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Treating Couples: Surmounting Challenges
Thursday, September 22, 2022, 8:00 AM to Thursday, October 20, 2022, 5:00 PM EST
Category: CE Events: Adult Individuals

Couples therapy presents complexity unlike any other form of therapy, and today's couples therapists need to address increasingly difficult situations. Effective couples therapy requires clinicians to understand and address many relational challenges in an intimate context that can sometimes invite defensiveness and repetition of problematic patterns. In addition, the persistent stress of the pandemic and its effect on our socio-political-cultural contexts has been a strain on couples and therapists alike. This course will focus on doing effective relational work in the midst of specific challenges including working with trauma, interpersonal violence, sexual issues, and individual therapy in the context of the needs of diverse populations. We will also enhance participants' learning about the therapeutic position of a couples therapist, including ways to efficiently understand and help people change patterns using concepts from the Single Session Delivery Model, Narrative, Solution Focused and Collaborative Language approaches, the Collaborative Change Model, and enhancing our understanding of the Person of the Therapist as a tool to work effectively across differences. Our new format this year of a 5-week online series will devote 90 minutes to each topic in order to delve deeper and allow ample time for audience interaction and questions. Clinicians will gain key strategies to help advance their treatment skills and improve their effectiveness.

Hosted by Cambridge Health Alliance Psychiatry CME online for 7.5 CEs. For more info, visit the event webpage.