Difficult couples can be a special challenge to therapists with their entrenched, sometimes aggressive patterns, and their ongoing regression and resistance to change. Partners in these couples also test therapists with self-absorption, high sensitivity to confrontation, demands for intimacy, and their limited capacity to support the intimacy they desire.
Learn where, why and how so many relationships get stuck, and what you can do about it.
Spend two days with Drs. Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson learning how to use the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy to sustain positive momentum with difficult couples. You’ll save yourself months of frustrating work with highly entrenched couples by taking a strong leadership role. Your work will become clearer and easier,and your clients will change faster.
Through video demos, role play, and case transcripts used to demonstrate core intervention strategies, you will leave this workshop with a road map and unconventional framework for how to make your therapy more collaborative and effective
Drs. Bader and Pearson
Since 1984 Dr. Ellyn Bader and Dr. Peter Pearson have been helping couples resolve issues and create strong, loving relationships. They can help you and your partner overcome your difficulties and evolve both as lovers and friends.
Known worldwide through their pioneering work in couples therapy, they are the founders of The Couples Institute in Menlo Park, CA, where they just celebrated their 33rd year in business. They are frequently invited to speak at major conferences and to conduct training in the psychological treatment of couples throughout the world. Their book on couples therapy for professionals is used in graduate schools across the country.
In addition to their professional collaboration, they are married to each other, bringing even greater insight into the work they do. They will educate, enlighten and entertain you with the challenges they have faced as a couple, and how they overcame them to build a strong marriage. Ellyn and Peter are the authors of “Tell Me No Lies.” This book tells you how to face the truth and build a loving marriage. They also wrote “In Quest of the Mythical Mate,” a textbook for couples therapists that is now in its 16th printing. This book introduced the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy and won the Clark Vincent Award from the California Association of Marital & Family Therapists for its outstanding contribution to the field of marital therapy.
Ellyn and Peter have been featured on over 50 radio shows and on television including “The Today Show” and “CBS Early Morning News.” The Bader-Pearson approach is known for its practical applications that help you and your partner create enduring love.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
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Registration opens at 8:00AM for the live, in-person event. The workshop runs from 9:00 AM-5 PM daily. There will be two 15 minute breaks with an hour and a half lunch.
For a complete agenda, please download the workshop brochure from the Brochures and Handouts tab.
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Since the early 1980s, Ellyn Bader, Ph.D. has specialized in helping couples transform their relationships. She is considered by many to be the preeminent expert in couples therapy training. Ellyn and her husband, Dr. Peter Pearson are creators of The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy and directors of The Couples Institute in Menlo Park, California. Ellyn and Pete are pioneers in the field of couples therapy, being among the first to specialize in it. They literally “wrote the book” on the subject. Their textbook, In Quest of the Mythical Mate, is used in graduate training programs across the country and is in its 16th printing.
As a therapist, Ellyn combines her keen perception with her unparalleled command of theory and practical application. She was a visionary when the field of couples therapy was in its formative years, and she is a visionary in her practice, where she helps couples see beyond their current situation to create the relationship they wish to have.
For more than 27 years, Peter Pearson, Ph.D., has specialized in helping couples transform their relationships. He and his wife, Dr. Ellyn Bader are pioneers in the field of couples therapy, creating The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy and founding The Couples Institute long before couples therapy was recognized as a specialty. As a therapist, workshop leader, author, and speaker, Pete is dedicated to helping couples create extraordinary relationships. He and his wife have been featured on over 50 radio and television programs including “The Today Show” and “CBS Early Morning News.”
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