In couple therapy, cycles of disconnection and reactivity pose frustrating challenges. This web conference will explore the intergenerational, neurobiological, cultural, interpersonal, and psychodynamic processes that influence these patterns. Dr. Fishbane uses neuroscience and relationship research from her new book to present a practical and integrative approach that empowers couples to transform their relationship dynamics.
Strategies will be introduced to enhance social and emotional intelligence skills in couples such as empathy, emotion regulation, respect, and equality. We will contrast the knee-jerk reactions of the emotional brain with the ability to live in accordance with one's values and goals, a function that is governed by the higher brain. Our focus will be on assisting couples to become “proactive lovers” as they co-author their relationship. Couples find hope in the fact that the brain's ability to change—neuroplasticity—persists throughout life.
This web conference is intermediate instructional level and designed to help clinicians:
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"A very useful, informative, well presented, relevant, and awesome workshop...wonderful information and skills for my practice!" - Patricia Bartley, LPC
"There were so many fantastic bits of information in this workshop. I can't wait to watch the replay again so I can pick up on even more. I'm quite intrigued with the brain and how it impacts relationships. It's just fascinating to me." - Tamara Whitten, MS, LMFT, CFLE
Two CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.
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Premium or Pro Membership with GoodTherapy includes access to this web conference at no cost. Not yet a Premium or Pro Member? Mental health professionals can attend this live web conference for $29.95 or access the homestudy recording for $14.95.
Mona Fishbane, PhD is a clinical psychologist and the Couple Therapy Training Director for the Chicago Center for Family Health. She is a long-term member of AFTA, advisory board member for Family Process, and an AAMFT-approved supervisor. Dr. Fishbane is a national and international speaker and has published a number of articles on neurobiology, relationship therapy, and intergenerational relationships. Dr. Fishbane was recently awarded a grant by the Templeton Foundation.
Dr. Fishbane's latest book is part of the Norton Series on interpersonal neurobiology: Loving with the Brain in Mind: Neurobiology & Couple Therapy. For more information on Mona Fishbane and her work, please visit www.monafishbane.com.