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Includes Tell Me No Lies, Stepping Stones brochures, and a 60-minute audio Rethinking First Sessions including a summary of the call.

Rethinking First Sessions
(Audio MP3 & Transcript)

In this 60-minute downloadable audio Dr. Peter Pearson shared his experimentation and success with Rethinking First Sessions.

Stepping Stones Brochures (Package of 25)

This brochure describes normal relationship stages of the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, using terms your clients will understand.

Tell Me No Lies (Paperback Book)

Everybody lies. Friends lie to friends. Children lie to their parents. And, inevitably, husbands and wives lie to each other.

While partners lie to keep their marriage together, in reality they're helping to destroy it. In Tell Me No Lies, Ellyn Bader, Ph.D. and Peter Pearson, Ph.D. lead us through the four stages of marriage:

1) The Honeymoon
2) Emerging Differences
3) Freedom to Explore
4) Together as Two.

Description

Get a strong start in your couples therapy sessions with this appropriately named group of resources from us at The Couples Institute, Strong Start, Better Success. In this all-in-one package we provide:

  1. A copy of our well-known book Tell Me No Lies, that shows the degrees and types of lies partners might tell each other either, instinctually or maliciously, that ultimately destroy a marriage. It’s an excellent handbook on lies both for couples and for therapists.
  2. A package of 25 Stepping Stones brochures to give your couples to explain the normal stages that relationships go through, and the problems likely to arise at each stage.
  3. A 60-minute audio of Dr. Peter Pearson sharing his recent experimentation and success with Rethinking First Sessions. It’s important to ask the right questions at the very start, or the first session is reduced to finger-pointing and blame. This resource takes you on a different and better path.

A Glossary of Terms that are sometimes Confusing

Couples Therapy is a counseling procedure that seeks to improve the adjustment of two people who have created an interdependent relationship. There are no standard procedures to help two people improve their adjustments to each other. Generally, a more experienced therapist will offer more perspectives and tools to a couple. Length of treatment will depend on severity of problems, motivation and skills of the therapist. A couple can be dating, living together, married or separating and may be gay, lesbian or heterosexual.

Marriage Therapy is a term often used interchangeably with marriage counseling. The term marriage implies two people have created a union sanctioned by a government or religious institution. The methods used in marriage counseling, marriage therapy and couples therapy are interchangeable and depend more on the specific challenges of each unique couple.

Psychotherapy is one or more processes to help improve psychological and emotional functioning. Examples are psychoanalysis, cognitive therapy, behavior therapy, Gestalt therapy, Transactional Analysis, Rational-Emotive therapy, or group therapy. Many forms of psychotherapy are blends of different approaches. For example, newer forms of psychotherapy called energy psychology draw upon recent advances in brain and neuroscience. These approaches often build on cognitive behavioral methods.

Clinical Psychologist. After graduating from college, it usually takes about five years of graduate school to get a Ph.D. in Psycholgy. It then requires an additional two years of supervision and passing a written (and often) an oral exam. There are a few states that allow psychologists to prescribe medications (with additional training) but that is uncommon.

Psychiatrist. After graduation from medical school, there is a generally a 4-year psychiatric residency. After the completion of this training, psychiatrists must pass an exam issued by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology to obtain certification and legally practice in the field. Psychiatrists can prescribe medications.

Clinical Social Worker. This profession usually requires two years of study after obtaining an undergraduate degree. While specific licensure requirements vary by state, most require clinical social workers to obtain 3,000 hours or 2 years of supervised clinical experience, after obtaining a Masters degree. Social workers can also specialize in diverse fields such as human services management, social welfare analysis, community organizing, social and community development, and social and political research.

Marriage and Family Therapist. Obtaining this license requires a Masters degree which takes approximately two years of post graduate study. The license also requires 3000 hours of supervised work and passing written exams.

The Couples Institute. We have assembled a group of top notch therapists at The Couples Institute. Whatever marriage help or marriage advice you are looking for, we are here to serve you. While most other therapists see only a few couples a week, we specialize in marriage and couples relationships, working to develop and bring you the most current and effective approaches to couples therapy. For more information about couples therapy or marriage counseling, see our couples therapy section.

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