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

DAY
August 10, 2014
Time & Place
8 a.m.-3:50 p.m.
Level
Intermediate
CE Credits
7
Enrollment Limit
45
Description
This intermediate to advanced workshop presents a unique, innovative and brief approach to treating couples and people in relationships. The presenters describe a new paradigm for therapy that treats the couple as an entity with its own personality and dynamics. Challenging the prevailing paradigm of individualism, presenters teach a simple, efficient 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, making treatment empowering and effective.
Learning Objectives
1. Operationalize the concept of the "couple" as a single entity in working with clients.
2. Identify the four major tasks to be accomplished for creating and sustaining healthy relationships.
3. Teach couples to establish commitment through the creation of a couple vision or "proclamation."
4. Utilize a number of techniques to facilitate cooperation and teamwork in client couples.
5. Identify several 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.
7. Identify cultural, client and therapist obstacles to successful treatment of couples.
Instructor(s)
Peter L. Sheras, PhD, University of Virginia; Phyllis R. Koch-Sheras, PhD, Independent Practice, Charlottesville, Va.
Pricing

Enrollments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Advance: April 15-June 30, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $110 $130
Half day (4 hours) $130 $160
Full day (7 hours) $220 $260

Regular: July 1-Aug. 5, 2014

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

On-site: Aug. 6-10, 2014

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