Couples Consultation Group
Our consultation groups are for licensed therapists who want to increase their understanding of couples therapy and their skills in working with couples. We will learn couples therapy using the case study method. Each meeting we will discuss two cases from our practices. You are invited to present a case of yours, if you'd like to. You are not required to present a case. You have the option of posing a clinical question instead, or just learning from the other cases presented.
In each case discussion we will do our best to answer the therapist's questions. We usually discuss how to proceed at a difficult juncture in therapy. We discuss how to help with that particular couple, and we discuss the principles and interventions that can be used with similar couples in everyone's practice.
It's a very practical method. You learn skills to use, and interventions to consider. You also learn the art of deciding what-to-do-when -- how a couples therapist considers many different ideas, theories and interventions -- and chooses which to do when, and with whom.
When you do discuss a case of yours, you can do it in any format you like. Some people make detailed, lengthy case presentations. Others just briefly describe their couple, and then ask for help with the situation they are facing.
The online platform we are using is SecureVideo, which is built on top of Zoom, and provided to us by PSYBooks. This platform is encrypted, confidential and HIPAA compatible so that our discussions are secure and confidential.
This training group is open to all therapists, there is no prerequisite. It is designed for psychologists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, and pastoral counselors.
The cost is $85 per meeting. There are 2 CE's per meeting. These CEs are Category IV for psychologists, and Related hours for counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists. Each participant commits to attend, and pay for, the whole series of nine meetings. Everyone is allowed one free miss.
Working with Difficult Couples
Working with Difficult Couples is an advanced consultation group that meets on Wednesday mornings, 9:30 to 11:30. This group is limited to therapists who (1) have taken two or more sessions of Couples Consultation Group, and (2) have a practice that includes couples therapy. New group members are admitted from our waiting list when space becomes available.
In this consultation group we will will focus on the challenging couples and challenging situations that arise in couples therapy.
The cost is $75 per meeting. There are 2 CE's per meeting. Everyone is entitled to one free miss per six meetings.
If you'd like to learn more about this group, please contact David at 404-325-3401 or email@example.com