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Terry Real, LICSW

Consultation and Therapy

Private Practice


Terry Real, LICSW, is an Internationally Recognized Family Therapist, Speaker and Author. Terry founded the Relational Life Institute (RLI), offering workshops for couples, individuals and parents around the country along with a professional training program for clinicians wanting to learn his RLT (Relational Life Therapy) methodology.

A family therapist and teacher for more than 25 years, Terry is the best-selling author of I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression (Scribner), the straight-talking How Can I Get Through to You? Reconnecting Men and Women (Scribner), and most recently The New Rules of Marriage: What You Need to Make Love Work (Random House). Terry knows how to lead couples on a step-by-step journey to greater intimacy — and greater personal fulfillment.

A senior faculty member of the Family Institute of Cambridge in Massachusetts and a retired Clinical Fellow of the Meadows Institute in Arizona, Terry has worked with thousands of individuals, couples, and fellow therapists. Through his books, the Institute, and workshops around the country, Terry helps women and men, parents and non-parents, to help them create the connection they desire in their relationships.

Terry’s work, with its rigorous commonsense approach, speaks to both men and women. His ideas on men’s issues and on couple’s therapy have been celebrated in venues from the “Good Morning America”, “The Today Show” and “20/20”, to “Oprah” and The New York Times.

A proponent of “full-throttle marriage,” as described in The New Rules of Marriage, Terry has been called “the most innovative voice in thinking about and treating men and their relationships in the world today.”

The New York Times Book Review described Terry’s work as: “A critical contribution to feminist psychology (that) brings the Men’s movement a significant step forward.” Robert Bly hailed it as “moving onto new ground in both story and song. Exhilarating in its honesty.”

Terry’s Relational Life Institute grew out of his extensive and empathic experience. He teaches people how to make their relationships work by providing products and services designed to teach the principles of Relational Life™, so that everyone can enjoy full respect living and craft a healthy life legacy.

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Terry Real is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Terry Real has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

Digital Seminar

Psychotherapy Networker Symposium: Couples Therapy: Advances and Challenges in Couples Therapy Today


Faculty:
David Schnarch |  Harville Hendrix |  Helen LaKelly Hunt |  Pat Love |  Terry Real
Duration:
1 Hour 41 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Mar 21, 2014
Product Code:
NOS047020
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$59.99

Digital Seminar

Narcissism, Infidelity, and Trauma: An Integrative Approach to Couples Therapy with Esther Perel & Terry Real


Faculty:
Esther Perel |  Terry Real
Duration:
4 Hours 46 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Apr 17, 2015
Product Code:
POS048415
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$199.99

Live Webcast

2-Day: Couples Experiential: Live Clinical Demonstrations with Real Couples featuring Terry Real


Faculty:
Terry Real
Duration:
2 Full Days
Product Code:
LWC048722
Brochure Code:
PLW72025
Media Type:
Live Webcast - Also available: Digital Seminar
Price:
$439.99
Date:

Thu, Oct 17, 2019 - 09:00a to Fri, Oct 18, 2019 - 05:00p CDT

Schedule at a glance

Online Course

Helping Couples in Crisis: Proven approaches for attachment issues, addiction, abuse & more


Faculty:
Daniel Siegel |  Kathryn Rheem |  Michael Barnett |  Susan Johnson |  Tammy Nelson |  Terry Real
Duration:
15 Hours 55 Minutes
Product Code:
NRS001192
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$159.99 - Helping Couples in Crisis Standard - $649.94
Ends 08/23/2019

Digital Seminar

Attachment in Adults: How Infant Attachment Security Affects Adult Relationships


Faculty:
Diane Poole Heller |  Gabor Maté |  Lance Dodes |  Linda Curran |  Lisa Ferentz |  Louis Cozolino |  Mary Lou Schack |  Onno van der Hart |  ....
Duration:
3 Hours 44 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jan 17, 2018
Product Code:
POS053885
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$149.99

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