intrapsychic

Losing Momentum: Do You Start Strong and Then See the Energy Fizzle?

Momentum-imageIt’s pretty common to start couples therapy strong. You use your empathy skills and make a good connection with each partner. Each one has a chance to describe the problem and each feels understood. And with basic skills, you begin to shift troubled interactions to more collaboration and better communication. Then it happens. Progress stalls. Sessions start feeling repetitive. Your insights and feedback have limited value.… Read more...

Interview with Ellyn Bader

by Richard Landis, Ph.D. This article was originally published in the Spring 2004 issue of The Milton H. Erickson Foundation Newsletter. Dr. Ellyn Bader is Co-Founder & Director of The Couples Institute in Menlo Park, CA. They are often considered to be among the leading experts in couples' therapy training the world today. Dr. Bader spent eight years on the clinical faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine. She and her husband are the authors of the classic “In Quest of the Mythical Mate: A Developmental Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment in Couples Therapy,” and most recently, “Tell Me No Lies.” While she was preparing for this spring's conference, “Challenging Couples, Challenging Therapists,” I spoke with Dr.… Read more...
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