Academy for Couples Therapists Blog
Welcome to the Academy for Couples Therapists Blog
This blog is for therapists who want to improve their work with couples
I decided to start a blog for several reasons:
- The world needs couples therapists now more than ever! I want to contribute to increasing the effectiveness of therapists who work with couples.
- One size does not fit all. When it comes to couples therapy we simply cannot apply the same model for all couples.
- Contemporary couples distress is a public health issue. I want to contribute, through the training of effective couples therapists, to the betterment of society.
In this blog you will find:
- Articles, tools designed to help couples therapists who want to improve their work with couples.
- Clinical vignettes. The names mentioned on the vignettes are clinical case composites without any information that could identify a couple.
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In what ways is a romantic relationship like a business? A relationship is a fragile emotional bond. Things can go wrong at any time, and wreck the bond for good. But in addition to an emotional bond, a long term committed relationship is also a business-like bond....
In a previous post, I discussed the benefits of helping couples write an impact statement as the first step in the process of apology. In this post, I want to spell out the steps for a good apology.
Couples get emotionally dysregulated in a session fairly often. Couples therapists who work with dysregulated couples can lose empathy and can become dysregulated themselves.
For couples who have been together for a long time, there is no shortage of blame to go around on both sides. The problem is that most partners believe-erroneously- that their mates are more to blame than themselves. If you’ve been working with a couple for a...
There were 10-minutes left in the session when I remembered a powerful intervention I learned a long time ago during my couples therapist training and I want to share it with you. I asked: When your children grow up, what words to you want them to use to describe your...
How do you know what kind of training to invest your time and money on to become a more effective couples therapist? Couples’ therapy is a complex and challenging activity even for the most experienced therapists. There are many models to choose from, and integrating...
No matter what couple therapy model you use, the treatment of a couple will go through several stages. It’s important to keep in mind what stage of the treatment process the couple is going through for therapy to be more effective. Couples vary in their motivation for...
During a session with a high conflict couple, do you ever feel anxiety, frustration, sympathy for one partner? Do your clients trigger your sense of incompetence and insecurity? When you work with couples, they elicit feelings and thoughts are important to understand,...