Couples Therapy

Browse our extensive list of videos, articles and interviews and find the right resource to develop your skills in practicing couples therapy.

Emotionally Focused Therapy in Action
by Sue Johnson
Dr. Sue Johnson has been hailed as “the most original contributor to couples therapy to come along in the last 30 years.” Now you’ll have the chance to watch her conduct an actual session with a challenging couple haunted by the “echoes of war.” 
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Recovering from an Affair: 6 Sessions of Couples Therapy
by Richard Schwartz
What really happens in therapy over time? Watch from the front row as Richard Schwartz, founder of Internal Family Systems Therapy, conducts six full-length sessions with a real couple facing a devastating crisis.
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Irreconcilable Differences: A Solution-Focused Approach to Marital Therapy
by Insoo Kim Berg
Insoo Kim Berg's unique style and unwavering optimism comes to life in this demonstration of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.
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Couples Therapy with the Experts: 6-Video Series
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This unique series showcases six leading couples therapist conducting live sessions and then discussing their work. Learn from experts Sue Johnson, Pat Love, Gus Napier, Richard Stuart, James Coyne, and Richard Schwartz.


Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
by Sue Johnson
Sue Johnson demonstrates Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy in an actual couples therapy session. 

Part of the 6-video series: Couples Therapy with the Experts
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Emotionally Focused Therapy with Same-Sex Couples
by Sue Johnson
The therapeutic needs of same-sex couples are given some long-overdue attention in this masterful video with EFT originator Dr. Sue Johnson, who offers fresh hope to a gay and a lesbian couple using her signature framework for repairing the partners’ emotional “dance.”
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Power of 2 Marriage Skills Workshop
by Susan Heitler, Abigail Hirsch
In this lively interactive marriage skills workshop, Drs. Susan Heitler and Abigail Hirsch offer couples a roadmap for resolving conflict in a cooperative, “win-win” way.
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Couples Therapy: An Introduction
by Ellyn Bader, Dan Wile
In this video, two renowned couples and marriage experts, Ellyn Bader and Dan Wile discuss what couples therapy is and what it is not. A valuable resource beginning therapists, and for clients this to help them get their couples therapy off on the right track.
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Action Methods in Couples Therapy
by Daniel Wiener
Dr. Daniel Wiener demonstrates how to energize and enhance your couples work by incorporating drama therapy techniques called Rehearsals for Growth™.
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Harville Hendrix on the Healing Relationship
by Harville Hendrix
The founder of Imago Therapy, and one of the leading experts in couples therapy sits down with Randall C. Wyatt to discuss a bold turn in the way we think about psychotherapy and relationships.
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Imago Couples Therapy
by Pat Love
Pat Love demonstrates the Imago Dialogue Process in an actual couples therapy session.

Part of the 6-video series: Couples Therapy with the Experts
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Behavioral Couples Therapy
by Richard Stuart
Richard Stuart demonstrates his integrative approach to Behavioral Couples Therapy in an actual couples therapy session. 

Part of the 6-video series: Couples Therapy with the Experts
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The Angry Couple: Conflict Focused Treatment
by Susan Heitler
Learn how to effectively contain high-conflict couples by teaching them conflict management skills, and transforming destructive patterns of fighting into meaningful conversations that can lead to healthier relationships.

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Strategic Couples Therapy
by James Coyne
James Coyne demonstrates Strategic Couples Therapy in an actual session with a gay couple. 

Part of the 6-video series: Couples Therapy with the Experts
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Experiential Therapy
by Augustus Y. Napier
Gus Napier demonstrates Experiential Therapy with a couple whose problems have escalated to a matter of life and death. Watch this master therapist and learn how to authentically engage couples in the here-and-now with interventions that really make a difference.

Part of the 6-video series: Couples Therapy with the Experts
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Couples Therapy for Addictions: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach
by Barbara S. McCrady
See Barbara S. McCrady work with a couple struggling with addictions in an actual couples therapy session.

Part of the 7-video series: Brief Therapy for Addictions
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Gender Differences in Depression: A Marital Therapy Approach
by The Ackerman Institute, Peggy Papp
This emotionally compelling video features a series of real clinical sessions in which the Depression Project's treatment team works with a severely depressed couple.
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Voices About Relationships
by Robert Firestone
In this film, actual group participants identify negative thoughts or voices toward themselves and others that seriously impair their capacity for intimate relating. 
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Empowerment Family Therapy
by Frank Pittman
Do you want to be more effective at empowering your clients to make the changes in their lives that will get them what they really want? Dr. Frank Pittman is one of the most passionate therapists around when it comes to helping people take responsibility for their lives, as you’ll see in this live couples therapy session.

Part of the 10-video series: Family Therapy with the Experts
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Couples and Infertility: Moving Beyond Loss
by The Ackerman Institute, Constance Scharf
Using a clinical illustration of a family systems approach to treatment, this video offers a framework for understanding the emotional and psychological impact of infertility upon couples who have sought unsuccessfully to conceive.
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Emotionally Focused Therapy: A Complete Treatment (3-Video Set)
Deepen your understanding of Emotionally Focused Therapy by watching an entire, unedited 10-session course of therapy. For the first time ever, you’ll see how EFT unfolds through the different steps and stages.
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Of Rocks and Flowers: Dealing with the Abuse of Children
by Virginia Satir
Family therapy pioneer Virginia Satir helps a family struggling with separation and abuse in this dynamic, moving session.

Part of the 5-video series: The Virginia Satir Series
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Core Concepts and Interventions in EFT
by Rebecca Jorgensen
Do you feel overwhelmed in your work with couples? In this groundbreaking new series with leading EFT trainer Rebecca Jorgensen, you’ll learn an empirically validated approach that will greatly enhance your success in working with couples.

Part of the 4-video series: Emotionally Focused Therapy Step by Step
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EFT Stage 1: Reaching De-escalation
by Rebecca Jorgensen
How do you help couples get beyond blame to get them to a place of safe emotional engagement? In this second volume of our 4-video series with EFT expert Rebecca Jorgensen, learn the steps and interventions of Stage 1 leading towards complete de-escalation.

Part of the 4-video series: Emotionally Focused Therapy Step by Step
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EFT Stages 2 - 3: Deepening Engagement & Consolidation
by Rebecca Jorgensen
Once a couple has reduced their reactivity, how do you help them take it to the next level and achieve the safety and intimacy they desire? In the third of our 4-video series with EFT expert Rebecca Jorgensen, learn key techniques for promoting new levels of engagement, acceptance, and consolidation.

Part of the 4-video series: Emotionally Focused Therapy Step by Step
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Impasses and Challenges in EFT
by Rebecca Jorgensen
What can you do when you run into the inevitable obstacles of couples work? In the final volume of our EFT series with Rebecca Jorgensen, get expert advice and practical tools for dealing with common challenges in couples therapy.

Part of the 4-video series: Emotionally Focused Therapy Step by Step
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Sue Johnson on Emotionally Focused Therapy
Emotionally Focused Therapy founder Sue Johnson discusses the attachment underpinnings of EFT, the approach's core techniques, and the new science of love.
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Esther Perel on Mating in Captivity
An unorthodox couples therapist discusses her multicultural, questioning approach to Western notions of romance, the enshrinement of the emotionally exclusive marital relationship, and how sex relates to intimacy and freedom.
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John Gottman on Couples Therapy
The preeminent couples therapy researcher John Gottman discusses what works in couples therapy, what makes for happy marriages, and what he learned from his own marriage.
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Dan Wile on Collaborative Couples Therapy
The founder of Collaborative Couples Therapy discusses the power of negative thinking, the pleasure of being non-defensive, and other strategies for effective couples therapy.
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Susan Heitler on Couples Therapy
Susan Heitler outlines how she integrates conflict resolution techniques into couples therapy, the importance of intervening quickly, and what she means by being "pro-marriage."
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Stan Tatkin on a Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy
Dr. Tatkin discusses the goals and methods of a psychobiological approach to couples therapy, including its foundations in attachment theory and developmental neurobiology, and its emphasis on arousal regulation as a dyadic interaction.
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Lonnie Barbach on Sex Therapy
Renowned author, psychologist and sex therapist Lonnie Barbach discusses the early days of discovery in the human sexuality field, her pioneering work with preorgasmic women, and addressing sexual issues in individual and couples therapy.
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My, How Couples Therapy has Changed! Attachment, Love and Science
by Sue Johnson
Renowned family therapist Sue Johnson discusses Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) in light of new research on attachment in adult love relationships.
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Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships
by Sue Johnson
In this excerpt from her most recent book, Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships, EFT founder Sue Johnson offers tools for couples and their therapists to repair wounded bonds and navigate the cycles of disconnection and reconnection that can make—or break—relationships.
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 Augustus  Napier on Experiential Family Therapy
Author of The Family Crucible, Gus Napier, reflects on his family therapy work and conveys his insights from the Experiential Therapy model.
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Getting Off to a Powerful Start in Couples Therapy
by Ellyn Bader
Dr. Bader, a renowned couples therapist, gives an overview of essential first steps in therapy with every couple.
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Assessing Partner Abuse in Couples Therapy
by Albert Dytch
Learn how to spot the often subtle signs of partner abuse in couples therapy, and how to take effective action. This article includes the author's Abusive Behavior Inventory as a free download.
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Gottman and Gray: The Two Johns
by Hara Estroff Marano
One is the gold standard; the other the gold earner. Take a wild guess which is which.


Frank Pittman on Growing Up and Taking Responsibility
Renowned psychiatrist and family therapist Frank Pittman minces no words about his no-nonsense approach to psychotherapy, his love of movies, and why therapists shouldn't be neutral.
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