Friday Lunchtime Program: Helping Clients Break Negative Cycles in Relationships Through Voice Dialogue, Presented by Susan Pease-Gadoua, LCSW

  • Fri, June 13, 2014
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA


Friday Lunchtime Program

Friday June 13, 2014

Helping Clients Break Negative Cycles in Relationships Through Voice Dialogue

Presented by Susan Pease-Gadoua, LCSW

How often do your clients come in with the same interpersonal or intrapersonal relationship complaint? Whether the issue is about an ongoing power struggle with a loved-one or their grappling with the perfectionist inner critic, no amount of Cognitive Behavior Therapy or other techniques have been effective in stopping their emotional and mental downward spiral.

Relationship problems can be view as important mechanisms that show us where unhealed wounds reside. Often, change can't occur because the issue is out of conscious awareness, and, since we cannot change what we aren't conscious of, lasting transformation eludes our clients (and us!). Voice Dialogue: The Psychology of Selves, a Jungian-based therapy model is designed to uncover these unconscious beliefs at the root of the problem and provide release.

In this presentation, Susan Pease-Gadoua will explore and elaborate on negative and positive “Bonding Patterns” and provide us as clinicians with a highly effective tool we can use right away to help our clients understand and address their unconscious beliefs that have kept them stuck. This tool is especially useful with couple clients but can be used in any therapeutic context.

Susan Pease-Gadoua, LCSW, CADC, has been a licensed therapist for 20 years, with  private practice offices both in San Rafael and Santa Rosa. She is also a certified mediator. She has practiced Voice Dialogue for the past 12 years in her work with individuals, couples, and groups. Her expertise lies in marriage and divorce, as well as addiction, and she works primarily with divorcing people or those who are in troubled marriages. Her focus is on helping couples reconnect or, if need be, disconnect in a healthy way. She further offers divorce groups and Relationship Insight groups for women. Susan Pease-Gadoua is the author of Contemplating Divorce, a Step-by-Step Guide to Deciding Whether to Stay or Go (New Harbinger, 2008), Stronger Day by Day: Reflections for Healing and Rebuilding After Divorce (New Harbinger, 2010), and the upcoming co-authored The New I Do, Reshaping Marriage for Romantics, Realists and Rebels (Seal Press, Fall 2014). Visit for more information about her work and services.

Networking: Lunchtime Lecture meetings include a formal networking period during which ONLY those members who wish to do so, may give a 30-45 second self-introduction and pitch about their practice. This is a great way to expand one's practice and learn about others’ specialties.
Date: Friday, June 13, 2014
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: $10 fee for non-Marin CAMFT members.
CEUs: 1.5
Location: Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA (map)
Information: For more information about the Friday Lunchtime Program Series and about joining the Committee, please contact the Chair, Nerina Cecchin.

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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