From Reactivity to Intimacy: An Advanced Workshop for Couples Therapists

In this advanced workshop, Michele Scheinkman, LCSW will describe how she utilizes the vulnerability cycle as the gateway for promoting intimacy in couples relationships. A major focus will be on how to help couples move beyond their entrenched reactive dynamics to an increasing ability to be reflective, intentional, and able to negotiate a more satisfying intimate fit between them. Based on case examples and video clips Michele will review how to: capture the couple’s impasse in the first session, how to identify mutual triggers and reach for the subtext of vulnerabilities and yearnings underlying each partner’s overt behavior.

michele bio photoMichele Scheinkman, LCSW, is a faculty member at The Ackerman Institute for the Family, where she specializes in couples therapy training and she has a private practice in New York City. She is the former Director of Training at the Chicago Center for Family Health and Lecturer at the University of Chicago, she was a consultant at the multicultural Roberto Clemente Center and currently maintains a private practice in New York City. Her articles, widely valued in couples therapy training and practice, include, The Vulnerability Cycle: Working With Impasses In Couples Therapy (2004) with Mona Fishbane, The Multi-level Approach: A Road Map to Couples Therapy (2008); Beyond the Trauma of Betrayal: Reconsidering Affairs in Couples Therapy (2005). Her workshops in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia are highly regarded for her conceptual clarity, integrative approach, and practical application with a range of couples issues in therapy.

Date: Friday, February 17, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuition: $135
CEUs for NYS: 6
CEUs for NASW – CT: 5


If you would like to mail or fax in your application form, download a printable application here.

The Ackerman Institute for the Family SW CPE 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 #0052.

If you are an Ackerman alumni of the Externship or current Ackerman student, please contact the Training Department to register.

Damaly Ferreira
212 879-4900, ext 111
training@ackerman.org