Seven Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
April 25; May 9, 16, 23; & June 6, 13, 20, 2013
The Purpose of the Workshop
1. To provide an overarching theoretical and philosophical approach to marital therapy that can integrate a clinician’s individual work with marital work, as well as provide a way to look at the overall process over time and the differences between couples from the diagnostic and clinical perspective.
2. To identify the most difficult challenges of marital therapy and in a coherent way look at how a clinician can meet these challenges
In addition to looking at the scenarios and the underlying theoretical framework, the workshop will explore the diagnosis of a couple, as well as the role of the therapist in treating those couples.
Held on Seven Thursday evenings: April 25, May 9, 16, 23, June 6, 13, & 20, 2013
Norman Shub, MSW, LISW, LPCC, IMFT
Teacher, author, psychotherapist, consultant, Norman has worked around the world and is the co-founder and the current Clinical Director of the Gestalt Institute of Central Ohio. Known as a clear and articulate “master” teacher, Norman’s pioneering work in the application of Gestalt therapy is taught at the Institute and in many countries. He has spent his life dedicated to enhancing the process of foundational change in individuals, couples, families, groups, and organizations. Norman has authored numerous publications including the Working Paper Series, a series devoted to developing the effectiveness of psychotherapists.
Registration is open as long as space is available.
Each session will involve demonstration, discussion, and theoretical presentation of one scenario. Linked together, the participant will understand on the deepest level an approach to marital therapy over time, as well as how to meet these challenges as a clinician.
The Seven Scenarios
1. When there is no love
2. The stepchild dilemma
3. When there is a characterologic partner
4. When a couple is neurotically linked, meeting negative neurotic needs
5. Emotional and sexual infidelity and the impact on relationship
6. When the relationship is ok not great
7. Connection/communication/compassion/sexual passion/romance – when one of the basic elements is missing
This Workshop/Training is appropriate for clinicians in all phases of development for themselves and as couples therapists. This workshop will be thoughtful and concrete, and address the specific clinical concerns of the participants. In addition to looking at the scenarios and the underlying theoretical framework, the workshop will explore the diagnosis of a couple, as well as the role of the therapist in treating those couples.
Registrations are accepted until workshop room has reached capacity.