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Couples Conference 2008

Attachment, Differentiation, and Neuroscience in Couples Therapy

Held April 25-27, 2008 in San Jose, CA

The Couples Conference, organized by The Milton H. Erickson Foundation and The Couples Institute, offers mental health professionals the opportunity to learn distinct approaches to couples therapy that promote intimacy through effective communication. Couples counseling is one of the fastest growing therapies in the field. Since 1995, the Couples Conference has featured the masters of couples’ therapy, enthusiastically sharing their approaches with mental health professionals from around the world.

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All Couples 2008 Recordings

Below is a listing of all our recordings from the 2008 Couples Conference.

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Topic Areas:
Dialogues |  Attachment |  Couples Therapy
Category:
Couples Conference 2008 |  Couples Conference
Faculty:
Sue Johnson, EdD |  Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT
Duration:
56:43
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Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 25, 2008
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CC08 Dialogue 01 - Key Concepts from Attachment Theory That Influence Your Work - Susan Johnson, EdD and Stan Tatkin, PsyD
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$15.00 - Base Price

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Topic Areas:
Dialogues |  Couples Therapy |  Differentiation
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2008
Faculty:
Ellyn Bader, PhD |  Esther Perel, MA, LMFT
Duration:
25:31
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Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 26, 2008
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CC08 Dialogue 02 - Key Concepts from Differentiation Theory That Influence Your Work - Ellyn Bader, PhD and Esther Perel, MA, MFT
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Topic Areas:
Dialogues |  Couples Therapy |  Neuroscience
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2008
Faculty:
Louis Cozolino, PhD |  Peter Pearson, PhD |  Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT
Duration:
57:12
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Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 27, 2008
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CC08 Dialogue 03 - Key Concepts from Neuroscience That Influence Your Couples Work - Louis Cozolino, PhD, Peter Pearson, PhD, Stan Tatkin, PsyD
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Keynotes |  Couples Therapy |  Mindfulness |  Neuroscience |  Attunement
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2008
Faculty:
Daniel Siegel, MD
Duration:
2:07:07
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Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 25, 2008
Short Description:
Mindful awareness has been scientifically proven to promote social, emotional and physical well-being, and is an effective part of treatment to prevent relapse of drug addiction and chronic depression. Mindfulness also enhances empathy, and in that way may promote healthy interpersonal relationships. This ancient practice of being fully aware in the present moment, without grasping onto judgments, has been found in cultures around the world. At the heart of this proposal is that the state of mindful awareness harnesses specific social and emotional circuits in the brain. The development of these “resonance circuits” creates an integrated brain state that creates the benefits of improved immune and cardiac function, enhanced empathy and self-understanding, and a deeper connection to oneself and others.
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Keynotes |  Couples Therapy |  Trauma |  Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) |  Hypnosis |  Neurobiology
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2008
Faculty:
Bessel van der Kolk, MD
Duration:
1:05:52
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Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 25, 2008
Short Description:
Starting with a review of recent studies on the neurobiology of trauma, Dr. van der Kolk will examine the utility of approaches from the fields of hypnosis, body oriented therapies and EMDR, both with research data and videotaped clinical interventions. The integration of these approaches during different stages of treatment will be discussed.
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Keynotes |  Couples Therapy |  Love |  Sex and Sexuality
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2008
Faculty:
Otto Kernberg, MD
Duration:
56:57
Format:
Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 26, 2008
Short Description:
This presentation will explore the expression of basic conflicts between love and aggression in a couple’s sexual life, their daily interactions, and their value systems. The analysis of chronic couples’ conflicts will be followed by the outline of an essentially psychoanalytic approach to their diagnostic assessment, and the characteristics of analytic and supportive strategies of treatment.
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Keynotes |  Attachment |  Couples Therapy |  Love |  Relationships
Category:
Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2008
Faculty:
Sue Johnson, EdD
Duration:
1:00:13
Format:
Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 26, 2008
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CC08 Keynote 04 - The Science of Love: Lessons for the Couple Therapist - Susan Johnson, EdD
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$15.00 - Base Price

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Topic Areas:
Law & Ethics |  Therapist Development
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2008
Faculty:
A. Steven Frankel, PhD, JD, ABPP
Duration:
3:27:00
Format:
Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 24, 2008
Short Description:
The Law and Ethics Workshop covers emerging legal and ethical issues for mental health practitioners of all disciplines. The four-hour program addresses issues including confidentiality and privilege, note-taking, record-keeping, coping with subpoenas, the impact of professional society ethical codes on regulation of mental health practice, liability exposure with suicidal patients, and recent developments in “Tarasoff situations.”
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Topic Areas:
Law & Ethics |  Therapist Development
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2008
Faculty:
A. Steven Frankel, PhD, JD, ABPP
Duration:
1:48:58
Format:
Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 24, 2008
Short Description:
This program focuses more closely on the needs of clinicians who fall into particularly high risk groups. Topics include confidentiality and privilege for children, coping with high-conflict divorce/custody families, the regressive impact of the regulatory environment on family therapy in particular, supervision/consultation issues that arise for professionals whose agency positions may include functions that conflict with ethical codes.
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Workshops |  Assessment |  Couples Therapy |  Conflict |  Sex and Sexuality
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2008
Faculty:
Otto Kernberg, MD
Duration:
2:27:19
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Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 25, 2008
Short Description:
This workshop will explore the assessment of the functioning of couples in their sexual life, their daily interactions, and their individual and jointly arrived at value systems. The techniques of this assessment, the combination of couples’ and individual partners’ interviews will be followed by an overview of alternative therapeutic strategies.
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Workshops |  Trauma |  Relationships |  Couples Therapy |  Neuroscience |  Stress
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2008
Faculty:
Bessel van der Kolk, MD
Duration:
1:38:39
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Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 25, 2008
Short Description:
The majority of people who seek psychiatric care have histories of trauma, chaos or neglect. Advances in the neurosciences, attachment research and in information processing show how brain function is shaped by experience, and that life itself can continually transform perception and biology. Overwhelming experiences alter the capacity for selfregulation and memory processing due to changes in sub-cortical, i.e., “unconscious” levels of the brain.
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Topic Areas:
Workshops |  Attachment |  Couples Therapy |  Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2008
Faculty:
Sue Johnson, EdD
Duration:
2:39:21
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Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 25, 2008
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This workshop will outline the use of attachment theory in the assessment of Relationship problems, setting of treatment goals, creation of change events and moment to moment interventions in emotionally focused couples therapy.
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Workshops |  Couples Therapy |  Trauma |  Relationships |  Treatment Planning |  Stress
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2008
Faculty:
Bessel van der Kolk, MD
Duration:
1:52:49
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Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 26, 2008
Short Description:
Effective treatment of post-traumatic problems needs to include addressing the imprint of trauma on the physical experience of the self as helpless and in danger. Recovery needs to incorporate dealing with defensive efforts that helped ensure survival, incorporate physical experiences that contradict feelings and sensations associated with helplessness and disconnection, as well as an effective way of integrating fragmented memories of trauma. Experiencing physical mastery (as in yoga and specific body based techniques) often is necessary to initiate new ways of perceiving reality and promote new behavior patterns.
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Workshops |  Attachment |  Couples Therapy |  Developmental Therapy Model |  Differentiation
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2008
Faculty:
Ellyn Bader, PhD
Duration:
1:41:27
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Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 26, 2008
Short Description:
Using a developmental lens is a powerful way to lead couples to make sustained change. Learn how developmental principles can help you assess what is wrong and then guide and shape your treatment decisions. Videotapes and clinical case examples will be used throughout the workshop to demonstrate how to challenge symbiosis, facilitate differentiation and build the capacities to sustain intimacy.
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Topic Areas:
Workshops |  Couples Therapy |  Transference / Countertransference
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2008
Faculty:
Otto Kernberg, MD
Duration:
2:24:50
Format:
Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 26, 2008
Short Description:
This workshop will summarize the overall technical principles of interpretive intervention in sessions of couples therapy. Economics and dynamic criteria of intervention, analysis of transference and countertransference will be explored together with the setting up of basic frames for the interaction in the sessions. Clinical examples will illustrate these approaches.
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Topic Areas:
Workshops |  Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) |  Trauma |  Couples Therapy |  Relationships
Category:
Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2008
Faculty:
Sue Johnson, EdD
Duration:
2:14:02
Format:
Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 26, 2008
Short Description:
This workshop will offer a theoretical and clinical orientation to the treatment of trauma, personal and relational, in couples therapy. The regulation of emotion and the healing power of attachment events will be emphasized.
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Topic Areas:
Workshops |  Couples Therapy |  Sex and Sexuality |  Intimacy |  LGBTQ
Category:
Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2008
Faculty:
Esther Perel, MA, LMFT
Duration:
2:00:39
Format:
Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 26, 2008
Short Description:
The story of sex in committed modern couples is one that often tells of a dwindling desire that includes a long list of sexual alibis, claiming to explain the inescapable death of Eros. The absence of fantasy, the proliferation of pornography and affairs, as well as a lack of understanding of the nature of erotic desire all contribute to the predicament. This workshop examines the cultural pressures that shape domesticated sex and the puzzling inverse correlation between greater emotional intimacy and the loss of sexual desire.
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Topic Areas:
Workshops |  Conflict |  Couples Therapy |  Trauma
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2008
Faculty:
Peter Pearson, PhD
Duration:
2:19:30
Format:
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Original Program Date:
Apr 27, 2008
Short Description:
High conflict and chronically distresses add to each others’ trauma while triggering historical trauma. Reducing, calming or eliminating the emotional triggers is an essential part of changing their negative ingrained patterns. See a live demonstration and/or experience a process to bring about immediate relief of painful memories (and sometimes) not even having to talk about them.
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Topic Areas:
Workshops |  Couples Therapy |  Neuroscience |  Intimacy |  Attachment |  Neurobiology
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2008
Faculty:
Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT
Duration:
2:08:28
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Original Program Date:
Apr 27, 2008
Short Description:
Is our brain built for love or war, connection or self-preservation? The attachment drive for a secure base involves neurological and neuro-endocrine systems and subsystems that determine such things as proximity seeking and contact maintenance. Couples most commonly enter therapy due to repeated, anticipated, and intense periods of mutual dysregulation whereby attachment injuries and adaptations become reanimated. In order to make the most of attachment theory, the psychotherapist must incorporate a working knowledge of the neurobiological processes that underlie all primary attachment relationships.
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Workshops |  Couples Therapy |  Multicultural |  Sex and Sexuality |  Intimacy
Category:
Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2008
Faculty:
Esther Perel, MA, LMFT
Duration:
2:16:00
Format:
Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 27, 2008
Short Description:
Couples’ expectations about the role of sexuality in intimate relationships have changed dramatically over the past 40 years. We will explore the main ideas of the romantic ideal: how we want our partner to fulfill our needs for connection, belonging and continuity, as well as give the sense of transcendence, mystery and passion. Examining the cultural values of love and respect, freedom and responsibility, and interdependence vs. autonomy, we will map a culturally relevant approach to work with the dilemmas of desire in couples. We also will probe the difference between clearly assigned gender role repartition and the post-feminist egalitarian model.
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Workshops |  Addiction |  Attachment |  Couples Therapy |  Narcissism |  Psychology |  Personality Disorders |  Avoidant
Category:
Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2008
Faculty:
Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT
Duration:
2:24:28
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Original Program Date:
Apr 27, 2008
Short Description:
Comparisons have been made between severe avoidant attachment and disorders of the self such as antisocial personality, schizoid personality, and narcissistic personality. Each of these disorders, including avoidant attachment, can be grouped together as one-person psychological organizations in that they operate outside of a truly interactive dyadic system, and primarily rely upon themselves for stimulation and calming via auto-regulation. The chronic need for “alone time” can take many surprising forms throughout the lifespan, directly impacting romantic relationships.
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Topic Areas:
Workshops |  Couples Therapy |  Neuroscience |  Intimacy
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2008
Faculty:
Louis Cozolino, PhD
Duration:
2:23:03
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Original Program Date:
Apr 27, 2008
Short Description:
In the course of human evolution, our brains have been shaped by countless adaptational challenges resulting in an organ functioning simultaneously in the conscious present and our primitive and hidden past. This presentation will explore aspects of the human brain which make sustained intimate relationships both possible and problematic.
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