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    Why Are Intimate Relationships So Difficult Today? Interventions for Couples Therapy with Dr. Sara Schwarzbaum EdD, LMFT, LCPC

    • Fri, January 08, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM (PST)
    • Via Zoom - Attendees receive Zoom link via email the night before and morning of the event

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    • Free for all members who pre-register

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    Zoom Chapter Meeting

    Why Are Intimate Relationships So Difficult Today?

    Interventions for Couples Therapy

    with Dr. Sara Schwarzbaum, EdD, LMFT, LCPC


    Course Description:  

    Why are intimate relationships so difficult today?


    Most couples start out highly satisfied with their relationship but as time goes by, disagreements appear, initiating a downward spiral from which they often struggle to recover. Individuals often get disheartened about their relationship, losing commitment to working thing out, and may seek the help of counselors for guidance. Traditional couples therapy interventions often are not enough to safeguard the couple and more is needed.


    This presentation focuses on the cultural underpinnings of relationships distress, including a description of anti-relational forces plaguing the culture, challenges with creating an equal relationship, and economic stress and time famine. Additionally, there are societal myths about how relationships should be that can be harmful to the long-term stability of a couple. Finally, individual therapy can and often does, destabilize a relationship.


    The presentation will include sample interventions for couples that may help create a buffer around the relationship.


    Learning objectives:

    The audience will

    a. Understand the cultural underpinnings of relationship distress

    b. Understand societal myths that affect relationship stability

    c. Increase awareness regarding how individual therapy can destabilize a relationship.

    d. Learn interventions addressing above issues that can be used in sessions with couples


    Biography:

    Sara Schwarzbaum, EdD, LCPC, LMFT is the founder of The Academy for

    Couples Therapists and Couples Counseling Associates in Chicago where she

    works with couples who want to improve their relationship. She provides

    couples counseling consultation, supervision and training for counselors,

    private practices and agencies. Dr. Schwarzbaum is Professor Emerita at NEIU,

    where she was a faculty member in the Counselor Education Department and

    the Coordinator of its Master's in Family Counseling Program.


    Meetings Are Now FREE

    For Members Who Pre-Register!

    Participants Will Receive 2 CEU's Via Email

    • 9:00   A.M.     Announcements from President & Members
    • 9:15   A.M.     Presentation Begins
    • 11:15 A.M.     Presentation Ends
    • 11:20 A.M.     Board Meeting Begins

          For questions regarding CEU's contact Diane Bagatourian,

          Co-VP Programs: Diane@clearrecoverycenter.com 



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