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 www.ChangingMarriage.com for more information about her work and services.
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