Ellen Wachtel, JD, PhD – The Heart of Couple Therapy: Knowing What to Do & How to Do It – Home Study CE form


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Ellen Wachtel, J.D., Ph.D., author of The Heart of Couple Therapy: Knowing What to Do and How to Do It

Recorded April 24, 2017

Dr. Ellen Wachtel discusses methods she has developed to make each couple therapy session productive, to help motivate each person in the relationship to change, and to assist the couple to break entrenched patterns and get more of what they are longing for from one another.

About Ellen Wachtel, J.D., Ph.D.

Ellen Wachtel earned her PhD in clinical psychology from New York University and a law degree from Harvard Law School.

She is the author of numerous articles, three books for therapists, and a self-help book for couples, We Love Each Other But …(1999), published by St. Martin’s Press.

Her most recent book for therapists is The Heart of Couple Therapy: Knowing What to Do and How to Do It, published by Guilford Press (2017).

  • Her books have been translated into many languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, and Arabic. Dr. Wachtel gives workshops nationally and internationally on her work with couples.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how to motivate couples to change their ways of interacting with one another.  
  • Describe how to find and build on strengths.
Instructional level: Introductory to intermediate
Intended audience: All mental health professionals interested in this topic

CE Credits: One live-attendance CE credit is available through The Practice Institute, upon completion of an evaluation form and payment of an administrative fee of $10. The Practice Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer CE credit..