For decade’s couples therapy was the black hole of therapeutic endeavor. Our success rates were around 50% - roughly the same as couples trying to work out issues themselves (and the divorce rate). A review of the research indicated that sometimes we made couples worse. Yet the last 30 years has seen the emergence of a series of research and practice based improvements that allow us to assess couple’s risk of divorce with over 90% accuracy and engage with over 80% success in helping couples reduce their distress. We now know that conjoint couple’s therapy leads to faster and more enduring success in helping clients recover from addiction, mental health disorders especially anxiety and depression and significantly reduces domestic violence.
In this introductory training we will be looking at using PORT – Presence Oriented Relationship Therapy to help you engage the power of the couple support system to facilitate other therapeutic outcomes. PORT is a promising practice created from the evidenced-based practices of the Gottman Theory, Emotion Focused Therapy, and others.
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Web-Conference Information. This training will be delivered as a live, interactive web-conference using Zoom. You must prepare for the webinar prior to the day of the training. To confirm your attendance and receive credit for taking the training you must be prepared to identify yourself and participate as requested during the training. You must be logged on and prepared with a camera and microphone (or a headset) prior to the start of training. You may connect by phone if necessary, but you must be able to participate verbally when requested. See further instructions in the AKTC e-Learning Portal.
Please plan to log into the Zoom web-conference 15-20 minutes before the training start time.
Using Zoom. Zoom can be used on a PC or Mac, laptop, IPad, tablet or smart phone and requires an Internet connection, a microphone and preferably a camera (most devices have a built-in mic and camera).
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