Psychoanalytic Couples Therapy

Psychoanalytic Couples Therapy

Psychoanalytic Couples Therapy is a challenging endeavor and a useful, rewarding area of clinical practice.  This program is geared for licensed professionals (or the equivalent) who desire advanced training in couple treatment.  The didactic content of the program covers assessment and consultation with couples, establishing and maintaining a couple perspective in treatment, understanding and utilizing the therapist’s counter-transference responses, and dealing with common challenges in couple work such as polarizing identifications, aggression in couples, differing degrees of motivation for treatment, and couples with trauma histories.  Analyst led, case consultations give participants the opportunity to present and discuss cases and think collaboratively with other student clinicians.  Although this one year program is primarily targeted for those psychotherapists seeing couples in treatment, child psychotherapists may find it helpful as well in addressing parenting issues and understanding the effect of the couple relationship on the child.

Program Directors:   David Wayne, Ph.D., M.F.T. and Deborah Farnsworth Psy.D., M.F.T.

Trimester 1

Introduction to Psychoanalytic Couples Therapy

Instructors:  Cheryl Graybill-Dale Psy.D., M.F.T., and Judy Chamberlin Psy.D., L.C.S.W.

Psychoanalytic Couples Case Discussion

Leader:  TBD

 

Trimester 2

Sexual Issues in Psychoanalytic Couples Therapy

Instructor:  Judith Glickman-Zevin Psy.D. L.C.S.W.

 

Psychoanalytic Couples Case Discussion

Leader:  TBD

 

Trimester 3

Special Topics in Psychoanalytic Couples Therapy

Instructors: David Wayne, Ph.D., M.F.T., and Deborah Farnsworth Psy.D., M.F.T.

Psychoanalytic Couples Case Discussion

Leader:  TBD

 

 Psychologists, MFTs and LCSWs:  The Newport Psychoanalytic Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Newport Psychoanalytic Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance is required for psychologists to received credit; partial credit may not be awarded based on APA guidelines.   This program does not have any commercial support interest for sponsors, instructors, content of instruction, or any other relationship that could reasonably be construed as a conflict of interest. Instructors are paid from the funds collected from admission.

This year-long program provides 45 CEU’s