Background for Couples Therapy: An Investigation of Theoretical Underpinnings


To help readers understand the theoretical paper, we offer a brief summary of the couple’s history and current situation:


Joe and Amy met in college. He was drawn to Amy’s smile, her admiration of his artistic talent, and her attentiveness to his concerns. Amy was drawn to Joe’s stability, his relaxed manner, and his dependability. Amy […]

2017-02-02T17:18:43+00:00 June 18th, 2016|

Couples Therapy: An Investigation of Theoretical Underpinnings

couples therapyA talk presented as part of ICP+P’s couples therapy training program’s experiential conference on February 27, 2016.

By Barbara Shapard

Edited by Mary O’Farrell and Jen Sermoneta


On February 27, 2016, the Couples Therapy Training Program of ICP+P presented an experiential […]

2017-03-24T18:11:10+00:00 June 12th, 2016|

Couples Study Group 2016-2017 Learning Objectives

1st Friday of every month from 1:10-2:40pm
3000 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 214
Washington, DC 20008

The challenges of working with couples will be explored through readings that draw from self psychology, attachment theory, intersubjectivity and relational theories, neuroscience, as well as clinical discussion. Topics will include working with oppositional couples, countertransference dilemmas, sexual issues, infidelity, loss and […]

2016-05-25T23:12:05+00:00 May 25th, 2016|