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David Mars

October 1, 2016
Transforming Interlocking
Trauma: AEDP
for Couples

Brent Atkinson

November 12, 2016
Emotional Reconditioning: Practices that Reduce Reactivity and Prime the Attachment System”

Kathryn Rheem

March 4, 2017
Calming the Traumatized Brain & Heart: EFT with Trauma Couples

Ian Kerner

April 8, 2017
The Sexually Well-informed Clinician: Beyond Masters & Johnson


Coming in 2016-2017

Trauma, Reactivity, Sexuality & LGBTQ issues

Last year’s Anatomy of Intimacy series was again a rousing success! Your enthusiastic feedback was to keep inviting the masters of couples therapy from varied perspectives for more in-depth clinical training and interventions you can use on Monday morning. Most requested was more training on treating couples with trauma, refining skills with highly reactive couples, and sexuality issues.

With that in mind, our lineup for 2016–2017:

Dr. David Mars will present an Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy for Couples, which is an innovative, somatically focused model for treating relational trauma. Back by popular demand is Dr. Brent Atkinson who will return with new refinements to his Pragmatic/Experiential model of Couples Therapy with innovative procedures using digital technology for building resilience.

In the Spring, Dr. Kathryn Rheem will present her excellent work on the adaptation of EFT Couples Therapy to treat trauma survivors in a conjoint context. And Dr. Ian Kerner will join us to share his expertise on what all therapists need to know about the art and science of sex therapy with straight and LGBTQ couples.

Oh, and we’re still treating attendees to the popular buffet lunch!


Judith Z. Anderson, PhD

President, Foundation for the Contemporary Family
Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
University of California, Irvine