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For over 25 years, the Couples Conference has helped professionals learn the applications of the latest research on facilitating treatment with couples. With the world going through a global pandemic, we as people have had to learn to rely more on virtual settings. As a result, the Milton H. Erickson Foundation and the Couples Institute still plan to hold the Couples Conference online, so you can continue your education with couples therapy work and in turn, be able to connect with and help your patients with couples related issues.

We have an abundance of material that can help you prepare for this educational event, from audio recordings, streaming videos, and other CE products. Below are the faculty members that will be part of this conference and that you can find specific material from like we explained above.

Ellyn Bader, Ph.D. is a founder and director of The Couples Institute in Menlo Park, California. Here are 2 of the 70 conference recordings from Dr. Bader, the rest can be found here.

CC16 Workshop 08 – Lies and Deception: The Deep Pit Couples Fall Into When Differentiation Fails – Ellyn Bader, Ph.D.

CC15 Topical Panel 01 – Why Differentiation Matters – Ellyn Bader, Ph.D., Peter Pearson, Ph.D., and Judith Anderson


William Doherty, Ph.D. is a Professor and Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program in the Department of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota. Here are 2 of the 15 conference teachings from Dr. Doherty, the rest can be found here.

CC15 Keynote 07 – Discernment Counseling for “Mixed Agenda” Couples – William Doherty, Ph.D.

CC11 Keynote 03 – Bad and Good Couples Therapy – William Doherty, Ph.D.


Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D. are partners in life and work. They co-created Imago Relationship Therapy and co-authored 10 books on intimate partnerships. Here are 2 of the 56 conference recordings from Dr. Hendrix, the rest can be found here.

CC15 Keynote 01 – A New Way to Think About Couples – Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D.

CC15 Workshop 02 – Core Features of a Conscious Partnership – Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.

Here are 2 of the 22 conference teachings from Dr. Hunt, the rest can be found here.

CC18 Keynote 03 – The Space Between: Where Love Happens – Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D.

CC18 Workshop 08 – Curiosity and Wonder – Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D.


Martha Kauppi, LMFT specializes in complex relational therapy, sex issues, and alternative family structures and is the founding director of the Institute for Relational Intimacy. Here are 2 of the 8 conference recordings from Dr. Kauppi, the rest can be found here.

CC17 Workshop 13 – Therapy with Polyamorous Clients: Gaining Cultural & Clinical Competence with a Marginalized Population – Martha Kauppi, LMFT, ACST

CC17 Topical Panel 03 – Couples Boundaries: Rigid, Permeable and Transparent – Janina Fisher, Ph.D., Martha Kauppi, LMFT, ACST, and Rick Miller, LICSW


Terry Real, LICSW is a nationally recognized family therapist, author, and teacher. He is particularly known for his groundbreaking work with men, male psychology, and his work on gender and couples. Here are 2 of the 38 conference teachings from Dr. Real, the rest can be found here.

CC16 Workshop 04 – Trauma and Intimacy – How Relationships Hurt and Heal – Terry Real, LICSW

CC18 Keynote 04 – Working with Difficult Men: How to Engage, Understand, and Transform Male Clients – Terry Real, LICSW


Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT is a clinician, researcher, teacher, and developer of A Psychobiological Approach To Couples Therapy® (PACT) which has training programs both nationally and internationally. Here are 2 of the 57 conference recordings from Dr. Tatkin, the rest can be found here.

CC12 Workshop 14 – Focusing on Deficits in Couple Therapy: The Pact® Methodology – Stan Tatkin, PsyD

CC17 Topical Panel 01 – Lies and Infidelity – Alex Katehakis, MA, MFT, Marty Klein, Ph.D., and Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT


The 3 faculty members below do not have past conference teachings related to this event, however, you can always look through our library of Couples Conference teachings as a whole here. Here is a little snippet of information about the last faculty members.

Shawm Giammattei, Ph.D. specializes in working with LGBTQ couples and families with a focus on the specific issues that arise for transgender/gender-expansive (TGE) couples and TGE youth and their families.

Caroline S. Welch is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School and she is the CEO of Mind Your Brain, Inc., and co-founder of MindSightMedia, Inc.

Joseph Winn, MSW, LICSW, CST-S graduated from Boston University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a specialization in group psychotherapy. While studying, his field placements focused on family therapy, adult mental health, substance abuse, and dependency, to name a few.


If you are thinking about or planning on attending this year’s Couples Conference, reference back to this blog post to get familiar with the current faculty and observe some of their brilliant audio and video recordings before you join in on the virtual fun June 5-6, 2021. Learn more about the 2021 Couples Conference at: www.couplesconference.com.

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