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Couples Counseling and Enhancing Long-Term Relationships
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Couples Counseling and Enhancing Long-Term Relationships

Join us in Region 1 for a discussion about the art of couples counseling. We will discuss emerging issues in GSD, such as gender neutral, sex-positive approaches to couples work, as well as non-monogamy. Three key interventions will be briefly discussed to assist clinicians doing this important work. 1) Groundwork for couples counseling. 2) Cycles of long-term relationships 3) Didactic work vs traditional talk therapy.

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When: Monday, April 22, 2019
12:00- 1:00 pm
Where: Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc.
129 W. Baraga
Marquette, Michigan  49855
United States
Contact: Judith A. Krause, LMSW
(906) 362-6679

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This workshop will discuss the art of couples counseling. We will discuss emerging issues in gender and sexually diverse relationships (GSD), such as gender neutral, sex-positive approaches to couples work, as well as non-monogamy. Three key interventions will be briefly discussed to assist clinicians doing this important work. 1) Groundwork for couples counseling. 2) Cycles of long-term relationships 3) Didactic work vs traditional talk therapy.

Learning Objectives:

1.      Understand the importance of GSD in couples work.

2.      Describe how to establish a framework for couples that reduces early termination and transference.

3.      Develop a set of tools for didactic work.

4.      Identify stages in relationships to normalize common frustrations in long-term relationships. 

 

Presenter Information
Traci Baxendale Ball, LMSW CAADC is a nationally recognized mental health expert, speaker, writer, and entrepreneur. She founded Vibrant Health Company LLC - an innovative virtual clinic that has been part of several national research studies on emerging practices. She also founded the health and fitness company “VIBE”.

Find out more about her publications, health products, and events by visiting her website https://vibranthealthcompany.com/

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@vibelifehealth

 

Education

Traci has a BA(Hons) in Psychology from the University of Sheffield, England. She has an MSW from Western Michigan University. She holds a CAADC (Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor) credential. She was inducted as a member of the American Academy for Experts in Traumatic Stress in the early 2000’s.

 

Philosophy on Mental Health and Wellness

Mental health and wellness is a lifelong journey that is punctuated by struggle, illness, injury, obstacles and often times, trauma. No human being escapes the reality of suffering. It’s something we can all relate to. It’s something we can survive, too! I believe in the resilience of human nature, the power of connection with others, the importance of loving who you are and the value of vulnerability. It’s crucial that we don’t underestimate how simple pleasures such as a good laugh, a good meal or a beautiful sunrise can boost our ability to cope. I understand that some persons will have chronic mental health issues that are incapacitating for years, while others will experience anxiety and depression only temporarily. Whatever the case, I meet my clients and readers where they are with compassion and understanding, as well as the belief that I am here to learn from them. My overarching philosophy is “We are in this together. Let’s see what we can get done.”

This event is free for members and $10 for future members.

RSVP for this event with Judy Krause at judkrause@aol.com.

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