- Couples Clinic: Relational Intelligence Skills for Adults -
Based on Pragmatic/Experiential Therapy for Couples (PET-C)
"Those who want to succeed in love must have specific interpersonal abilities, and we now know what those abilities are." - Brent J. Atkinson, PhD
Couples Clinic is a class for adults based on the principles developed by Dr. Brent J. Atkinson, author of Emotional Intelligence in Couples Therapy: Advances in Neurobiology and the Science of Intimate Relationships. In addition, it also draws on the work of John and Julie Gottman, Sue Johnson, David Olson, Esther Perel, and many other contemporary researchers and practitioners in the field of relational success.
The Couples Clinic class integrates pragmatic learning with experiential practice, as new habits involved in relationship and intimacy are developed in a safe and supportive class setting. In this format, relational habits are literally "rewired" in the brain and body, and become integral skills in creating and maintaining future love relationships.
The powerful field of neuroscience teaches us that it is possible to not only change patterns of behavior that we've had our entire lives, but it is actually possible to change the very structure of our brains related to these patterns.
Couples Clinic provides an open, engaging, and non-judgmental place for class participants to learn new skills and practice them while receiving important support and feedback from class facilitators and other class members.
Through the Couples Clinic classes, participants learn:
- What separates people who have successful relationships from those who don't
- How to develop and practice the skills that ensure creating and maintaining a healthy, thriving, intimate partnership
- Awareness of patterned responses that have proven ineffective in previous relationships
- How to regulate internal emotions that lead to destructive styles of relating
- How to stand up for oneself, in relationship, without putting the partner down
- How to effectively get needs met in relationship, with respect and dignity
The Couples Clinic class is facilitated in an easy, engaging, and interactive style that encourages honest sharing and sincere support and collaboration amongst class participants. The class facilitators are either Licensed Professional Counselors or master's level counselors or interns with training in relationship and couples counseling, group facilitation, as well as other interventions and psycho-education materials utilized in the class.
This class consists of 6.0 contact hours over the course of four weeks. The investment for this series is $180.00 ($45.00 per class or $30.00 per hour). Because the class size is limited, participants accepted into the class are asked to pay for the whole series at the onset, though payment plans can be established to spread the cost throughout the entire series.
Class Facilitator and Program Manager:
Angie Tsiatsos Phillips, MA, LPC, NCC, ACS, CMT, is the Clinical Director for the Center for Relational and Family Wellness (CRFW) at Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute and is also a clinical supervisor and staff psychotherapist there as well. Angie received her Master of Arts in Somatic Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in 2006 and went on to study various relationship models in her post-graduate work. Most notably, Angie has received the highest training in The PEX (Pragmatic/EXperiential) Method for Improving Relationships, a relational model developed by Brent J. Atkinson, PhD, author of Emotional Intelligence in Couples Therapy: Advances in Neurobiology and the Science of Intimate Relationships. Angie began working at Noeticus in 2011 and is committed to advancing and sharing in the vision of the Center for Relational and Family Wellness. Angie works with individuals and couples and offers relational skills groups and classes to the community. In addition, she also provides training intensives on The PEX Method to mental health professionals and graduate students. Angie's passion for helping to develop relational skills, using relationships as practice for transformation, provides reparative experiences that can help to strengthen one's emotional and relational capacity.
- Date: Tuesday evenings
- February 2 - 23, 2016
- May 3 - 24, 2016
- August 2 - 23, 2016
- October 25 - November 15, 2016
- Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
- Where: Noeticus Counseling Center & Training Institute
- Cost: $180.00 (45.00/class) per person; Some assistance available
- Contact Hours: 6.0 Contact Hours
- Registration: Pre-Registration is required for attendance
- Website: http://www.noeticus.org/Couples_Clinic_Class.html
To Register or For More Information:
- Please contact the Angie Tsiatsos Phillips, MA, LPC, NCC, CMT
- 303-399-9988 x 604
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
We hope you will be able to attend your class after you register, but we also understand that life can present many complications and challenges that are sometimes unavoidable. If you register for a class and discover later that you will be unable to attend, please take a look at our Cancellation and Refund Policy to see what your options are, then let us know what you'd like to do. Here is a link to the policy: http://www.noeticus.org/Cancel_and_Refund_Policy.html
NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) Information
Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #6704. Because this class is designed for the public and not for mental health professionals, it does not meet the requirements for continuing education and therefore does not provide them. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided to all class participants.
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