September 23 - 24, 2017
For Therapists and Their Partners
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT through August 25th
Therapists and Their Partners
The intention of this workshop is to create a safe place for therapists to work with their partners to build deeper, more secure and more supportive relationships. It can be particularly hard for therapist couples to reach out for support because of the implication that as therapists, we should know what we are doing. Join us (a partnership of a therapist and a doctor) to explore the ways you do have it together and the ways you can improve. Sue Johnson's Emotionally Focused Therapy is empirically validated in over 14 clinical studies. This workshop is based on that model and was developed by Dr. Johnson. Other professions that struggle with the same pressure and need for privacy are also welcome. This may include physicians, clergy and others. Please contact us to discuss whether your attendance at this workshop fits the intention if you are other than a psychotherapist, physician or clergy. Though we can not guarantee confidentiality of attendance by other participants, we will ask all participants to honor that request.
Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This workshop will be held in our home on the east side of Asheville, NC less then two miles from the VA hospital and six miles from downtown. You can map the VA at 1100 Tunnel Road to get a reference. We have beautiful mountain views and are a 15 minute walk to the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Group size is limited to 10 couples. Presentation and videos occur in group format but couples work on exercises with more privacy. This is not a group process workshop and speaking in the group is absolutely not required.
Early bird registration (through August 25th): $650 per couple
Regular registration: $695 per couple
Registration includes workshop manual, snacks, tea and bottled/spring water for both partners. It does not include lodging or meals.
Snacks will be provided
Hot tea and spring water will be available (no coffee provided)
Lunch on Saturday will be 1.5 hours and on your own
Lunch on Sunday will be 1.25 hours and on your own
Continuing Education Units
This workshop has been approved for 13 CEUs through Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES). There is a $25 additional charge for this payable at the workshop. Approval is through American Psychological Association (APA) or Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB). Indicate intent to purchase CEU's when completing the registration form after payment. Note that both LPCs and nurses in NC can use APA credits, though NC LPCs are limited to a total of 15 of their hours being APA each renewal cycle. Please consult with your licensing board regulations and contact us with any questions.
If a cancellation request is received, a refund will be given (less a $100 administrative fee) up to 21 days prior to the workshop. If a cancellation is requested between 21 and 14 days prior to the workshop, 50% of the fee will be refunded. No refund will be given for cancellations less than 14 days prior to the workshop or for "no shows".
For more information, please review the About Hold Me Tight page.
*We recommend reading the book Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love. Couples of the Christian faith may be interested in reading Created for Connection: The "Hold Me Tight" Guide for Christian Couples.