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Couples Conference 2013

Held April 19-21, 2013 in Manhattan Beach, 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.

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All Couples 2013 Recordings

Below is a listing of all our recordings from the 2013 Couples Conference.

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Topic Areas:
Sex and Sexuality |  Dialogues |  Couples Therapy
Category:
Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2013
Faculty:
Lonnie Barbach, PhD |  Marty Klein, PhD
Duration:
1:00:40
Format:
Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 20, 2013
Short Description:
CC13 Dialogue 01 – Sex Therapy – Lonnie Barbach and Marty Klein Educational Objectives: Given a topic, describe the differing approaches to psychotherapy, and identify the strength and weaknesses of each approach.
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Topic Areas:
Keynotes |  Love |  Couples Therapy |  Marriage |  Relationships
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2013
Faculty:
Terry Real, LICSW
Duration:
48:07
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 19, 2013
Short Description:
We’ve never wanted more from our romantic relationships but both men and women—in different ways and for different reasons—lack the skills to meet our new ambitions. What do men and women want from each other? Why are relationships so fraught? And how can we be more effective as clinicians? The nature of marriage has changed and therapists must meet challenges unique to our new landscape.
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Couples Therapy |  Divorce |  Keynotes |  Marriage |  Therapist Development |  Relationships
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2013
Faculty:
Michele Weiner-Davis, LCSW
Duration:
57:32
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 19, 2013
Short Description:
This keynote explores the incredibly powerful ways we can restore hope in the flat-lined couples we encounter—both in and out of our offices. Be inspired with new, 11th hour strategies for helping challenging couples want to work things out.
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Keynotes |  Love |  Couples Therapy |  Polyvagal Theory |  Intimacy |  Neuroscience |  Relationships
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2013
Faculty:
Stephen Porges, PhD
Duration:
56:26
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 20, 2013
Short Description:
The Love Code provides a metaphor to explore the neural mechanisms underlying how and why we attach, bond, fall in love and seek out safe and trusted others in an unsafe world. This presentation will explore the body’s need for intimate engagement and social bonding from an adaptive perspective. Within the theoretical context of the Polyvagal Theory, the presentation will illustrate how specific features in our social environment may trigger neurophysiological systems, through a process of “neuroception,” that enables us either to be fearful and disengage or to feel safe and enter enduring intimate relations.
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Keynotes |  Marriage |  Conflict |  Couples Therapy |  Relationships
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2013
Faculty:
Harriet Lerner, PhD
Duration:
56:57
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 20, 2013
Short Description:
Lerner will describe the key aspects of having a clear and courageous voice with a difficult partner when a relationship is stuck in silence, fighting, distance, and blame.
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Keynotes |  Family Therapy |  Couples Therapy |  Aging and Mortality
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2013
Faculty:
Janis Abrahms Spring, PhD, ABPP
Duration:
47:07
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 21, 2013
Short Description:
Fifty million Americans currently care for an aging partner or parent. Using poignant movie clips, Janis will address the joy and imposition of caregiving in families and in couples. She’ll also offer universal lessons on how partners can help each other grow old gracefully and survive this ordinary, extraordinary journey.
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Topic Areas:
Couples Therapy |  Keynotes |  Conflict |  Relationships
Category:
Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2013
Faculty:
Bill O'Hanlon, MS
Duration:
38:30
Format:
Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 21, 2013
Short Description:
Too little acknowledgment will lead to alienation of one of both partners in couples therapy, but too much acknowledgment without a compelling invitation to move on from conflict, blame and the past to new possibilities won’t work either. Learn how to maintain that delicate balance and let the couple teach you when to use which method.
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Topic Areas:
Law & Ethics |  Therapist Development
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2013
Faculty:
A. Steven Frankel, PhD, JD, ABPP
Duration:
3:11:12
Format:
Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 18, 2013
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. The workshop emphasizes awareness and management of risk factors in the major areas of high risk practice via music videos illustrating the principles taught in the program.
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Law & Ethics |  Therapist Development
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2013
Faculty:
A. Steven Frankel, PhD, JD, ABPP
Duration:
1:46:08
Format:
Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 18, 2013
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. The workshop emphasizes awareness and management of risk factors in the major areas of high risk practice via music videos illustrating the principles taught in the program.
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Topic Areas:
Infidelity |  Topical Panels |  Couples Therapy
Category:
Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2013
Faculty:
Ellyn Bader, PhD |  Janis Abrahms Spring, PhD, ABPP |  Michele Weiner-Davis, LCSW
Duration:
1:01:24
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 20, 2013
Short Description:
CC13 Topical Panel 01 - Infidelity - Ellyn Bader, PhD, Janis Abrahms Spring, PhD, and Michele Weiner-Davis, MSW, LCSW Educational Objectives: Compare and contrast clinical philosophical perspectives of experts.
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Topical Panels |  Trauma |  Couples Therapy
Category:
Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2013
Faculty:
Stephanie Brown, PhD |  Bill O'Hanlon, MS |  Stephen Porges, PhD
Duration:
1:02:30
Format:
Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 20, 2013
Short Description:
CC13 Topical Panel 02 - Trauma - Stephanie Brown, PhD, Bill O’Hanlon, MS, and Stephen Porges, PhD
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Topic Areas:
Couples Therapy |  Workshops |  Marriage |  Relational Life Therapy Model (RLT) |  Mindfulness |  Relationships
Category:
Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2013
Faculty:
Terry Real, LICSW
Duration:
1:28:11
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 19, 2013
Short Description:
Terry Real’s Relational Life Therapy ™ deals with the most stuck, most intractable cases by dealing squarely with issues of character. His Relationship Bootcamp begins with this slogan: “Other Workshops Teach You Skills: We Deal With the Part of You That Won’t Use Them.” WHAT you do matters less than WHICH PART OF YOU is at the wheel—the mature, present part of you, or an immature, triggered part of you. “We teach individuals in couples how to be relational—changing each individual’s character as we change the relationship between them.”
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Attachment |  Trauma |  Addiction |  Family Therapy |  Workshops |  Couples Therapy
Category:
Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2013
Faculty:
Stephanie Brown, PhD
Duration:
2:00:59
Format:
Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 19, 2013
Short Description:
CC13 Workshop 02 - When Society Loses Control: Attachment, Trauma, and a Developmental Process of Couple and Family Addiction and Recovery - Stephanie Brown, PHD What is the process of “normal” couple and family recovery in the context of cultural loss of control? We will define addiction as a traumatic disorder of attachment for individuals and the family. We will review the Family Recovery Research Project, with an emphasis on the couple, outlining the stages of active addiction and recovery and the key themes and tasks of development that arise, along with the implications for couples therapy at every stage when the culture remains chronically stressed, chaotic and FAST.
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Topic Areas:
Couples Therapy |  Sex and Sexuality |  Workshops |  Intimacy
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2013
Faculty:
Marty Klein, PhD
Duration:
1:51:11
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 19, 2013
Short Description:
What do most couples really want from sex? It isn’t endless orgasms, or sex around the clock. Most people want the same old things: connection, pleasure, excitement, mystery, validation. And magic. When the prospect of getting these is slim, satisfaction declines, and desire falls. This is not a “dysfunction;” improving genital “function” is not the answer. The key, instead, often lies in addressing power struggles and control issues; the existential challenges of adulthood; and the need for a new vocabulary. We will discuss how to move couples from perfunctory, infrequent sex to a more vibrant and intriguing experience. We’ll also look at what therapists need internally to help couples discuss sex.
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Topic Areas:
Depression |  Workshops |  Masculinity |  Couples Therapy |  Gender
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2013
Faculty:
Terry Real, LICSW
Duration:
1:25:11
Format:
Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 19, 2013
Short Description:
Why has depression been seen as a “woman’s disease”? Depression is not unwomanly, but many feel it as unmanly—setting up what Real calls, “compound depression.” Men, he says, feel ashamed of feeling ashamed, depressed about being depressed,” causing them to hide it, and causing those around them—even medical professionals—to shy away from confronting the condition. Even more important, however, is the fact that many men express depression differently than women. Real will speak of “covert depression” which lies at the core of many of men’s typical “bad behaviors.” like drinking, workaholism, withdrawal, and anger.
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Topic Areas:
Workshops |  Deception |  Differentiation |  Couples Therapy
Category:
Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2013
Faculty:
Ellyn Bader, PhD
Duration:
1:31:22
Format:
Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 19, 2013
Short Description:
Everybody lies. Some lies are loving and harmless. But, others are enormously destructive. Couples’ patterns of deception often begin innocently but end in couples destroying the love they once had. Self deception, conflict avoidance and felony lies all undermine commitment and connection. We’ll use clinical videos and transcripts to identify and disrupt deception. You’ll learn to successfully confront the evasiveness, hypocrisy and avoidance that keep couples developmentally arrested and differentiation failing.
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Topic Areas:
Workshops |  Intimacy |  Couples Therapy |  Relationships
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2013
Faculty:
Lonnie Barbach, PhD
Duration:
1:31:09
Format:
Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 20, 2013
Short Description:
Dr. Barbach will explore dialogue as it pertains to creating intimacy. Her presentation will analyze the language used by partners as a key to understanding the dynamics of the relationship and how deliberate linguistic changes can transform that relationship by deepening emotional bonds and creating healthy intimacy.
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Topic Areas:
Couples Therapy |  Workshops |  Love |  Therapist Development
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2013
Faculty:
Bill O'Hanlon, MS
Duration:
1:23:36
Format:
Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 20, 2013
Short Description:
Using movie clips, this presentation will illustrate a simple five-step model for effectively intervening with couples. Bring the popcorn and have fun while you learn.
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Topic Areas:
Workshops |  Polyvagal Theory |  Social Psychology |  Couples Therapy
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2013
Faculty:
Stephen Porges, PhD
Duration:
1:56:02
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 20, 2013
Short Description:
The workshop will explore clinical applications of the Polyvagal Theory. The Polyvagal Theory links the evolution of the autonomic nervous system to affective experience, emotional expression, facial gestures, vocal communication and contingent social behavior, and provides a plausible explanation of several features that are compromised during stress and observed in numerous psychiatric disorders. Humans have evolved as highly social and mutually dependent beings. Yet, when overwhelmed by stress and threat, our autonomic nervous systems adaptively dictate more primordial strategies.
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Topic Areas:
Workshops |  Trauma |  Couples Therapy |  Neuroscience
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2013
Faculty:
Stephen Porges, PhD
Duration:
1:55:37
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 21, 2013
Short Description:
The workshop will explore how faulty neuroception can have an impact on autonomic regulation and social behavior and how understanding the features that trigger different neuroceptive states (safety, danger, and life threat) can be used as a strategy of treatment.
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Addiction |  Workshops |  Couples Therapy |  Family Therapy
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2013
Faculty:
Stephanie Brown, PhD
Duration:
2:01:01
Format:
Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 21, 2013
Short Description:
Society has lost control. Many in the culture are living in a downward spiral of a new addiction, chasing money, power, success and a wilder, faster pace of life. What is the impact on our understanding and treatment of the addicted couple and family who must live and work in a culture that is out of control? Dr. Stephanie Brown will present her new work on American culture’s addiction to FAST, and outline how all couples therapy must now include an understanding of addiction.
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Couples Therapy |  Meditation, Spirituality and Yoga |  Workshops |  Religion
Category:
Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2013
Faculty:
Bill O'Hanlon, MS
Duration:
1:42:35
Format:
Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Apr 21, 2013
Short Description:
Using a simple three-part model of spirituality, you’ll learn how to infuse a spiritual sensibility into couples therapy even with clients that are non-religious, dogmatically religious or who are hostile towards spirituality or religion.
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Topic Areas:
Workshops |  Pain and Healing |  Couples Therapy |  Sex and Sexuality |  Conflict |  Infidelity |  Intimacy
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2013
Faculty:
Marty Klein, PhD
Duration:
2:04:57
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 21, 2013
Short Description:
Couples therapy typically pathologizes porn use while legitimizing the grievances of the user’s partner. While this approach may seem logical, it rarely increases sexual/relationship satisfaction. How do we hold both partners while they struggle to define their behavior, contract, and emotions? This talk examines a different approach to intrapsychic conflict and power struggles over porn use. We’ll explore underlying rela-tional issues, including: Is conflict about pornography a way to avoid confronting defi-cits in the sexual (or non-sexual) relationship? Are one or both partners acting out body image issues? Is porn use infidelity?
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Couples Therapy |  Workshops |  Therapist Development |  Trauma
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Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2013
Faculty:
Peter Pearson, PhD
Duration:
1:38:55
Format:
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Original Program Date:
Apr 21, 2013
Short Description:
Volatile couples come to couples therapy with a fearsome mixture of trauma, devastated dreams, and defensive attitudes. If you ask about their goals or how you can help, you quickly get intense cross complaints, and pressure to fix their partner. Simply trying to understand their problems and asking about their goals can be a toxic beginning as their defensiveness and trauma get re-triggered. This innovative approach is the result of 30 years of seeing couples and searching for a better beginning. In this workshop you will understand how to have each person identify their role in the distress, accept accountability for self-change, identify personal growth changes that are a stretch, create the foundation to work as a team and do it all with a spirit of cooperation and positive strokes. Do all this and more in the first session.
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