Crucible Treating Intimacy Problems Workshop

Unique Clinical Workshops for 2016

 

Special Small-Group Workshop Series in Evergreen, Colorado

 

Crucible® Treating Intimacy Problems Clinical Workshop
May 20 – 22, 2016

9am – 5pm
Marriage and Family Health Center
Evergreen, Colorado

Presented by
Drs. David Schnarch, Ph.D. and Ruth Morehouse, Ph.D.
Co-Directors, Crucible Institute

 

This workshop is now full.
For other workshops in this series, click here.
For information regarding future workshops, be sure to join our mailing list , or call (303) 670-2630.

 

  • "We can't communicate!"
  • "I don't feel seen or heard!"
  • "Why won't you ever reveal yourself and make yourself vulnerable?!"

Intimacy problems are one of the most common reasons couples seek therapy. Perhaps even more than people expect sex, people demand intimacy and emotional connection in their primary relationship. Yet intimacy remains one of the most widely sought and most poorly understood human experiences.

Why do problems with intimacy seem almost inevitable? Virtually all couples eventually have problems with intimacy and "communication." Are long-term relationships doomed to emotional alienation? How can therapists best help couples deal with these issues?

For the last twenty years, Drs. David Schnarch and Ruth Morehouse have led the marriage and family therapy field with their ground-breaking approach to emotional intimacy. This clinical workshop for therapists offers new understanding of why sooner or later normal healthy couples have intimacy problems. These stunning insights provide powerful new ways of helping embittered and demoralized couples turn things around, enhance their personal differentiation, and reinvest in their relationship. If there's anything we understand–and know how to fix–it's intimacy problems.

Publication of Constructing the Sexual Crucible marked a new era in treating intimacy problems. Our unique ways of approaching intimacy have shaped how therapists conceptualize intimacy today. We coined the terms "self-validated intimacy" and "other-validated intimacy," now used by counselors around the world. The things you'll learn turn conventional wisdom about intimacy and intimacy problems on its head. They can revolutionize your entire practice. We know this from 30 years of teaching this workshop to therapists around the world.

Who is the Crucible Treating Intimacy Problems Workshop for?

This program is for therapists seeking a revolutionary understanding of intimacy and intimacy problems. This uplifting positive psychological approach offers hope, inspiration, and time-tested solutions to couples around the world confronted with intimacy problems.

Therapists usually recommend communication skills training, empathic listening, reciprocal disclosure and "date nights," but rarely does this make a lasting difference. These do nothing to stem the broken alliances, hard feelings, and lasting resentments that underlie common intimacy problems. This exciting program offers new solutions for couples bogged down in emotional gridlock. You will learn why emotional gridlock over intimacy is inevitable in long-term relationships and time-tested methods for how best to resolve it.

However Crucible Therapy approaches intimacy problems as opportunities for personal development, becoming a more differentiated, more solid person who has greater ability to tolerate being truly known. This clinical workshop shows how to avoid common treatment pitfalls, and expedite treatment of intimacy problems. You will also learn how to conduct differentiation-based couples therapy, and handle intimacy from a differentiation (vs. attachment) perspective.

In total, this comprehensive 3-day professional workshop offers a ground-breaking understanding of intimacy, how it operates in emotionally committed relationships, and how to harness common intimacy problems through differentiation-based therapy to enhance people’s capacity for intimacy, eroticism, desire, and love. Crucible Therapy is the first systemic sex-and-relationship therapy based on differentiation, with thirty years of clinical experience behind it.

Live demonstration of Crucible Therapy

Watch an exciting unrehearsed therapy session conducted by Dr. David Schnarch. Compare the responses you'd make with those of a master therapist. In the debriefing that follows, you'll have opportunities to ask questions and discuss your observations with the instructor.

What you will learn:
  • Normal Problems with Intimacy

    • What is intimacy?
    • Other-Validated Intimacy and Self-Validated Intimacy
    • Lower Desire Partner/ Higher Desire Partner dynamics in intimacy
    • How selfhood and intimacy issues are connected
    • The Process of Elimination in Intimacy
  • The People-Growing Machinery of Marriage

    • What is differentiation?
    • Differentiation in intimacy: maintaining a clear sense of self in close proximity to significant others who pressure you to conform
    • What is emotional gridlock? (inevitable development in relationship, when misunderstood often causes divorce)
    • How normal problems with intimacy (need for other-validation) lead to emotional gridlock
  • Resolving Intimacy Problems

    • Understanding the 4 Points of Balance
    • The Leap of Faith to Self-Validated Intimacy
    • Reaching "critical mass" and resolving emotional gridlock
    • Questions and general discussion
  • Special feature: Small workshop format

    • This iteration of our Treating Intimacy Problems Workshop is particularly intimate. We're limiting group size in order to offer participants more opportunities to interact with David and Ruth and discuss clinical issues in greater detail.

    This workshop is offered at the intermediate level of postgraduate training.

    This workshop will be recorded for teaching and training purposes. Workshop participants agree to be anecdotally recorded during their participation in the workshop.

    We suggest you read Intimacy u0026amp; Desire (Schnarch, 2011) in preparation for this workshop.

    Schedule of topics

    Please note all times are approximate. Everyone benefits from the freedom to pay more attention to some aspects more than others. This may alter the time devoted to each topic.

    ** Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
    9:00 Why Normal Couples Have Intimacy Problems Emotional Gridlock Leap Of Faith to Self-Validated Intimacy
    10:30 Break Break Break
    10:45 Self-Validated Intimacy u0026amp; Other-Validated Intimacy Intimacy Problems Clinical Intervention Strategies Common Problems in Treating Intimacy Difficulties
    12:30-1:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch
    1:30 Selfhood Struggles in Intimacy Problems Live Clinical Demonstration Staging Treatment For Success
    3:15 Break Break Break
    3:30-5:00 Case Application Debriefing u0026amp; Discussion Case Application
    Learning Objectives for the Sexual Desire Clinical Workshop

    For a complete list of learning objectives, please contact The Marriage and Family Health by email, phone or letter.

    Location

    Join us for one workshop or the entire series in beautiful Evergreen, Colorado. Although Evergreen is just 35 miles from downtown Denver, it is a world apart in ambiance and easy access to the wonderful Colorado Rockies. Walk around Evergreen Lake, stroll through our art galleries, listen to music at the famous Little Bear Saloon, or hike our verdant nature trails. The Bears Inn and Highland Haven are ideal places to book lodging within a few minutes from our workshop location. Contact us for additional hotel sites.

    About The Presenters

    David Schnarch, Ph.D., ABPP is the founder of the Crucible and Passionate Marriage Approaches to human relationships. He is the author of four books including Constructing the Sexual Crucible, Resurrecting Sex, Passionate Marriage and Intimacy and Desire: Awaken the Passion your Relationships. Dr. Schnarch received the American Psychological Association 2013 Outstanding Contribution to Professional Practice and two years earlier was awarded the AAMFT Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Family Therapy. He was also the first recipient of the American Association of Sex Education, Counseling and Therapy (ASSECT) "Professional Standard of Excellence" Award. Come learn for yourself why David Schnarch is considered one of the innovative thinkers in the field of couple and family therapy.

    Ruth Morehouse, Ph. D. is a licensed psychologist and a certified sex therapist with AASECT (Diplomat) and Co-Director of The Crucible Institute and Marriage and Family Health Center. In this capacity she has conducted workshops and supervised and consulted with therapists for the last 20 years throughout the United States and around the world. She has a special interest in working with women’s issues, families coping with medical problems and helping step-parenting and blended families. Ruth previously served two terms as Vice President for Practice for the Society of Couples and Family Psychology, Division 43 of the American Psychological Association and was elected President-Elect of this same division for 2016.

    Registration

    We are offering special prices for these one-time unique events. Fees are less than 50% of normal charges for our workshops. Take advantage of them as soon as possible because enrollment is definitely limited. Fees include coffee and beverage breaks. Lunch is not included.

    Please Note: this workshop will be video-taped in its entirety. Most of the video-taping emphasis will be on the presenters, however, we would love to have you be a part of this video. This could include such things as group shots of the audience, you as a member of the audience asking questions to presenters or interacting with other participants, or perhaps making comments on material presented. If you attend this workshop, as a member of the audience you will be included in the video-taping of this workshop. As part of the registration process, all attendees will be asked to sign a release (click here to view u0026amp; print) allowing us to video tape you as a part of the workshop and to use the video tape solely at our discretion for future training/educational/ informational programs. Before completing your registration, please review completely the release and be sure you are comfortable with signing the release. If you do not want to be in this workshop as it is being video-taped, then this workshop is not for you. You can check our website periodically to find other workshops offerings that do not include videotaping.

    YOUR REGISTRATION IS NOT CONFIRMED UNTIL YOU RECEIVE NOTIFICATION WE HAVE RECEIVED AND APPROVED YOUR WORKSHOP AGREEMENT u0026amp; CONFLICTS OF INTEREST DISCLOSURE FORMS (AVAILABLE HERE) and your VIDEOTAPE RELEASE FORM (AVAILABLE HERE). After completing payment, please print these pages, sign, and fax to our office at (303) 670-2392 or email to service@crucibleinstitute.com.

    Continuing Education Credits
    • This program is sponsored by the Marriage and Family Health Center (MFHC, also doing business as the Crucible Institute).
    • MFHC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MFHC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This workshop earns: 21 CE credits for Licensed Psychologists.
    • Marriage u0026amp; Family Health Center (MFHC) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5870. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MFHC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This workshop earns 19.5 NBCC Clock Hours.
    • MFHC is also an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (TEXAS SW), and this workshop earns 19.5 CE Credits
    • This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 19.5 CE Credits. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact info@assect.org.
    • CE Credits are $15.00 per certificate requested. If you need CE credits, you must take responsibility for checking to see if we have approval for your agency or licensing board. We have participants coming from all over the United States and outside the United States. Thus, we cannot guarantee CE credits for every State or Agency. Many professional organizations will accept the CE Credits from parallel organizations, but it is your responsibility to confirm status with your professional organization. The variations of the exact amount of CE hours depend on each Agency’s policy regarding breaks.
    Cancellation Policy
    • Within 30 days of workshop start date, 50% refund
    • Within two weeks of workshop start date, 25% refund
    • No refund less than 10 days prior to start date
     
    Register Today! These workshops make good therapists better, by combining the science of interpersonal differentiation with the fine art of couple and family psychotherapy.
    More information on this series:

     

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Unique Clinical Workshops for 2016

 

Special Small-Group Workshop Series in Evergreen, Colorado

 

Crucible® Treating Intimacy Problems Clinical Workshop
May 20 – 22, 2016

9am – 5pm
Marriage and Family Health Center
Evergreen, Colorado

Presented by
Drs. David Schnarch, Ph.D. and Ruth Morehouse, Ph.D.
Co-Directors, Crucible Institute

 

This workshop is now full.
For other workshops in this series, click here.
For information regarding future workshops, be sure to join our mailing list , or call (303) 670-2630.

 

  • "We can't communicate!"
  • "I don't feel seen or heard!"
  • "Why won't you ever reveal yourself and make yourself vulnerable?!"

Intimacy problems are one of the most common reasons couples seek therapy. Perhaps even more than people expect sex, people demand intimacy and emotional connection in their primary relationship. Yet intimacy remains one of the most widely sought and most poorly understood human experiences.

Why do problems with intimacy seem almost inevitable? Virtually all couples eventually have problems with intimacy and "communication." Are long-term relationships doomed to emotional alienation? How can therapists best help couples deal with these issues?

For the last twenty years, Drs. David Schnarch and Ruth Morehouse have led the marriage and family therapy field with their ground-breaking approach to emotional intimacy. This clinical workshop for therapists offers new understanding of why sooner or later normal healthy couples have intimacy problems. These stunning insights provide powerful new ways of helping embittered and demoralized couples turn things around, enhance their personal differentiation, and reinvest in their relationship. If there's anything we understand–and know how to fix–it's intimacy problems.

Publication of Constructing the Sexual Crucible marked a new era in treating intimacy problems. Our unique ways of approaching intimacy have shaped how therapists conceptualize intimacy today. We coined the terms "self-validated intimacy" and "other-validated intimacy," now used by counselors around the world. The things you'll learn turn conventional wisdom about intimacy and intimacy problems on its head. They can revolutionize your entire practice. We know this from 30 years of teaching this workshop to therapists around the world.

Who is the Crucible Treating Intimacy Problems Workshop for?

This program is for therapists seeking a revolutionary understanding of intimacy and intimacy problems. This uplifting positive psychological approach offers hope, inspiration, and time-tested solutions to couples around the world confronted with intimacy problems.

Therapists usually recommend communication skills training, empathic listening, reciprocal disclosure and "date nights," but rarely does this make a lasting difference. These do nothing to stem the broken alliances, hard feelings, and lasting resentments that underlie common intimacy problems. This exciting program offers new solutions for couples bogged down in emotional gridlock. You will learn why emotional gridlock over intimacy is inevitable in long-term relationships and time-tested methods for how best to resolve it.

However Crucible Therapy approaches intimacy problems as opportunities for personal development, becoming a more differentiated, more solid person who has greater ability to tolerate being truly known. This clinical workshop shows how to avoid common treatment pitfalls, and expedite treatment of intimacy problems. You will also learn how to conduct differentiation-based couples therapy, and handle intimacy from a differentiation (vs. attachment) perspective.

In total, this comprehensive 3-day professional workshop offers a ground-breaking understanding of intimacy, how it operates in emotionally committed relationships, and how to harness common intimacy problems through differentiation-based therapy to enhance people’s capacity for intimacy, eroticism, desire, and love. Crucible Therapy is the first systemic sex-and-relationship therapy based on differentiation, with thirty years of clinical experience behind it.

Live demonstration of Crucible Therapy

Watch an exciting unrehearsed therapy session conducted by Dr. David Schnarch. Compare the responses you'd make with those of a master therapist. In the debriefing that follows, you'll have opportunities to ask questions and discuss your observations with the instructor.

What you will learn:
  • Normal Problems with Intimacy

    • What is intimacy?
    • Other-Validated Intimacy and Self-Validated Intimacy
    • Lower Desire Partner/ Higher Desire Partner dynamics in intimacy
    • How selfhood and intimacy issues are connected
    • The Process of Elimination in Intimacy
  • The People-Growing Machinery of Marriage

    • What is differentiation?
    • Differentiation in intimacy: maintaining a clear sense of self in close proximity to significant others who pressure you to conform
    • What is emotional gridlock? (inevitable development in relationship, when misunderstood often causes divorce)
    • How normal problems with intimacy (need for other-validation) lead to emotional gridlock
  • Resolving Intimacy Problems

    • Understanding the 4 Points of Balance
    • The Leap of Faith to Self-Validated Intimacy
    • Reaching "critical mass" and resolving emotional gridlock
    • Questions and general discussion
  • Special feature: Small workshop format

    • This iteration of our Treating Intimacy Problems Workshop is particularly intimate. We're limiting group size in order to offer participants more opportunities to interact with David and Ruth and discuss clinical issues in greater detail.

    This workshop is offered at the intermediate level of postgraduate training.

    This workshop will be recorded for teaching and training purposes. Workshop participants agree to be anecdotally recorded during their participation in the workshop.

    We suggest you read Intimacy u0026amp; Desire (Schnarch, 2011) in preparation for this workshop.

    Schedule of topics

    Please note all times are approximate. Everyone benefits from the freedom to pay more attention to some aspects more than others. This may alter the time devoted to each topic.

    ** Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
    9:00 Why Normal Couples Have Intimacy Problems Emotional Gridlock Leap Of Faith to Self-Validated Intimacy
    10:30 Break Break Break
    10:45 Self-Validated Intimacy u0026amp; Other-Validated Intimacy Intimacy Problems Clinical Intervention Strategies Common Problems in Treating Intimacy Difficulties
    12:30-1:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch
    1:30 Selfhood Struggles in Intimacy Problems Live Clinical Demonstration Staging Treatment For Success
    3:15 Break Break Break
    3:30-5:00 Case Application Debriefing u0026amp; Discussion Case Application
    Learning Objectives for the Sexual Desire Clinical Workshop

    For a complete list of learning objectives, please contact The Marriage and Family Health by email, phone or letter.

    Location

    Join us for one workshop or the entire series in beautiful Evergreen, Colorado. Although Evergreen is just 35 miles from downtown Denver, it is a world apart in ambiance and easy access to the wonderful Colorado Rockies. Walk around Evergreen Lake, stroll through our art galleries, listen to music at the famous Little Bear Saloon, or hike our verdant nature trails. The Bears Inn and Highland Haven are ideal places to book lodging within a few minutes from our workshop location. Contact us for additional hotel sites.

    About The Presenters

    David Schnarch, Ph.D., ABPP is the founder of the Crucible and Passionate Marriage Approaches to human relationships. He is the author of four books including Constructing the Sexual Crucible, Resurrecting Sex, Passionate Marriage and Intimacy and Desire: Awaken the Passion your Relationships. Dr. Schnarch received the American Psychological Association 2013 Outstanding Contribution to Professional Practice and two years earlier was awarded the AAMFT Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Family Therapy. He was also the first recipient of the American Association of Sex Education, Counseling and Therapy (ASSECT) "Professional Standard of Excellence" Award. Come learn for yourself why David Schnarch is considered one of the innovative thinkers in the field of couple and family therapy.

    Ruth Morehouse, Ph. D. is a licensed psychologist and a certified sex therapist with AASECT (Diplomat) and Co-Director of The Crucible Institute and Marriage and Family Health Center. In this capacity she has conducted workshops and supervised and consulted with therapists for the last 20 years throughout the United States and around the world. She has a special interest in working with women’s issues, families coping with medical problems and helping step-parenting and blended families. Ruth previously served two terms as Vice President for Practice for the Society of Couples and Family Psychology, Division 43 of the American Psychological Association and was elected President-Elect of this same division for 2016.

    Registration

    We are offering special prices for these one-time unique events. Fees are less than 50% of normal charges for our workshops. Take advantage of them as soon as possible because enrollment is definitely limited. Fees include coffee and beverage breaks. Lunch is not included.

    Please Note: this workshop will be video-taped in its entirety. Most of the video-taping emphasis will be on the presenters, however, we would love to have you be a part of this video. This could include such things as group shots of the audience, you as a member of the audience asking questions to presenters or interacting with other participants, or perhaps making comments on material presented. If you attend this workshop, as a member of the audience you will be included in the video-taping of this workshop. As part of the registration process, all attendees will be asked to sign a release (click here to view u0026amp; print) allowing us to video tape you as a part of the workshop and to use the video tape solely at our discretion for future training/educational/ informational programs. Before completing your registration, please review completely the release and be sure you are comfortable with signing the release. If you do not want to be in this workshop as it is being video-taped, then this workshop is not for you. You can check our website periodically to find other workshops offerings that do not include videotaping.

    YOUR REGISTRATION IS NOT CONFIRMED UNTIL YOU RECEIVE NOTIFICATION WE HAVE RECEIVED AND APPROVED YOUR WORKSHOP AGREEMENT u0026amp; CONFLICTS OF INTEREST DISCLOSURE FORMS (AVAILABLE HERE) and your VIDEOTAPE RELEASE FORM (AVAILABLE HERE). After completing payment, please print these pages, sign, and fax to our office at (303) 670-2392 or email to service@crucibleinstitute.com.

    Continuing Education Credits
    • This program is sponsored by the Marriage and Family Health Center (MFHC, also doing business as the Crucible Institute).
    • MFHC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MFHC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This workshop earns: 21 CE credits for Licensed Psychologists.
    • Marriage u0026amp; Family Health Center (MFHC) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5870. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MFHC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This workshop earns 19.5 NBCC Clock Hours.
    • MFHC is also an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (TEXAS SW), and this workshop earns 19.5 CE Credits
    • This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 19.5 CE Credits. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact info@assect.org.
    • CE Credits are $15.00 per certificate requested. If you need CE credits, you must take responsibility for checking to see if we have approval for your agency or licensing board. We have participants coming from all over the United States and outside the United States. Thus, we cannot guarantee CE credits for every State or Agency. Many professional organizations will accept the CE Credits from parallel organizations, but it is your responsibility to confirm status with your professional organization. The variations of the exact amount of CE hours depend on each Agency’s policy regarding breaks.
    Cancellation Policy
    • Within 30 days of workshop start date, 50% refund
    • Within two weeks of workshop start date, 25% refund
    • No refund less than 10 days prior to start date
     
    Register Today! These workshops make good therapists better, by combining the science of interpersonal differentiation with the fine art of couple and family psychotherapy.
    More information on this series:

     

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