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    • 13 Jul 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • DePelchin Children's Center, 4950 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77007
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    One Wants in – One Wants Out:  Resolving Relationship Ambivalence with Discernment Counseling
    Michael Winters, PhD
    How do you counsel a couple when one partner is pretty sure they want to divorce, and the other partner desperately wants to save the relationship?  
    Jumping in with traditional approaches to assessment and intervention may alienate the more ambivalent partner but holding back may estrange the partner anxious to start working to save the marriage (Doherty, & Harris, 2017).  Discernment Counseling is an approach that honors the mixed agendas the couple brings to the relationship counselor.
    Evidence-based with a growing body of empirical support, discernment counseling offers a fresh way to assist these couples.  This presentation will introduce the rationale and theory, outline the structure and process of discernment counseling and briefly introduce other approaches to managing relationship ambivalence –such as closure counseling and approaches to working with one partner instead of the couple. 
     In the course of this workshop, participants will gain knowledge and insight regarding:
    Recognize couples who may be appropriate for Discernment counseling
    Understand the structure and process of Discernment counseling
    Identify where to get further training in Discernment counseling
    Describe Closure counseling and explain when it is an appropriate counseling option
    Discuss the importance of ambivalence as a motivator in individuals and couples seeking relationship counseling
    Michael Winters, PhD is a psychologist in independent practice with a focus on working with couples and individuals considering divorce.  He is chair of Education and Credentialing for the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy, past president of the Houston Psychological Association, and former director of the Rice University Counseling Center.   He has taught at Rice University, Purdue University, the University of Houston, and other higher education institutions.   An award-winning storyteller and speaker, audiences frequently remark on his clarity, compassion and humor.
    • 10 Aug 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • DePelchin Children's Center, 4950 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77007
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    Clients, Partners, and Family Dynamics Related to Clients with Antisocial, Narcissistic, and Borderline Personality Disorder

    Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D.

    Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in Texas, international speaker, and award winning author.  He has been specializing in the treatment and assessment of individuals with personality disorders for over 15 years in the state and federal prison system, universities, and in private practice. His specialty areas include personality disorders, ethics, burnout prevention, and emotional intelligence. He has published several articles in these areas and is the author of The Clinician’s Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders and the award winning Antisocial, Borderline, Narcissistic and Histrionic Workbook: Treatment Strategies for Cluster B Personality Disorders. His newest workbooks The Narcissistic Personality Disorder Toolbox: Successful Treatment Techniques for Narcissistic Spectrum Clients, Their Partners, and Their Children and The Borderline Personality Workbook: Growing Beyond Your BPD

    Dr. Fox has been teaching and supervising students for over 15 years at various universities across the United States, some of which include West Virginia University, Texas A&M University, University of Houston, Sam Houston State University, and Florida State University. He is currently a staff psychologist in the federal prison system, Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Houston, as well as maintaining a private practice that specializes in the assessment and treatment of individuals with complex psychopathology and personality disorders.  Dr. Fox has given numerous workshops and seminars on ethics and personality disorders, personality disorders and crime, treatment solutions for treating clients along theantisocial, borderline, narcissistic, and histrionic personality spectrum, emotional intelligence, managing mental health within the prison system, and others.  Dr. Fox maintains a website of various treatment interventions focused on working with and attenuating the symptomatology related to individuals along the antisocial, borderline, narcissistic, and histrionic personality spectrum (  

    This workshop will cover treatment issues related to clients along the antisocial, narcissistic, and borderline personality disorder spectrum and the unique challenges each brings.  Applicable techniques to help the frontline clinician identify, manage and treat individuals, partners, and family members using a CBT, DBT, interpersonal, and object-relations approach will be discussed.  This will be an interactive, fun, and inspiring seminar to help you help your clients manage and grow through effective therapeutic interventions.  

Check in and on-site registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Light breakfast bites and coffee will be served. 

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