Instructor: David Mars, PhD and Ann Drouilhet, LICSW, LMFT
This workshop will provide an introduction and deepening understanding of each of these models, blending teaching with demonstration, theory with application. Similarities and differences between models will be elaborated in the service of exploring how the ideas and practices of one model can potentially enrich and deepen those of the other. Additionally, there will be exploration of whether these models can be blended and how, in order to strengthen therapists’ awareness and intention around particular clinical interventions in couples therapy.
From an AEDP perspective:
Discover ways to enhance mutual empowerment across gender lines in the individuals and couples you see.
Learn about key elements of AEDP for Couples into your work.
Learn about the 4 States of AEDP and the 7 Channels of Experience together.
From an IFIO persepctive:
Learn about the basic principles of IFS therapy and how they enhance couples work.
Learn about how to track inner patterns that create problematic interactions in couples.
Learn ways to invite partners to do a U Turn, allowing deep, transformative inner work that enhances intimacy.
Newton at the Walker Center 144 Hancock St, Auburndale, MA. The Walker Center is a few minute walk from the Riverside train station in Newton. For those who are coming to the event from out of town, there is limited simple, affordable lodging at the Walker Center. Details on their web site.
- Participants will be able to name at least four of the central and distinguishing principles of the IFS for Couples and AEDP for Couples models
- Participants will have exposure to protocols for several clinical interventions for each model
- Participants will be able to define two similarities and differences between the IFS and AEDP approaches
OUTLINE OF THE DAY
General introduction to the power of these two models and the structure of the day. David Mars, through didactic presentation and video will summarize and demonstrate the distinguishing axioms, practices and goals of AEDP in general and specifically the AEDP approaches to couples therapy which he developed.
David Mars will utilize edited video that shows the treatment of a couple in which patriarchy was a prominent challenge in the relationship. This accelerated treatment demonstrates the healing power of love to reunite a couple broken apart by multiple re-enactments of complex trauma from early life. Witness how this couple from India steps out of a year of acrimonious divorce into a freshly loving, mutually respectful, stable relationship, reunited with their two sons in one home. You will aslo see how the power of an AEDP portrayal with the male in this couple turns the tide in one individual session.
Lunch provided on site
Ann Drouihet, through didactic presentation and showing video, will summarize and demonstrate the distinguishing characteristics of IFS approaches to couples therapy, specifically the Intimacy From the Inside Out model developed by Toni Herbine-Blank. You will witness how the therapist facilitates the couples' ability to see how parts of them are getting in the way of the intimacy they desire. In addition, you will see how the IFS model allows partners to deepen their inner attachment relationship thus being more available for connected partnership.
2:45 to 3:45 Ann continues to demonstrate the IFIO model using video.
Through interactive dialogue with participants, we will explore and highlight ways these models potentially enrich and enhance each other theoretically and clinicially
Completion of workshop evaluations
- You may register and pay online using a credit card, your Paypal account or a check.
- You may register by snail mail by downloading the registration form and sending it with your check. Group registrants must register together online or mail multiple checks in the same envelope to get the discount. Your space is not secured for an event until we receive payment.
Six continuing education credits for Center for Self Leadership certification renewal have been approved.