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Friday Lunchtime Program: The Love Fix: Repair and Restore Your Relationship, RIGHT NOW! Tara Fields, PhD, LMFT

  • Fri, January 08, 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925



Friday, January 8, 2016


Tara Fields, PhD, LMFT

All couples argue, but how do some couples get to what seems like the point of no return? In this presentation relationship therapist, Tara Fields, PhD, LMFT, will reveal not only the five most common conflict patterns couples fall into, but also how they can find their way back to a happy, satisfying relationship. After spending more than twenty-eight years as a couples’ counselor, Tara has discovered that there are five common conflict loops that couples fall into and that there are three steps to get past the repetition of the same fights so that the couple can move toward to building a relationship where each partner feels heard, understood, respected and loved. These steps include recognizing the conflict loop at play, exploring past and present fears, and creating opportunities to get in touch with the deepest needs of both partners in order to find renewed gratitude, respect and trust. Change comes with awareness. When one is present in the moment, conflicts with one’s partner can become an opportunity to work through unresolved issues and learn more about each other. It can even become a way to grow closer. Tara Fields will draw from her book, The Love Fix, and share her tested and proven tools to help build stronger relationships, including insight from real couples who have repaired their relationships, self-assessment quizzes to get to the root of the problem, practical 3-Minute Fixes to start using immediately, and HEARTwork exercises to help partners dig deeper in order to reconnect. She firmly believes it is never too late to reignite passion and restore love between two partners. With these tools, couples are more likely to stop rehashing the same issues, figure out what they're really fighting about and start enjoying a happier, stronger relationship today. It is Tara Fields' hope that as professionals you will personally benefit from this presentation and exercises along with your clients.

Tara Fields, PhD, is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has been in private clinical practice for almost three decades. In the 1980s, she participated in trainings and workshops with Virginia Satir, Carl Whitaker and Salvador Minuchin. She is also a certified psychodrama therapist by the Los Angeles Psychodrama Institute. She integrates her passion for family systems, mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy and attachment theory in her private practice, workshops and media appearances. She is a renowned relationship expert, and she enjoys working with individuals and couples to address interpersonal issues.

Tara Fields has been a keynote speaker and workshop leader at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona, the Commonwealth Club of California, American Woman in Radio and Television, College of Marin and many other organizations. She has also been a frequent guest expert for numerous network media outlets, such as Oprah, Dr. Phil, Hoarders, Braxton Family Values, CNN, HLN and Jane-Velez Mitchel, and she was the host of WETV’s Fix My Family.

Besides being a psychotherapist and public speaker, Tara Fields is also an author. She has recently launched her book, The Love Fix: Repair and Restore Your Relationship Right Now (HarperCollins). On a more personal note, Tara Field takes pride in being a vegan and a passionate animal rescue advocate. She lives in Marin County, California, where she spends as much time as possible outdoors, enjoying hiking, biking and tree hugging in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. To learn more about Tara Fields and her work, please visit

Date: Friday, January 8, 2016

Time: Networking is from 11:30 to 12:00 p.m. Presentation begins at 12:00 pm and ends at 1:30 p.m.

Cost: Free for Marin CAMFT members, $10 for non-members.

Location: Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925 (map)

Information: For more information about the Friday Lunchtime Program Series and about joining the Committee, please contact the Chair, Gabriel Rabu.

Continuing Education Goal: Marin CAMFT is committed to offering continuing education courses to train licensees to treat any client in an ethically and clinically sound manner based upon current accepted standards of practice.

Refund Policy: Requests for refunds must be in writing and received by the Director at Large for Programs no later than ten days before the program. There will be a $25.00 administrative fee to cancel registration for any program. The refund will be sent within ten days of the request.

Accommodation for Special Needs: The special needs of persons with disabilities will be accommodated. The Program Committee will endeavor to assure that continuing education program materials, content and venue selections will meet the special needs of the disabled and that reasonable accommodation will be made. A request for accommodation can be made to the Director at Large for Programs, who will work with the Committee and event venue to meet the need.

Marin CAMFT encourages those who attend its events to respect the fact that some individuals may have allergies to fragrances and pet dander. We ask that you refrain from introducing these elements into our meeting room. Registered service animals are welcome, of course. 

Grievance Procedure: Marin CAMFT will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner, when submitted by program attendees in writing to the Director at Large for Programs.

Anti-Discrimination Policy: Marin CAMFT shall not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age or other prohibited basis. Marin CAMFT does not require attendees to adhere to any particular religion or creed in order to participate in training. Marin CAMFT will not promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients based on current accepted standards or practice.

CEUs: This workshop meets the qualifications for 1.5 CEUs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. These will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CEP # 56895), which is approved by CAMFT to sponsor CE for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its contents  Contact Laurie Buntain, Director-at-Large for Programs for more information.

Marin County Chapter of CAMFT                  

PO Box 9065 San Rafael, CA 94912-9065     

(415) 459 3484

Marin CAMFT is approved by  the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT Provider #56895) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs

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