Collaborative Couples Therapy: Turning Fights Into Intimate Conversations

Public Programs and Performances WKS 068 1.00

Conversation concealed by the flames of the couple’s fight or buried in the ashes of their withdrawal are revealed. Students learn how to create an intimate conversation by bringing out the haunting feelings that each partner struggles with alone and provide a glimpse into the rarely revealed inner life of the couples therapist. Descriptions are given of the specific interventions of Collaborative Couples Therapy, and demonstrations are shown of its principal tasks: helping partners find their voice, turning fights into intimate conversations, creating a perspective above the fray, finding a way to empathize with the less likable partner, and appealing to partners as consultants in dealing with the problems that arise in the therapy.

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