Past Offerings Workshop Courses Offered By Jean Manz

Professional Development: Working with Couples: Moving secure relationship functioning forward without getting lost in the weeds.

Date: Wednesday March 6, 2024

Location: Durango Public Library, 1900 E 3rd Ave, Durango, CO.

It can be tricky in couples therapy to stay focussed, get something done and stay out of the “weeds” of the intense emotion couples bring to sessions. This 2-hour training for mental health therapists will help you utilize polyvagal and attachment theories to understand the goal of couples therapy as Secure Relationship Functioning. Come and learn the following: Name 5 Core Principles of Secure Relationship Functioning, describe how contact maintenance and proximity seeking play out with different attachment styles, learn how Polyvagal Theory guides interventions to move a couple towards secure functioning, learn 3 techniques to challenge clients to minimize their use of defense mechanisms, and learn 3 ways Therapist Use of Self sets the pre-conditions for change.

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