 1
Data/Time: Fri, May 04, 2018 - 02:45p to 04:45p (PDT)
Speaker(s): Ellyn Bader
WS05 - Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt - Creating Safety in the Space Between
Data/Time: Fri, May 04, 2018 - 02:45p to 04:45p (PDT)
Speaker(s): Helen LaKelly Hunt, Harville Hendrix
WS06 - Sam Jinich - Embracing Vulnerability and Creating Secure Connections in Emotionally Focused Therapy
Data/Time: Fri, May 04, 2018 - 02:45p to 04:45p (PDT)
Speaker(s): Sam Jinich
Author's Hour (not for credit)
Data/Time: Fri, May 04, 2018 - 05:00p to 06:00p (PDT)

Main Conference Day 2 - Saturday, May 5th, 2018
K03 - Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt - The Space Between: Where Love Happens
Data/Time: Sat, May 05, 2018 - 09:00a to 10:00a (PDT)
Speaker(s): Harville Hendrix, Helen LaKelly Hunt
WS07 - Ellyn Bader - Strong Leadership in Couples Therapy Part 2
Data/Time: Sat, May 05, 2018 - 10:15a to 12:15p (PDT)
Speaker(s): Ellyn Bader
WS08 - Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt - Curiosity and Wonder
Data/Time: Sat, May 05, 2018 - 10:15a to 12:15p (PDT)
Speaker(s): Harville Hendrix, Helen LaKelly Hunt
WS09 - Martha Kauppi - Working With Polyamorous Clients
Data/Time: Sat, May 05, 2018 - 10:15a to 12:15p (PDT)
Speaker(s): Martha Kauppi
K04 - Terry Real - Working With Difficult Men
Data/Time: Sat, May 05, 2018 - 01:30p to 02:30p (PDT)
Speaker(s): Terry Real
WS10 - Sam Jinich - Accessing and Deepening Emotions in EFT
Data/Time: Sat, May 05, 2018 - 02:45p to 04:45p (PDT)
Speaker(s): Sam Jinich
WS11 - Peter Pearson - Untangling Passive Aggressive Dynamics in Marriage
Data/Time: Sat, May 05, 2018 - 02:45p to 04:45p (PDT)
Speaker(s): Peter Pearson
WS12 - Michelle Scheinkman - From Impasse to Intimacy: An Integrative Multicultural Perspective
Data/Time: Sat, May 05, 2018 - 02:45p to 04:45p (PDT)
Speaker(s): Michele Scheinkman

Main Conference Day 3 - Sunday, May 6th, 2018
K05 - Esther Perel - The State of Affairs: A New Clinical Approach to Infidelity
Data/Time: Sun, May 06, 2018 - 08:30a to 09:30a (PDT)
Speaker(s): Esther Perel
KWS01 - Keynote Workshop with Esther Perel and Terry Real - The Difference That Makes the Difference
Data/Time: Sun, May 06, 2018 - 09:45a to 11:45a (PDT)
Speaker(s): Esther Perel, Terry Real
K06 - Stan Tatkin - Attachment, Differentiation, Individuation, and Neuroscience
Data/Time: Sun, May 06, 2018 - 01:00p to 02:00p (PDT)
Speaker(s): Stan Tatkin
WS13 - Ellyn Bader and Sue Diamond Potts - The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
Data/Time: Sun, May 06, 2018 - 02:15p to 04:15p (PDT)
Speaker(s): Ellyn Bader, Sue Diamond Potts
WS14 - Esther Perel - Sexuality and Intimacy with Couples
Data/Time: Sun, May 06, 2018 - 02:15p to 04:15p (PDT)
Speaker(s): Esther Perel
WS15 - Stan Tatkin - Personality Disorders in Couple Therapy
Data/Time: Sun, May 06, 2018 - 02:15p to 04:15p (PDT)
Speaker(s): Stan Tatkin
Closing Remarks (Not for Credit)
Data/Time: Sun, May 06, 2018 - 04:30p to 04:45p (PDT)

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