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Jan 23, 2021

Conflict, Control, and Out of Control in Couples and Couple Therapy

Hosted by : by Western Institute for Social Research (WISR)

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About this Event:

Marriage and Family Therapy Seminar | CEUs Available | Dr. Ronal Mah addresses the continuum of assertion, aggression, and abuse between partners. The therapist is guided how to promote appropriate assertiveness and aggression while avoiding crossing the boundary of abuse. Conflict is intrinsic to most couples, but relative control vs. getting out of control varies greatly resulting in relationship health or dysfunction. The therapist is directed how to guide partners how to deal w/ anger and frustration -- learning how to fight fairly and productively to prevent emotional abuse. Dr. Mah discusses conceptual vs. practical distinctions between normal couple therapy and domestic violence therapy. Therapist boundaries and choices to engage or not in domestic violence therapy become functionally problematic when intimate partner violence is unanticipated but uncovered in sessions. The therapist will learn how to assess for, manage, and treat partners when emotional reactivity becomes emotional abuse -- a focus of normal couple therapy; when verbal abuse predicts physical abuse; and when domestic violence is revealed.

Date And Time

Sat, Jan 23, 2021, 11:30 PM –

Sun, Jan 24, 2021, 2:30 AM IST




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