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Therapy with Couples and Families
May 19-21, 2017
Workshop Leader: Rob Scuka,
Ph.D., Member of NIRE's Training Faculty
Rob is the author
of Relationship Enhancement Therapy: Healing
Through Deep Empathy and Intimate Dialogue. and
numerous articles on RE and other topics.
House, 4400 East-West Highway, #24, Bethesda, MD
Description: The purpose of this three-day skills
training workshop is to provide participants a comprehensive
introduction to the theory and methodology underlying the RE
model and to teach participants how to conduct RE
Therapy with couples and families, beginning with the intake
interview and proceeding through all the phases of RE
Intensive Supervised Skills
Practice: The workshop emphasizes the building of
participants' therapeutic skills through a process that
combines lecture, video, role-play demonstrations, and
intensively supervised skill practice. The number of
participants is limited in order to ensure frequent
individual supervision when participants break into triads
to practice the previously-demonstrated skills.
Participants will learn:
- How to structure an intake interview so as to
minimize in-session conflict and maximize commitment to
positive therapeutic engagement
- How to teach clients the ten RE skills
- How to structure Conflict Management Skill as a
contract between couples
- How to coach couples' dialogues
- How to use the Identification Mode of empathy to
help couples deepen their dialogues
- How to use special RE therapy techniques such as
Becoming and Troubleshooting
- How to combine individual therapy of family
members with RE couple and family therapy
- How to overcome power imbalances among family
Education: Upon completion, participants receive 20
CE credits for completing this workshop.
approved by the American Psychological Association to
sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IDEALS
maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
IDEALS/NIRE has been approved by NBCC as an Approved
Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5560. Programs that
do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.
IDEALS/NIRE is solely responsible for all aspects of the
approved by the Maryland State Board of Social Work
Examiners to offer Category I continuing education programs
for social workers. IDEALS/NIRE maintains responsibility for
the program and adhering to the appropriate guidelines
required by the respective organizations.
Number of participants strictly
limited to assure ample individual supervision.
Fee: $375 (includes
RE Therapist Manual).
Cancellation Policy: Full
refund (minus a $25 cancellation fee) is available up to one
week prior to the beginning of the workshop. Thereafter, no
refund is permitted, but the money paid can be applied to a
future workshop offering.
For further information, or to
register, please call NIRE at 301-680-8977.
Visit our website at www.nire.org. You may also register on-line there
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