Date & Time: November 11, 2020 – May 5, 2021 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Virtual

The Couple Psychotherapy Program at the Postgraduate Programs for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Derner School of Psychology presents their seminar series for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.

CE Credits are available for New York State Psychologists, Social Workers LMFT and LMHC

In his song Isis Bob Dylan captures the paradox of enduring relationships:
What drives me to you is what drives me insane.”
Bob Dylan album Desire. January 1976

The simplicity of these ten words eloquently sums up the complexity of the relationship dynamics that make couple therapy one of the more challenging forms of treatment. At the Adelphi University Postgraduate Program in Couple Therapy we provide grounding in the theory and practice of couple psychotherapy through our Continuing Education and Professional Development Series.

If you are a mental health professional and are licensed or license-eligible in your state, our seminars might be the next step in establishing yourself as an expert in the field of couple psychotherapy. No prior experience treating couples is required.

  • Create your own postgraduate learning experience with a diverse selection of advanced training opportunities.
  • Sharpen and refine your clinical skills and theoretical understanding of couple therapy.
  • Study with faculty who are at the forefront of current scholarly and clinical practice.
  • Increase your knowledge in order to maintain clinical flexibility and value.
  • Choose seminars focused on your professional interests.
  • Pursue your education at your own pace.

All Seminars are live and will be given online via Zoom only.
Seminars meet Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. EST

Fall 2020 Seminars:


Internal Family Systems Therapy (8 weeks)

Seminar description: Internal Family Systems Therapy is a non-pathologizing approach to deep emotional healing. Participants will learn to recognize how each partner is constrained by self-protective Parts and how to access and then lift the burden of trauma at deeper layers.

Arthur Mones

November 11, 18
December 2, 9, 16, 23
January 6, 13

Art Mones, Ph.D., ABPP, an approved Supervisor, AAMFT and a certified IFS Practitioner.

Registration Fee: $720.00

Spring 2021 Seminars

Object Relations Couple Therapy (8 weeks)

Seminar description: This seminar focuses on Contemporary Object Relations theory which is involved in the study and treatment of the unconscious couple system. It examines couple relating via transference and countertransference analysis. Therapy consists of de-toxification of pathological organization within the couple as well as retrieving and grieving lost objects.

Carl Bagnini

January 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3, 10

Carl Bagnini, LCSW, B.C.D., founding and senior faculty at the International Psychotherapy Institute in Washington, D.C.

Registration Fee: $720.00

Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (8 weeks)

Seminar description: This seminar focuses on attachment based Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples which conceptualizes the negative, rigid interaction patterns and distress in couple relationships in terms of emotional disconnection and insecure attachment. EFT draws on humanistic and systemic principles to develop a more secure attachment bond.

Eileen Donohue

March 17, 24, 31
April 7, 14, 21, 29
May 5

Eileen Donohue, Ph.D. is a certified EFT therapist and supervisor as well as a graduate of the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Registration Fee: $720.00

Discount packages are available for multiple seminars registration.

  • For 2 seminars: $1300.00
  • For 3 seminars: $1900.00
  • For 4 seminars: $2500.00

Coming up Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Seminars:

  • Infidelity and Intimacy (4 weeks)
  • Working with High-Conflict and Volatile Couples (4 weeks)
  • The Use of Transference and Countertransference in Couple Therapy (4 weeks)
  • The Impact of Trauma on Couples (4 weeks)
  • Working with Addiction in Couple Therapy (4 weeks)
  • Sexuality and Sex Therapy (4 weeks)
  • Divorce and Divorce Counseling (2 weeks)
  • Gender Issues in Couple Therapy (2 weeks)
  • Ethnic Racial and Cultural Influences (2 weeks)

These seminars are designed for:
Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychologists, Mental Health Counselors, Psychiatrists, Creative Art Therapists, Addiction Counselors and Psychoanalysts

Credentialing Information

Registrants will receive 16 CE credits per seminar. Adelphi University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Adelphi University maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Adelphi University, Derner School of Psychology, Postgraduate Programs in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0185; by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0083; and by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0607.

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds are issued for cancellations made up to 7 working days before the event. Cancellations of less than 7 days for any reason, or no-shows are not refunded. Credit towards a future event/workshop are issued for cancellations less than 7 days and up to 24 hours before the event. No credit is issued for cancellations less than 24 hours before the events or no-shows.

For further information, please contact:

Micheal D. Zentman, PhD
Program Director
p – 631.754.3880
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