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Recovering from an Affair: 6 Sessions of Couples Therapy - With Richard Schwartz
Renee and Dennis, married for sixteen years, enter treatment a month after Renee discovered Dennis had been having an affair. This video documents their entire course of therapy, as Schwartz demonstrates how to help a couple work through this difficult…
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Two Live EFT Sessions in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Re-engaging Withdrawers
These videos show two complete live sessions (with Dr. Sue Johnson as the therapist) that were conducted at Externships in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy in 2008/2009. These couples had never met with Dr. Johnson before these sessions and knew that…
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Strategic Couples Therapy - With James Coyne
Episode 6 of Couples Therapy with the Experts Series
James Coyne demonstrates Strategic Couples Therapy in an actual session with a gay couple. Watch this master therapist and learn the basic principles of Strategic Therapy, which seeks to help the couple develop a problem-solving strategy tailored to their specific…
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Episode 2 of Couples Therapy with the Experts Series
Sue Johnson demonstrates Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy in an actual couples therapy session. Watch this master therapist and learn how to emotionally engage couples within a structured, manualized therapy format. In this video, Johnson works with a couple on the…
Behavioral Couples Therapy - With Richard Stuart
Episode 1 of Couples Therapy with the Experts Series
Stuart utilizes basic principles of Behavioral Therapy to empower clients to change their own behaviors and develop insight and understanding into how what they do influences the behavior of others. In this video, Stuart works with Adele and Wesley, a…
Internal Family Systems Therapy - With Richard Schwartz
Episode 5 of Couples Therapy with the Experts Series
Schwartz's approach helps individuals gain a sense of self-leadership over the parts of themselves that they are struggling with. In this session, Schwartz helps Loren and Kathy examine the parts of themselves that are causing problems in their marriage. Loren…
Couples Therapy for Addictions - A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach with Barbara S. McCrady
Episode 1 of Brief Therapy for Addictions Series
Dr. McCrady reminds us that alcohol and drug problems always exist in a context that includes families and relationships, and that couples therapy is an important model for working with addictions. Dr. McCrady uses a behavioral approach that helps the…
Shaping Secure Connection - Stage 1
Part of the Series: Shaping Secure Connection
"Stage 1 of EFT helps partners come together and contain the negative dance that constantly triggers their attachment vulnerabilities and leaves them in emotional starvation. They then have a secure base to stand and learn to engage at a deeper…
Irreconcilable Differences - A Solution-Focused Approach to Marital Therapy
When couples come to therapy they are often combative, quick to point the finger, and about to give up on the relationship. In this video, Insoo Kim Berg demonstrates her approach with one such couple, and in two sessions shows…
Couples Therapy: An Introduction - With Ellyn Bader & Dan Wile
What are the key issues that most couples face when entering couples therapy, and what are the best attitudes for them to adapt to make the most out of the experience? In numerous heartwarming stories, Bader and Wile explain how…
An Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Day One
Part of the Series: An Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Day One of the September 2004 Externship on Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFCT) with Dr. Susan Johnson and her colleagues from the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute focuses on the following topics: Presentation: The Couple Therapy Field Attachment: A Map…
Relationships, Families and Couples Counseling - With Ron Scott
Episode 3 of Psychotherapy with Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Clients Series
Until recently, the couples and family therapy literature has ignored same-sex families and few clinicians have had training in this area. In this groundbreaking program, you will see: Dr. Robert Jay Green, an innovative researcher and clinician, emphasize key issues…
Imago Couples Therapy - With Pat Love
Episode 4 of Couples Therapy with the Experts Series
Pat Love demonstrates the Imago Dialogue Process in an actual couples therapy session. We're sure you'll be impressed with Love's passionate commitment as she takes charge and keeps her clients calm and focused. Before delving into hot button issues with…
Emotionally Focused Therapy with a Trauma Survivor and his Partner - Creating a Healing Relationship
Excerpts of a couple where the husband has been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The trauma was severe childhood physical abuse. The wife has also been diagnosed with clinical depression. Excerpts include part of a…
Action Methods in Couples Therapy
If you've ever worked with couples, you know how challenging it can be, particularly when talk therapy just isn't enough. Just as couples can get caught in negative patterns, therapists also get trapped in stale ways of engaging with their…
Harville Hendrix on the Healing Relationship
"Relationship is the context in which you get healed... and we think couplehood is the most powerful source of healing there is." - Harville Hendrix, PhD Moving away from individual psychology, Harville Hendrix asserts that because we are wounded in…
Survival from Domestic Violence
Breaking out of an abusive relationship is extraordinarily challenging, usually requiring multiple attempts. Learn the steps these women survivors took to create safety, build a support system, and find independence. Their firsthand accounts show how healing and recovery are possible,…
Couples and Infertility: Moving Beyond Loss
A growing number of couples in the United States find themselves facing the profound disappointment of infertility, which can place enormous strain on even the healthiest of relationships. When asked to rate their most stressful life experience, research participants in…
Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples: Healing Broken Bonds
This video shows one couple progressing through the change process in EFT, from a destructive cycle of blame / withdraw to emotional engagement and the creation of a more secure bond. Excerpts from various sessions are re-enacted along with therapist…
An Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy: Shaping Change Events
This video shows a live consultation with a couple stuck in a blamer/withdrawer pattern. Sue Johnson moves the partners into the beginning of withdrawer re-engagement and blamer softening, two regular EFT change events. The couple is then able to repeat…