CC17 Topical Panel 02 - Couples vs. Individual Therapy: What Works/What Doesn’t - Ellyn Bader, PhD, Sue Diamond Potts, MA, RCC, and Janis Abrahms Spring, PhD, ABPP
Couples treatment requires an understanding of interpersonal dynamics. Clinicians need to understand the benefits and liabilities of couples vs. individual therapy, and have a mechanism for decilding when to use each approach.
CC17 Topical Panel 03 - Couples Boundaries: Rigid, Permeable and Transparent - Janina Fisher, PhD, Martha Kauppi, LMFT, ACST, and Rick Miller, LICSW
Relational boundaries can be a source of problems if they are too inflexible or if they are too weak. Clinicians need a method to assess and treat boundary issues.
CC18 Workshop 11 - Untangling Passive Aggressive Dynamics in Marriage - Peter Pearson, PhD
Passive aggressive spouses challenge even seasoned couple’s therapists. One partner over functions and the other under functions. Both become entrenched in this pattern. And the passive aggressive partner stubbornly resists your best in- sights and agreements for change. As conventional therapy often falls flat with this couple, I will do a demonstration showing you to stay out of the middle and create an unconventional leverage for change. Leave with a comprehensive framework for changing
EP17 Workshop 18 - The Science of Couples and Family Therapy - John Gottman, PhD, Julie Gottman, PhD, and William Bumberry, PhD
It’s been 50 years since the revolutionary inception of General Systems Theory that started couples and family therapy. Yet the central concepts were never made precise, or measurable and the theory never became scientific. In this workshop we show how we can now complete this theory and produce effective and powerful couples and family therapy methods.