Course curriculum

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    23. Lester, N. B. (2009). Experiential family therapy- The humanistic family therapy model. Nathan Lester.

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    26. Madanes, C. (2006) Strategies and Metaphors of Brief Therapy. In The Therapist as Humanist, Social Activist, and Systemic Thinker... and other Selected Papers, (pp. 62-78). Zeig, Tucker & Theisen, Inc.

    27. Martin, B. The 3 minute game. Betty Martin

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    29. Niolon, R. (1999). Strategic family theory and therapy. httpwww.psychpage.comlearninglibrarycounselingstrategic.html

    30. Notes from Imago Therapy workbook based on the work of Harville Hendrix.

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    32. Patterson, T. E. (2010). Clinical map of family therapy models.

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    34. Perel, E. (2010). After the storm- The affair in retrospect. Psychotherapy Networker, 34(4), 1–4.

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    40. Ringstrom, P. (1998). Competing selfobject functions The bane of the conjoint therapist. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 62(3), 314-325.

    41. Sample Genograms.

    42. Schnarch, D., & Regas, S. (2012). The Crucible Differentiation Scale Assessing Differentiation in Human Relationships. Journal of marital and family therapy

    43. Similarities and differences in theorists. In A Comparison of Theorists.

    44. Strategic family therapy.

    45. Taylor, L. (2005). A thumbnail map for solution-focused brief therapy. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 16(1-2), 27-33

    46. The Gottman Institute. (2017). Avoid the four horsemen for better relationships.

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    58. Wile, D. B. (1995). A delicate balance Anger is just a sentence away, and so is intimacy.

    59. Wile, D. B. (2000). Opening up a second level in the relationship. Los Angeles Psychologist.

    60. Wile, D. B. (2002). Collaborative couple therapy. In A. S. Gurman & N. S. Jacobson (Eds.), Clinical handbook of couple therapy (pp. 281–307). The Guilford Press.

    61. Wile, D. B. (2011). Collaborative couple therapy- Turning fights into intimate conversations. Psychotherapy in Australia, 17(3), 52–59.

    62. Wile, D. B. (2011). Collaborative couple therapy- Turning fights into intimate conversations. Workshop.

    63. Wile, D. B. (2014). Couple therapy frameworks. Collaborative couple therapy.

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    65. Wright, M. D. (2002). Cybernetics and the Tao of family therapy. Oklahoma Baptist University.

    66. Zur, O. Infidelity & affairs- Facts, myths, and what works. Zur Institute.

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    5. Harris, N. (2011). Something in the air conditions that promote contact when meeting young people who have stories of early trauma and loss. British Gestalt Journal, Vol. 20, No. 1, 21-28 + response Taylor, F. 29-33 c

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    2. Atkinson, B. J. (2012). Pragmatic-experiential therapy for couples

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    15. Perel, E. (2017). How to not lose yourself to love. Cosmopolitan, 262(4), 100–101.

    16. Perel, E. (2017). Keeping the lust alive. Cosmopolitan, 262(3), 112–113.

    17. Perel, E. (2018). 4 reasons women in love still cheat. Cosmopolitan, 265(1), 94–95

    18. Perel, E. (2018). 7 signs you might need to call it quits. Cosmopolitan, 265(4), 112–113.

    19. Perel, E. (2019). How to be that hot and heavy couple. Cosmopolitan, 266(1), 66–67.

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    28. The Gottman Institute. (2014). Dreams within conflict.

    29. The Gottman Institute. (2014). The art of compromise.

    30. The Gottman Institute. (2015). Gottman-Rapoport intervention.

    31. The Gottman Institute. (2017). 7-week guide for creating fondness and admiration.

    32. The Gottman Institute. (2017). Aftermath of a fight- How to repair after a fight or regrettable incident.

    33. The Gottman Institute. (2017). How to be a great listener.

    34. The Gottman Institute. (2017). Relaxation- How to self-soothe and create calm.

    35. The Gottman Institute. (2017). Small things often- How to build a positive, lasting relationship.

    36. The Gottman Institute. (2017). Stop the four horsemen with their antidotes.

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    1. da Rocha Antony, S.M (2017). The child and the parents in psychotherapyexpanding the Gestalt therapy view. British Gestalt Journal, Vol. 26, No.1, 57-64

    2. Feder, B. (2016). Couples therapy- A Gestalt approach. Gestalt Review, 20(1), 85-86.

    3. Merenda, A. (2015). Taking a triangular perspective co-parenting and Gestalt therapy. British Gestalt Journal Vol. 24, No. 1, 5459.

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    1. Video lecture on Couples and Family Work - 180 minute

    1. Quiz on Couples and Family Work

    1. 22. Couples and family work • Assessment 86 • Essay - Differentiation text

    2. 22. Couples and family work • Assessment 87 • Reflection - Examination of relationship

    3. 22. Couples and family work • Assessment 88 • Concept Map

    4. 22. Couples and family work • Assessment 89 • Reflection Form

    5. 22. Couples and family work • Assessment 90 • Core Readings - Focus summaries / concept maps

    6. 22. Couples and family work • Assessment 91 • Essay - Texts

About this course

  • $90
  • 143 lessons [23 for the quiz]
  • 3 hours of video content
Steve Vinay Gunther

About the presenter

  • Steve Vinay Gunther
  • Studied Gestalt since 1985
  • Founded Gestalt institutes in Australia, South Korea and China
  • International Gestalt trainer since 2000, teaching in Asia, Egypt, South Africa, Mexico, Colombia, USA
  • Also trained in Family therapy, Narrative therapy, Somatic therapy, Career Coaching, Family Constellations
  • Practiced and studied meditation since 1973
  • Previous professor of Spiritual Psychology at Ryokan Institute, LA
  • Pioneered the area of relational psychology termed The Unvirtues
  • Designed the Relational Parenting system
  • Father to 5 children and grandfather to 4 boys