Speakers: Andrew Christensen and Brian D. Doss
*Previously recorded from a Couples and Intimate Relationships Topical Interest Network Webinar
Join us for a two-part series on Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT). This series will include both an introduction to IBCT and an application of this model to an online couples relationship program called OurRelationship.com. Part 1: Couples often struggle with navigating partner differences and initiating positive behavioral changes in their relationship. Andrew Christensen, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and distinguished research professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) will discuss Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT) and how it works towards the twin goals of acceptance and change through a behavioral treatment framework. Christensen will give an overview of the theoretical background of IBCT as well as the assessment, feedback, and active intervention phases of IBCT.
Part 2: Most couples do not seek couple therapy before divorcing; moreover, those that do are often able to attend a full course of treatment because of logistical or financial barriers. Dr. Brian Doss, professor of psychology at the University of Miami, will present a model for integrating the online OurRelationship program into an abbreviated 8-session course of IBCT. This integration is expected to help overcome significant treatment barriers while maximizing treatment effectiveness.
*Handouts provided under the 'Resource' section of the course