Michele Weiner-Davis has developed a model for working with couples experiencing very challenging problems. Since recognizing that the real challenge in couples work is combating hopelessness, she developed tools for first, reaching inside people’s hearts - helping them believe that good marriages are possible - and then showing them how to get there. Although this approach incorporates solution-oriented therapy, Michele has gone beyond the limits of the therapy model to access couples’ marriage-saving, family-preserving values and commitments in order to stack the deck in favor of the marriage. The Divorce Busting® Method is effective even with couples who are in the divorce process, separated, emotionally disconnected, dealing with infidelity, actively addicted and who have other serious relationship problems. The Divorce Busting® Method incorporates marriage education and wisdom Michele has gleaned from three decades of specializing in work with couples on the brink. This comprehensive Divorce Busting® Method has been used in clinical, pastoral and military settings. TOPICS TO BE COVERED: * What is The Divorce Busting® Method? * A step-by-step map for conducting first and subsequent sessions * Techniques for inspiring the "out the door" spouse * Tools for instilling hope * A program for helping couples recover from infidelity * Working with one spouse to effect relationship change * How to work with separated or "divorce in process" couples * What to do when you get stuck * The Last Resort Technique
WHEN: We meet Wednesday & Thursday from 8:30am - 4:00pm, Friday from 8:30am - 3:30 pm
WHERE: The workshop will be held at Best Western Boulder Inn, 770 28th Street, Boulder, Colorado 80303. Nightly room rates are $134 for 1 King bed OR $144 for two Queen beds, complimentary continental breakfast and free high-speed internet included. Please call the hotel directly at 800-233-8469 and reference code "DBC" for the special group rate.
Thank you for a wonderful, stimulating week. I appreciated your being so clear, well organized and on task. Your personal interest in the group encouraged an atmosphere of friendship and support. Now that I am back home and ready to get back to work, I am looking over the materials you gave us. I am excited again and anxious to apply these new ideas with my clients.
This workshop was one of the most useful I have ever attended. Michele's lively presentation style brought the material in her books to life. I started using her principles to good effect the day I returned to work. It helped me to jumpstart a case in which I had worked with a couple for months without success.
Michele's approach has been especially effective with my military clients, who are good problem-solvers and generally prefer problem-solving to reflecting on why things have gone wrong. Michele's emphasis on letting clients identify their own solutions helped me to step aside and let my clients do the work of counseling. Needless to say, my clients are much more invested in carrying out their solutions than mine, and their solutions are the ones that most often are right on target.. ~~~ Dynamic presentation, well organized, great videos.
The information about affairs and the therapist working harder than the client was particularly helpful and on target in my work.
Michele's energy is electric and contagious!