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Working with Couples:  Can’t Live With You, Can’t Live Without You 

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November 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Working with Couples:  Can’t Live With You, Can’t Live Without You 

Thursday, November 8 | 7:00 to 8:30 PM



We have also seen them in our practices, couples who communicate chronic bitterness, anger, and blame. These couples say things like, “We have not agreed on things for years,” frequently threaten divorcing, yet cling to one another tenaciously. This session explores the dynamics underlying the hostile, symbiotic and dependent couples along with strategies that contain their hostility and promote maturation.  The important work of managing the countertransference will also be examined.


Frances Bigda-Peyton, Ed.D., Cert.Psya. is on  the teaching and research faculty of the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis.  She has over 35 years of clinical experience, has advance couples training at the Gottman Institute, the Cambridge Family Institute and the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.

Continuing Education Objectives: 

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and explore the clinical dynamics underlying hostile, symbiotic and dependent couples.
  2. Identify and discuss strategies that contain hostility and promote maturation.
  3. Identify and examine countertransference reactions that will assist the therapist in managing and working effectively with these dynamics.

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BGSP is authorized to provide CEs for:  Psychologists (all levels), Social Workers, Counselors

Fee:  Free or $25 for 1.5 CE’s/Clock Hours*

*Full refund available if you cancel one week prior to the event. If you have any questions, email info@bgsp.edu.

Offering CEs for:  Psychologists (all levels), Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors

Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. BGSP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5676. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Application for social work continuing education credits is being submitted. Please contact us at ContinuingEd@BGSP.edu for the status of social work CE accreditation.

For information on continuing education credits for nurses, social workers, or marriage and family counseling, call 617-277-3915.

The Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis is accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education.

Direct inquiries may be made regarding the accreditation status by NECHE to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact: New England Commission on Higher Education, 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Ste 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514, 781-425-7785 or email: info@neche.org

Approved Continuing Education Provider - NBCC


November 8, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


1581 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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