Join two of couples therapy's leading researchers and practitioners in exploring how the latest research evidence can guide us in both understanding shifting relationship patterns and designing effective couples interventions. They'll consider issues like:
- What the empirical evidence tells us about the keys to relationship satisfaction, the role of conflict resolution in successful marriages and the biology of intimacy
- How to understand such varied phenomena as the hook-up culture, polyamory, the dynamics of infidelity, and the changing attitudes of millennial couples regarding divorce and commitment
John Gottman, Ph.D and Julie Schwartz Gottman, Ph.D.
Explore the cultural shifts that are shaping relationships today and master new approaches for working effectively with contemporary couples. You'll learn:
- How different generations view couplehood, divorce, and traditional marriage
- Strategies to help couples bring more spontaneity, playfulness, and eroticism into their relationship
- Why creating multiple attachments is a key ingredient in successful marriages
Esther Perel, M.A., L.M.F.T.
Discover how to guide couples through the decision-making process of divorce in a way that deepens their understanding of themselves and the meaning of relationship. We'll explore:
- Honoring the needs of both partners and work effectively with couples where one partner is "leaning out" of the relationship
- Navigating "the moral crucible moments" with couples on the brink of splitting up
- The special dynamics of Millennial couples who are themselves children of divorce
William Doherty is a professor and director of the Citizen Professional Center at the University of Minnesota. His books include Take Back Your Marriage and Family Therapy, with Susan McDaniel.
William Doherty, Ph.D.
Incorporate new research findings and a deeper understanding of how cultural trends, demographics, and current economic realities impact contemporary relationships. We'll examine:
- Demographic shifts that will increasingly shape the experience of aging Boomer couples
- The new technology of mate selection and how the paradox of choice is impacting relationship satisfaction
- Understanding key characteristics of younger clients, including decreased capacity for empathy and lower tolerance for frustration
Pat Love, Ed.D.
Explore the practical clinical implication shifts in gender roles among Boomer, Gen X, and Millennial couples. We'll examine issues, including:
- Changing attitudes toward traditional notions of masculinity and femininity
- How gender equality in younger couples has led to new tensions around diminished sexual desire
- Strategies for dealing with grandiosity in both men and women.
Terry Real, L.I.C.S.W.
Learn guidelines for helping couples understand, define, and negotiate the personal boundaries of fidelity and betrayal. We'll explore how to:
- Negotiate clear rules for porn, use of social media, and nonsexual but intimate relationships
- Understand the issues that can arise when working with nontraditional couples, such as those in open and polyamorous relationships
- Help clients end affairs with mutual respect and integrity
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.
John and Julie Gottman offer "how-to" guidance on helping couples lay a foundation that will carry them through the joys and challenges over the lifetime of their relationship. Topics include:
- Relationship and divorce prediction: Dr. John Gottman has been able to predict with over 90% accuracy, which couples will divorce, which couples will stay together happily, and which couples will stay together unhappily
- The key ingredients for building trust, love, loyalty, and commitment. John and Julie Gottman's newest research reveals the dynamics of betrayal and how to safeguard (or heal) your relationship
John Gottman, Ph.D and Julie Schwartz Gottman, Ph.D.
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Listen to a Q&A call recording with Terry Real and Susan Johnson to gain additional insight.
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Same Sex Marriages: A Different Recipe for Intimacy?
Joe Kort, Ph.D., (Biography)
Gender differences play a large role in couples therapy. In this bonus, Joe Kort offers new models of partnership and unique perspectives based on same-sex partnerships on the differing needs of men and women that can enhance the work of all couples therapists.
The Erotic Spark in Marriage
Barry McCarthy, Ph.D. (Biography)
This 90-minute audio recording from Barry McCarthy's 2014 Symposium workshop offers fresh ideas for helping clients revitalize the erotic spark in their relationships. You'll learn strategies to demystify what's actually happening in a couple's sexual life and open up new possibilities for erotic fulfillment. And you'll be able to help them adapt their sexual styles as a key component for revitalizing their erotic spark.
- Deal with couples in which partners have conflicting views of whether porn constitutes infidelity?
- Discern whether therapeutic neutrality is always the right response with couples considering divorce?
- Work with polyamorous and other types of couples whose lifestyle and attitudes toward sexuality may challenge your own personal values?
- Bridge generational differences with younger (or older) clients with very different attitudes toward relationship and commitment than your own?
- Help couples develop explicit understandings of the "rules" of their relationship regarding fidelity and other core issues?
- Master clinically relevant research and information about social trends that can help you get a fuller understanding of the issues clients of varied backgrounds bring to you?
Refreshingly grounded and based in respect and fairness. Thank you for sharing such positive and down-to-earth approaches. — Tom
Esther, Esther, Esther Perel. I am enlightened, left wanting more. I will review this webcast again and again. So much to digest and use. — Leslie
How fantastic, what a way to hear and see some of the world's best therapists. — Monica
Pat Love is a real treat — at last someone who combines the rational and emotional aspects of therapy in an integrated and clinically elegant way. — Tarla
Helpful material, useful format, clear and concise — Terry Real was great in more ways than I have time to mention. — Carol