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A Roadmap for Couple Therapy

A Roadmap for Couple Therapy
June 18, 2024
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Virtual
Zoom

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A Roadmap for Couple Therapy:
A Psychiatrist’s Journey to an Integrative Psychoanalytic Approach to Couple Therapy

June 18, 2024 | 6pm-7:30pm CST

with Arthur Nielsen, MD

1.5 CEU Credits

Free Virtual Event – Please Register


1.5 CEU Credits offered through Yellowbrick Foundation

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Conference Description:

Couple therapy is difficult for many reasons. Therapists must deal with two clients, often at war with each other, with differing psychologies, histories, agendas, and levels of commitment to therapy. Additionally, there are many schools of thought on how best to do couple therapy and relatively little guidance concerning how to choose among them. In this talk, Professor Arthur Nielsen will describe his own development as a couple therapist that led to the integrative approach described in his two textbooks on couple therapy:

  1. A Roadmap for Couple Therapy: An Integration of Systemic, Psychodynamic, and Behavioral Approaches (2016), and
  2. Integrative couple therapy in action: A practical guide for handling common relationship problems and crises (2022).

Using a case history, Dr. Nielsen will describe the core research-tested interventions used by the three main approaches to couple therapy (systemic, psychodynamic, and behavioral/educational) and show how to sequence and integrate them depending on the problems that couples present. The talk should be valuable to both beginners and advanced practitioners of couple therapy, especially as will address issues of sequencing and choice between the myriad possible interventions now available.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participation in this event, participants should be able to:
  1. Participants will learn categories of couple therapy interventions—based on systems theory, psychodynamics, and relationship education—that have been shown effective in research and clinical work.
  2. Participants will then learn a roadmap for sequencing these categories of interventions.
  3. Participants will learn how to identify and work with the key psychodynamic targets for couple therapy: hidden issues, fears, and desires; transferences; and projective identification.

Presenters

Arthur Nielsen, MD

Practicing Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst and Couple Therapist

Arthur Nielsen, M.D. is a full-time, practicing psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and couple therapist in Chicago, Illinois. He is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, a faculty member at Northwestern’s Family Institute in Evanston, a faculty member of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, and Associate Director of the Integrative Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy Program sponsored by the Institute for Clinical Social Work.

For many years and until recently, he was the coordinator of a popular for-credit course he developed for Northwestern undergraduates, Marriage 101: Building Loving and Lasting Relationships. In recent years, he has lectured nationally and internationally, and has taught online courses on couple therapy to students in the US, Iran, and China.

He is the author of more than 40 published professional papers in the fields of psychiatry, psychoanalysis, and couple therapy, together with two textbooks on couple therapy (available on Amazon) which are summarized in this lecture.
His website is: www.arthurnielsenmd.com



1.5 CEU Credits offered through Yellowbrick Foundation

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