Couples enter our offices with many conflicts and differences. Often they are fighting over contracts they have never made. Therapists jobs are to help the couple differentiate through empathy and validation. The things they are fighting over represent old wounds from their childhood being recycled and embedded in their conflicts today. How does each one help us find and get the love they want? This workshop will teach therapists about IMAGO Relationship Therapy theory and communication techniques so couples can get to the next level of their relationship.
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Explain the mystery of attraction between partners in a relationship
- Describe three stages of love: Romantic Love, Power Struggle, Real Love
- Demonstrate effective communication skills to help couples resolve conflict and create more intimacy
Dr. Joe Kort is a licensed sex and relationship therapist. He specializes in sex therapy, LGBTQ issues and Imago Relationship Therapy. He is the author of four books: 10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do To Improve Their Lives: Revised and Updated, 10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do To Find Real Love, LGBTQ Clients in Therapy: Clinical Issues and Treatment Strategies, and Is My Husband Gay, Straight, or Bi?: A Guide for Women Concerned about Their Men. A regular blogger for Psychology Today and The Huffington Post, he’s founder and director of the Center for Relationship and Sexual Health in Royal Oak, Michigan. Dr. Kort is also in partnership with Modern Sex Therapy Institute offering an LGBTQIA Affirmative Certification for helping professionals working with this population.