Assessment and Treatment of Couples using The Relational Self-Awareness Framework (4 CEs, 2023)


Presenter: Alexandra Solomon, Ph.D.

4 CE Hours

Recorded workshop available via video recording.

AASECT Category:

Sex Therapy Education, Section C

Course Description

The course, Assessment and Treatment of Couples Using the Relational Self-Awareness (RSA) Framework, gives clinicians an opportunity to learn the principles and practices of RSA which is an integrative approach to working with couples, guided by research and clinical wisdom. You will have an opportunity to understand why, given the complexity of the modern love landscape, an integrative approach to working with couples is needed. You will learn how to begin treatment with a new couple, including how to gather and integrate information about each partner, the relationship history, and the presenting concerns. You will learn how to share and refine your formulation with the couple. This course will conclude with guidance around identity development and resilience as a clinician.

Learning Objectives

  • Define Relational Self-Awareness and how it is an integrative approach to assessing and treating couples.
  • Describe how to plan and execute the assessment of a couple informed by the principles of Relational Self-Awareness.
  • Explain how to map a Vulnerability Cycle (Sheinkman & Fishbane).

Presenter Bio

Alexandra H. Solomon, PhD, is internationally recognized as one of today’s most trusted voices in the world of relationships, and her framework of Relational Self-Awareness has reached millions of people around the globe. A couples therapist, speaker, author, professor, podcast host, retreat leader, and media personality, Dr. Solomon is passionate about translating cutting-edge research and clinical wisdom into practical tools people can use to bring awareness, curiosity, and authenticity to their relationships. She is a clinician educator and a frequent contributor to academic journals and research, and she translates her academic and therapeutic experience to the public through her popular and vibrant Instagram page, which has

garnered over 200K followers. She is on faculty in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University and is a licensed clinical psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. Her hit podcast, Reimagining Love, has reached listeners across the globe and features high-profile guests from the worlds of therapy, academia, and pop culture. She is the award-winning author of two books: Taking Sexy Back: How to Own Your Sexuality and Create the Relationships You Want and Loving Bravely: 20 Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want which was featured on the TODAY show. You can visit her online at and on Instagram at @dr.alexandra.solomon.

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