4 NYS CE Units
This workshop will focus on the various methods therapists can use to help couples reconnect and break out of patterns that have led to a frayed relationship. Topics covered will include how to motivate couples not only to make the changes that will get them “unstuck”, but also how to convert complaints to longings and how to help the couple expand their sense of what is possible. We will look at the importance of “choice points” in keeping sessions focused and productive and in enabling the couple to build on whatever positives in their relationship might still exist. The workshop will also address the individual “legacy” issues that each person brings to the relationship and look at ways to incorporate these issues into couple’s therapy.
Ellen Wachtel has a Ph.D in clinical psychology from New York University and a law degree from Harvard Law School. She is the author of three books for therapists: Treating Troubled Children and their Families; Family Dynamics in Individual Psychotherapy (with Paul Wachtel); and The Heart of Couple Therapy: Knowing What to Do and How to Do It. She has also published a self-help book for couples We Love Each Other But .. Her books have been translated into a number of languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, and Arabic. She gives workshops at home and abroad.
4 NYS CE Units
This workshop will address the assessment and treatment of sexual difficulties from a couples’ treatment perspective. The emphasis will be on those sexual difficulties that emanate from relational trauma, and are then triggered and re-created in current relationships. Such difficulties as disruption in sexual arousal, orgasm, and/or desire will be examined through a sex-positive, existential-humanistic lens. Assessment and treatment approached from an existential-humanistic lens represents a new model of assisting these couples through the alleviation of the distress that manifests itself within the sexual relationship. Case examples will be presented to illustrate the efficacy of the sex-positive, existential-humanistic model of treating sexual conflicts within the context of couples’ therapy.
Daniel N. Watter, Ed.D. is a licensed psychologist, marital and family therapist, and AASECT certified sex therapist and sex therapy supervisor. He has been practicing sex and couples therapy for over 30 years. His recent publications have focused on existential-humanistic approaches to the treatment of sexual problems.
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*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.
*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 marriage and family therapists.