Couples say they want better communication often without having the developmental capacities to bring about what they so desperately desire. The Initiator-Inquirer Process can be used to increase clients' capacity for empathy, self-definition and giving when it is not convenient.
Delineate 2 roles that increase communication when couples are emotionally triggered.
Demonstrate how to support partners in effectively initiating a topic that matters to them
Review the continuum of empathy development
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.
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