Is it possible that our biases about marriage, divorce and the likelihood of change play a monumental role in a couple's decision about their future together? The short answer is, “Emphatically, yes!” Bring a ”Divorce Busting” mindset to your couples work with these field-tested Do’s and Don’ts that encourage even the most resistant spouses to rethink their decisions to leave.
Few couples seem as unlikely to profit from therapy as those in which one partner has already decided to leave. Yet, even at this point, a therapist has an opportunity to turn the situation around. In this workshop, you will learn concrete, step-by-step techniques to help people with seemingly intractable problems – one spouse’s unwillingness to seek therapy, a divorce in process, and on-going infidelity – to resolve their difficulties and reclaim their lives.
This workshop will help you examine how your values and life experience affect your treatment of couples on the brink of divorce, and will teach you a protocol for helping clients make a decision that has integrity for all involved and that improves the odds that couples will try to heal their broken bond.
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.
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.
Moderator: Annellen Simpkins, PhD
By the time most couples seek therapy, they’ve been dealing with relationship problems for years. Many are convinced that nothing can change; they are hopeless. How we respond at these pivotal moments has a profound effect on the ways in which people view themselves, and the viability of their marriages.