The Dynamics Of Couple Therapy: Theory And Technique For Working With Couples | 10/4/2018-10/25/2018

Class size is limited.
Registration closes on Tuesday, October 1, 2018.

NON-STUDENT (Licensed): $125

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SKU: 18-1004/Bell Category:


Vanessa Bell, Ph.D.

Thursday’s, October 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018
1:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Courses will be held in the instructor’s home office.
Address will be provided upon registration.

This Course is Approved for 6 CE/CME’s

Elizabeth E. Berlese, Ph.D.
Extension Program Chair


This class uses theory, clinical case presentation and discussion to improve a clinician’s understanding and skill working with couples.  Participants will use readings and published clinical material to learn an assessment process, techniques for interpretation, impasse management and have the opportunity to present current case material from their own practice for discussion.

Target Audience

This program meets the needs of all mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, psychologists, social workers, and marriage and family therapists


Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Use the initial session and those that follow.  How to set the tone and frame. How to evaluate treatment for a particular couple.  How to diagnose the nature of object relationships from archaic to mature.
  • Join the system to create a therapeutic triangle and an alliance with each partner.
  • Strengthen the couple’s alliance with each other.
  • Understand and interpret unconscious communication.
  • Recognize and articulate goals and limitations of treatment.
  • Use transference and countertransference in couples therapy.
  • Understand enactment and resolve impasse as it occurs.


Important Disclosure: None of the planners or presenters of this CME/CE program has any relevant financial relationship to disclose.

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statement

Accreditation Statement: LAISPS is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. LAISPS takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Physicians: LAISPS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certificate in Continuing Medical Education.
Psychologists: LAISPS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LAISPS maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists: The Board of Behavioral Sciences no longer approves CE providers. However, LAISPS is approved by the APA to provide CE hours and the BBS will accept these hours for CE credit.

Please Note:

  • Participants must complete an online evaluation within 2 weeks of completing this CE/CME activity in order to receive credit.
  • According to APA guidelines, CE credit can only be awarded to psychologists for full attendance

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