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Treating Affairs and Trauma

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Objectives

  1. Theorize the psychometric soundness of assessment instruments used to diagnose PTSD, including tools for structured interviews, self-report scales, and psycho-physiological assessment methods.
  2. Distinguish between the neurobiological changes associated with PTSD that occur in the amygdala, anterior cingulate cortex, prefrontal cortex and hippocampus.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of popular individual therapies for treating PTSD.
  4. Inspect research studies on couples therapy methods for treating PTSD.
  5. Defend the practice of conducting conjoint therapy to address PTSD during couples therapy by referencing the relevant research findings on the impact of PTSD on relationships, as well as the relationship outcomes associated with individual PTSD treatment.
  6. Employ clinical strategies that help “surface” trauma when working with a couple with PTSD.
  7. Utilize clinical interventions that help “explore” trauma at a deeper level once it has surfaced.
  8. Determine how to facilitate movement from the individual to the dyad when processing a trauma.
  9. Demonstrate how to teach couples to conduct a Stress-Reducing Conversation when PTSD is involved.
  10. Demonstrate how to teach couples to conduct an Aftermath of a Regrettable Incident Exercise when PTSD is involved.
  11. Differentiate popular therapies for treating infidelity.
  12. Assess how the 24 steps of the “Gottman-Rusbult-Glass” cascade toward betrayal lead to a blurring of boundaries between self and potential others.
  13. Assess how a betrayed partner may develop PTSD as a result of their partner’s affair.
  14. Utilize the Gottman Method Couples Therapy Assessment process with couples who have experienced an affair.
  15. Integrate appropriate additional details when conducting an Assessment feedback session for treating affairs.
  16. Facilitate the Atonement phase of Gottman Method Couples Therapy for affairs.
  17. Defend the practice of allowing the hurt partner to express anger, insecurity, resentment, fear and feelings of rejection, rather down-regulating their expression of emotion.
  18. Utilize appropriate clinical tools to strengthen an affair couple’s Attunement to each other.
  19. Practice techniques with affair couples to effectively process Regrettable Incidents.
  20. Utilize appropriate clinical interventions to deepen an affair couple’s Attachment to one another.
  21. Apply effective clinical strategies to help affair couples prevent relapse.

Outline

TREATING TRAUMA
Review of Research on PTSD Treatment for Individuals and Couples
Couples Therapy for PTSD – A Philosophical Stance
Effects of Trauma and PTSD
Gottman Method Couples Therapy for PTSD – An Overview
Assessment
Intervention for Couples with PTSD
Friendship Building Interventions and PTSD 
Conflict Management Interventions and PTSD
Q and A
 
TREATING AFFAIRS
Healing a Relationship from an Affair
Information About Affairs 
Treating Infidelity: Brief Review of Some Current Therapies: Brief Review
Three Phases of Love
 
Gottman Method Therapy for Affairs
Assessment
Atonement
Attunement – Build Trust
Attachment and Fading Out Therapy

Copyright : 02/01/2018

Enhancing Assessment in Couples Therapy: New Approaches to Improving Outcomes

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Objectives

  1. Conduct a thorough assessment of a couple’s relationship using the Gottman Relationship Checkup
  2. Respond with effective feedback about your clients’ relationship’s strengths and how to best address their areas of concern
  3. Develop a develop a personalized treatment plan based on each partner’s responses to the assessment questionnaire

Copyright : 03/23/2018

The Gottman Method Approach to Better Couples Therapy

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Objectives

  1. Demonstrate how to enhance a couple’s capacity for gratitude, cherishing, and commitment
  2. Apply interventions that increase couples’ ability to deescalate anger, manage conflict, and repair ruptures in the relationship
  3. Employ personal calming techniques in calm in the midst of couples’ relationship conflicts and have hope when they feel hopeless

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Copyright : 03/24/2018