NP0022 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?

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Overcoming Our Fears with Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson


Who’s Afraid of Couples Therapy?: NP0022 – Session 1 

Welcome to our “Who’s Afraid of Couples Therapy?” This exciting series, back by popular demand, is based on our November/December 2011 issue on this topic and will explore the challenges of couples work.

What are the most effective strategies in working with couples? How can therapists structure therapy—particularly in the early sessions—so that couples leave with a sense of hope, rather than frustration? Can working with individuals who have serious issues in their relationships actually be detrimental to them? Find out the answers to these questions and much more. In this first session with expert couples therapists Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson, the creators of the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, you’ll find out why clinicians often avoid working with couples and how you can better prepare yourself for couples therapy work.

Throughout the series, a Comment Board after each session will be available. The Comment Boards are a way for participants to share thoughts and reflections about what was most interesting and to ask questions of the presenters and of each other. We invite and encourage you to use these Comment Boards as a forum for thought and to continue the conversation sparked by each session. After listening to this first session, please just take a few minutes to share what you think. What was most striking about this session? What questions do you have?  

Thank you so much for your participation, and welcome to this relevant and important series. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org. 



07.17.2012   Posted In: NP0022 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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  • 0 avatar Nina Smith 07.17.2012 13:12
    Very informative and helpful discussion. Thank you. Nina Smith, MFT
  • 0 avatar A Lewis 07.17.2012 13:16
    Presentation was very good, information provided will be quite useful in working with couples. A. Lewis, PhD
  • Not available avatar Andrew Schwartz 07.22.2012 13:53
    I enjoyed this presentation. One question: when, if ever, do you find it appropriate to suggest individual therapy to a member or both members of a couple that has come in for couples counseling?
  • Not available avatar G Cheff 07.24.2012 10:38
    Thank you so much! Very inspiring!
  • 0 avatar John Lassiter 01.20.2017 05:36
    Opinion that working with individuals who have serious issues in their relationships can be detrimental is simply some kind of prejudice. Of course, if only your psychologist is professional not and his work is not a scam. Fortunately, I am not subjected to any kinds of prejudice and do my homework online securely.
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