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Integrating Sex & Couples Therapy:
Beyond a secure bond


Michael Moran

October 6, 2018

EFT Family Therapy:
Restoring connection & promoting resilience

James L.Furrow

Gail Palmer

Lisa Palmer-Olsen

November 10, 2018

Men in Therapy:
Shame & grandiosity, empathy & accountability

sold out

Terry Real

February 2, 2019

Can of Worms 2.0:
Law and ethics with couples, kids & families

Daniel Taube

March 2, 2019
Ellen Stein had to cancel and we are excited to have Daniel Taube teach in her place.

Coming in 2018-2019

Integrating Sex & Couples Therapy; EFT Family Therapy; Men in Therapy; Legal & Ethical Issues

The Anatomy of Intimacy series chooses topics based on your feedback and continues to invite the best and brightest of couples therapy from varied perspectives to offer you in-depth clinical training and interventions you can use with clients on Monday morning.

With that in mind, our lineup for 2018–2019:
Zoya Simakhodskaya & Michael Moran show you how to integrate sex and couples therapies to address what you can do when creating a closer emotional connection doesn’t improve a couple’s sex life. Next, the three key developers of the innovative EFT Family Therapy—James Furrow, Gail Palmer & Lisa Palmer-Olsen—illustrate how to restore connection and promote resilience in complex parent-child relationships.

We’ve had many requests for more Terry Real, so he’ll be back to talk about better ways to engage men in therapy using a high-empathy, high-accountability approach. He’s a master at dealing with shame, grandiosity, and covert depression in male clients. Finally, it’s Law & Ethics time again, so we invited Daniel Taube, an engaging and entertaining expert who can cover all the bases, presenting many examples of therapists taking often seemingly benign steps resulting in Board complaints.

The Foundation for the Contemporary Family is still underwriting the programs to keep tuition low and provide the popular buffet lunch on the patio!


Judith Z. Anderson, PhD

President, Foundation for the Contemporary Family
Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
University of California, Irvine