Counseling for Couples: Understanding & Improving Love Relationships

Counseling for Couples: Understanding & Improving Love Relationships

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Date(s) - 09/24/2016
8:15 am - 4:30 pm

First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View

About the Workshop

“Counseling for Couples: Understanding & Improving Love Relationships” will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View, 1667 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View, CA 94040. Check-in will commence at 7:45 a.m.


This workshop presents a very positive view of marriage and all intimate, committed relationships, but one that is not well understood by couples and many therapists. Participants will see that the source of conflict is closely related to the unconscious aspects of the attraction to “this particular person” and that the love connection that follows and ultimately results in conflict also contains the potential for significant growth, passion, love and healing.

The skilled couple’s therapist must be a good educator, motivator and trainer. Participants will gain skills and tools to motivate couples to actively participate in understanding their frustrations and in developing relationship skills. Walk away with the knowledge to guide couples in a step-by-step manner to learn what the sources of their struggles are and how to separate these sources from the everyday triggers with kindness and empathy.

The course is approved for 7 units of continuing education through the California Board of Behavioral Science (PCE 5880) for all LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs.

The course fee can be paid by check only. Make the check out to Christian Counseling Centers, and mail it to:

CE Admin
1510 Fashion Island Blvd., #110
San Mateo, CA 94404.

Please send payment the day you register and download the course syllabus (PDF).

About the Presenter

Dr. Gary Brainerd will be our presenter. he is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Eighty to ninety percent of his practice is with couples. Dr. Brainerd is a certified Imago Relationship Therapist, and workshop presenter for the Institute of Imago Relationship Therapy. You can learn more about Dr. Brainerd, his approach and the resources he offers at


Registration is closed for this event.