Course: The New Rules of Marriage
by Terrence Real
Terrence Real helps couples negotiate more mutuality in their relationships with the principles of 'Relationship Empowerment', which embodies a 21st century worldview. Real's premise is that both men and women have tried to establish a mutual relationship using old models of power and roles. The book is full of practical insight as well as tools to help your clients gain their voice as they each seek intimacy.
He defines 'Connection' on multiple levels; intellectual, emotional, physical, sexual and spiritual. He helps identify and define the roadblocks to male and female intimacy from both a cultural and an anthropological perspective. The book provides assessments for couples to evaluate their relationships. There are case studies to help flesh out his critical principles e.g., identifying practical rules and self-defeating strategies. By identifying couples core negative images, he empowers couples to move with a new and different energy.
He identifies five 'nonstarters' to avoid and shares practical strategies for bringing honesty, passion, and joy back to even the most difficult relationship. This program will help identify and articulate your client's wants and needs in marriage in a unique and current perspective.
Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:
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Bio: Terrence RealTerrence Real is the bestselling author of 'I don't want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression' and 'How Can I Get Through to You?: Reconnecting Men and Women.' He has been a practicing family therapist for more than twenty years and has lectured and given workshops across the country. In March 2002, Real founded the, Relational Life Institute. His work has been featured on NBC Nightly News, Today, Good Morning America, and The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as in The New York Times, Psychology Today, Esquire, and numerous academic publications. He lives with his wife, family therapist Belinda Berman, and their two sons in Newton, Massachusetts. Visit his website at www.relationallife.com.