Therapeutic Artistry: Finding Your Creative Edge with Difficult Couples and Families


At times in our professional careers, all of us have been faced with clinical situations in which we were intimidated by or experienced therapeutic paralysis in reaction to particular clients’ perplexing presenting problems and extensive treatment histories, families with multiple members carrying serious DSM diagnoses, and couples and families that seem to thrive on crises. With these challenging client situations, it can feel like we are trapped in and neutralized by the gravitational pull of a stellar black hole. In this “hands-on,” practice-oriented workshop, therapists will learn several effective ways to tap the full range of their resources and creative selves to get unstuck and catalyze therapeutic change with complex and difficult couples and families. Participants will gain many practical therapeutic tools and strategies and feel inspired, energized, and more daring and confident working outside their comfort zones with their most challenging couple and family clients.

Matthew D. Selekman, LCSW, is the Director of Partners for Collaborative Solutions and has a private practice in Evanston, IL. He is the author of seven professional practice-oriented books. Matthew is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and regularly consults and presents workshops worldwide.

Date: Friday and Saturday, October 31 & November 1, 2014
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuition: $270
CE Credits: 10

The Ackerman Institute is approved by the NASW, CT, and therefore NASW, NJ and NASW, NY.

If you would like to apply online, click below.

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

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

Danielle Khalife
Phone: 212-879-4900