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3. Clinical Training

Are you ready to become an exceptional relational therapist?

Many therapists I work with say they find it difficult to stay on track with couples, that they enjoy the work, but often don't feel confident in providing effective couples therapy. I find that many therapists are under-supported in their own clinical development with relational clients. That's why I am excited to announce that I will be offering training and consultation in the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy in 2023. Created by Drs. Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson of the Couples Institute, The Developmental Model has fundamentally changed my mindset and approach to working with relational clients. I am thrilled to bring it to more clinicians and support them in becoming exceptional therapists.

Couples Therapy

The Developmental Model

Training courses focus on providing a comprehensive understanding of the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy (Bader & Pearson). This model is based on the idea that couples go through distinct stages of development in their relationship. The training will provide therapists with a roadmap to understand the needs of each stage and how to work with clients to help them through each stage from a differentiation and attachment lens. It also offers strategies for helping relational clients to identify autonomous goals participate fully in the therapeutic process. The training program will help you develop the skills needed to build confidence in your work with relational clients.

Training Intensive
May 11- 15 2023

For the clinician who likes to immerse themselves in their learning and prefers to be in-person. This four-day training intensive is a deep-dive into the Developmental Model of Couples therapy. A mixture of learning and consultation, participants will be provided all training material, clinical worksheets, and bring their own case examples to integrate the model into their practice. The training will be held at a Waterfront Home in Greenbank on Whidbey Island, WA.


Limited to 10 participants. 

Scholarships available.


Start Date: Thursday May 11th

End Date: Monday May 15th 2023

Cost: $2400 

Price Includes: 

Developmental Model Training

Course Materials

Case Consultation

All meals and lodging 

18 hours of CEs 

*may count 18 hours towards supervision towards licensure

$100 discount if paid in full

$100 discount for shared room

Payment plans available

Monthly Training
Second Fridays starting August 2023

For the clinician who prefers the convenience of Zoom and wants time to integrate the lessons. This training group will meet online for two hours per month over the course of 9 months and support participants in understanding and adopting the Developmental Model of Couples to their practice.

Limited to 10 participants - NOW FULL

Scholarships are available.

Dates: Second Friday of Every Month 

1. August 11th 9:00am - 11:00am

2. September 8th 9:00am - 11:00am

3. October 13th 9:00am - 11:00am

4. November 10th 9:00am - 11:00am

5. December 8th 9:00am - 11:00am

6. January 12th 9:00am - 11:00am

7. February 9th 9:00 - 11:00am

8. March 8th 9:00am - 11:00am

9. April 12th 9:00am - 11:00am

Cost: $175 per meeting 

Price Includes: 

Developmental Model Training

Course Materials

Case Consultation

18 hours of CEs 

*may count 18 hours towards supervision towards licensure

August cohort is now FULL, join the mailing list below for more information on upcoming training and the 2024 cohort. 

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