Couples Therapy Jump-Start: Connecting Clinical Strategies with Neuroscience to Re-Wire & Re-Fire Love

Couples Therapy Jump-Start: Connecting Clinical Strategies with Neuroscience to Re-Wire & Re-Fire Love

On average, couples wait six years from the time they know they need help until the time they make the call for counseling, and then expect therapists to fix them in a few weeks. This often insurmountable challenge can leave therapists and clients feeling as though the whole effort were a failure.

Dr. Luquet invites you to join him for fresh look at scientifically and clinically proven strategies to jump-start your work with couples.  Beginning with an understanding of how couples choose the partners they do, participants will gain immediately usable techniques that help clients calm themselves, listen without being reactive, turn frustrations into positive change, foster empathy, and increase caring behaviors. Techniques to structure initial sessions to increase therapeutic success are included. The seminar content is steeped in the research of John Gottman, Dan Siegel, and the work of Harville Hendrix and the practitioners of Imago Relationship Therapy.

What You Will Learn

  • Relate how the evolution of marriage affects and weakens present couple relationships
  • Examine behaviors of happy and stable couples
  • Dramatize the couples’ dialogue process and the behavior change request process to help couples make changes in their relationship
  • Integrate methods for increasing empathy between couples which will increase attachment
  • Show how to reduce negative behaviors between couples while increasing caring behaviors
  • Construct a plan for keeping the couple moving forward after the therapy ends

Wade Luquet, MSW, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Gwynedd Mercy University and on the academic faculty of the Imago Relationships International. He has over 33 years’ experience in a variety of settings as a clinical social worker specializing in marriage and family therapy.  Dr. Luquet is the author of the best-selling professional book Short-Term Couples Therapy: The Imago Model in Action, now in its second edition. He is co-editor, with Mo Hannah, of Healing in the Relational Paradigm: The Imago Relationship Therapy Casebook, and co-editor with Harville Hendrix, Helen LaKelly Hunt, and Mo Hannah of Imago Relationship Therapy: Perspectives on Theory.

Dr. Luquet received his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Tulane University in New Orleans, a post-masters certificate in Family Therapy from the University of Pennsylvania/ Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, and his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Studies from The Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition to his books, Dr. Luquet has authored eight book chapters and 24 peer-reviewed journal articles. He is a frequent presenter at regional conferences and is described as a warm, engaging, and knowledgeable. He maintains a private practice in marriage and family therapy in North Wales, PA.

Credits: 6 CEU’s for PA Social Workers; MFT’s and PC’s

Cancellation requests submitted five (5) business days before the start of the workshop will receive a 50% refund. Cancellation requests received less than 5 business days before the start of the workshop will receive a credit towards another workshop of equal value.

Social Work prn reserves the right to CANCEL and/or RESCHEDULE any workshop at any time. In the event Social Work prn cancels a scheduled workshop, we will notify all registered participants immediately, and provide either a full refund or credit towards another workshop.

Please allow up to five (5) business days for refund to be processed.

“NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop. 6 CEs will be awarded for completion of this course. NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.”

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Mar 09 2018


09:00 AM - 04:30 PM






Gwynedd Mercy University
University Hall UH 110, 1325 Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437
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