NOVEMBER 7-8, 2014
offered by
under the direction of
Jill Harkaway
Judy Reiner Platt
David Treadway
This course is designed to identify advances in treatment and research in couple therapy by explaining the dynamics of relationships.
A variety of treatment interventions will be highlighted to illustrate what works best for what type of challenge. The complications
associated with lack of intimacy, sex, issues of communication, conversations about infidelity, and other challenges associated with the
treatment of couples will be highlighted. The emphasis will be on creative solutions for work with at-risk couples. Interactive learning
formats, including group case discussions, Q and A, panel presentations, and didactic lectures will be used to assist the learners in
developing new strategies they can apply in their practice setting. Learning Objectives: At the completion of this course one will be able
to explain strategies for helping couples sexual relationship and issues of intimacy; develop approaches for helping relationships after
infidelity; incorporate treatment interventions including internal family systems; evaluate difficult cases including cross-cultural issues as
they relate to couples therapy; and formulate what works, what doesn’t, and what to do when everything seems to fail. This course is
intended for all health and mental health clinicians, educators and researchers, and others interested in the treatment of couples.
For Further Information Contact: Cambridge Health Alliance Physicians Organization (CHAPO-CME), P.O. Box 398075-Inman Square,
Cambridge, MA 02139; Phone: 617-503-8445; Fax: 617-503-8460; Email: [email protected]; Web:
8:30 - 12:45 MORNING PROGRAM - Moderator: Jill Harkaway
Helping the Sex Starved Couple: Strategies for Boosting the Libido ..............
Applying Internal Family Systems (IFS) Techniques:
Fostering Intimacy in Couples Therapy ............................................................
The Do’s and Don’ts of Couples Therapy.........................................................
12:45 - 2:00 BREAK
2:00 - 5:00 AFTERNOON PROGRAM - Moderator: Mary Catherine Ward
What I’ve Learned about Couples, Sex, and Relationships:
Thoughts from a Love Letters Advice Columnist .............................................
Film and Discussion: Helping Couples Recover from Betrayal
Film Excerpts from Halfway Somewhere Else, Director ...................................
Discussants on Infidelity ...................................................................................
8:30 - 12:45 MORNING PROGRAM - Moderator: Priya Sehgal
On the Eve of Destruction: Last Chance Couple Therapy................................
Cross-Cultural Couples:
A Multdimensional Framework for Clinical Practice .........................................
If all Else Fails - Choosing the Best Divorce Process:
Mediation, Litigation, or Collaborative Law ......................................................
12:45 - 2:00 BREAK
2:00 - 5:00 AFTERNOON PROGRAM - Moderator: David Treadway
Treating Same Sex Couples in the Age of Marriage Equality:
A Male Perspective ..........................................................................................
A Female Perspective .......................................................................................
Working with Conflict in Couples Therapy:
“Just Stop It!” and Other Approaches .............................................................
Michele Weiner-Davis
Richard C. Schwartz
Jerome S. Gans
Meredith Goldstein
Avery Rimer
David Treadway and
Michele Weiner-Davis
Peter Fraenkel
Celia Jaes Falicov
Barbara S. Kellman
Marshall Forstein
Judi Zoldan
Elizabeth G. Brenner
Laurence S. Chud
Len Greenberg
Jill Harkaway
Program changes/substitutions may be made without notice
November 7-8, 2014
Physicians’ Fee: $390 (USD)
All Others: $290 (USD)
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COURSE LOCATION AND ACCOMMODATIONS: All sessions will be held at The Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Rooms in Boston are
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PHYSICIANS: The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide
continuing medical education for physicians. The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA
Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. ACGME
Competencies: This course is designed to meet: patient care, medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, and professionalism. Disclosure Policy: The Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is
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to the course. These disclosures will be provided in the course materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for
the course. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses
of products during their presentations.
PSYCHOLOGISTS: The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, is approved by the American
Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Cambridge Health Alliance maintains responsibility
for this program and its content. This course offers 7 credits per day for a total of 14 continuing education credits.
SOCIAL WORKERS and FAMILY THERAPISTS: Application has been made to the Collaborative of the Massachusetts Chapter of the
National Association of Social Workers, and the CT, MA, and RI Chapters of The Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for a
total of 14 continuing education credits, 7 credits per day.
COUNSELORS and EDUCATORS: The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, is an Approved Continuing
Education Provider and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The Cambridge Health Alliance
solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. This program is approved for 14 clock hours, Provider #5444, and is also applicable for
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Counseling/Allied Mental Health accreditation and PDP Educator accreditation for a total of 14 credits.
NURSES: The American Nurses Credentialing Center, Commission on Accreditation, accepts continuing education from the
Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) toward recertification. The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry
Continuing Education Division, verifies that this course is a planned, organized learning experience designed to augment the knowledge,
skills, and attitudes for the enhancement of nursing practice to the end of improving health care to the public as mandated by
Massachusetts Regulation 244 CMR 5.00 toward relicensing requirements. This course offers a total of 16.8 hours.
May 9-10
November 7-8
November 14-15
December 12-13
Positive Psychotherapy
Eating Disorders
January 30-31
March 6-7
April 10-11
May 8-9
School Mental Health
Topic Pending
Meditation and Psychotherapy
ELIZABETH G. BRENNER, LICSW, Director, Therapy Training Boston, Watertown; Supervisor, Couples and Family Therapy Program,
Cambridge Health Alliance; Teaching Associate, Harvard Medical School; Contributing Author: Psychiatric Home Care: Clinical and
Fiscal Dimensions; Acute Care Psychiatry: Diagnosis and Treatment
LAURENCE S. CHUD, MD, Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital;
Faculty and Supervisor, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis; Director and Program Chair, Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston
CELIA JAES FALICOV, Ph.D., Clinical Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and Psychiatry, and Director of Mental
Health Services, Medical Student-Run Free Clinic, University of California San Diego; Private Practice, San Diego, California; Awards
include Distinguished Contribution to Family Therapy Theory and Practice, American Family Therapy Academy; Author of numerous
publications including: Latino Families in Therapy; Cultural Perspectives in Family Therapy; Family Transitions: Continuity and Change
over the Life Cycle; Multiculturalism and Diversity in Clinical Supervision: A Competency Based Approach
MARSHALL FORSTEIN, MD, Director, Adult Residency Training, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance; Associate
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Co-Editor: Therapists on the Front Line: Challenges in Psychotherapy with Gay Men
in the Age of AIDS; Contributing Author: Comprehensive Textbook of AIDS Psychiatry; Contemporary Perspectives on Psychotherapy
with Lesbians and Gay Men; Clinical Manual of Cultural Psychiatry (in press)
PETER FRAENKEL, Ph.D., Director, Center for Work and Family, Ackerman Institute for the Family and Private Practice, New York, New
York; Associate Professor, Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, The City College of the New York; Clinical Assistant Professor in
Psychiatry, New York University Medical Center; Recipient: Distinguished Contribution to Family Therapy Theory and Practice and
Innovative Contribution to Family Therapy, American Family Therapy Academy; Advisory Editor: Family Process; Author of numerous
publications including: Sync Your Relationship, Save Your Marriage: Four Steps to Getting Back on Track; The Relational Trauma of Incest:
A Family-Based Approach to Treatment; Contributing Author: Normal Family Processes; Couples on the Fault Line
JEROME S. GANS, MD, Assistant in Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Clinical Professor, Harvard Medical
School; Awards include: Teacher of the Year, MGH/McLean Residents and Alonso Award for Outstanding Contribution to
Psychodynamic Group Therapy; Supervisor and Faculty, Psychoanalytic Couples and Family Institute of New England; Private Practice,
Wellesley; Author of numerous publications including Difficult Topics in Group Psychotherapy: My Journey from Shame to Courage
MEREDITH GOLDSTEIN, BA, Entertainment Reporter and Advice Columnist, “Love Letters,” The Boston Globe and;
Author: The Singles
LEN GREENBERG, Ph.D., Clinical Instructor in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School at Cambridge Health
Alliance; Faculty, Family Therapy Institute of Washington, DC, Boston Campus; Private Practice, Lexington
JILL HARKAWAY, Ed.D., Director of Training, Couples and Family Therapy, Cambridge Health Alliance; Instructor in Psychology,
Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Co-Director, Couples Therapy Project; Private Practice, Cambridge; Editor: Eating
BARBARA S. KELLMAN, MSW, JD, Partner, Family Law and Mediation, Sneider Kellman PC; Chestnut Hill; Vice President,
Massachusetts Council of Family Mediation; Member, Board of Overseers, Brookline High School 21st Century Fund; Former Counsel,
CareGroup and Beth Israel Deacones Medical Center
JUDY REINER PLATT, Ed.D., Director, Division of Continuing Education, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance;
Lecturer on Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
AVERY RIMER, MA, LMFT, Clinician and Board Advisor, The Family Center, Somerville; Filmmaker
RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, Ph.D., LMFT, Founder, Self Leadership, Oak Park, Illinois; Developer, Internal Family Systems Therapy
(IFS); Private Practice, Brookline; Clinical Instructor in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School at Cambridge
Health Alliance; Author: You Are the One You’ve Been Waiting For; Internal Family Systems Therapy; Introduction to the Internal Family
Systems Model; The Mosaic Mind; Metaframeworks
PRIYA SEHGAL, MD, MA, Adult Psychiatry Resident, Cambridge Health Alliance; Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
DAVID TREADWAY, Ph.D., Director, Treadway Training Institute; Private Practice, Weston; National Workshop Leader and Trainer; Author:
Home Before Dark: A Family Portrait of Cancer and Healing; Intimacy, Change, and Other Therapeutic Mysteries: Stories of Clinicians and
Clients; Before It’s Too Late: Working with Substance Abuse in the Family; Dead Reckoning: A Therapist Confronts His Own Grief
MARY CATHERINE WARD, LICSW, Founding Member, New England Center for Couples and Families, Arlington; Team Leader,
Couples and Family Therapy, Cambridge Health Alliance; Teaching Associate in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Clinical Instructor,
Smith College School of Social Work
MICHELE WEINER-DAVIS, LCSW, Founder and Director, Divorce Busting Center, Boulder, Colorado and Woodstock, Illinois; Awards
include: Outstanding Contribution to the field of Marriage and Family Therapy, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy;
Impact Award, Smart Marriages; and Grinnell Alumni Association; Books include: The Sex-Starved Marriage; The Sex Starved Wife;
The Divorce Remedy; Divorce Busting; Getting Through to the Man You Love; Change Your Life and Everyone In It; In Search of
Solutions: A New Direction in Psychotherapy
JUDI ZOLDAN, LICSW, Staff, Internal Family System Couple Therapy Training Program, Self Leadership, Oak Park, Illinois; Private
Practice, Belmont; Member: Psychoanalytic Couple and Family Therapy Institute of New England; International Centre for Excellence
in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy