Have you ever considered joining one of our ongoing training/consultation groups in Menlo Park, California?
We have a 1st year group called The Foundation of Couples Therapy. Whether you are just starting out seeing couples, or you have been for 30 years, this group is about learning and practicing the Developmental Model in your work.
Now is the time to act quickly if you would like a spot!
The Foundation of Couples Therapy
This group focuses on an active exploration of the theory behind our developmental approach and includes exclusive videotapes of both Ellyn and Pete working with couples.
You’ll learn to assess common couples’ problems from a developmental perspective, how to normalize problems to couples, and how to create a collaborative approach to change. You’ll also learn how to work with challenging hostile couples with borderline or passive-aggressive partners.
Topics covered in our first year group include:
- Overview of Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
- Diagnosis and Assessment of Couples Stages
- Setting Effective Goals in Couples Therapy and Getting Therapy off to a Strong Start
- The Hostile-Dependent Couple – Assessment and Treatment
- The Conflict-Avoidant Couple – Assessment and Treatment
- Introduction to the Initiator-Inquirer Process to help Couples Manage Emotional Reactivity
- Use of Initiator-Inquirer Process for Structuring ongoing Treatment
- Working with Couples with a Passive-Aggressive Partner
- Special Focus on Borderline & Narcissistic Individuals in Couples Therapy
You will also have the opportunity to ask questions on your own cases.
This is an interactive group that consists of teaching, case presentations and discussion, group exercises, role plays and videos to learn how to apply the Model with even your toughest couples.
You will learn how to take charge with the endlessly blaming couples, gain traction with the conflict avoidant couples, confront defenses in a way that is illuminating for everyone in the room, help couples through affairs, and guide entrenched couples out of destructive communication patterns. You’ll also sharpen your skills in using the Initiator-Inquirer exercise, both as an assessment and intervention tool, to foster teamwork and collaboration.
We will meet in Menlo Park from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on the following Mondays in 2019: Sept 9, Oct 7, Nov 11, Dec 16. The 5 dates that remain for 2020 are TBD (one Monday per month).
This is a 9-month class that meets once a month during the academic year. The fee for the year is $950.00, payable in two installments – $475.00 prior to the first session, and then the final payment of $475.00 due in early January prior to session 5. To reserve your place in this training group, we request a deposit of $100, which will be part of the first installment. For those who want, we offer a 10% discount if the full fee is paid prior to the first session.
You can learn more about our instructor, Michelle Joy, MFT here: https://michellejoymft.com/about-us/
Register soon so that we can apply for CE for your license.
Foundation of Couples Therapy group is purposely kept small so there is lots of time to respond to your questions and clinical concerns. Joining this group is much more affordable than individual supervision and has the additional bonus of input from a number of other qualified therapists. You can’t beat that!
The groups usually fills quickly so if you’d like to be sure to have a spot, please respond quickly by sending us your $100 deposit or calling Ruth and giving her your credit card information. (650-327-5915).
We look forward to hearing from you.
What attendees are saying:
“Michelle is a vibrant, compassionate and very knowledgeable therapist. In addition to her many years of experience, she offers couples and individuals so many opportunities to grow stronger, happier, and more authentically themselves.” ~Gail Gabriel, MFT
“Michelle is a highly skilled teacher. Her style is clear, informative and well paced. I particularly like the way she models excellent communication skills by encouraging audience participation. On many occasions I have heard other couples therapists attribute their confidence in teaching this process to the clarity and detail of Michelle’s presentation.” ~Nancy St. John, Marriage & Relationship Counselor
“I am a much better and more capable couples therapist as a result of your great teaching. I had a good overview when I started, but not a sense of exactly how to put it all into practice. You really were great at giving all of us the deeper level knowledge and skill development to practice the model well.” ~ Richard Litvak
This group is purposely kept small so there is lots of time to respond to your questions and clinical concerns. The group will fill soon so if you’d like to be sure to have a spot, please respond quickly by emailing Ruth@CouplesInstitute.com, or 650-327-5915.
Office located in Menlo Park, CA.