141: Couple Power Therapy---Building Lifelong Love in Commitment, Cooperation, Communication, and Community

Convention Workshop
Back by popular demand!
$260.00 – List Price
$220.00 – Member/Affiliate Price
August 08, 2015
8 a.m.-3:50 p.m.
CE Credits
Enrollment Limit
This practical, interactive, intermediate workshop presents a unique, creative, and brief approach to treating couples and people in relationships. The presenters describe an innovative and new paradigm for therapy that treats the couple as an "entity" with its own personality and dynamics. Challenging the prevailing paradigm of individualism, they teach a simple, efficient, and effective model for achieving positive couple functioning. Based on accomplishing the Four Cs of commitment, cooperation, communication, and community, Couple Power Therapy focuses on what is possible rather than what is wrong.
Learning Objectives
1. Operationalize the concept of "couple" as an entity in working with clients and changing the prevailing paradigm of individualism in treatment.
2. Identify the four major tasks to be accomplished to create and maintain healthy and well-functioning couples and effective relationships.
3. Teach therapists to teach couples to establish commitment through the creation of a couple vision or "proclamation."
4. Utilize a number of techniques to train therapists to train couples in teamwork and cooperation.
5. Identify a number of new and/or existing methods for enhancing couple communication and use them appropriately in therapy.
6. Apply methods for creating both vertical and horizontal community and support groups for couples during and following treatment.
7. Identify cultural, diversity, and therapist obstacles to successful treatment outcomes
Peter L. Sheras, PhD, University of Virginia; Phyllis R. Koch-Sheras, PhD, Independent Practice, Charlottesville, Va.
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Enrollments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Advance: April 15 - June 30, 2015

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Half day (3 hours) $110 $130
Half day (4 hours) $130 $160
Full day (7 hours) $220 $260

Regular: July 1 - Aug. 4, 2015

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $130 $160
Half day (4 hours) $160 $200
Full day (7 hours) $275 $335

On-site: Aug. 5 - 9, 2015

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $160 $190
Half day (4 hours) $190 $240
Full day (7 hours) $330 $410
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