Friday Continuing Education Series: Couples Counseling: The Joys and Troubles: Counter Transference Opportunities and Dilemmas, George Taylor, LMFT

  • Fri, February 10, 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925



Friday, February 10, 2017
Couples Counseling:  Joys and Troubles, Countertransference Opportunities and Dilemmas
George Taylor, LMFT

This talk and interactive dialogue will focus on: What are the key factors that make your couples counseling effective?

We will study a model from Persuasion and Healing,  (Franks and Franks, 1991) which evocatively describes psychotherapy as  a form of ‘non-medical healing’. We therapists give no medicine and rarely touch our clients.  According to the Franks, our work has many interesting parallels to shamanism.

Studying Our Joys and Trouble in Our Couples Counseling can reveal a lot about how we work and what we need to improve. In the peak moments, when we educate and connect, we bring together all our professional skills, love and experience. We’ll study and celebrate those moments, how  we create them and why are they healing.

Sadly, we also have troubles and dilemmas in our counseling with couples. What gets evoked in us that stands in the way of us doing our counseling well?

The talk will include a short lecture, group conversation and magic. 

George Taylor, LMFT has been working with couples in Marin since 1993.  He has also taught workshops and classes for couples since 1985.

His joy in sessions and classes occurs when students and clients become more aware of their bad communication habits and childhood conditioning and when they learn to create a deep authentic connection with their partner. He has been working on this same skill with his wife Debra, a Spirit Rock Meditation teacher since 1979.

His book A Path for Couples was published in 2015 and contains practices and exercises for couples who want to use mindfulness to transform their relationship in to a path of healing and awakening.  He studied intensively with Stephen and Ondrea Levine, and with Drs. Gay and Katie Hendricks.

Time: Networking is from 11:30 to 12:00 p.m. Presentation begins at 12:00 pm and ends at 2:00 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 Director at Large for CE.

Continuing Education Goal: Marin CAMFT is committed to offering continuing education courses to train LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs to treat any client in an ethically and clinically sound manner based upon current accepted standards of practice. Course completion certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation. 

Refund Policy: Requests for refunds must be in writing and received by the Director at Large for CE 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 CE, who will work with the Committee and event venue to meet the need.All instructors will read and adhere to Marin CAMFT’s stated policies.

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 CE.

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 2 CEUs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. 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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