Attachment and Communication in Marriage 2.0



There are 3 Continuing Education Units included with this course.

There are few things more painful and disappointing than distance and an inability to connect in marriage. When couples come to you for help to get “back to each other,” you may see many emotions and feelings—emptiness, anger, insecurity, frustration, and deep sadness. Often, attachment and communication are core issues that need to be addressed. Without emotional safety, a healthy connection, and the ability to communicate effectively, effort is often fruitless. This course will equip you to help marriages get back on track by facilitating repair to these central issues.


Course Lessons:


ACM 101: Face-to-Face: Embracing Vulnerability and Secure Attachments in Marital Conflict, Part 1


Jesse Gill, Psy.D.
In Part 1, Dr. Gill reviews attachment styles and relates each type to patterns and behaviors that may occur in marriage. After addressing the problematic patterns and needs for each insecure attachment style, Dr. Gill identifies the posture of the therapist as a bridge.


ACM 102: Face-to-Face: Embracing Vulnerability and Secure Attachments in Marital Conflict, Part 2

Jesse Gill, Psy.D.
In this lecture, Dr. Gill explains the BUILD method of establishing connection in couples: breathing, uplifting, interrupting, low and slow, and distill the message. Continuing to share techniques for the therapy session, Dr. Gill identifies three “C” characteristics—Curious, Compassionate, and Controlled—that serve to develop an atmosphere of safety and partnership through counseling work.


ACM 103: We Need to Talk: Successfully Navigating Conflict
Linda Mintle, Ph.D


Learn why conflict is a part of all healthy relationships and how healthy conflict can bring you closer to those you care for deeply. Dr. Mintle discusses the relationship between conflict resolution and trust, the six conflict styles, and six steps to working through a conflict.

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