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The Couples Therapist Couch is a podcast by licensed marriage and family therapist, Shane Birkel. The show provides education, support, and connection for Couples Therapists, Marriage Counselors, and Relationship Coaches. Each week Shane interviews an expert in the field of Couples Therapy to explore all about the world of relationships and how to be an amazing therapist.

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The Couples Therapist Couch is a podcast by licensed marriage and family therapist, Shane Birkel. The show provides education, support, and connection for Couples Therapists, Marriage Counselors, and Relationship Coaches. Each week Shane interviews an expert in the field of Couples Therapy to explore all about the world of relationships and how to be an amazing therapist.

    158: Being Bold in Couples Therapy with Pam Staples

    158: Being Bold in Couples Therapy with Pam Staples

    A lot of times, when couples work with therapists who don't have good couples therapy training, they feel like it is hard to make any progress.  In this episode, Shane talks with certified Relational Life Therapist, Dr. Pam Staples about the importance of being direct in couples therapy.

    The Couples Therapist Couch is the podcast for Couples Therapists about the practice of couples therapy. The host, Shane Birkel, interviews an expert in the field of couples therapy each week.

    • 44 min
    157: Internal Family Systems and Couples with Liz Phillips

    157: Internal Family Systems and Couples with Liz Phillips

    The episode this week is being sponsored by the Couples Therapist Inner Circle.

    In this episode, Liz Phillips gives an overview of Internal Family Systems (IFS), a therapy model that was developed by Dick Schwartz. 

    She also talks about Intimacy From the Inside Out (IFIO) which is a model of couples therapy that comes from IFS. In IFIO therapy, each member of the couple is invited into a process, which leads to a self compassionate, and secure relationship with him or herself.

    • 52 min
    156: Joining Through the Truth in RLT with Shane Birkel

    156: Joining Through the Truth in RLT with Shane Birkel

    In this episode, Shane talks about what makes Relational Life Therapy different from many other models of Couples Therapy. One of the ways we create change in RLT is by joining through the truth. 

    In order to understand this in more depth, we have to understand the importance of acceptance of emotions and treating people with love, respect and warm regard, while at the same time taking on the bad behaviors that are ruining their relationships.

    • 26 min
    155: Developmental and Relational Trauma with Rick Butts

    155: Developmental and Relational Trauma with Rick Butts

    In this episode, Shane is joined by Dr. Rick Butts who is one of the founders of the Healing Our Core Issues Institute. This is based on the work of Pia Mellody and teaches therapists how to do Inner Child Work. 

    He goes into detail about the 4 pillars of Healing Our Core Issues as well as discussing the 6 aspects of the nature of a child.

    • 56 min
    154: Elliot Connie on Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Couples

    154: Elliot Connie on Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Couples

    In this episode of the Couples Therapist Couch, Elliott Connie talks about using Solution Focused Brief Therapy when working with couples. He is an educator and author in the model of SFBT.

    Find out more about Elliott and Solution Focused Brief Therapy at elliottconnie.com.

    The Couples Therapist Couch is the podcast for Couples Therapists about the practice of couples therapy. The host, Shane Birkel, interviews an expert in the field of couples therapy each week.

    • 49 min
    153: Understanding Differentiation with Ellyn Bader

    153: Understanding Differentiation with Ellyn Bader

    This episode is with Dr. Ellyn Bader, the founder of the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy. She has been teaching Couples Therapy since the 80s when everyone told her that no one would want that type of therapy.

    We talk all about Differentiation in this conversation which is about each partner expressing their own needs and wants and being able to listen to the other without judgement or defensiveness.

    The Couples Therapist Couch is the podcast for Couples Therapists.

    • 49 min

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Really enjoy the emotionally focused therapy interviews!

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Thx for this, great content! But I would love it more if you can change the music on both ends, coz it's really not friendly to the physical health of ears, and personally unbearable. Listener located in China, keep on your good work!

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Awesome Podcast!!!

Shane, host of The Couples Therapist Couch podcast, highlight all aspects of therapy, relationships and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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