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Mindfulness-Based Experiential Psychotherapy with Couples with Rob Fisher

April  25, 2013
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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Rob Fisher

Mindfulness-Based Experiential Psychotherapy with Couples with Rob Fisher

About the Presentation

Mindfulness is one of the most powerful tools in couples psychotherapy. Externally focused mindfulness allows the therapist to notice the subtle messages each partner communicates directly from his or her implicit beliefs and models of the world.

Internally focused mindfulness allows clients to “act in” instead of “acting out” with each other. It assists them to gently access and talk about deep levels of delicate material that underlie repetitive patterns. They can step out of adversarial and into vulnerable and collaborative interactions. You will learn the principles and practical interventions that use present moment experience. Topics include: simple couple’s assessment, working with present time experience, exploring defenses by supporting them, working with boundaries, couples sculptures, touch in couples therapy, and converting blame to self-observation.

About the Presenter

Rob Fisher, MFT, is a psychotherapist, consultant, and CAMFT certified supervisor in private practice in Mill Valley. He is an adjunct professor at JFK University and at CIIS, and the co-developer and lead instructor in the Certificate Program in Mindfulness and Compassion for Psychotherapists at CIIS. He is also an international Hakomi trainer. He is the author of Experiential Psychotherapy with Couples: A Guide for the Creative Pragmatist.

For More Information

Contact Daniela Koenig at dkoenig@ciis.edu or (415) 575-3490.

California Institute of Integral Studies, Room 304, 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103