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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.

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.

    151: Childhood Experience and The 5 Core Issues with Kim Ploussard

    151: Childhood Experience and The 5 Core Issues with Kim Ploussard

    Kim Ploussard is a Certified Relational Life Therapist and one of the Coaches for the model. Back in episode #62 she talked about the 5 Core Issues and how they impact relationships.

    In this episode she goes deeper into the understanding of the 5 Core Issues with regard to children and parenting.

    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.

    • 47 min
    150: What Makes Relationships Work with Jennifer Lehr

    150: What Makes Relationships Work with Jennifer Lehr

    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.

    Please subscribe to the podcast for more great episodes.

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

    • 53 min
    149: Couples in Recovery with Dr. Robert Navarra

    149: Couples in Recovery with Dr. Robert Navarra

    One of the main preconditions that is often listed for doing couples therapy is an active addiction. It is hard for couples to get closer in there relationship when problematic drug or alcohol use is present. 

    In this episode Dr. Robert Navarra discusses the difference between addiction and problematic drug use and how to guide couples to make a plan when they are living with the impact of this. 

    • 45 min
    148: Start Using EFT in Your Practice with Debi Scimeca-Diaz

    148: Start Using EFT in Your Practice with Debi Scimeca-Diaz

    I recently attended the Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship which was taught by Debi Scimeca-Diaz. She was an amazing trainer and I learned a ton about the model. In this episode, she comes on the podcast and talks about how to use EFT in your practice and why EFT is such a great way of working with couples.

    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.

    • 43 min
    147: Mindfulness and Relationships with Melissa Sutor

    147: Mindfulness and Relationships with Melissa Sutor

    When we are feeling stress with our partner, in our relationships, it is often due to the fact that we are not able to stay present in the moment. In this episode, Melissa Sutor, MS, MS, talks all about the benefits of mindfulness for relationships and for a healthy life.

    Melissa Sutor is a mindfulness teacher and coach, mental health counselor, and founder of Dragonfly Healing Center nonprofit organization.

    • 46 min
    146: Dan Siegel on Brain Science, Attachment, and Relationships

    146: Dan Siegel on Brain Science, Attachment, and Relationships

    The Couples Therapist Couch is a podcast that is all about the practice of couples therapy. This episode is with Dr. Dan Siegel. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. An award-winning educator, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of several honorary fellowships. 

    • 57 min

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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!

NCCTKerry ,

Director of Northampton Center for Couples Therapy

Fantastic (and much needed) podcast highlighting “the best of the best” in the field of couples therapy. Lots of deep dives into solid models, sub specialties and relevant cutting edge issues.

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