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How to Be a Couple and Still Be Free

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Do you have clients and patients who are stressed because of couple issues? Learn powerful exercises and skills to help your clients develop clear communication, learn how to reassure each other and establish good will, and to resolve the anger and hurt of past problems. Using this ingenious method of cooperative problem solving, you can help any couple transform arguing and fighting into problem-solving and cooperation. You’ll learn the five steps to cooperative problem solving – and how to apply them.. With them, you can show couples how to work together in a mutually satisfying, mutually beneficial partnership —the antidote to co-dependency and struggle.

This course is based on the , How to Be a Couple and Still Be Free created by Tessina, Tina, Ph.D, & Smith, Riley, M.A.

Course Material Author

Tessina, Tina, Ph.D, & Smith, Riley, M.A.

Dr. Tessina, is the author of numerous books. She lectures and conducts workshops nationwide on all of her books, and has appeared on all major television and radio shows, including Donohue, Oprah, Geraldo, and Larry King Live. She is frequently quoted as an expert in magazines such as “Glamor”, “Women’s World”, “Better Homes and Gardens” and “Cosmopolitan”.

Mr. Smith is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been helping couples and individuals create satisfying relationships since 1974. He supervises and trains therapists in addition to his psychotherapy practice.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Course Objectives:

  1. to learn the five steps of cooperative problems solving

  2. to develop a model for equal partnership and mutual cooperation in a marriage or couple relationship

  3. to learn a method of teaching your clients the skills for creating cooperation and a satisfying relationship

  4. to understand how differences can make a couple stronger when they learn how to effectively solve problems in every aspect of their relationship: money, sex, communication, time issues, equal power, and mutual benefit.

Materials for Course How to Be a Couple and Still Be Free

Materials for Course How to Be a Couple and Still Be Free

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Course Retired
Course Number 5010
9 credit hours
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