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A Roadmap for Couple Therapy: Arthur Nielsen, MD

December 1, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

2 CE Hours available for
NY Practitioners – LCSWs, LMSWs, LPs, LMFTs, LMHCs, LCATs, PHDs, PSYDsA Roadmap for Couple Therapy
Arthur Nielsen, MD
Live on Zoom!
Friday, December 1, 2023
7 – 9 pm
Admission including CE: $45
This webinar is live, real-time and interactive
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 lecture, Professor Arthur Nielsen will summarize his textbook on couple therapy, A Roadmap for Couple Therapy: Integrating Systemic, Psychodynamic, and Behavioral Approaches.Using case histories, 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 presentation will address issues of sequencing and choice between the myriad possible interventions now available.
Arthur Nielsen, M.D. is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, a faculty member at Northwestern’s Family Institute in Evanston, and a faculty member of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, where he is Associate Director of the Integrative Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy Program.Dr. Nielsen is the author of more than 40 professional papers and two textbooks: A Roadmap for Couple Therapy: Integrating Systemic, Psychodynamic, and Behavioral Approaches and Integrative Couple Therapy in Action: A Practical Guide for Handling Common Relationship Problems and Crises. He has lectured nationally and internationally, and has taught online courses on couple therapy to students in the US, Iran, and China. His website is: www.arthurnielsenmd.com.
The Couples Psychotherapy Training Program at WCSPP is a one-year course of study intended for mental health professionals who recognize the complexities and responsibilities of doing effective couples work. The program integrates contemporary psychoanalytic thinking with systems theory from a practice-oriented, clinical perspective. For information on WCSPP’s Couples Therapy Training Program, visit our website at wcspp.org/training.
Teaching Method: Lecture and Interactive Discussion
Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will be able to cite the categories of couple therapy interventions—based on systems theory, psychodynamics, and relationship education—that have been shown effective individually in past research and clinical work.
  2. Participants will be able to describe a roadmap for sequencing these categories of interventions.
  3. Participants will be able to identify and work with the key psychodynamic targets for couple therapy: hidden issues, fears, and desires; transferences; and projective identification.
The Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy is recognized by NY State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Psychologists #PSY-0050; Licensed Clinical Social Workers #SW-0063; Licensed Psychoanalysts #P-0027; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0040; Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0075; and Licensed Creative Arts Therapists #CAT-0028A completed survey must be submitted after the meeting for 2 CE hours.Who should attend:  Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychoanalysts, other mental health professionals, nurses, and graduate students.