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052: Harville Hendrix on Imago Couples Therapy

This episode explores fundamental questions like why do we fall in love, why do couples fight and how can couples work through conflict? Harville Hendrix has been on the forefront of teaching about relationships for decades. He is the founder ...
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051: How to Have an Amazing First Couples Therapy Session with Shane Birkel

As Couples Therapists we all know that Couples Therapy is much different that Individual Therapy. It is easy to get off track and wrapped up in content. It is very important that we have the ability to stay still and ...
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050: Ian Kerner on Treating Sexual Issues in Couples Therapy

 Some of the most popular episodes on the podcast have been about working with sex in the context of Couples Therapy. There are so many dimensions to explore beyond the physical aspect of what is going on sexually. In ...
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049: Ellyn Bader on The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy

This episode is packed full with advice for how to do good couples therapy. Some of the topics covered are the 6 types of confrontation, rethinking 1st sessions, and how to incorporate attachment theory, differentiation, and neuroscience. Dr. Ellyn Bader ...
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048: Kinky Folks and Non-Traditional Couples with Heather Garner

As therapists there is a lot we can do to make people feel more comfortable and safe to open up. Doing our own work to challenge biases is an important part of helping other people grow. Part of what is ...
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047: George Faller on Pursuers and Withdrawers in EFT

Many couples fall into a predictable dance that neither one of them want to be in. They end up being stuck in this pattern and can’t seem to free themselves. One partner is the pursuer and one partner is that ...
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