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Couples Therapy Jump-Start: Connecting Clinical Strategies with Neuroscience to Re-Wire & Re-Fire Love

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Fighting couples come to you for a quick fix. Are you ready to turn those frustrations into positive change? Therapy is usually a couple’s choice after yea...
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Faculty:
Wade Luquet
Duration:
5 Hours 27 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jun 21, 2017

Description

Fighting couples come to you for a quick fix. Are you ready to turn those frustrations into positive change?

Therapy is usually a couple’s choice after years of marital conflict, and their expectations can turn sessions into a challenge, leaving you and your clients feeling like the whole process is a failure.

Put yourself on the path to success when you enroll in Couples Therapy Jump-Start: Connecting Clinical Strategies with Neuroscience to Re-Wire & Re-Fire Love. You’ll gain a unique skillset to turn frustrations into positive change, help clients calm themselves, and foster listening without reacting – using techniques backed by neuroscience to help rewire the client’s brains.

Solutions take time, but when you have the right tools you can start a couple’s therapy session on the right path from day one.

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Outline

A NEURODEVELOPMENTAL MODEL OF COUPLEHOOD

  • The brain’s function in couple frustrations
  • Child development and mate selection
  • Finding and reclaiming our lost self through relationship
  • Understanding and finding the imago match

CREATING SAFETY AND RECONNECTION

THROUGH COUPLES DIALOGUE

  • Calming the brain to lessen reactivity
  • Learning and teaching couples dialogue
  • Practicing couples dialogue
  • Organizing a first couples session
  • Engaging men in couples therapy
  • Gender, brain differences and communication
  • Four skills to calm the brain to lessen reactivity

RE-FIRING EMPATHY AND PARTNER RECONNECTION

  • The neuroscience of empathy
  • Restarting the empathic process in distressed couples
  • The parent/child dialogue
  • The holding exercise

RE-WIRING FRUSTRATIONS FOR POSITIVE CHANGE

  • Mind, body and trigger reactivity in partners
  • Frustrations as desires stated negatively
  • Turn desires into positive, doable behavior change request
  • Frustrations as growth trying to happen

MAINTAINING THERAPEUTIC GAINS

  • Loss of effect following a course of treatment
  • Assigning an after-care plan
  • How to set up booster sessions
  • Change, new brain patterns and safety in the relationship

Faculty

Wade Luquet, PhD, LCSW Related seminars and products: 1


Wade Luquet, PhD, LCSW, is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Gwynedd Mercy University and on the academic faculty of the Imago Relationships International. He has over 33 years’ experience in a variety of settings as a clinical social worker specializing in marriage and family therapy.  Dr. Luquet is the author of the best-selling professional book Short-Term Couples Therapy: The Imago Model in Action, now in its second edition. He is co-editor, with Mo Hannah, of Healing in the Relational Paradigm: The Imago Relationship Therapy Casebook, and co-editor with Harville Hendrix, Helen LaKelly Hunt, and Mo Hannah of Imago Relationship Therapy: Perspectives on Theory.

Dr. Luquet received his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Tulane University in New Orleans, a post-masters certificate in Family Therapy from the University of Pennsylvania/ Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, and his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Studies from The Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition to his books, Dr. Luquet has authored eight book chapters and 20 peer-reviewed journal articles. He is a frequent presenter at regional conferences and is described as a warm, engaging, and knowledgeable. He maintains a private practice in marriage and family therapy in North Wales, PA.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Wade Luquet maintains a private practice. He is an associate professor at Gwynedd Mercy University; and on the academic faculty at Image Relationships International. Dr. Luquet receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Wade Luquet is a member of the National Association for Social Workers.