There’s a dynamic chemistry and creativity that happens when the two of us teach together in person, which is why these events are so exciting for us and can lead to such breakthroughs for participants. So we are thrilled to be giving a two-day workshop on REVISIONING RELATIONSHIP THERAPY in Boulder, Colorado. We will be going deep into the bones of relationship therapy, discussing both theoretically and practically how to work with some of the most challenging topics that come up in the therapy room: power dynamics in relationships, modern intimacy, and staying in love.
We look forward to meeting as many of you as possible and working on the RELATE material in person. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot today!
Esther Perel & Terry Real
P.S. Tuition is $697, but you can register now to receive a special discounted price of $467.
P.P.S. Many of you requested CEs, and we are providing them for free for a limited time ($49 value)
This two-day hands-on training workshop
is specifically designed for relationship therapists, coaches, and people in allied professions. Using lectures, clinical video vignettes, and experiential exercises, we will address clinical dilemmas in the areas of trauma, love, sex and power. A focus will be on techniques for working with crises of infidelity: how to help couples move forward while navigating the sticky issues of transparency, privacy, and secrecy in couples and individual therapy.
Together, we bring a combined experience of over 50 years of relationship therapy, including 20+ years teaching.
The training will focus on the therapeutic process itself. With an eye to the existential, clinical and ethical aspects, we will focus on how our assumptions, values and personal experiences influence our therapeutic work. We'll explore:
- How to bring our full selves into the relationship?
- What actually heals; how does it work?
- Things most therapy could do better
- The art of loving truthfulness
- How to create new narratives through challenge and compassion
- How to help our clients get unstuck and shift from hopelessness to hope and change
You will explore in-depth topics including:
- How to shift relationships from blame, rigidity and distance to closeness, spontaneity and passion
- The therapist’s clinical choice points: How do love, sex, and power feature in our assessment and treatment of a couple?
- Sexual regeneration as a means of transforming the relationship
- Helping to empower the disenfranchised while melting the hearts of the grandiose
- How to help couples unlock sexual blocks, take emotional risks, and enhance their sexual and emotional intimacy
- How to address early childhood trauma to unlock current impasses
- How to do individual therapy individual in the presence of one's partner, while also doing couple’s work in the absence of the partner
- The connection between attachment styles—expectations, conflicts and disillusionment—and intimate connections
- How to demonstrate a three-stage model for working with couples in the wake of an affair
Your Training Presenters
Esther Perel is recognized as one of the world's most original and insightful voices on couples and sexuality across cultures. She is a celebrated speaker sought around the globe for her expertise in emotional and erotic intelligence, work-life balance, cross-cultural relations, conflict resolution and identity of modern marriage and family. Author of Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence, she is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an AASECT certified sex therapist, a member of the American Family Therapy Academy and of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research.
Terrence Real is the bestselling author of I Don't Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression and How Can I Get Through to You?: Reconnecting Men and Women. He has been a practicing family therapist for more than twenty years and founded the Relational Empowerment Institute. His work has been featured on NBC Nightly News, The New York Times, Psychology Today, and Oprah. He lives with his wife, family therapist Belinda Berman, and their two sons in Newton, Massachusetts.
Approved for 12 CEs
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For a limited time only, this event is available for
$697 $467, plus an optional $87 facilities fee that includes two meals+tax and gratuity.
Continuing Education Information
Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions:
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists : Continuing education credit for Marriage & Family Therapists is awarded in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, ME, MD, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CES maintains responsibility for this program. Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists will receive 12 clinical continuing education clock hours upon completing this program.
Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education credit programs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists receive 12 hours of continuing education credit upon completing this program.
Social Workers: CES, provider #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CES maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 10/5/15 through 10/5/18. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 12 clinical continuing education clock hours.
Nurses: As an American Psychological Association approved provider CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (Provider Number CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Nurses completing this program receive 12 CE hours of credit.
Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to grant continuing education credit for LPCs/LMHCs in the following states: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MA, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CES maintains responsibility for this program. LPCs/LMHCs completing the program will receive 12 continuing education hours of credit.