Therapeutic Choice Points in Complex Couples Therapy: How and When to Intervene

The moment by moment decisions made by a therapist in Couple Therapy require careful thought, cognitive and emotional attunement with each member of the often conflicted pair, avoidance of triangulation and the ability to read verbal and non-verbal feedback occurring in every aspect of the session.

In this webinar, Evan Imber-Black, Ph.D, will discuss interviewing for expanded openings; redefining and amplifying a presenting problem; selecting a path and correcting it when it proves ineffective; marking a critical subject, leaving it and returning to it at a more optimal time; selecting from among multiple requirements that a couple may present; reflecting on your work while you are doing it in session; avoiding triangulation with the couple; creating effective metaphors that capture a couple’s imagination; reviewing your work between sessions; reading immediate non-verbal feedback and making use of it in the session; understanding and making use of responses to prior sessions, homework, and crucial changes that may occur between sessions; and challenging a one-size fits all model of therapy.

  • Therapeutic Choice Points in Complex Couples Therapy: How and When to Intervene
    October 18, 2017
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm