This talk and interactive dialogue will focus on: What are the key factors that make your couples counseling effective?
We will study a model from Persuasion and Healing, (Franks and Franks, 1991) which evocatively describes psychotherapy as a form of ‘non-medical healing’. We therapists give no medicine and rarely touch our clients. According to the Franks, our work has many interesting parallels to shamanism.
Studying Our Joys and Trouble in Our Couples Counseling can reveal a lot about how we work and what we need to improve. In the peak moments, when we educate and connect, we bring together all our professional skills, love and experience. We’ll study and celebrate those moments, how we create them and why are they healing.
Sadly, we also have troubles and dilemmas in our counseling with couples. What gets evoked in us that stands in the way of us doing our counseling well?
The talk will include a short lecture, group conversation and magic.
George Taylor, LMFT has been working with couples in Marin since 1993. He has also taught workshops and classes for couples since 1985.
His joy in sessions and classes occurs when students and clients become more aware of their bad communication habits and childhood conditioning and when they learn to create a deep authentic connection with their partner. He has been working on this same skill with his wife Debra, a Spirit Rock Meditation teacher since 1979.
His book A Path for Couples was published in 2015 and contains practices and exercises for couples who want to use mindfulness to transform their relationship in to a path of healing and awakening. He studied intensively with Stephen and Ondrea Levine, and with Drs. Gay and Katie Hendricks.
Time: Networking is from 11:30 to 12:00 p.m. Presentation begins at 12:00 pm and ends at 2:00 p.m.
CEUs: This workshop meets the qualifications for 2 CEUs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. These will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CEP # 56895), which is approved by CAMFT to sponsor CE for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its contents Contact Laurie Buntain, Director-at-Large for Programs for more information.