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Volunteer registration for Couples Conference 2023
Cancellation notice must be submitted by April 17th. All cancellations must be in writing, either in an email or in mail, and there will be a $50 administrative charge for each cancellation. Cancellations that are NOT recieved by Monday, April 17th, will NOT be eligible for a refund. You must notify the Foundation of any changes by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 602-956-6196.
The Responsibilities: Volunteers will be assigned on a random basis to monitor meeting rooms to create homestudy questions for sessions assigned. You will be scheduled to work approximately two to four hours per day, during mornings, or afternoons. Please see the schedule in February to make sure you can volunteer during those times. You must have open availability throughout the Main Conference (May 5th through May 7th).
You will NOT be able to choose the workshops for which you are assigned; however, when not assigned, you may attend any sessions you prefer during the CONFERENCE ONLY. Remember: You will be able to claim credit toward a Certificate of Attendance stating your hours for all sessions worked and attended!
The Requirements: Volunteers should be able to understand and communicate in English and have legible handwriting.
If you cannot commit to the requirements/responsibilities, you will not be able to volunteer, but you may sign up as an attendee.
The Cost: The cost of attending Couples Conference 2023 as a volunteer is $25.00. You will be refunded $75 of the original deposit ($100) after you have successfully completed your volunteer duties as assigned. Refunds will be mailed to you 4-6 weeks after completion of the Conference.
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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.
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.
Elliott Connie is a solution focused therapist with his private practice based in Keller, TX. Elliott specializes in using the solution focused approach to work with couples. He is the co-author of the book The Art of Solution Focused Therapy, and his second book, Solution Building in Couples Therapy, was released in 2012. His latest book, The Solution Focused Marriage: 5 Simple Habits That Will Bring Out the Best in Your Relationship, is now available.
Elliott has traveled throughout the United States and Europe, including the UK, Sweden, Poland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia, Russia, South Africa and Canada, training psychotherapists to work more effectively with couples, and helping couples to build more satisfying relationships.
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.
I graduated from Boston University in 1995 with a Masters Degree in Social Work and a specialization in group psychotherapy. While studying at Boston University, my field placements focused on family therapy, adult mental health, substance abuse and dependency, community mental health and people diagnosed with HIV and AIDS.
My undergraduate degree was completed in 1993 through The University of Massachusetts Boston. While enrolled at U-Mass Boston, I worked full time with homeless men, women and families struggling with chronic mental illness, substance dependency, and domestic violence. I was employed at McLean Hospital for several years where I worked primarily in an adolescent residential program and several other programs including the psychotic disorders residential unit.
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.
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