162 episodes

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.

The Couples Therapist Couch Shane Birkel

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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.

    162: Self-Esteem and Boundaries part 1 with Shane Birkel

    162: Self-Esteem and Boundaries part 1 with Shane Birkel

    This episode is a recording of one of the live Inner Circle webinars which are part of the experience of being a member of the Couples Therapist Inner Circle.

    Self-esteem and Boundaries are an essential part of our experience as humans in relationships. It is also important to understand these concepts in order to understand how to work with shame in the couples we work with. My understanding of this is very much influenced by Terry Real and Pia Melody.

    • 1 hr
    161: Healing After Divorce with Kristy Gaisford and Jerry Sander

    161: Healing After Divorce with Kristy Gaisford and Jerry Sander

    Divorce is almost considered to be a bad word in Couples Therapy, but the reality is that there are still a lot of situations where this is the appropriate choice or where it happens to people whether they want it to or not. Kristy Gaisford and Jerry Sander focus specifically on helping people who are going through a divorce and have both been through a divorce themselves.

    The Couples Therapist Couch is the podcast for Couples Therapists about the practice of couples therapy.

    • 47 min
    160: Feedback Informed Treatment and Couples with Beth Irias

    160: Feedback Informed Treatment and Couples with Beth Irias

    In the episode this week, Beth Irias from Clearly Clinical talks about feedback informed treatment with couples. She does an amazing job of explaining the importance of documentation and tracking outcomes. One of the things that resonated for me is how it all comes back to being able to serve our clients as effectively as possible by determining what is actually working in therapy.

    The Couples Therapist Couch is the podcast for Couples Therapists about the practice of couples therapy.

    • 44 min
    159: Infidelity Recovery with Talal Alsaleem

    159: Infidelity Recovery with Talal Alsaleem

    Dr. Talal Alsaleem is an expert at helping couples to do this. He also does training and supervision for other therapists to learn how to more effectively help couples who have been affected by infidelity.

    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.

    • 50 min
    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

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177 Ratings

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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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