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Digital Seminar

Treating Couples Well: Collaborative Techniques for Challenging Times



Couples often struggle in therapy with having too many issues to tackle in too little time. Luckily, you can help couples design their own treatment plan—right from the first session. In this recording, learn a collaborative process to help couples to decide together whether and when to work on making changes in the here and now, or focus on healing wounds from the past, or explore family-of-origin dynamics. This model gives couples ownership of “their” therapy, rather than requiring them to submit to a therapist’s agenda. We’ll discover how to: 

  • Help couples develop a collaborative plan for treatment in the first interview 
  • Offer couples a variety of techniques to work on communications, behaviour changes, problem-solving, and sexual intimacy 
  • Provide an amends-and-forgiveness protocol for resolving past wounds from issues like infidelity, substance abuse, and betrayal 
  • Offer clients a focused approach to working on family-of-origin dynamics that shaped their development as a couple 


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Faculty:
David Treadway, PhD
Duration:
1 Hour 49 Minutes
Copyright:
Jan 08, 2021
Product Code:
NOS096128
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 2 hours CPD.

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David Treadway, Ph.D., is a therapist and trainer of 40 years. His upcoming book is Treating Couples Well: A Practical Guide to Collaborative Couple Therapy. He’s also the author of Home Before Dark: A Family Portrait of Cancer and three other books.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: David Treadway maintains a private practice.
Non-financial: David Treadway is a member of the American Family Therapy Association; and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.


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Objectives

  1. Develop a collaborative plan for treatment in the first interview.  
  2. Utilize techniques to work on communications, behaviour changes, problem-solving, and sexual intimacy for couples. 
  3. Apply an amends-and-forgiveness protocol in session for resolving past wounds affecting the current relationship, such as infidelity, substance abuse, and betrayal.  
  4. Analyze family-of-origin dynamics that shape couple development.

Outline

  • Describe how to help couples develop a collaborative plan for treatment in the first interview. 
    • In the first interview, couples are offered three different possibilities for organizing their work.
      • Working on here and now issues behaviorally
      • Working on making amends and forgiveness for past hurt and betrayals in the relationship
      • Starting with an evaluation of the family of origin issues that have influenced the couple
  • Specify how to offer couples a variety of techniques to work on communications, behaviour changes, problem-solving, and sexual intimacy that they can apply to here-and-now issues at home. 
    • Couples are taught several ways of communicating more effectively, managing conflict, becoming more nurturing, and negotiating decisions.
  • Apply an amends-and-forgiveness protocol in session for resolving past wounds affecting the current relationship, such as infidelity, substance abuse, and betrayal. 
    • Couples each take a turn expressing their hurt and angry feelings fully, being responded to by their partner with an amends letter of apology and then follow up with the couple negotiating amends actions.
  • Discuss how to offer clients a focused approach to improve treatment outcomes for working on family-of-origin dynamics that shaped their development as a couple. 
    • Couples utilize family pictures and stories to reveal patterns of relationship, communication, nurture, and conflict that shape each member’s of the couples expectations, hopes and fears as they form a family on their own. Couples discuss their individual trauma histories and how that’s impacted them in their relationship. Couples assist each other in dealing with their family of origin issues. 

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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