COUPLES TOOLS: Moving Couples from STUCK to CONNECTED

  • 23 Oct 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY │Department of Social Work & Social Ecology 1898 Business Center Dr., San Bernardino, CA. 92408

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  • Anyone who is not a member of Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT
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COUPLES TOOLS: Moving Couples from STUCK to CONNECTED

Dr. Catherine Wheeler

USE TOOLS TO SOLVE YOUR COUPLES' PROBLEMS!

The focus of this presentation is to present therapists with user-friendly TOOLS for couples therapy in order to guide growth and assist couples to: 

  • stop being STUCK in BLAMING
  • increase INSIGHT into healthier PATTERNS
  • develop more MATURE BEHAVIOR
  • TAKE RESPONSIBILITY, SHOW MORE EMPATHY, FEEL HEARD, BE NOURISHING, less CO-DEPENDENT, and more
Therapists are often overwhelmed and confused by the daunting challenges of working with couples. It's important to avoid triangulation with one partner, taking sides, counter-transference, and the trap of giving advice. Using TOOLS with couples guides the couples to take responsibility for their own growth, to learn to be a team, to facilitate each other feeling heard, and to stop blaming and acting out anger and passive-aggressive patterns. Just giving couples "good advice" isn't enough for real growth and change!

TOOLS TO SOLVE YOUR COUPLES' PROBLEMS 
will give therapists some user-friendly tools to help their couples grow into healthier and more mature patterns with each other. Therapists often feel overwhelmed with the daunting task of getting high-conflict, dependent or immature partners to stop venting and blaming, take responsibility, show empathy and be a team.  Couples need specific tools to stop being triggered and reacting, to avoid shutting down, and "get out of their heads." These tools are also very useful for clients with anxiety, anger and negative thinking. Use tools with both your individual clients as well as your couples!

Objectives for participants of seminar are to learn:

1. how to use specific user-friendly tools/skills/steps for couples growth

2. how to avoid triangulation, siding with a partner, unprofessional alliances

3. how to use homework effectively with couples

4. how to increase couples' insight & responsibility


Dr. Wheeler has been in private practice since 1978. During this time she has focused on creating tools to guide couples’ issues and increase couples’ skills.  She leads monthly workshops based on the skills and tools in her books (on amazon.com) HIGHER LEVEL LOVE--TOOLS FOR HEART-CENTERED LOVE. She has also been a presenter at other CAMFT chapters and at the CAMFT conference, and now trains interns, is a CE provider, and will be offering workshops for therapists interested in using tools in their practice. Her workshops are described at higherlove-workshop.com


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