This workshop provides an overarching theoretical and philosophical approach to marital therapy. It can integrate a clinician’s individual work with marital work as well as provide a way to look at the overall process over time and the differences among couples from a diagnostic and clinical perspective.
It also teaches professionals how to identify the most difficult challenges of marital therapy and, in a coherent way, look at how a clinician can meet these challenges using a unified theoretical base.
This workshop is appropriate for clinicians in all phases of development for themselves and as couples therapists. In addition to looking at the scenarios and the underlying theoretical framework, the workshop will explore the diagnosis of a couple and the role of the therapist in treating those couples.
Each session will involve demonstration, discussion and theoretical presentation of one scenario. Linked together, the participant will understand on the deepest level an approach to marital therapy over time, as well as how to meet these challenges as a clinician.
The seven scenarios we will explore are:
- When there is no love
- The stepchild dilemma
- The characterologic partner
- The neurotically linked couple
- Emotional and sexual infidelity
- When a relationship is just OK
- When connection, communication, compassion or sexual passion are missing