Via Live Interactive Webinar ONLY
Freud never wrote a dedicated book about couples, but some of his most classical insights can be effectively applied to couples in a most profound and practical manner. We will begin with a review of some familiar concepts and expand on Freudian object relation theory. We will discuss how object relations are established and developed in order to scrutinize why psychotherapy with couples is so complicated. We’ll acknowledge why couples so often erupt with conflicts and why it is so difficult, but so important, to tolerate the otherness of our dearest others– children, spouse, parents and of our clients as well. We will disclose why respecting the autonomy of others, their separateness and maintaining love relationships –is challenging, and yet so vital.
We will explore why are we so attracted to the FAMILIAR in our partners but Resist their STRANGENESS and why it is so easy to destruct love relations and so difficult to re-establish them? We will cover a lively illustration using 2 or more case studies.
This course will help participants acknowledge why we, the therapists, tend so easily to project our own familiarities. It will help us find ways to help our couples-patients to understand that their tendency to destroy love relationships is linked to reverberations of childhood memory traces that overrule their life, facing frustrations, narcissistic injuries, and trauma. We will explore what’s needed for and from each partner like patient and therapist, parent and child, as well as between spouses in order to establish the Art of Couplehood.
Principals of psychoanalytic-psychodynamic theory can help psychotherapists and patients to re-create a better couplehood relations.
Part I: Foundations of couples, conflicts and insights
Part II; Case studies; Q & A
2 Category I/A CEU awarded by Core Wellness, a Maryland Social Work Examiners approved CE sponsor. Our credits are accepted by the Maryland Boards of Psychology and Professional Counselors and Therapists as well as the social work boards of DC, Virginia, WV and Michigan. Note: Live interactive webinar is considered the same as live in person by all Maryland boards.
Core Wellness, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0569 and for mental health counselors, #MHC-0167. Note: This course provides 2 Contact Hours live online credits (via interactive webinar) or live in-person credits (when taken in person).
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