The Dynamics of Couple Therapy: The Theory and Technique of Working With Couples | 3/8, 3/15, 3/22 & 3/29/2018


Class size will be limited.
Enrollment closes Tueday, March 6, 2018.
No refunds after class begins.

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Vanessa Bell, Ph.D.

4 Thursdays: March 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2018
1:00  – 2:30 p.m.

Course will be held in the instructor’s office
3795 Regal Vista Drive
Sherman Oaks, CA

This Course is Approved for 6 CE/CME’s

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


This class will use 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 a process of assessment for couples, techniques for interpretation with couples, impasse management and will have the opportunity to present current case material from their own practice for discussion.


Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Use the initial session and those that follow to set the tone and frame, to evaluate treatment for a particular couple, and to diagnose the nature of their object relationships from archaic to mature.
  • Join the system in order 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 couple’s 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
edu cation 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
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: LAISPS is approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences to grant continuing education
credit to those holding LCSW and MFT licenses. (Provider #PCE311) This activity is designated for 6 credit hours.

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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