Training Available for Therapists

Join over 800 therapy colleagues in supporting a poorly served type of couple: one spouse is strongly considering divorce but has some doubts, and most often the other spouse wants to save the marriage. 

Our therapists use every model and approach in couples therapy. Discernment Counseling is a pre-service to regular couples therapy. The website offers a lot more material and we have a week-long free video series so you can make a decision if this is something you wish to add to your clinical services.

For the first time ever, Bill Doherty, Ph.D., shares his entire approach to regular couples therapy.  

No more model wars - all are welcomed to learn and use whatever enhances your own style. Bill coined the term "marriage friendly" and now learn exactly what HE means by it. It starts by taking a course on getting traction or getting unstuck in therapy. Course attendees are invited to learn the full approach.

Readiness for Couples Therapy Protocol

Couples on the brink of divorce are hard. No doubt about it.

But if you'd rather make a referral for those couples, there is still another type of couples where commitment to the marriage is not in question, but the therapy itself is. Often this person feels dragged in by their spouse, and is showing non-verbal, and sometimes verbal signs, that they'd rather be anywhere but in your office. This training offers a way to not plunge into therapy with an uninterested client while also not being an overly-enthusiastic cheerleader about marriage therapy.