The Marriage Meeting Program: A Strength Based Approach for Successful Relationships
Author: Marcia Naomi Berger, MSW, LCSW
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Course Created: 2018
Practice Level: Beginner to Intermediate
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Marcia Naomi Berger, MSW, LCSW
Marcia Naomi Berger, MSW, LCSW, is the author of Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love: 30 Minutes a Week to the Relationship You've Always Wanted (New World Library). She has been a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist for over thirty years, She provides psychotherapy to couples, individuals, families, and groups. She is an instructor for continuing education classes for therapists and has served on the faculties of the University of California Berkeley Extension, Alliant International University in San Francisco, and the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine.
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A good marriage supports the growth and vitality of both partners. This class offers a proactive, preventive strategy for strengthening couples relationships. Demonstrated to increase relationship happiness, this practical, self-help approach empowers clients with skills to hold a weekly “marriage meeting” that keeps a relationship on track, fostering intimacy, romance, teamwork, and successful resolution of conflicts. Step-by-step instructions make it easy for clients who are receptive to this approach to implement this highly practical program.
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- Understand the value of helping clients create more fulfilling marriages
- How societal changes bred new spousal expectations
- Explain how the marriage meeting tool is consistent with many therapy models
- Discuss how marriage meetings are consistent with self-help programs AA and Al-Anon
- The High Cost of Failed Marriages
- The Structure of a Marriage Meeting Workshop
- How to Hold Each Part of a Marriage Meeting
- Marriage Meeting as a Diagnostic Tool
- Multicultural and Lifestyle Considerations
- Detailed Notes on Conducting a Marriage Meeting Workshop
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