1st and 3rd Fridays – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
(time change for Dec 20th Ethics)
September 6th, 2013. Mediation as a Tool in Marital Therapy – Dale R. Doty, Ph.D.
When mediation is mentioned, most people think of divorce. Mediation can also be an effective tool in resolving marital disputes. This workshop will focus on the development of mediation skills in the context of marital therapy.
September 20th, 2013 The Role of Forgiveness in Therapy – Chris Giles, M.S.
Unforgiveness of past offenses like poison to a marriage. It is difficult to identify but can do a great deal of damage. This workshop will give attendees a phase model to forgiveness in marriage.
October 4th, 2013 The Gottman Approach To Marital Therapy – Eric L. Clements, M.S.
John Gottman’s research into the inner workings of marriage is unmatched. This seminar will explore the main discoveries from his work, as well as the impact it can have, as we work with couples.
October 18th, 2013 Reproductive Issues in Couples Therapy – Amanda Harrington, Ph.D.
Many couples face reproductive issues such as postpartum depression, infertility, and pregnancy loss. These experiences can disrupt and cause significant strife in the couple relationship. In this workshop we will present a brief therapy approach to these issues.
November 1st, 2013 Suspicions of Infidelity in Marital Therapy – Dale R. Doty, Ph.D.
In some cases, a partner in marital therapy is suspicious of their spouse’s friendships, or relationships. Is it a friendship, or is it an affair? When does “friendship,” turn to betrayal? We will cover the strategy for therapy when there is denial of any wrong-doing in the face of mounting evidence.
November 15th, 2013 Marital Therapy and Personality Disorders – G. Bowden McElroy, M.Ed.
William Doherty once wrote that because so few therapists have training or experience in martial therapy, “From a consumer’s point of view, going in for couples therapy is like having your broken leg set by a doctor who skipped orthopedics in medical school.” If that’s true, then a couple where one or both have a personality disorder is like having surgery from a doctor that skipped basic anatomy. Learn what makes this complicated dynamic frustrating to couples and therapists alike and how to effectively provide marriage counseling for these couples.
December 6th, 2013 Sex Addiction: Diagnosis and Treatment – Salley Sutmiller, M.S.
Sex addiction or just bad behavior? The public discussion about that question has also found its way into therapy circles. This workshop will focus on defining and explaining sex addiction and treatment issues.
December 20th, 2013 Last Chance Ethics – William B. Berman, Ph.D. (3 hours 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
Seeing couples may involve highly complex ethical dilemmas not found in other forms of therapy. This workshop will present a number of such scenarios, along for options in ethically resolving or even preventing them. Bring your own questions or ethical dilemmas for this lively discussion.