Rekindling Intimacy: A Clinical Framework for Couples Therapists
When couples come to therapy their yearnings for intimacy are often buried underneath a cascade of complaints, resentments and power struggles. Taking into account that intimacy is socially constructed, informed by contextual, cultural and personal meanings, we will consider a multicultural framework that considers diverse and nuanced meanings of intimacy. Then, applying the concept of the vulnerability cycle, we will explore how the therapist can work to disarm reactivity, to translate anger and defensiveness into narratives of wishes and yearnings, and how through this process therapist and couple collaboratively create a context for self-reflection, dialogue and negotiations of a better intimate fit between the partners.
Michele Scheinkman, LCSW, is a faculty member at The Ackerman Institute for the Family specializing in couple’s therapy training and she has a private practice in Manhattan. 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 in New York City for many years. Her articles, widely valued in couples therapy training and practice, include: The Vulnerability Cycle: Working With Impasses In Couples Therapy; with Mona Fishbane (2004) Beyond the Trauma of Betrayal: Reconsidering Affairs in Couples Therapy (2005 ); The Multi-level Approach: A Road Map to Couples Therapy (2008); Disarming Jealousy in Couples Therapy: A Multidimensional Approach (2010). Her workshops in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America are highly regarded for her integrative approach, conceptual clarity, and practical application with a range of couples issues in therapy.
Date: Friday, October 16, 2015
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Contact Hours (CEU’s) for NYS: 5
CE Credits for NASW: 5
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.
This program has been approved for Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal.
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