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Be Kind, Don‘t Panic, and Have Faith. Psychologist Dr. Bruce Chalmer and educator Judy Alexander talk about relationships, and answer your questions.

Couples Therapy In Seven Words Dr. Bruce Chalmer

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Be Kind, Don‘t Panic, and Have Faith. Psychologist Dr. Bruce Chalmer and educator Judy Alexander talk about relationships, and answer your questions.

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    Fork Me, Spoon Me: An Interview with Food Aphrodisiac Expert Amy Reiley

    Fork Me, Spoon Me: An Interview with Food Aphrodisiac Expert Amy Reiley

    Can foods enhance your sex life? What are aphrodisiacs, and how can they enhance not only a romantic meal, but sexual health generally for both men and women? We talk to food aphrodisiac expert Amy Reiley in a very sexy conversation. Amy’s books are Fork Me, Spoon Me, Romancing the Stove, and Eat Cake Naked.
    Amy’s website is https://eatsomethingsexy.com.
    You can find out more about Dr. Chalmer’s new book, It’s Not About Communication! Why Everything You Know About Couples Therapy is Wrong, at https://ctin7.com/books. And it's the holiday shopping season! Our merch makes great gifts--find it at https://ctin7.com/shop.
    Like this podcast? Review us, like us, follow us, and do all those other kinds of wonderful things to us! It helps people find the show. Visit us at https://ctin7.com.
    Music: Besamim (Spices) by Bruce Chalmer, performed by Fyre and Lightning Consort

    • 36 min
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    How Can I Get My Reluctant Guy to Try Couples Therapy?

    How Can I Get My Reluctant Guy to Try Couples Therapy?

    Are you a woman trying to get your man to try couples therapy with you? You’ve tried asking, pleading, cajoling, threatening, nagging, buttering him up, using all your favorite communications techniques–and none of it has worked. He keeps telling you why he won’t go. But wait–what if there’s another reason?
    You can find out more about Dr. Chalmer’s new book, It’s Not About Communication! Why Everything You Know About Couples Therapy is Wrong, at https://ctin7.com/books.
    Like this podcast? Review us, like us, follow us, and do all those other kinds of wonderful things to us! It helps people find the show. Visit us at https://ctin7.com.
    Music: Besamim (Spices) by Bruce Chalmer, performed by Fyre and Lightning Consort

    • 43 min
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    It’s Not About Communication – the Book!

    It’s Not About Communication – the Book!

    It’s here! Dr. Chalmer’s new book, It’s Not About Communication: Why Everything You Know About Couples Therapy is Wrong, is now available. In this episode we talk about the book, and why you need to read it. If you’re in a couple and would like to improve your relationship, you should read this book. If you’re considering couples therapy, or are currently in couples therapy, this book will help you get the most out of it. And if you’re a couples therapist yourself, you should read this book—whether you agree or not, you’ll find it thought-provoking!
    You can find out more at https://ctin7.com/books.
    Like this podcast? Review us, like us, follow us, and do all those other kinds of wonderful things to us! It helps people find the show. Visit us at https://ctin7.com.
    Music: Besamim (Spices) by Bruce Chalmer, performed by Fyre and Lightning Consort

    • 39 min
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    Sex and Older Adults: An Interview with Dr. Regina Koepp

    Sex and Older Adults: An Interview with Dr. Regina Koepp

    Why don’t therapists ask older clients about their sex lives? Do older people even have sex? (Yes!) How do you handle consent when a person has dementia? In this episode we talk about all this and more with Dr. Regina Koepp, a founder of the Center for Mental Health and Aging, an online training resource. And it turns out she’s a neighbor of ours!
    The website Dr. Keopp mentioned is  https://www.mentalhealthandaging.com.
    New! You can get a signed copy of Dr. Chalmer's book Reigniting the Spark: Why Stable Relationships Lose Intimacy, and How to Get It Back at the Shop on our website, https://ctin7.com.  And watch for Dr. Chalmer’s forthcoming book, It’s Not About Communication! Why Everything You Know About Couples Therapy is Wrong.
    Like this podcast? Review us, like us, follow us, and do all those other kinds of wonderful things to us! It helps people find the show. Visit us at https://ctin7.com.
    Music: Besamim (Spices) by Bruce Chalmer, performed by Fyre and Lightning Consort

    • 1 hr 5 min
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    Couples Synergy: An Interview with Dr. Ray and Jean Kadkhodaian

    Couples Synergy: An Interview with Dr. Ray and Jean Kadkhodaian

    When a heterosexual couple looks for couples therapy, it’s usually the woman driving the process. Dr. Ray and Jean Kadkhodaian have developed a model of working with couples, called Couples Synergy, that they designed to bridge the gender gap. In this episode we talk to them about their work, and handle a listener question from a woman who wants to get her husband off the couch and out of the garage to do things with her.
    Dr. Ray and Jean Kadkhodaian’s website is https://couplessynergy.com.
    Dr. Chalmer's book Reigniting the Spark: Why Stable Relationships Lose Intimacy, and How to Get It Back is available wherever you get your books, or go to Dr. Chalmer’s website. https://brucechalmer.com. And watch for Dr. Chalmer’s forthcoming book, It’s Not About Communication! Why Everything You Know About Couples Therapy is Wrong.
    Like this podcast? Review us, like us, follow us, and do all those other kinds of wonderful things to us! It helps people find the show. Visit us at https://ctin7.com.
    Music: Besamim (Spices) by Bruce Chalmer, performed by Fyre and Lightning Consort

    • 51 min
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    Can Your Relationship Be Fixed with an App? An Interview with Mike Bosworth

    Can Your Relationship Be Fixed with an App? An Interview with Mike Bosworth

    How can a mobile app help your relationship? Why is it so difficult for men to access their feelings, and describe them to their partners? How does the human capacity for adaptation sometimes work against growth in relationships? In this episode, we interview Mike Bosworth, who works with his partner Jennifer Lehr, MFT on an app called WeConcile. 
    We also handle a listener question from a woman who wants to know how to get her husband to work with her on improving their marriage--when he just wants to blame her for being too sensitive.
    Dr. Chalmer's book Reigniting the Spark: Why Stable Relationships Lose Intimacy, and How to Get It Back is available wherever you get your books, or go to Dr. Chalmer’s website. https://brucechalmer.com. And watch for Dr. Chalmer’s forthcoming book, It’s Not About Communication! Why Everything You Know About Couples Therapy is Wrong.
    Like this podcast? Review us, like us, follow us, and do all those other kinds of wonderful things to us! It helps people find the show. Visit us at https://ctin7.com!
    Music: Besamim (Spices) by Bruce Chalmer, performed by Fyre and Lightning Consort

    • 44 min

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