28th Summer Seminars: TREATING COUPLES WELL: A MODEL FOR CREATING COLLABORATIVE COUPLES TREATMENT
David Treadway, PhD
Couples come into treatment presenting a wide array of issues: communication, conflict, sexuality, affairs, parenting, mental illness, substance abuse, multi-generational family problems etc. Couples often struggle with too many of these issues all at the same time. Dr. David Treadway’s model of organizing couples therapy helps the clients design their own treatment plan. This seminar will demonstrate how to give couples choice whether
to work on making changes in the here and now, focus on healing from the wounds of their past, or visit the dynamics of their family of origin. Dr. Treadway will demonstrate with video, role play, and discussion how this model helps couples invest in their own treatment, learn how to collaborate respectfully, and tolerate living with unresolved issues while working on changing one aspect of their relationship at a time. In addition to demonstrating this collaborative model of organizing couples treatment, Dr. Treadway will also present a wide range of therapeutic strategies, protocols, and interventions for the many typical problems that couples present. A special emphasis will be on how to make “homework” work. This seminar will demonstrate how to engage and motivate couples to do homework and show the transformational impact on treatment when couples do follow through.
Describe techniques that help couples contract for a customized approach to therapy;
• Present methods that help couples assess their treatment priorities without blame;
• Outline strategies to address resistance and motivate couples to do therapeutic homework;
• Identify 3 specific therapeutic strategies and protocols applicable to 3 typical couples’ issues;
• Become much more skillful at motivating couples to do “homework” and utilize the couples’
experience of their homework in sessions;
• Develop comfort and skill working with couples’ sexuality and intimacy issues;
• Learn how to use the Amends and Forgiveness protocol;
• Integrate a treatment model for working with couples and addictions;
• Identify and learn to work with own counter-transference issues.
Beth Israel Deaconess Department of Psychiatry Foundation, Inc./Contact Hours: 10
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The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities. AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being
equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©), therefore up to 15 ECMEC© Credits are available. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Psychologists: The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Counselors: The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School continuing education is an NBCC Approved Continuing Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The Week-Long Summer Seminars for a maximum of 15 clock hours and the Weekend Summer Seminars for a maximum of 10 clock hours. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
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David Treadway, PhD is a nationally known therapist and author who has been giving workshops and trainings around the country for the past thirty years. He is the co-author of Home Before Dark: A Family Portrait of Cancer and Healing. His previous books are Intimacy, Change, and other Therapeutic Mysteries: Stories of Clinicians and Clients, Dead Reckoning: A Therapist Confronts his own Grief, and, Before It’s Too Late: Working with Substance Abuse in the Family. He is the author of over thirty articles and is a 2002 Psychotherapy Networker award winner for an article selected as one of the best ten pieces in their 25 year history. Dr Treadway has appeared on Good Morning America, 20/20 and other television shows as well as hosting his own radio program on family communications.