GPSA535 Couples through the Lifespan: A Modern Psychoanalytic Approach to Marital/Couples Therapy

GPSA535 Couples through the Lifespan: A Modern Psychoanalytic Approach to Marital/Couples Therapy

How does early attachment affect a couple’s ability to have a healthy, satisfying relationship? The experience of being a couple grows out of early attachment. This course will explore how couples develop and maintain an attachment. Topics will include how couples maintain intimacy over the lifespan, conflicts including secrets, lying and affairs, patterns of commitment, sex, childrearing, blended families, empty nesting, end of life issues and the continuous requirements for change that naturally develop over the lifecycle. When couples make their way to the consultation room, how can the therapist intervene? (3-cr)

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