January 8, 2017

Couples Therapy Training for Therapists

Couples Therapy Training for Therapists

Build Your Relationship Fitness with RFIT: A Workshop for Relationship Professionals, Couples, and Singles Wanting Advanced Skills to take their Relationship Skills to the Next Level

Offered on Request, email us HERE.

In this couples therapy training for therapists, couples, and others, you can finally peek behind the often mysterious curtain of couples therapy to gain practical skills to bring couples closer together. Learn RFIT (Relationship First Integrated Therapy), a new step-by-step approach to resolving relationship difficulties developed by Vancouver-based relationship therapist Richard Tatomir and team out of their frustration with the ineffective and confusing nature of traditional couples therapy.

RFIT is Couples Therapy Training that integrates the best of Gottman, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), and other methods, breaking down techniques into a step by step form that couples, singles, families or work teams can actually use.

Learn how to work if only one partner is willing, if couples are struggling with addiction or mental health issues, and even when trauma (including infidelity) and abuse are present. Continued application of tools in the RFIT toolbox could help to reduce time and energy spent fighting and increase intimacy in your relationship(s). Presentations can be customized to run from 1.5-2 hours, into a half-day, full-day, or weekend workshop/retreat and in a variety of formats (individual, couples/teams, group).

Relationship Experts Vancouver (R.E.V.) brings over 5000 Hours of International Experience Teaching the Science of Relationship Success Directly to Your Home or Office.

To Book this Couples Therapy Training customized for yourself, you and your spouse/family, or work team, at your Home, Office, or one of our meeting spaces near you across Canada, email HEREPrices start as low as $25/per person.


Our Results:

Couples Therapy Training workshops are based off world-renowned Dr. John & Julie Gottman’s best-selling book and educational group program, The 7 Principles of Making Marriage Work and The Relationship Cure.

Studies have shown that people who practice the 7 Principles, gained over 30 years of research with over 3000 couples across North America, can see the following changes:

Couples:

1) Higher overall relationship satisfaction

2) Reduction in harmful types of conflict

3) Increased sex and intimacy

4) Better understanding & avoidance of common relationship pitfalls

Business – Give your Manager or Entire Team Skills To:

1) Reduce turn-over (reduces the expensive cost of retraining talented workers and managers who leave toxic workplaces)

2) Increase sales and loyalty. Employees and customers feel “humanized,” “related to,” and more likely to start…and keep…doing business with you.

Therapists/Coaches/Teachers/Pastors/Social Workers & Other Relationship Professionals Can Learn To:

1) Build faster and deeper rapport with clients making them more likely to tell others and come back

2) Gain confidence in effective strategies for dealing with even the most challenging couple, family, and workplace interpersonal conflicts

We will be presenting this Couples Therapy Training in various locations around Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Stay tuned for a location near you. If you are interested in us bringing this workshop to your university, church, or other organization, contact us.

What can I expect from REV workshops?

This is not therapy, rather this workshop is designed to give you practical skills you can use right away to improve your closest relationships–especially romantic–but also family, co-worker, and friend relationships.

Part of the workshop is a lecture with visuals, and part is engaging you in some practical exercises in deepening your relationship that are comfortable (we promise!)

Many of the exercises are in dyads (groups of 2), so bringing your partner or friend you trust is ideal. However, as singles and those with partners unwilling or unable to come have really requested this workshop, we have modified it so that many of the exercises can be done with one of us (the facilitator, a trained counsellor) or can be done thinking about a past partner, or future “dream” partner you would like to have.

Too often other presenters leave the audience hanging with abstract concepts, telling them they have to pay for the “real” bits later–instead, we will provide you with tools and concepts that make a difference right away in your relationships, if you use them. Of course, if you’re ever wanting more in-depth tailored advice and instruction to your specific situation, that’s when working with us directly is ideal.

What kind of exercises will I be doing specifically?

1) The “Magic Conversation Formula” – teaching you to communicate in an assertive way that shows what you need with a minimal chance of offending your partner, boss, friend, or even in-law…gaining a maximum chance of getting your needs met
2) Learn the 52 questions you should ask before moving in or getting married! (These questions are not random, they are well researched by Gottman and were designed to build intimacy and see how each other’s “love map” of the other is).
3) How to fight fair – including how to us “time outs” in fighting that don’t leave the other partner hanging/feeling abandoned
4) Ideas for recognizing signs of overwhelm/shutting down in self and partner and suggestions on what to do instead
5) Recognizing the “4 Horsemen” – styles of communication that are highly likely to lead to divorce (couples that display all 4 have around a 95% chance of getting divorced within 10 years), but if even one of you begins to change one aspect of these it will have dramatic positive effects on your relationship

What should I bring to the workshop?

Pen, paper or notepad, and an open and willing attitude. Bringing your partner (or a friend) is recommended, but not required. Even if only one partner uses the tools we talk about, a dramatic difference in their relationships can still be had, this is because of systems theory (ask us about our clinical experiences seeing this!).

I want the workshop privately as an individual, couple or at my location…

Again, if you are interested in us bringing this workshop to you privately, or at your university, place of worship, or other organization, contact us. We can also add you to our mailing list to let you know where and when our next relationship workshop in Vancouver will take place.