A Developmental approach reveals issues and interventions

Do you know what to look for?

There are 3 main reasons couples come to therapy. As you work with clients, knowing why they are there and what stage of the relationship they are in makes a difference in how you structure the work and how you position yourself. Do you know what to look for?

When you learn to approach couples developmentally, the issues become easy to identify. You’ll help couples evolve and push the psychological growth where they’re stuck. You’ll be able to confront the underlying symbiotic structure so you can help them grow individually and as a couple. And your work becomes easier because you’ll have a predictable, repeatable process for identifying the issues and knowing where to intervene.

When you download your gifts now, you’ll see…

  • The common stages of relationships, what they look like, and what’s needed of you in each stage
  • 5 questions to identify which stage a couple is in
  • The 3 main reasons relationships fail and your role in relationship success
  • The difference in what couples want vs. need and how you can play a more effective role

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About Ellyn

Hi, I'm Ellyn Bader. I am the co-founder and the director of The Couples Institute and co-creator of The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, with my husband, Dr. Peter Pearson.

When we created the Developmental Model over 30 years ago, it helped launched the specialty of couples therapy.

The Developmental Model has not only withstood the test of time, but it has served as the foundation for all of the strategies and interventions introduced at The Couples Institute and taught around the world.

I want to give you the tools and strategies I’ve learned so that it won’t take you years to discover them.

After helping thousands of therapists like you, I know I can help you, too.

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