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The Heart of Couple Therapy: Clinical Strategies for Enabling Couples to Change - September 25


  • List five methods that increase couples’ motivation to make the changes that lead to more gratifying relationships
  • Identify two choice points to build on strengths
  • Describe two way to obtain and utilize a deeper understanding of the individual issues that each person brings into the relationship
  • Describe one technique to keep sessions focused and productive


Upcoming Dates For This Webinar

There are currently no dates scheduled for this course.

This webinar runs from 9am to 4pm Pacific Time.

This webinar runs from 9am to 5pm Pacific Time.


Course Description

This webinar, based on the Dr. Wachtel’s most recent book, will focus on tools therapists can use to make each session with a couple productive. Topics covered will include how to motivate couples to make the changes that will get them “unstuck,” how to foster self-reflection instead of blame, increase motivation to change, build on strengths, and expand the couple's sense of what is possible. There will be a close look at the importance of “choice points” in enabling the couple to build on whatever strengths the couple has and whatever positives still exist in their relationship.

Pricing: $199 (Early Registration), $219 (Regular Registration)
6.0 Credits


Ellen Wachtel J.D., Ph.D.

is an internationally recognized author and therapist, who has treated thousands of couples. She is a clinical psychologist and has a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She is the author of three books for therapists: Treating Troubled Children and their Families; Family Dynamics in Individual Psychotherapy (with Paul Wachtel); and The Heart of Couple Therapy: Knowing What to Do and How to Do It. She has published a self-help book for couples titled We Love Each Other But..... Her books have been translated into several languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, and Arabic. She gives workshops on her work with couples both nationally and abroad. She has taught Couple Therapy courses at the Ackerman Institute for the Family and maintains a private practice in New York City.


About This Webinar

The webinar is a live, interactive class. You will view the webinar in real time from your home or office on a computer, tablet (e.g., iPad) or phone. You will be able see the speaker and the slides, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions and respond to polls. You will have access to the handouts, which you can view on your computer or download and print.

You will need to show up on time to receive credit, just like at an in-person class, but you can wear whatever you’d like! The class will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Pacific Time. There will be a morning and afternoon break and a break for lunch. At the end of the class you will need to take a post-test and receive a score of 75% or above to pass. You have up to three attempts to pass the post-test. Most people pass on their first attempt. After two attempts to pass the post-test you will need to contact our office and you will be provided with one more attempt to pass the post-test. The post-test will only be available at the end of the class. Once you pass the post-test, you will complete an evaluation online and then you will receive your Certificate of Attendance online, which you can view and print.

Registration Information

The course fee is determined by the date of payment in relation to the course date:

  • Early Registration: If payment is received 3 weeks prior to the webinar date.
  • Regular Registration: For payments received less than 3 weeks prior to the webinar date.

Cancellation Policy

There is a $35.00 processing fee, per seminar, for refunds requested by the Wednesday prior to the weekend of the webinar. After that time, there will be no refunds. If a course must be cancelled due to an unforeseen event (e.g., natural disaster, instructor illness), the webinar will be rescheduled. Participants will be credited to take the rescheduled course or another PPS webinar. No refunds will be given.

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