Dare to Be Great
This Mentoring Program is designed to create a higher level of success in your practice and your life - a level of success aligned with your values and aspirations.
Join an elite group of therapists and learn from two of the world’s foremost couples therapy pioneers, Dr. Ellyn Bader and Dr. Peter Pearson.
Bring Your Vision to Life
Grow your business
Increase clinical expertise
Overcome your personal blocks
Dr. Peter Pearson and Dr. Ellyn Bader
Are you interested in:
Enjoying the satisfaction of helping even more people and having more impact in the world?
Teaching, writng, training, speaking, or consulting?
Going beyond living a life hoping you will get enough referrals and that clients will find you and your website?
Creating your own institute, further leveraging your time, skills and income?
Learning the business and marketing skills to bring your voice and talents to a larger audience?
Martha Kauppi, MFT
Nancy St. John, H.Dip. Counseling
Paula Dennan, Diploma Psychology Clinical
Auckland, New Zealand
You will master vital clinical skills to use with very difficult couples.
Linda Dulan, LMFT
Sue Diamond Potts, RCC
Janae Munday, LCSW
Everybody has one or more persistent voices of fear, doubt, uncertainty, or unworthiness that are misguided attempts at self-protection that cripple personal growth.
Janice McWilliams, LCPC and MDiv
Kelly Scharver, LPC
Virginia Beach, VA
Paul McCandless, MFT
This program is for you if you are:
The program is NOT for you if you are:
Here's what you receive in our
year-long Mentor Program
Work on Identifying Your Priorities for the Year and Gain a Roadmap to Achieving These; In Person and Virtual Retreat Workshops; and Office Hours Throughout the Year with Couples Institute Faculty
Sample Mentor Program
Over the Course of the Calendar Year, You Will:
Discover new leadership skills
Get an effective website in place
Deliver a sustainable offering to
Here’s what you need to be prepared to give:
And here are the invaluable career resources you’ll have at your fingertips upon joining the group:
Alexa S. Elkington, M.A., MFT
Las Vegas, NV
What Is the Investment in the Mentor Program?
You have read this much and by now you must be wondering what this program costs. It costs a lot. It is reassuringly expensive. Members are dedicated to making their professional and personal lives better, and we are prepared to help you work on both.
The next step is completing the application, which will help sharpen your clarity for greater success. In the application you will learn what the tuition is. And you will be able to see how this program might serve you and whether the time is right for you to make this investment.
After 7 years of shepherding members through the Mentor Program, we know the value of it. Talking to us will help you decide if it is worth it for you. We would welcome having that conversation with you. And then we would love to welcome you aboard.
What does the Mentor Program cost?
What’s the most important aspect of the program?
Frequently Asked Questions
No. People typically take advantage of at least part of each area, but tend to focus on the top 1-2 areas that are most meaningful to them.
Through this program you can focus on all three areas, but we are particularly interested in building a community of therapists who are trying to expand the impact of their practice. This can take many forms, such as building out the size of your practice; becoming a trainer yourself of other therapists (such as with an online course or other offering); writing a book; building out an email program to expand your reach; taking on speaking engagements; launching a focus on intensives or another area of specialization; or other areas of growth and increased impact.
Yes! The program is designed to support you whether you work with couples or individual clients.
Yes! You take a space when you sign up, and we invest a lot in making the opportunity work fully for you in that space. Partial year memberships are not possible.
To be successful in the program, it is ideal, but not required that you are very familiar with the stages, techniques, and insights of The Developmental Model. Most participants have been part of our community for a year or more. Access to the Level One and Level Two training is included in the membership cost so that you can continue to develop your clinical expertise with us.