Based on research and evidence about divorce ambivalence, a new area of focus in our field, learn a powerful modification of your existing intake process to avoid "selling" yourself, feeling defensive, or challenging someone who questions the validity of therapy. Then learn how to avoid half-hearted couples therapy by giving the ambivalent partner space to sort out complex options and go deeper without commiting to the intensity of couples therapy.
This Readiness for Couples Therapy Protocol is designed for any couples therapist.
You will feel more confident while avoiding half-hearted couples therapy. The techniques in the intake and a unique session two will avoid the sputtering few sessions with an ambivalent partner who questions being in the room and is not engaged in the heavy work of couples therapy.