Two to Tango: Deepening Clinical Skills and Practice Working with Couples
Why is it that the people closest to us are also the ones whom we have some of our greatest conflicts? Such is the power of a couple’s relationship. While many therapists have the tools for working with individual clients, they often encounter challenges when there is another person in the therapy room. This workshop will place an emphasis on how social locators such as race, gender identity, sexual orientation, and culture exert an influence on a couple’s relationship as well as the therapist-client relationship.
In this workshop participants will learn:
- How to conceptualize the couple as system, paying close attention to relational dynamics and patterns of interaction.
- Innovative interviewing skills necessary for working with couples as well as techniques that help couples improve communication, manage conflict, balance individual, and relationship needs, and strengthen the connection.
- To discuss the influence of both the clinician’s and clients’ social location on case assessment, treatment, and the therapeutic relationship in working with the couple
Presented by Walter Vega, LCSW
- October 13, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm