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Cornerstones to Successful Couples Therapy: The Art of Intimacy and Connection
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When: Monday, September 26, 2016
6:00pm- 9:00pm
Where: NASW-NYC Chapter Office
50 Broadway, Suite 1001
New York, New York  10004
United States
Presenter: Carole Gladstone-Ramos, LCSW, CASAC

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With high divorce rates, couples face some of the most difficult challenges to relationship stability ever experienced. More than ever, couples need skills and tools to replace conflict with safety and compassion, and to shift from antagonism to openness and empathy. This workshop will offer the basic theory of Imago Relationship Therapy, an approach to communication which comes out of new understandings about the relational paradigm. The workshop will also cover additional integration of Systemic and Psychodynamic approaches, both of which build on reliable safe personal attention and connection, while looking for repeated relationship patterns.


Participants will look at the unconscious process that affects partner selection and how conflict stemming from childhood wounds is built into the very fabric of our relationships. With this understanding, the workshop will demonstrate how to transform frustrations into vehicles for growth and healing. Participants will learn how to use Imago's Intentional Dialogue to help partners understand their issues and change their relationship dynamics. At the end of the workshop participants will come away with a road map along with practical handouts that can be applied immediately to their practice.


Carole Gladstone-Ramos, LCSW, CASAC, is in private practice in NYC. She is a Certified Imago Couples Therapist, a Certified EMDR Therapist, and an Internal Family Systems (IFS) Practitioner. She is a member of the NASW Addictions Committee, and has given lectures at the Alcoholism Council of NY, Annual NASW-NYC Addictions Institute and The Meadows Lecture Series. Ms. Gladstone-Ramos is an Adjunct Lecturer on Eating Disorders at the Post Masters Certificate Program in the Clinical Approaches to Addictions at NYU Silver School of Social Work.


3 CE Contact Hours

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