I'm in this group as an intern, it's very helpful for my work with couples. Posting for Gal, the leader. Contact him directly for further info.
Are you currently working or planning to work with couples? Couples therapy sessions can be challenging and discouraging. You can easily feel like you're lost or stuck and sometimes even consider giving up on it... That's why getting support around it can be crucial!
I have openings in a consultation group dedicated to couples therapy.The focus of the group is working experientially with couples, from a unified attachment and differentiation perspective. My approach emphasizes in the moment (body-mind) processing and integrates Hakomi, EFT (Emotionally focused couples therapy), PACT (the work of Stan Tatkin) and other somatic modalities.
There are openings in two groups: East bay group (El Cerrito - Monday mornings 10am-1200pm), and San Francisco group (Wednesday 12-2 in downtown). The group is limited to 6 participants and the cost is $60 per meeting for an intern or $70 for a licensed therapist. Priority will be given for people joining weekly but there's a possibility to join once every other week. Once you register you’re responsible to pay for your spot.
Every meeting includes about two short consultations and one longer in depth consultation in which a participant can choose if to work on a case, show video tape of a session, role play and work in real time or work on their own reaction to a client. Participants are encouraged to videotape their sessions and bring it to the group (but it’s not required).
Here are some of the topics that will probably come up:
— Recognizing the couple’s negative cycle
— Using experiential exercises to get out of content
— Attachment and differentiation based interventions
— An integrative model for understanding couples dynamics
— Accessing and transforming underlying individual wounds that affect the relationship
---Tracking and using somatic cues and awareness to deepen the sessions
— Dealing with couple’s escalation and volatility.
More about me: I'm a licensed psychotherapist and founder of The Couples Center. I teach couples therapy at CIIS university and at times at JFK university. I am also a teacher in the Hakomi somatic psychotherapy method. You can find out more about me here
If you’re interested or if you have any questions, please email me at email@example.com and let me know more about your background and goals for this group.
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Gal A. Szekely, MA, MFT
Couples Counseling & Psychotherapy
Co-Founder and Director of The Couples Center
870 Market St. #907, San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel: (415) 938-6636