Navigating the Danger Zone: Working with Dysregulation and State-Dependent Couples Therapy

When:Friday, November 17, 2017
Where: 40 Center Street, Northampton, MA
Instructors: Kerry Lusignan, LMHC

This workshop focused on the challenges of working with the dysregulation of distressed couples and provided assessments and interventions to support them. It drew on a number of methods falling under the rubric of state-dependent couples therapy, including Gottman Method Couple Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT),Pragmatic Experiential Therapy (PEX-T) and the Psychobiological Approach (PACT). These models share an overlapping interest in the psychobiology of relationship and shifting partner’s states to support self and co-regulation. We explored the overlap in terms of the insights and treatment options that it affords.

Kerry Lusignan, LMHC holds a Master’s from the Department of Applied Psychology at Antioch New England Graduate School, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and has more than 25 years of experience in the field of mental health. In 2002, she opened her first private practice in Northampton, MA, and in 2009 began dedicating her practice exclusively to the treatment of couples in distress.

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