Some other questions you may have about this program…
1. What about CE Credits?
Most healthcare professionals can earn 36 hours of Continuing Education credit by completing this course. Please read the course objectives, accreditation, and other information before registering.
2. Will this approach be compatible with how I work?
Yes! The integration of attachment theory, differentiation theory and neuroscience has proven to be compatible with audiences I have trained throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. This training receives consistent, enthusiastic feedback that it enhances rather than collides with various other approaches. You will not need to learn a whole new approach.
3. I don’t have a lot of experience with couples - will this training be too advanced?
Likely not. When I give presentations at different state and national conferences, the audiences typically include novices through seasoned therapists. What they all appreciate is the understandable ways these orientations are integrated and can be immediately applied to their own practice.
4. I have quite a bit of experience with couples. Will this just be a repeat of what I already know?
Not unless you have done extensive training with me in the Developmental Model already. The consistent feedback I get, even from therapists who have been in long-term practice, is how valuable these concepts are along with the opportunity to get feedback as you integrate them.
5. Who is right for this training?
The training can benefit a variety of professionals who work with individuals in relationships or with couples. Past participants have included psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, marriage counselors, clergy, mental health counselors, relationship coaches and more.
6. I’m not technically savvy. How difficult is the computer part of the program?
Most therapists – myself included – feel some anxiety about using technology. I’ve worked hard to be sure that our materials are very user-friendly. And our office staff is patient with beginners. So don’t let it scare you; jump right in.
7. How can I get my individual questions addressed?
You can ask questions throughout the 12 months. I stay on the monthly phone calls to answer all the questions you have, and as well I and my team monitor the questions asked on the blog around the clock.
8. What makes this different from taking a conventional online CE course?
With online courses there is no interaction with the instructor. You can’t ask questions about a specific case. You can’t get elaborations on especially relevant interventions. There is no way to ask, “Now what?” Participants from our courses also observe that the support from peers on the blog is a huge unexpected benefit.
9. What makes this different from going to a workshop at a conference?
At a workshop you may or may not get your specific questions answered. You can’t keep asking deeper and deeper questions to the presenter as they have too much material to cover. You cannot call the instructor after the workshop and say, “Wow, what you taught was really great, now how can I apply the interventions to my particular case?” A workshop is not designed to be comprehensive. This exclusive and comprehensive membership program is.
10. Why does this training extend over a year?
You need time to implement, experiment, and learn how to apply the interventions with confidence.
As I mentioned before, skillful couples therapy is not mastered in the occasional workshop or reading good books and articles. This prolonged format gives you the big picture and then time to apply specific strategies to specific situations. As your confidence grows, you will need different feedback. A longer training program allows you to get support through your evolution. Most participants spend about 4 hours each month to read and digest the material and calls.
The truth is you need two things to be successful – not just with couples, but also in almost any area of your life. The first is knowledge of how to achieve the success. The second is the dedication to acquire and apply that knowledge. If you supply the dedication, I will give you the knowledge.
11. What if several of us at an agency want to take the training?
Agency discounts are available for 3 or more people. Please call 650-327-5915, 877-327-5915 or contact us for more information.