Seminar on DVD; 2 hr 2 min
Meet Dominic and Arielle. Their relationship is on life support. Arielle sees Dominic as the man she wants to marry and start a family with, while Dominic has repeatedly cheated on her.
Strap in for an emotional roller coaster in this intense therapy session – a session both difficult to conduct and painful to watch. See the intense pain of Arielle and Dominic, and how the right approach can transform their shame and guilt and move them each forward.
Watch as Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson skillfully weave their way through the many challenges therapists confront in the tumultuous first session after infidelity:
• Avoid getting pulled into the blame/shame cycle
• Stop the critical mistake of rushing to smooth things over too quickly
• Keep from buckling under immense emotional pressure
• Elicit insight and accountability without alienating either partner
You won’t regret going on this journey with Ellyn and Pete. You will learn strategies to carefully help your clients peal back the painful layers of deception and denial, and give way to the raw first stages of awareness, compassion and healing.
1. Describe how the lack of self-differentiation impacts committed relationships.
2. Incorporate Gestalt therapy techniques into couple’s therapy.
3. Learn how to separate and address the conflicts that belong to each individual in the couple.
About the Presenters:
Ellyn Bader, Ph.D., is in private practice and is Co-Director of The Couples Institute in Menlo Park, California. Over the past 25 years she has conducted professional training programs in couples therapy and has trained therapists throughout the United States as well as Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia. She is a past president of the International Transactional Analysis Association and a recipient of the Clark Vincent Award for an outstanding literary contribution to the field of marital therapy from the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Dr. Bader is frequently invited to speak at national and international conferences. She and her husband, Peter Pearson, Ph.D., coauthored the books, “In Quest of the Mythical Mate: A Developmental Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment in Couples Therapy” (Brunner/Mazel) and “Tell Me No Lies: How to Face the Truth and Build an Honest Marriage” (St. Martin’s Press).
Ellyn Bader, Ph.D., and Peter Pearson, Ph.D., couples therapists for more than 25 years, are the founders and directors of The Couples Institute and creators of the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy. They're the authors of In Quest of the Mythical Mate: A Developmental Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment in Couples Therapy.
Continuing Education Information:
For U.S. and Canadian customers, CE is available for $9.99 USD per participant. International CE rates may vary; please contact PESI Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.