This short course will focus on the treatment of couples from the perspectives of symptoms, rigid, dysfunctional behavior patterns, and narcissistic defenses. An integrative approach utilizing creativity and humor will be presented, incorporating CBT, psychodynamic, Ericksonian, Jungian and existential perspectives. Validation, sequencing, containment and questions that facilitate accountability will be highlighted in the context of empowering clients on a variety of levels.
List three ways creativity and humor can be utilized in the treatment of narcissistic defenses in couples.
List three ways to combine validation, sequencing, redirection, and the utilization of opposites in the transformation of narcissistic defenses in the treatment of couples.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*