The Intentional Divorce:
A New Frontier for Therapists and Couples
A two-day in-person training with Wendy Patterson & Dr. Tammy Nelson
October 27-28, 2017; 9a-5p in New Haven, CT
Early Registration ends September 10
AASECT and Imago CEs available
Designed for: Anyone looking for effective strategies and rituals for divorce; any professional or clinical personnel wanting a treatment model for working with couples in divorce and anyone who wants to focus on the conscious work of letting go.
Student discounts available, email email@example.com for more information.
Therapists often struggle with providing couples – and co-creating with them – effective strategies and rituals around their decision to divorce. Being intentional with couples around their rituals, negotiations, and decisions about ending the marriage, however, significantly improves the couple’s chance of ending the relationship emotionally intact, rather than succumbing to the cultural default of lawyers and litigation and turmoil. Using principles of Imago Therapy, this course explores and provides therapists with new ways to work with couples in an effort to have an intentional, conscious, good divorce during and after which the individuals, their children, and their families are healthy and whole.
PART ONE: A New Paradigm around the Intentional Divorce: Theory and OverviewPART TWO: Tools Exploration and Processes for Working with Couples
Participants learn a new paradigm of the divorce process with couples wherein effective relational therapy and consciousness raising can lead to a healthy and sound decision to end the marriage, after which the therapeutic work centers around intentional endings.
About Dr. Tammy Nelson: Dr. Nelson is a sex and relationship expert, an international speaker, an author and a licensed psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience working with individuals and couples, is in private practice and teaches seminars and workshops around the world for couples and professionals. She is a Board Certified Sexologist, a Certified Sex Therapist, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Certified Imago Relationship therapist. She is an invited speaker at Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance Physicians Organization and at the University of California, Irvine. She speaks worldwide on global relational change.
About Wendy Patterson: Wendy Patterson, LCSW, LMFT is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker and as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She has maintained a private psychotherapy practice in the Atlanta area since 1980. One of twenty clinicians worldwide certified by Imago Relationships International (IRI) as a Clinical Instructor and Faculty Member, Ms. Palmer Patterson provides training, supervision and consultation to psychotherapists in various aspects of relationship theory, dynamics and practice. Wendy is known for her extraordinarily warm and empathetic style as a teacher and as a therapist.