Join Chelsea Wakefield, Ph.D., for an eight-week course that explores couple development and how deepening the “six crucial love capacities” changes everything. Wakefield’s Interdynamic Couples Therapy™ helps therapists see beyond the conflicts, anxieties, power struggles, disengagement, and betrayals that couples bring in. There is a normal process of development in a couple’s life that kicks off a bewildering interplay of underlying dynamics that gradually erodes the early hope of the love. Come and learn how to help couples out of the quagmires of love into a soulful connection.
- Locating a couple on the developmental Relationship Roadmap
- Beyond the honeymoon — normalizing the common quagmires where couples get stuck
- Inviting couples into a development process where they begin personal and interpersonal growth.
- Working with unconscious under-currents — story-lines, maladaptive schemas and protective coping patterns, anxiety, avoidance, and the impact of projection.
- Assessing and Deepening the Six Love Capacities — why this changes everything
- Soothing the Kids Behind the Curtain and Creating Exit Ramps off the Conflict Highway
- Working with well-behaved, disconnected, conflict avoidant couples.
- Archetypal interplay — the mix and match of two “inner casts of characters”
- Individuation in Connection
Begins Jan. 14, 2022, on Friday mornings online for eight weeks, 8-9:30 a.m., with 15 minutes for questions and case conferencing (unrecorded).
Teaching portion will be recorded and available for later viewing. Twelve social work contact hours available.
Cost of Program – $297
Chelsea Wakefield, Ph.D., LCSW, is the founding director of the UAMS Couples Center, a trusted clinical educator, AASECT-certified sex therapist, and innovative practitioner who works with couples of all kinds. She is also the author of three books including her most recent book “The Labyrinth of Love — The Path to a Soulful Relationship.”