William Allured, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist 300 Mercer St. Ph B New York, NY 10003 (212) 979-0808 205 E. Main St. Suite #3-2 Huntington, NY 11743 (516) 317-79156

COUPLES AND FAMILY THERAPY

Couples therapy involves both people in the relationship coming in for

treatment. Techniques include:

 

Facilitating communication between key family members

 

Discovering how people unwittingly contribute to individuals' problems

 

Highlighting and strengthening certain bonds within the relationship.

 

Understanding how the family functions in the context of extended family

and community

 

Clarifying and strengthening the parenting relationship

 

Helping family members differentiate; to "be move themselves" within the

context of the family.

 

Creating a safe space together to rebuild trust and commitment after a rupture/betrayal in the relationship.

 

Making clear decisions about the future of the relationship; either together or through separation.

Commitment: " Letting go of all possibilities but one and,

within that one, being open to all possibilities."  Britten

 

The idea of“Letting go of all possibilities but one" brings about feelings of....

-Surrender, fear, vulnerability, security, confidence, sadness, loss. “

 

"…and within that one, being open to all possibilities:” brings about feelings of....

- fear, stubbornness, ego, pride, excitement, exploration, newness, curiosity, disgust, disappointment, hope, connection.

 

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