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Couples Conference 2012

Attachment, DIfferentiation, and Neuroscience in Couples Therapy

Held April 26-29, 2012 in San Mateo, CA

Attendees will increase their clinical effectiveness by—

  1. Comparing and contrasting differing professional perspectives and translating these into specific interventions.
  2. Evaluating basic principles and techniques of contemporary schools of therapy.
  3. Utilizing multi-level therapeutic communication.
  4. Comprehending the commonalities that underlie successful clinical work.
  5. Appreciating the historical development of psychotherapeutic disciplines.
  6. Organized by:

All Couples 2012 Recordings

Below is a listing of all our recordings from the 2012 Couples Conference.

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Topic Areas:
Keynotes |  Attachment |  Couples Therapy |  Neuroscience |  Differentiation
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2012
Faculty:
Ellyn Bader, PhD |  Peter Pearson, PhD
Duration:
40:20
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 27, 2012
Short Description:
Drs. Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson will start the Conference off with a Keynote on why Attachment, Differentiation and Neuroscience matter in Couples Therapy. Skillful integration of these approaches will enable you to more calmly manage couples hostility, outrageous demands and conflict/intimacy avoidance.
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Couples Therapy |  Keynotes |  Intimacy |  Relationships
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2012
Faculty:
Harville Hendrix, PhD
Duration:
59:12
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 27, 2012
Short Description:
After 40-plus years of clinical experience and research, the contours of a healthy love relationship and core interventions are visible but not delineated. This lecture will posit the core features of a healthy relationship and the essential interventions necessary to help couples achieve one.
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Couples Therapy |  Keynotes |  Therapist Development
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2012
Faculty:
William Doherty, PhD
Duration:
57:04
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 27, 2012
Short Description:
We have advanced training opportunities in couples therapy these days, but not a lot of training in the everyday skills of conducting sessions with couples who interrupt each other, flare at each other, mind read, and emotionally bail out of sessions. Here’s an hour’s worth of practical tools.
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Sex and Sexuality |  Attachment |  Couples Therapy |  Keynotes |  Intimacy
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2012
Faculty:
Esther Perel, MA, LMFT
Duration:
55:47
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 28, 2012
Short Description:
Based on Perel’s Mating in Captivity, this bold take on intimacy and sex grapples with the obstacles and anxieties that arise when our quest for secure love conflicts with our pursuit of passion. We will tackle eroticism as a quality of aliveness and vitality in relationships extending far beyond mere sexuality and consider how the need for secure attachment and closeness can co-exist with the quest for individuality and freedom.
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Keynotes |  Couples Therapy |  Gottman Method |  Attunement
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2012
Faculty:
John Gottman, PhD
Duration:
2:53:23
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 28, 2012
Short Description:
Based on research, Gottman will discuss his new theory of how to conceptualize “trust” and “betrayal” using interdependence game theory. Trust and betrayal metrics here are not personality traits, but characteristics of daily interaction processes. He will present practical flowcharts for how couples build trust and loyalty, versus how couples build distrust and betrayal. The social skill of “emotional attunement” will be described precisely. A new therapy for preventing distrust and betrayal, and a therapy for healing from betrayal will be presented. Concepts will be illustrated with video-tape and transcripts from actual cases.
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Keynotes |  Couples Therapy |  Love |  Neurobiology |  Neuroscience |  Relationships
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2012
Faculty:
Helen E. Fisher, PhD
Duration:
58:07
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 29, 2012
Short Description:
Anthropologist Helen Fisher uses her brain scanning studies (fMRI) of people happily in love, rejected in love and in love long-term to discuss the traits of romantic love, love-at-first-sight, and addiction to love. She focuses on her current research on 40,000 men and women to propose that four broad cognitive/behavioral personality trait constellations have evolved associated with the neural systems for dopamine, serotonin, testosterone and estrogen. Then she discusses her data on mate choice among 28,000 individuals to pro-pose why we are chemically drawn to one person rather than another.
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Psychotherapy |  Keynotes |  Intimacy |  Mindfulness |  Love |  Couples Therapy |  Neuroscience
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2012
Faculty:
Rick Hanson, PhD
Duration:
59:50
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 29, 2012
Short Description:
To compensate for the brain’s innate negativity bias – making it like Velcro for negative experiences but Teflon for positive ones, which sensitizes couples to hurts and conflicts and undermines psychotherapy – we’ll explore a vital method in self-directed neuroplasticity: identifying key positive experiences and then registering them deeply in implicit memory.
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Law & Ethics |  Therapist Development
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Faculty:
A. Steven Frankel, PhD, JD, ABPP
Duration:
3:41:58
Format:
Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 26, 2012
Short Description:
This workshop in law, ethics and regulation focuses on three of the four most frequent causes for actions against mental health professionals, nationwide. Since the 2010-2011 law/ethics/regulation workshop focused primarily on boundary violations (including sexual contact between professional and patient/client), this 2012 -2013 workshop focuses on incompetence, criminal convictions and cases involving high conflict custody problems.
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Law & Ethics |  Therapist Development
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Faculty:
A. Steven Frankel, PhD, JD, ABPP
Duration:
1:56:01
Format:
Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 26, 2012
Short Description:
This workshop in law, ethics and regulation focuses on three of the four most frequent causes for actions against mental health professionals, nationwide. Since the 2010-2011 law/ethics/regulation workshop focused primarily on boundary violations (including sexual contact between professional and patient/client), this 2012 -2013 workshop focuses on incompetence, criminal convictions and cases involving high conflict custody problems.
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Topic Areas:
Infidelity |  Couples Therapy |  Topical Panels
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2012
Faculty:
Ellyn Bader, PhD |  Helen E. Fisher, PhD |  John Gottman, PhD |  Esther Perel, MA, LMFT
Duration:
55:04
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 28, 2012
Short Description:
CC12 Topical Panel 01 - Infidelity: What is the Essence of the Crisis for the Couple? What are the Challenges for the Therapist? - Ellyn Bader, PhD, Helen Fisher, PhD, John Gottman, PhD, and Esther Perel, MA, LMFT
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Topic Areas:
Attachment |  Couples Therapy |  Neuroscience |  Topical Panels
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2012
Faculty:
Rick Hanson, PhD |  Harville Hendrix, PhD |  Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT |  Scott R. Woolley, PhD
Duration:
59:38
Format:
Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 28, 2012
Short Description:
CC12 Topical Panel 02 - Bringing Attachment and Neuroscience into Couples Therapy: Benefits, Challenges, and Pitfalls - Rick Hanson, PhD, Harville Hendrix, PhD, Stan Tatkin, PsyD, and Scott Woolley, PhD
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Attachment |  Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) |  Workshops |  Couples Therapy |  Relationships
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2012
Faculty:
Scott R. Woolley, PhD
Duration:
1:53:34
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Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 27, 2012
Short Description:
Attachment injuries are a specific type of betrayal in romantic relationships that traumatize and fundamentally change basic relation-ship assumptions for injured partners and often create impasses in therapy. This workshop will present seven processes to restore love after an attachment injury and demonstrate elements of the healing process using video.
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Faculty:
Harville Hendrix, PhD
Duration:
1:59:16
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 27, 2012
Short Description:
Some couples seem intractable and unchangeable, and their devotion to maintaining their misery seems mysterious. We often dread their next appointment. This workshop will demystify this well- known dynamic and describe and demonstrate concepts and processes that make working with the Couple-from-Hell joyful, even desirable.
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Topic Areas:
Infidelity |  Workshops |  Affairs |  Couples Therapy |  Intimacy |  Sex and Sexuality
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Faculty:
Esther Perel, MA, LMFT
Duration:
1:48:13
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Original Program Date:
Apr 27, 2012
Short Description:
Sexual infidelity often triggers a crisis that threatens the entire foundation of trust and connection in a couple. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the complexities of marriage, sex, intimacy, and monogamy in couples from a multicultural, nonjudgmental perspective. We’ll explore the motivations behind affairs and their possible meanings in different relationships, both heterosexual and gay. We’ll examine the benefits and costs of truth-telling and transparency, how couples can rebuild trust and intimacy, and why affairs can actually stabilize a marriage. With an eye on the existential, clinical and ethical aspects involved, we will focus on how our own assumptions, values, and personal experiences can influence our therapeutic work and elude the needs of the couple.
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Divorce |  Workshops |  Couples Therapy |  Marriage |  Relationships
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2012
Faculty:
William Doherty, PhD
Duration:
1:59:01
Format:
Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 27, 2012
Short Description:
This workshop will identify the common mistakes in working with mixed-agenda couples (one leaning out and the other leaning in), and will teach you a protocol for “Discernment Counseling” to help clients make a decision that has integrity for all involved and that improves the odds that couples will try therapy to heal their broken bond.
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Topic Areas:
Couples Therapy |  Workshops |  Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) |  Psychotherapy |  Communication
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Faculty:
Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT
Duration:
1:28:49
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Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 27, 2012
Short Description:
A psychobiological approach to couple therapy utilizes a bottom-up versus a top-down approach to psychotherapy. This means that the couple’s therapist utilizes very fast, often surprising interventions in order to access implicit systems as revealed in micro expressions and micro-movements in the face and body, respectively. This workshop will introduce several exciting bottom-up techniques to use in couple therapy, including the use of surprise statements, movements, poses, and music.
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Workshops |  Couples Therapy |  Intimacy |  Sex and Sexuality |  Conflict
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Faculty:
Esther Perel, MA, LMFT
Duration:
1:54:46
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 27, 2012
Short Description:
In this workshop, we will look at fantasy as an ingenious way our creative mind overcomes all sorts of relational and intra psychic conflicts around desire and intimacy. Therapists can help clients develop a view of fantasy as a narrative that creates a safe space to experience the pleasure that can invigorate their loving relation-ships. They will decipher the meaning of sexual fantasies, approaching them more as dreams or complex symbolic structures than as literal narratives of secret intentions.
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IMAGO |  Workshops |  Communication |  Couples Therapy
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Faculty:
Harville Hendrix, PhD
Duration:
1:55:52
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 28, 2012
Short Description:
Ever since Freud’s patient dubbed psychoanalysis a “talking cure,” most forms of therapy include someone talking to a professional. This workshop posits that therapy consists not so much in the action of talking but in the experience of how one is listened to while they talk, and that the more accurate name for successful therapy is the “listening cure.”
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Couples Therapy |  Workshops |  Family Therapy
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2012
Faculty:
William Doherty, PhD
Duration:
1:58:12
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Original Program Date:
Apr 28, 2012
Short Description:
Remarried couples are often poorly served by therapists who treat them without enough appreciation for the unique complexity and multiple loyalties of stepfamily life. This workshop will combine clinical assessment and treatment issues with a special focus on values issues, such as commitment and fairness that often dominate conflict in stepfamilies.
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Workshops |  Communication |  Couples Therapy |  Narcissism |  Personality Disorders |  Trauma
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2012
Faculty:
Ellyn Bader, PhD
Duration:
1:01:18
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Original Program Date:
Apr 28, 2012
Short Description:
Couples come to therapy saying “we can’t communicate.” It sounds simple. Yet what does this really mean? Closer examination often reveals trauma, chronic hostility, narcissistic entitlement, or long-term conflict avoidance. And resolution requires internal self-development that may be resisted by one or both partners. This advanced workshop will use video segments to demonstrate the intricacies of resolving predictable communication breakdowns and supporting couples development.
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Workshops |  Love |  Couples Therapy |  Neurobiology
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Faculty:
Helen E. Fisher, PhD
Duration:
1:35:03
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 29, 2012
Short Description:
In her lecture, Fisher discusses four biologically based styles of thinking and behaving and, using her data on mate choice among 28,000 individuals, shows why we are chemically drawn to one person rather than another. In this workshop Fisher goes deeper into these natural temperament constellations, and discusses how partners with very different (and similar) biological styles of thinking and behaving interact to create great joy, confusion and sorrow in their partnerships.
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Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) |  Workshops |  Couples Therapy |  Relationships |  Therapeutic Relationship
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2012
Faculty:
Scott R. Woolley, PhD
Duration:
1:26:46
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Original Program Date:
Apr 29, 2012
Short Description:
Most couples have at least one partner who withdraws. To bring about lasting change, withdrawers have to engage in the process of therapy and most importantly they must reengage in the relationship. Using video examples, this workshop focuses on how to engage withdrawers and help them reengage with their partners.
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Workshops |  Anger |  Couples Therapy |  Neurobiology
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Faculty:
Rick Hanson, PhD
Duration:
1:55:29
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Original Program Date:
Apr 29, 2012
Short Description:
The first emotion our ancestors evolved was fear—and we remain highly threat reactive today, continually overestimating threats and underestimating opportunities and resources. We’ll explore multiple methods for helping clients “cool the fires” of fear and anger, and internalize inner strength and an appropriate sense of safety.
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Topic Areas:
Workshops |  Couples Therapy |  Experiential Therapy
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2012
Faculty:
Rick Hanson, PhD
Duration:
1:55:51
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Original Program Date:
Apr 29, 2012
Short Description:
Building on the keynote on “taking in the good,” we’ll explore ways to use positive experiences to soothe and potentially replace negative material (e.g., relationship upsets, pain from childhood). Through discussion and experiential activities, we’ll match healing experiences to disturbances in the brain’s core motivational systems (Avoid harm, Approach reward, Attach to “us”).
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Workshops |  Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) |  Couples Therapy
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Faculty:
Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT
Duration:
1:51:28
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Original Program Date:
Apr 29, 2012
Short Description:
Deficits such as affect blindness, alexithymia, and poor theory of mind will likely lead to mutual dysregulation in couples during periods of distress or threat and is the driving force behind relationship dissatisfaction and dissolution. This workshop will introduce attendees to the most common social-emotional deficits and will demonstrate how to identify these deficits and what to do about them in couple therapy.
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Workshops |  Affairs |  Couples Therapy |  Attachment |  Attunement |  Conflict |  Gottman Method
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2012
Faculty:
John Gottman, PhD
Duration:
1:47:47
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 29, 2012
Short Description:
The Atone-Attune-Attach model of couples’ therapy for healing from a revealed extra-relationship affair, with secrecy deception is described. Each of the three phases has 4 objectives. The roles of conflict avoidance and self-disclosure avoidance are discussed, as well as the Gottman-Rapoport conflict blueprint. To deal with attachment injuries and regrettable past incidents, the Gottman Recovery Kit is described. The Gottman-Rusbult-Glass cascade forms the basic theory for this therapy. The roles of cherishing and gratitude versus trashing and betrayal are discussed, as well as the theory of attunement and trust, and CL-ALT and betrayal.
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