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Women Working with Men in Individual and Couple Therapy

For Female Therapists Only
An Advanced Workshop on the Intricacies of Women Treating Men

This workshop is now complete for 2018.
For information regarding future scheduling of this workshop, be sure to join our mailing list, or call (303) 670-2630.

Friday thru Sunday
June 26-28, 2020

with Dr. David Schnarch and Dr. Ruth Morehouse,
and co-presenters Barbara Fairfield, LMFT and Grace Whitman, LCSW


This workshop will  now be presented on an on-line platform. The price has been reduced and the

cancelation policy changed to reflect this. We will have details on the CE credits available  as soon as possible.

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man with therapist

Women therapists rarely get the chance to discuss the realities of working with men.
What female therapist hasn't had life-shaping experiences that influence how she relates to men?
Discussion topics include:
  • Power and control
  • Protecting "male ego"
  • Sexualization in the therapy office
  • Reflexive deferring to men
  • Fear of male anger
  • Confronting men
  • Personal blind spots with men
  • Anger at men
  • Opportunities for “in the chair” therapy practice
  • Good guys, bad boys, victims, and perpetrators




Explore the emotional politics, sexual dynamics, and power and control issues facing female therapists today. While there has never been a better point in history to be a woman, the job for female therapists working with men has never been more complex. Participants will have opportunities to discuss professional and personal experiences and enhance their abilities to work effectively with men.

Participants are welcome to submit their own problem case for consultation.


David Schnarch

Thirty years ago David Schnarch developed Crucible® Therapy, the first differentiation-based core integration of sexual and marital therapy. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and author of internationally best-selling books (Passionate Marriage, Intimacy & Desire, Resurrecting Sex, and Constructing the Sexual Crucible.)

David has a proven track record of clinical innovation. He has received 3 major awards for professional contributions to the practice of psychology, sex therapy, and marriage and family therapy. He is regarded as one of America’s most influential therapists in these fields. David is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (Diplomat status), a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and Board Certified in Couple and Family Psychology.

Twelve years ago David began integrating modern brain science into Crucible Therapy. Crucible® Neurobiological Therapy, the first mind mapping-based interpersonal neurobiological therapy is the result. Refined through a decade of exhaustive literature review, clinical innovation and case study research, David’s latest work was released in January, 2018 in his newest book, Brain Talk: How Mind Mapping Brain Science Can Chance Your Life and Everyone in It (Sterling Publishers).


Ruth Morehouse

Dr. Ruth Morehouse is a licensed psychologist and also a certified sex therapist (Diplomat Status) through the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). She is past President of the Society of Couples and Family Psychology, Division 43 of the American Psychological Association (APA).  She previously served two terms as the Vice President for Practice of Division 43. She is also Co-Director of the Marriage and Family Health Center of Evergreen, Colorado, widely acclaimed for cutting-edge couple and sex therapy, and home of the Passionate Marriage and Crucible Approaches. Dr. Morehouse has given workshops for women, couples and mental health professionals throughout the United States and in twelve different countries over the last 27 years. She is an inspiring, zesty speaker whose presentations are conceptually exciting and exceedingly practical through down to earth examples.

With Co-Presenter: Barbara Fairfield, LMFT

Barbara fairfield

Barbara Fairfield is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Maryland. She is a consultant in the Genetics Department of The Johns Hopkins University Hospital where she facilitates a supervision group for the genetic counselors in various clinics there. Barbara received her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from The Adler-Dreikurs Institute of Human Relationships at Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland. In her private practice, besides seeing couples and individuals, she also conducts three therapy groups, two all-female and one all-male group. She is married to Don Fairfield, a retired NASA scientist who is also trained with Barbara to lead marriage enrichment groups as Specialists with the Better Marriages non-profit organization. She and Don have two grown children and two grandsons.

With Co-Presenter: Grace Whitman, LCSW

Grace Whitman

Grace Whitman is a clinical social worker in private practice. She graduated from the Univ of MD’s School of Social Work with a specialty in Human Sexuality. She completed three years of post-graduate training at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. Prior to full-time private practice, Grace worked at the St. Francis Center in the 80s during the height of the AIDs epidemic. She also worked at the Washington School of Psychiatry as the intake coordinator and as a staff psychotherapist. She lives on a farm in rural Maryland with her spouse and an abundance of animals.Grace has two grown children and two grand-daughters.

Registration for the Women Working With Men workshop

Early registration, received by June 5, 2020 - $300.00
Standard registration received after June 5, 2020 - $350.00

Workshop times:
Friday & Saturday: 9AM to 6PM, with lunch 12:30PM to 2PM; and water breaks
Sunday: 9AM to 1PM

To complete your registration, you must complete the Workshop Agreement and Conflicts of Interest Disclosure (View and print here) and return these forms to us. Your Registration is not confirmed until MFHC has received and approved these forms. After completing payment, please print these pages, sign, and email to


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Cancellation policy: By written request only.

To promote participation and ease your pain, we are offering price reductions on our programs when you register. Current registrants will receive a refund, and if you do not wish to participate in this internet-based format we will happily offer you a full refund until April 15. 
Cancellations received up to 21 days prior to a workshop start date will receive a 75% refund. Cancellations up to 14 days before receive a 50% refund. Cancellations between 13 days until the day before a workshop begins receive 25% refund. Cancelations for medical reasons (with documentation) will receive a 100% refund.
In lieu of refund, you can attend another Crucible Workshop of equal or lesser value within the next year at no additional cost.
For inquiries regarding refunds, please contact MFHC at


We are in the process of finding out if we can offer CE credits with an online platform and will make the information available as soon as we know. 

Continuing Education Credits:

Crucible® Clinical Workshops:  Women Working With Men in Therapy
  This program is sponsored by the Marriage and Family Health Center (MFHC, also doing business as the Crucible Institute). 

Marriage & 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 18 NBCC Clock Hours.

MFHC is also an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (TEXAS SW), and this workshop earns: Six Day Workshop 18 CE Credits.

CE Credits $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.