Whether you are just starting out seeing couples, or you have been for 30 years, this workshop is about learning and practicing the Bader/Pearson Developmental Model of the Couples Institute in your work.
Now is the time to act quickly if you would like a spot!
Couples Therapy Training Group
This group focuses on an active exploration of the theory behind our developmental approach and includes videotapes of both Dr. Pearson & Dr. Bader 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.
Topics covered in this comprehensive training 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
This is an interactive, experiential group that consists of teaching, discussion, group exercises, role plays, videos as well as opportunities to practice what you are learning – this will ensure that you are able to apply the Model with your toughest of 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.
Date and Time:
Friday, October 2nd & Saturday, October 3rd from 10 AM to 5 PM
The training will be taught over Zoom
$347, includes admission for both days; the training materials & handout packet will be mailed to you.
You can learn more about our instructor, Michelle Joy, MFT here: https://michellejoymft.com/about-us/
What past 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
Office located in Menlo Park, CA.