192: Vienna Pharaon on Therapist Burnout
The Couples Therapist Couch
by Shane Birkel
1M ago
Click here to learn more about The Couples Therapist Inner Circle In this episode Shane interviews Vienna Pharaon. She is an LMFT who has a huge following on instagram where she posts helpful advice for people. She is also the author of the book, The Origins of You. She has a new podcast called This Keeps Happening. Find out more about her at viennapharaon.com The Couples Therapist Couch is the podcast for Couples Therapists about the practice of couples therapy. I'm Shane Birkel and my goal is to bring you interviews with experts in the field of couples therapy each week. Please subscribe to ..read more
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191: The Key to Every Conversation in Couples Therapy
The Couples Therapist Couch
by Shane Birkel
1M ago
Click here to learn more about The Couples Therapist Inner Circle This episode is a recording from an Inner Circle Webinar with Shane.  The Couples Therapist Couch is the podcast for Couples Therapists about the practice of couples therapy. I'm Shane Birkel and my goal is to bring you interviews with experts in the field of couples therapy each week. Please subscribe to the podcast for more great episodes. Learn more about joining the Couples Therapist Inner Circle ..read more
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190: Intensive EFT with Jim Thomas
The Couples Therapist Couch
by Shane Birkel
1M ago
Click here to learn more about The Couples Therapist Inner Circle In this episode Shane talks to renowned emotionally focused therapy trainer, Jim Thomas. They discuss doing intensive work with couples, particularly using EFT.  Jim Thomas is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & Certified EFT Therapist while being an internationally known therapist, trainer, and speaker. Find out more about him at jimthomas.care The Couples Therapist Couch is the podcast for Couples Therapists about the practice of couples therapy. I'm Shane Birkel and my goal is to bring you interviews with expe ..read more
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189: Healthy Conflict with Jessica Higgins
The Couples Therapist Couch
by Shane Birkel
2M ago
Click here to learn more about The Couples Therapist Inner Circle In this episode, Dr. Jessica Higgins talks about dealing with criticism, how to resolve conflict, and healthy communication for couples.  Dr. Jessica Higgins hosts the Empowered Relationship Podcast and you can find out more about her at drjessicahiggins.com The Couples Therapist Couch is the podcast for Couples Therapists about the practice of couples therapy. I'm Shane Birkel and my goal is to bring you interviews with experts in the field of couples therapy. Please subscribe to the podcast for more great episodes. Learn ..read more
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188: Polyvagal Theory in EFT Couples Therapy with Rebecca Jorgensen
The Couples Therapist Couch
by Shane Birkel
2M ago
Click here to learn more about The Couples Therapist Inner Circle Polyvagal Theory is a concept that is gaining a lot of momentum in the therapy world and has been written about a lot by Stephen Porges and Deb Dana. In this episode Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen talks all about Polyvagal Theory and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. Becca is a university professor and EFT trainer.  Find out more about her at drrebeccajorgensen.com To explore options for EFT trainings go to https://www.trieft.org/ The Couples Therapist Couch is the podcast for Couples Therapists about the practice of couples ther ..read more
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187: Premarital Counseling with Rachel Dorneanu
The Couples Therapist Couch
by Shane Birkel
3M ago
Click here to learn more about The Couples Therapist Inner Circle In this episode I spoke with Rachel Dorneanu about doing Premarital Counseling. In my mind this doesn't have to mean people are intending to get married, but has become more of a term to describe people in the beginning phases of their relationship.  Sometimes the issues people are facing in the beginning phases are similar to anyone else in their relationships, but there are some very specific things that tend to be helpful for couples during this time. It is really important for couples to have the ability to communicate ..read more
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186: Stan Tatkin on Co-Constructing Your Relationship
The Couples Therapist Couch
by Shane Birkel
4M ago
Click here to learn more about The Couples Therapist Inner Circle In this episode Dr. Stan Tatkin talks about the importance of having a "we" or "us" mindset in our relationships. He also talks about some common relationship conflicts people face in their relationships and how to work through them. This is exactly what his new book is about, In Each Other's Care. Find out more about Dr. Stan Tatkin at https://www.thepactinstitute.com/ The Couples Therapist Couch is the podcast for Couples Therapists about the practice of couples therapy. I'm Shane Birkel and my goal is to bring you interviews ..read more
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185: The Impact of Siblings on Your Relationship with Karen Gail Lewis
The Couples Therapist Couch
by Shane Birkel
6M ago
Want to join a small group of Couples Therapists who want to take their business to the next level? See if this 5 month mastermind experience might be a good fit for you. In today's episode, Dr. Karen Gail Lewis talks about the impact of siblings on our lives and relationships. She recently wrote a book called Sibling Therapy: The Ghosts from Childhood that Haunt Your Client's Love and Work. Dr. Karen Gail Lewis has been a marriage and family therapist for over 50 years, is a speaker, workshp presenter and the author of several books. Find out more about her at drkarengaillewis.com. The Couple ..read more
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184: Katherine Woodward Thomas on How to Evolve Beyond Your Attachment Style
The Couples Therapist Couch
by Shane Birkel
7M ago
Click here to learn more about The Couples Therapist Inner Circle Sometimes as Couples Therapists we forget that our job is not to "save" relationships. Sometimes that is just not possible. Our job is to help people grow, challenge their limiting beliefs, and live happily ever after whether they stay in their relationship or not. Katherine Woodward Thomas has been a guide for helping people uncouple when they decide that staying in the relationship isn't the right choice for them. She is the author of Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps to Living Happily Even After and Calling in the One: 7 Weeks to ..read more
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183: Systemic Trauma in Couples Therapy with Akilah Riley-Richardson
The Couples Therapist Couch
by Shane Birkel
7M ago
Click here to learn more about The Couples Therapist Inner Circle Akilah Riley-Richardson is a published researcher, couples therapist, educator and presenter. I would highly recommend attending her training. I have copied and pasted part of the information page below which is also what we talked about in the podcast. Find out more about the training here: Systemic Trauma in Couples Therapy You have a precious opportunity with the couples you see: You can help them grow their relational imagination — their ability to conceive of the intimacy they are worthy of. Unfortunately, in many rela ..read more
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