Generating Emotional Safety in Couples Therapy: Transforming Dysfunctional Conversation into Healthy Communication
**6 CEU Credits**
Date: Saturday, April 8th, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy
1841 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10023
Cost: General Admission $150; ICP Affiliate $125; Student/Trainee $95
Presenting: Marty Babits, LCSW, BCD
Marty Babits, LCSW, BCD, is a Co-Director of the FACTS division at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. His latest book, I’m Not a Mind Reader: Using Three Dimensional Communication™ for a Better Relationship, was named finalist for both the 2016 International Book Awards and the 2016 Bookvana Awards in the Self-Help category. His first book, The Power of the Middle Ground: A Couple’s Guide to Renewing Your Relationship, was well-reviewed in the Library Journal. He also contributes to an on-going blog, entitled Middle Ground, on the Psychology Today website.
About the workshop:
In this workshop, Marty Babits, LCSW, BCD shares a method that therapists can use to bring their clients from dysfunctional communication patterns– such as expressing anger that leads to escalation rather than resolution, avoidance of difficult conversations, situations in which partners feel a consistent lack of empathy — to sharing feelings and ideas to more consistently promote trust, increase feelings of emotional safety and make it possible for clients to make themselves emotionally vulnerable to one another.
Most couples begin couples therapy stating that, more than anything else, they want to improve their communication with one another. Not every couples therapist considers herself to be an expert in interpersonal communication, nor in creating emotional safety. This workshop will make it possible for you to claim, strengthen and integrate these crucial skills. Professionals interested in growing their practices will find much help and perhaps some inspiration.
Select programs meet the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists
(AASECT) and are approved for CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT Certification and renewal
*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.
*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts.
*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the NYS Education Department State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education credit for licensed social workers.
*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors.