Sunday October 28th, 2018 8:30am-4:30pm Pacific Time

Attend live online or in person at Creekside Inn, Stratton Room, 3400 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Cost: $135, 7 CE*s

Course Description: Join Drs. Burns and Levitt, “The Dynamic Duo,” for a day of fun and inspiring learning. This workshop will teach you skills to help your patients who have relationship conflicts or who desire greater intimacy/closeness in their relationships. You will learn how to set a collaborative agenda with your patients in order to reduce resistance and boost motivation to change. In addition, you will learn and practice skills that will help your patients identify their own communication errors and enhance their communication skills to increase intimacy and closeness with their loved ones. This workshop is highly interactive with many case examples and opportunities for practice and personal work using role plays.


Morning session:

Setting up relationship work effectively: Reducing Resistance and Boosting Motivation.

Practice sessions: Empathy Tools & The Blame Cost-Benefit Analysis

Lunch and mingling  Potluck style

Afternoon session:

The Relationship Journal: Interpersonal Enlightenment and The 5 Secrets of Effective Communication.

Practice session: The Relationship Journal & Revising Your Communication

Wrap up and Q & A

Learning objectives:

After attending this course, you will be able to:

1) Describe outcome resistance for relationship problems

2) Describe process resistance for relationship problems

3) Utilize the miracle cure question

4) Describe interpersonal decision making

5) Demonstrate the blame cost-benefit analysis

6) Identify communication errors using the relationship journal

7) Revise communication using the five secrets of effective communication

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*The Feeling Good Institute (FGI) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Feeling Good Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Feeling Good Institute (FGI) is approved by the California Psychological Association (CPA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences now recognizes CPA continuing education credit for license renewal for its licensees. This course has been approved by FGI as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 7 CEs. NAADAC Provider #149212. The Feeling Good Institute (FGI) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6750. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. FGI is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This organization (Feeling Good Institute, #1442) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: 05/30/2018-05/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 7 Social Work continuing education clock hours. Feeling Good Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. A certificate of attendance will be emailed to attendees who attend 100% of the training within a week of completion of the workshop survey. Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations please contact Dr. Maor Katz at