Relationship counseling has never been as exciting and as challenging as it is today. So many more couples are coming for counseling, due to marital distress and lack of connection. These couples need to experience hope that their relationship can be improved and to learn the strategies that will help them achieve greater happiness together.
Fortunately, there is now research demonstrating the causes of martial distress and the strategies that will heighten relationship satisfaction. Drawing on the research of John Gottman, Susan Johnson, Martin Seligman and Richard Schwartz, we will explore the latest findings about adult love and happiness, the factors that cause couples to divorce or end their relationships as well as the factors that create and sustain happy relationships.
We can now speak of Couple Therapy as an art as well as a science. We have more clarity, backed by empirical evidence on how to help couples move through and repair their relationship to a greater level of stability and satisfaction.
In this workshop, the science of couple therapy is combined with the art of therapy in a competency based approach that considers individuals in the context of their family, culture, gender, values and strengths.
As counselors, the relationships we have in our own lives affect the way we interact with clients about their issues. You are invited to benefit from this workshop both personally and professionally as you develop advanced skills for helping yourself and clients achieve greater relationship satisfaction.