Vancouver, BC (March 30, 2015) – Vancouver counselling expert and director of The Good Life Therapy Centre Sue Diamond Potts is to co-host a workshop with renowned professional Dr. Ellyn Bader at the 2015 Couples Conference. The workshop, entitled “Addiction and Self-Absorption”, will address two of the most challenging issues in couples therapy. The conference will be held at The Marriot in Manhattan Beach, California from April 24 to 26.
The Couples Conference is an annual event held to help professionals in various fields to increase their clinical effectiveness. The event is open to professionals in health and mental health-related fields. This includes doctoral-level psychologists, physicians, and dentists who are members of professional organizations such as the AMA, APA, ADA, etc. Professionals with health-related graduate degrees from accredited institutions, as well as full-time graduate students in accredited programs, are also encouraged to attend.
On the first day of the Couples Conference, the Addiction and Self-Absorption workshop will be scheduled to take place from 3:45 to 5:45 PM. During this session, the presenters, Dr. Bader, and Ms. Diamond Potts will talk about how therapists can make strategic treatment decisions to inspire couples to have more collaborative functioning and achieve sobriety through the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy. During the workshop, case examples will be used to demonstrate the hurdles one individual overcomes when confronting partners with an addictive or self-absorbed nature. These examples will also show how to support the couple’s developmental growth through the process.
This year’s Couple Conference is geared towards comparing professional perspectives to turn them into specific interventions and evaluating basic principles of learning institutions for couples therapy. It is also aimed at using experimental methods for successful couples counselling and comprehending commonalities that factor into a successful clinical work.
For more information about couples counselling and therapy, go to www.TheGoodLifeTherapy.ca