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  • 0 P003 Couples Therapy: Today and TomorrowCouples Therapy, Session 5, Michele Weiner-Davis: Comment Board 03.10.2011 07:50
    Thanks you, Michele and Rich, for the the nicely paced discussion of the do's and don'ts in managing some of the issues involved with marital affairs. I would have liked to hear more case vignettes that illustrate Michele's "hunch-based" approach to supporting couples and their healing process. Perhaps the time is too limited for this. A video sequence can sometimes illustrate nicely as well, as with the movie clip from one of the earlier Webinar presenters. The cartoon added a nice perspective, along with the references to cultural differences. Perhaps a few bars about the "Fifty Ways" would have been too much for the hyper-moral temperament of some of the audience, but I always enjoy those moments of levity, especially with this sort of topic. On the other hand, there's an audio clip of Tammy Wynette's song "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" would set a rather captivating/serious introductory tone... hmmm
    Dale Pavich, Santa Barbara, California
  • 0 P003 Couples Therapy: Today and TomorrowCouples Therapy, Session 4, Susan Johnson: Comment Board 03.03.2011 11:36
    Thank you, Sue & Rich, for your inspired presentation on EFT. Trust impasses in intimate relationship have been a bugaboo for many of us engaged in couples and family treatment. The EFT method offers strategies that can bridge the disconnects we all experience as part of our human condition. It is reminiscent of Satir and the MRI collective contributions, and yet more refined in many ways. I am curious how the EFT method is applied in working with culturally diverse families, and those who are referred as a result of domestic violence.
    Dale Pavich, Santa Barbara, Ca
  • 0 P003 Couples Therapy: Today and TomorrowCouples Therapy, Session 3, Harville Hendrix: Comment Board 02.24.2011 08:53
    A wonderful overview of Imago Therapy. I was reminded of Carl Rogers' work and enjoyed the synthesis of theories reflected in the Imago model, e.g. Freudian and neo Freudian. One question that comes to mind is how to use Imago Therapy when working with couples in crisis, i.e. due to discovered affairs or other wounding life events. I often wondered if Imago Therapy is more for stagnating couples vis a vis couples in more acute despair.
  • 0 P003 Couples Therapy: Today and TomorrowCouples Therapy, Session 2, Terry Real: Comment Board 02.17.2011 08:23
    Thank you, Terry and Rich, for this very accessible and lucid approach to working with conflict-impacted couples. I wondered if you have any thoughts on working with hispanic men who characteristically value their "machismo" as part of their own cultural heritage and identity; particularly when it becomes confused or contaminated with grandiosity that manifests in abusive behavior and what you've termed "taking liberties"? Do you have a special approach for educating these types client families that honors such cultural norms without alligning with grandiosity and thus negatively impacting the relational rapport in the family system?? Any other resource materials on using RLT with non-anglo populations would also be appreciated. Thank you very much, Terry, for your dedicated and insightful work in this important aspect of family therapy!

    Dale Pavich, LCSW
    Santa Barbara, Ca
  • 0 P002 New Perspectives: Ethical Standards for the 21st Century PractitionerNew Perspectives on Ethics, Session 5, Steven Frankel: Comment Board 02.15.2011 07:49
    A great choice for the "anchor webinar" of the series. Nicely organized, pithy presentation. I would have liked to see the Menninger assessment mentioned, but perhaps there are legal obstacles to the disclosure of that as well? A special thanks to Rich Simon, and each of the presentors in this series for creating such an enlightening and relevant forum assistting those of us engaged in psychotherapy professions. I agree, we clinicians are not adequately prepared and informed so as to effectively engage in the kinds of challenging client issues we frequently find ourselves engaged in.
  • 0 P003 Couples Therapy: Today and TomorrowCouples Therapy Today & Tomorrow, Session 1 with Bill Doherty: Comment Board 02.10.2011 07:46
    I took more notes during this webinar than any of the previous 4 I have viewed... a testament to the pragmatic applications of Dr. D's material,to be sure! I too have questions about engaging the partner who is not as invested in the relationship; either due to other "love interests", character deficits, addictions, secrets/shame/trauma issues, etc. The film clip was a wonderful reminder of the comical yet painful exchanges that can occur in couples/family treatment without adequate structure imposed by the clinician. Thanks to all the Networker family and Dr. Doherty for enriching our practice in such insightful ways.
    ~Dale Pavich, Santa Barbara, Ca
  • 0 P002 New Perspectives: Ethical Standards for the 21st Century PractitionerNew Perspectives on Ethics, Session 4 with William Doherty: Comment Board 02.08.2011 07:14
    A refreshing perspective on the power balancing process in psychotherapy. Thankfully the technical glitches have been fixed so the problem of talking over one another did not occur this session. The use of the "In Treatment" video clip was a great example of the ethical transgressions common among clinicians, and nicely woven into the discussion on pitfalls in this aspect of our work. The only subject I thought could have been addressed was the issue of money and how clinicians rationalize continued treatment for financial reasons. How can this topic be incorporated into the conversation here? Or can you refer me to some resource materials addressing this rather gnarly issue on ethical considerations in therapist-initiated termination.
    Dale Pavich, Santa Barbara, California

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