The Three C’s Model using contract, causality and congruence as a treatment plan helps clients confront the very defenses that keep them from creating the satisfying relationships they long for. Live demonstration with a couple.
The therapist will illustrate steps 2-4 of EFT, that is delineating the negative cycle, and unpacking underlying emotions to create a coherent picture of the couples problems as seen through an attachment lens.
An initial session with a couple that will help them to can insight into a present relationship problem. The four step process will help the couple identify clear action steps to use in creating a more satisfying partnership.
When we are in love, “Life is like a dream,” and each values the other. This brief exercise reintroduces a loving dream of the couple, utilizing values of childhood and the pleasure of trance to help them accomplish this once again. The female and male therapists induce the trance together.
This short course will focus on the treatment of couples from the perspectives of symptoms, rigid, dysfunctional behavior patterns, and narcissistic defenses. An integrative approach utilizing creativity and humor will be presented, incorporating CBT, psychodynamic, Ericksonian, Jungian and existential perspectives. Validation, sequencing, containment and questions that facilitate accountability will be highlighted in the context of empowering clients on a variety of levels.
John Weakland’s MRI Brief Therapy is among the most effective & influential models in use today. Video recordings of Weakland working successfully with a husband suspected of infidelity will be reviewed and discussed to demonstrate the MRI Brief Therapy conceptual framework and clinical techniques for competency based brief therapy.