Couples Conference 2019
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Couples Conference 2019

Registration Ticket Options

  • Pre-Conference
    • Law and Ethics with Steve Frankel;
    • April 11th Sessions Only
  • 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, April 12th through, Sunday, April 14th
  • ​Main + Pre-Conference
    • Register for Every Session at Couples Conference Thursday, April 11th through Sunday, April 14th

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 for more info.


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 April 2019.


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.


If the Milton H. Erickson Foundation (hereby referred to as MHEF) cannot hold the 2019 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: for written registration cancellations. Those who submit cancellations in writing before March 15, 2019 will receive a full refund, less a $50 service fee. Those who cancel after March 15th and before April 10, 2019, will receive a 50% refund. We will not issue refunds for cancellations made after April 10, 2019. 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, Apr 11, 2019 - 08:00a to 04:00p PDT
Fri, Apr 12, 2019 - 08:00a to 04:00p PDT
Sat, Apr 13, 2019 - 08:00a to 04:00p PDT
Sun, Apr 14, 2019 - 08:00a to 04:00p PDT
Fri, Apr 12, 2019 - 08:00a to Sun, Apr 14, 2019 - 04:00p PDT
Thu, Apr 11, 2019 - 08:00a to Sun, Apr 14, 2019 - 04:00p PDT


Product Details
Topic Areas:
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2019
A. Steven Frankel |  Ellyn Bader |  Sue Johnson |  Terry Real |  Stan Tatkin
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
24 credits/hours
Not Applicable



A. Steven Frankel's Profile

A. Steven Frankel Related seminars and products: 40


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. 

After leaving full-time university service, Dr. Frankel entered clinical practice, with both in- and outpatient responsibilities. Beginning in 1980, his psychology practice focused increasingly on the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic and dissociative disorders. He began consulting relationships with trauma treatment programs of private psychiatric hospitals in 1990. In 1993, he joined with Walter and Linda Young in the opening of a unit for the treatment of traumatic and dissociative disorders at Del Amo Hospital in Torrance, CA and remained a consultant to the program until July of 2000. An ISSD member since 1990 and Fellow since 1998, he was elected President of the ISSD for 2001-02.

Ellyn Bader's Profile

Ellyn Bader Related seminars and products: 32


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 Johnson's Profile

Sue Johnson Related seminars and products: 47


Dr. Sue Johnson is an author, clinical psychologist, researcher, professor, popular presenter and speaker and a leading innovator in the field of couple therapy and adult attachment. Sue is the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Couples and Family Therapy (EFT), which has demonstrated its effectiveness in over 30 years of peer-reviewed clinical research.

Sue Johnson is founding Director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant University in San Diego, California, as well as Professor Emeritus, Clinical Psychology, at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Terry Real's Profile

Terry Real Related seminars and products: 19


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.

Stan Tatkin's Profile

Stan Tatkin Related seminars and products: 40


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.


Pre-Conference - Thursday, April 11th 2019
Date/Time: Thu, Apr 11, 2019 - 08:00A to 04:00P (PDT)

Main Conference Day 1 - Friday, April 12th 2019
Date/Time: Fri, Apr 12, 2019 - 08:00A to 04:00P (PDT)

Main Conference Day 2 - Saturday, April 13th 2019
Date/Time: Sat, Apr 13, 2019 - 08:00A to 04:00P (PDT)

Main Conference Day 3 - Sunday, April 14th 2019
Date/Time: Sun, Apr 14, 2019 - 08:00A to 04:00P (PDT)

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