In Quest of the Mythical Mate (Hard Cover Book)

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Improve Your Confidence And Expertise With Couples.

this classic text presents theory and application of the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy (Bader-Pearson Model)

Two different diagnostic techniques sharpen your assessment of the couple’s stage and present targeted interventions for couples at any of the different stages. Chapters discuss unique dynamics of Conflict-Avoidant and Hostile-Dependent couples. Concludes with a 7-page chart summarizing the developmental task, the developmental stalemate, the diagnosis, and specific treatment interventions for each stage of development. Awarded the Clark Vincent Award by the California Association of Marital & Family Therapists for an outstanding contribution to the field of marital therapy.

Presented by Dr. Ellyn Bader and Dr. Peter Pearson

Ellyn and Peter co-founded The Couples Institute in 1986 and have an impressive legacy in couples therapy training. They are creators of The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, a model that teaches therapists how to diagnose, intervene, and significantly help troubled relationships. They have presented workshops to therapists throughout the United States as well as Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia, and Ellyn currently conducts an online program that has trained professionals from 56 countries.
Peter and Ellyn are authors of two books. Their first book, “In Quest of the Mythical Mate,” won the Clark Vincent Award by the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists for its outstanding contribution to the field of marital therapy and has been reprinted over 20 times. Their second book, “Tell Me No Lies,” was written for the public and has been of critical help to many couples.
Peter and Ellyn have been featured on over 50 radio and television programs including The Today Show and CBS Early Morning News, and they have been quoted in countless publications including The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, and Cosmopolitan.
Ellyn and Peter are unusual in their field in that they are a couple themselves and have confronted many of the challenges that they write and speak about.