Helping Couples Connect When Life Is Pulling Them Apart
Presented by Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW and Daniel Arthur Bush, PhD on 09-13-2013 at 9 a.m. Pacific to 10:30 a.m. Pacific (1:30 p.m. Eastern)
Couples today are faced with increasing responsibilities, stresses, and time pressures. As a result, couples are stretched to the breaking point and often stop prioritizing their relationship. This workshop looks at the importance of relationship habits as the vehicle for creating a template of connection and intimacy. The presenters will describe a daily pattern of simple tools that will help couples invigorate their relationship with positive, loving energy.
This web conference is intermediate instructional level and designed to help clinicians:
- Describe and understand the neuorobiological basis for habits;
- Assess the long-term ramifications of bad relationship habits;
- Provide couples with three new ways to cope with conflict;
- Teach couples three new habits to help them connect daily.
If you have any questions about this web conference or would like more information, please contact us here.
Event Reviews from Members
I thought that this workshop was particularly well-done. I agree with Noah that the presenters modeled their approach in their presentation. I think that it really flowed in sequence...understanding how the brain functions and how habits are formed is a useful approach to promoting change. - Allene Kaplan, MA, LMFT
Continuing Education (CE) Information
1.5 CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.
GoodTherapy.org is also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services.
GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.
GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours.
GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.
Premium Membership with GoodTherapy includes access to this web conference at no cost. Not yet a Premium Member? Mental health professionals can attend this live web conference for $29.95 or access the homestudy recording for $14.95.
In couple relationships, most habitualized behaviors did not develop in the best interest of the couple and most certainly didn’t develop around optimizing intimacy or feeling connected. . . . The result is that many of these habits may actually be antithetical to a healthy, safe, connected, intimate partnership. . . . We want to stress that we have the ability to choose and develop habits that at once minimize conflict and maximize our feelings of intimacy and connection. - Daniel Arthur Bush, PhD
[Intimacy] basically is being transparent enough to be seen and to be heard, whatever those needs are. Someone with an avoidant attachment style might need more time alone, more time doing his or her own stuff as opposed to “Let’s be together all the time.” So connection does not mean “Let’s be joined at the hip.” It means, “I understand you, you understand me, we get each other, we see each other, and we accept each other,” and that’s really part of the backbone of connection. - Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW
Meet the Presenter
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW and Daniel Arthur Bush, PhD
Ashley and Daniel Bush happily work, write, and live together in southern New Hampshire with their blended family of five children and five pets. Ashley has been working as a psychotherapist for 25 years and is the author of four self-help books, including Shortcuts to Inner Peace and Transcending Loss. She is also a blogger for The Huffington Post.
Daniel spent most of his career in anthropology and business but made a shift to mental health upon managing Ashley’s private practice for three years. He is now working toward licensure in mental health counseling. He is the co-author of their new book, 75 Habits for a Happy Marriage. For more of their resources about life, loss, and love, visit www.ashleydavisbush.com.
Continuing Education Provider Approvals
- GoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.
- GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
- This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
- GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
- GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.
- GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.