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WELL 16 — Enhanced Dialogue for Couples: Current Research and Practical Tools

Quarter: Summer
Day(s): Saturdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): Jul 9—Jul 16
Time: 9:30 am—2:30 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Jul 2
Unit: 0
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Tuition: $405
Instructor(s): Kathryn Ford
Limit: 36
Class Recording Available: No
Status: Open
Please Note: Class Sessions: Saturdays, July 9 and July 16, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm (PT); 30-minute Zoom meeting with instructor: To be scheduled with each couple the week between class sessions
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Summer
Live Online(About Formats)
Saturdays
9:30 am—2:30 pm (PT)
Date(s)
Jul 9—Jul 16
2 days
Refund Date
Jul 2
0 Unit
Fees
$405
Grade Restriction
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Instructor(s):
Kathryn Ford
Limit
36
Recording
No
Open
Please Note: Class Sessions: Saturdays, July 9 and July 16, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm (PT); 30-minute Zoom meeting with instructor: To be scheduled with each couple the week between class sessions
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
The quality of a couple’s relationship is often the most important determinant of their sense of well-being and satisfaction in life. That relationship can also be the source of challenge and frustration. We are neurologically designed for openness to each other. We are also neurologically designed to be defensive. So how do we make our committed relationships a source of pleasure, support, and growth? By becoming more aware and developing tools for increasing perception and comfort, we can change the quality of our conversations—and thereby, the quality of our relationships. The course will include the latest research in the fields of couples dynamics and interpersonal neurology to help us understand the basis for our responses to each other and the optimal conditions for receptivity, expressiveness, and learning. Students will learn simple, powerful techniques for staying open in conversations, and there will be class time for couples to practice techniques privately. Couples will not be required to share personal details in the group; rather, group discussion will feature reflections on the ideas presented and on life as a couple. Students will leave the course with enhanced skills for the openness that creates loving relationships.

This course is designed to be taken with a partner, except by special permission of the instructor. When registering, each individual should complete a separate course registration.

KATHRYN FORD
Couples Therapist; Relationship Consultant

Kathryn Ford offers workshops and consultation to couples and those in other relationships, and teaches therapists and trainees in a variety of clinical and academic settings. Both her clinical work and her writing integrate neuro­psychology, mindfulness, and multiple therapy models. She received an MD from Brown and completed her psychiatry residency at Stanford.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.