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Couples & Commitment Today
Course - Reading
$39.99 USD
Product Details
Format:
Course - Reading
Authors:
JOHN M. GOTTMAN, PH.D.
JULIE GOTTMAN, PH.D.
RICHARD SIMON, PH.D.
STEVEN L JOHNSON, JD
ESTHER PEREL, MA, LMFT
MICHELE WEINER-DAVIS, MSW
SUZANNE IASENZA, PHD
WILLIAM DOHERTY, PH.D.
TERRENCE REAL, LICSW
TAMMY NELSON, PHD
Publisher:
Psychotherapy Networker
Copyright:
7/1/2015
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
NRC095867
Objectives
  • I can explain the how the Gottmans differentiate “relationship masters” from “relationship disasters.”
  • I can explain why Johnson focuses on attachment as well as intimacy in her couples work.
  • I can explain the role of eroticism in marriage as defined by Perel.
  • I can describe what Weiner Davis means by a “sex-starved marriage.”
  • I can explain why Iasenza believes it’s necessary to transform sexual narratives in the context of a marriage.
  • I can explain why William Doherty thinks it’s important to begin with a “marriage friendly” stance.
  • I can explain Real’s rationale for advocating for the partner with one foot out the door.
  • I can list Nelson’s three phases of an intentional divorce.
Outline
  • Lessons From The Love Lab: The Science of Couples Therapy by Julie Schwartz Gottman and John Gottman
  • The Unspeakable Language of Sex: Why Are We Still so Tongue-Tied? By Rich Simon
  • The Mystery of Eroticism by Esther Perel
  • The Dance of Sex by Susan Johnson
  • The Sex-Starved Marriage by Michele Weiner-Davis
  • Transforming Sexual Narratives: From Dysfunction to Discovery by Suzanne Iasenza
  • Reflections on the Divorce Revolution: Assessing Our Impact by William Doherty
  • Rowing to Nowhere: When Is Enough Enough? by Terry Real
  • The Intentional Divorce: Helping Couples Let Go With Dignity by Tammy Nelson
Author

JOHN M. GOTTMAN, PH.D.

John Gottman, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Washington, where he established “The Love Lab” and conducted much of his award-winning research on couple interaction and treatment. Dr. Gottman has studied marriage, couples, and parent relationships for nearly four decades. He has authored or co-authored over 200 published articles and more than 40 books, including: The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, The Relationship Cure, Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting, and The Man’s Guide to Women.

World renown for his work on marital stability and divorce prediction, Dr. Gottman’s research has earned him numerous national awards, including: Four five-year-long National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Awards; The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Distinguished Research Scientist Award; The American Psychological Association Division of Family Psychology Presidential Citation for Outstanding Lifetime Research Contribution; The National Council of Family Relations 1994 Burgess Award for Outstanding Career in Theory and Research.

Dr. Gottman, together with his wife Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, is the co-founder of The Gottman Institute, which provides clinical training, workshops, services, and educational materials for mental health professionals, couples, and families. He is also the co-founder and Executive Director of the Relationship Research Institute which has created treatments for couples transitioning to parenthood and couples suffering from minor domestic violence.

Dr. Gottman has presented hundreds of invited keynote addresses, workshops, and scientific presentations to avid audiences around the world including Switzerland, Italy, France, England, Israel, Turkey, South Korea, Australia, Canada, Sweden, and Norway. A wonderful storyteller and expert, Dr. Gottman has also appeared on many TV shows, including Good Morning America, Today, CBS Morning News, and Oprah, and he has been featured in numerous print articles, including Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, Glamour, Woman’s Day, Men’s Health, People, Self, Reader’s Digest, and Psychology Today.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. John Gottman is the co-owner of The Gottman Institute. He is an author and receives royalties.

Non-financial: Dr. John Gottman has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

JULIE GOTTMAN, PH.D.

Julie Schwartz Gottman, Ph.D., is the co-founder and President of The Gottman Institute, and Clinical Supervisor for the Couples Together Against Violence study. A highly respected clinical psychologist, she is sought internationally by media and organizations as an expert advisor on marriage, sexual harassment and rape, domestic violence, gay and lesbian adoption, same-sex marriage, and parenting issues. Creator of the immensely popular The Art and Science of Love weekend workshops for couples, she also designed and leads the national certification program in Gottman Method Couples Therapy for clinicians. Her other achievements include: Washington State Psychologist of the Year; Author/co-author of five books, including, Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage, And Baby Makes Three, The Marriage Clinical Casebook, 10 Principles for Doing Effective Couples Therapy, and The Man’s Guide to Women; Wide recognition for her clinical psychotherapy treatment, with specialization in distressed couples, abuse and trauma survivors, substance abusers and their partners, and cancer patients and their families.

Inspiring, empowering, respectful, and kind, Julie’s leadership of The Gottman Institute has made it possible to identify and integrate the expertise of her staff, therapists, and the wider research and therapeutic community. Her commitment to excellence and integrity assures that as The Gottman Institute grows, it continues to maintain the highest ethical and scientific standards.

She is in private practice in the Seattle area, providing intensive marathon therapy sessions for couples. She specializes in working with distressed couples, abuse and trauma survivors, those with substance abuse problems and their partners, as well as cancer patients and their families.

Drs. John and Julie Gottman currently live on Orcas Island, near Seattle, Washington. They conduct weekly and intensive couples therapy sessions, provide small group retreats, teach workshops and clinical trainings, and give keynote presentations around the world.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Julie Gottman is the co-owner of The Gottman Institute. He is an author and receives royalties.

Non-financial: Julie Gottman has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

RICHARD SIMON, PH.D.

Richard Simon, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and for the last 40+ years has been the editor of Psychotherapy Networker, the most topical, timely and widely read publication in the psychotherapy field. As editor, he has received every major magazine industry honor, including the National Magazine Award.

STEVEN L JOHNSON, JD

Steven L. Johnson, Esquire, is a partner-shareholder and health law attorney at the Augusta, Maine law firm of Kozak & Gayer, P.A., which received a First Tier Ranking in the 2013-2014 Editions of the U.S. News-Best Lawyers’ List of “Best Law Firms” in the categories of Health Care Law and Administrative/Regulatory Law. Steven’s practice encompasses a broad range of areas and issues in health law, including regulatory compliance (HIPAA/HITECH, EMTALA, Stark, Anti-Kickback Statute, tax exemption, human subjects research and IRB compliance), consent and confidentiality, involuntary commitment, healthcare decision-making, bioethics, health care employment law, health care institution policy writing, physician contracting, and representation of health care professionals before professional licensing boards. Steve is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law (cum laude) where he received the Award for Excellence in the Study of Health Law by the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section and the Bureau of National Affairs. He is licensed to practice in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Prior to law school, Steve earned a B.A. in philosophy (magna cum laude) at Asbury College, an M.A. in philosophy at the University of Kentucky (1990), and was pursuing a Ph.D in philosophy at the University of Illinois when he decided to make a career change from philosophy to law. From 1996-2001, he served as a clinical bioethicist at Carle Foundation Hospital and Carle Clinic Association (both in Urbana, Illinois) and was chair of the Carle Ethics Committee from 1997-2001. Steve also has extensive teaching experience, and has taught graduate and undergraduate level courses in bioethics and health law. He is frequently an invited speaker at seminars, conferences and in-service trainings on topics in health law and bioethics. Steve is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the Maine State Bar Association, New Hampshire Bar Association, and the Vermont Bar Association, and has served on four healthcare organization ethics committees and a hospital Institutional Review Board. He was also chair of the Health Law Section of the Maine State Bar Association from 2013-2014. Steve was recognized as a “Rising Star” in the 2011-2014 editions of New England Super Lawyers Magazine, and was named in the 2013-2014 19th and 20th editions of the Best Lawyers in America for Health Care Law.

ESTHER PEREL, MA, LMFT

Esther Perel, MA, LMFT, is recognized as one of the most insightful and provocative voices on personal and professional relationships and the complex science behind human interaction. She is the best-selling author of Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence (translated into 25 languages) and producer of the online training continuation, Rekindling Desire.

Fluent in nine languages, the Belgian native is a practicing psychotherapist, celebrated speaker and organization consultant to Fortune 500 companies. The New York Times, in a cover story, named her the most important game changer on sexuality and relationships since Dr. Ruth.

Her critically acclaimed viral TED Talks (The secret to desire in a Long-term Relationship, February 2013 and Rethinking Infidelity .. a Talk for Anyone Who has ever Loved, May 2015) have collectively reached over 14 million viewers.

Known for her keen cross-cultural pulse, Esther shifts the paradigm of our approach to modern relationships. She is regularly sought around the world for her expertise in relational health and communication, team building, erotic intelligence, couples and family identity, work-life balance, and corporate relationships. Her clients and platforms include companies such as Nike, Johnson & Johnson, the Open Society Institute, Tony Robbins Productions, Brighthouse Consulting, Summit Series, Founder’s Forum, PopTech, Young Presidents Organization, Entrepreneur Organization, and the Bronfman Foundation.

Esther’s innovative models for building strong and lasting relationships have been widely featured in the media across 5 continents spanning The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Le Monde, Ha’Aretz and The Guardian, The New Yorker, Fast Company, and Vogue. She is a frequent guest on radio and television shows including NPR’s “Brian Lehrer show”, “Oprah”, “The Today Show”, “Dr. OZ” and “The Colbert Report”. For more information about her educational programs and resources, please visit: www.estherperel.com

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Esther Perel is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Esther Perel is a member of the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA); The Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR); and the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).

MICHELE WEINER-DAVIS, MSW

Michele Weiner-Davis, M.S.W., director of the Divorce Busting Center, is the author of the bestsellers The Sex-Starved Marriage and Divorce Busting.

SUZANNE IASENZA, PHD

Suzanne Iasenza, PhD, is faculty at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and the postgraduate program in couples and family therapy of Adelphi University's Derner Institute.

WILLIAM DOHERTY, PH.D.

William Doherty is a professor and director of the Citizen Professional Center at the University of Minnesota. His books include Take Back Your Marriage and Family Therapy, with Susan McDaniel.

TERRENCE REAL, LICSW

Terry Real, LICSW, is an internationally recognized family therapist, speaker and author. Terry is the best-selling author of I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression (Scribner, 1997), the straight-talking How Can I Get Through to You? Reconnecting Men and Women (Scribner, 2002), and most recently The New Rules of Marriage: What You Need to Make Love Work (Random House). Terry knows how to lead couples on a step-by-step- journey to greater intimacy – and greater personal fulfillment.

Terry founded the Relational Life Institute (RLI), offering workshops for couples, individuals and parents around the country along with a professional training program for clinicians wanting to learn his RLT (Relational Life Therapy) methodology.

A senior faculty member of the Family Institute of Cambridge in Massachusetts for twenty years, and a retired Clinical Fellow of the Meadows Institute in Arizona, Terry has worked with thousands of individuals, couples, and fellow therapists. Through his books, the Institute, and workshops around the country, Terry helps women and men, parents and non-parents, to create the connection they desire in their relationships.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Terry Real is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Terry Real has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

TAMMY NELSON, PHD

Tammy Nelson, PhD is a board certified sexologist, AASECT supervisor, Imago therapist, and author of Getting the Sex You Want and The New Monogamy.
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Addiction Counselors
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Connecticut Addiction Counselors: Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 3.0 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Counselors
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New York Counselors: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This self-study activity will qualify for 3.25 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists: This program has been approved for 3.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.

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Marriage & Family Therapists
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Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #: 168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 3.0 credits.

New York Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This self-study activity will qualify for 3.25 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Texas Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider #: 503. This self-study activity qualifies for 3.0 continuing education credits.


Nurses/Nurse Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Specialists
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Florida Nurses:
Florida
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Iowa Nurses: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 3.3 self-study contact hours.

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Psychologists
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Canadian Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 3.0 self-study continuing education hours.

Florida Board of Psychology:
Florida
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Social Workers
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Canadian Social Workers: PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Licensed Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers will receive 3.25 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for completing this Intermediate self-study package. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.

California Social Workers/ Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists/Licensed Educational Psychologists: This intermediate activity consists of 3.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

Florida Social Workers/Marriage & Family Therapists/Mental Health Counselors:
Florida
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number BAP #77. This self-study course qualifies for 3.25 continuing education credits.

*FLORIDA PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com. You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.

Illinois Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 3.0 contact hours.

Kansas Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 3.0 continuing education hours.

Minnesota Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study course has been approved for 3.0 continuing education hours. A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of a post-test.

New York Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 3.25 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. Expires: December 31, 2020.

Pennsylvania Social Workers/Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists: This intermediate activity consists of 3.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required, variable credits may not be awarded per the Pennsylvania State Board.


Other Professions
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Audience
Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, Other Professions