PCC 512 Rebuilding a Meaningful Marriage

Faculty: Daniel A. Franz, PsyD, LMHC, LCAC (Profile)


Couples who struggle in their marriage will hopefully find themselves consulting with clergy or a counselor at some point in their relationship. In our times, as individuals from very diverse backgrounds and families of origin come together to build families, they face a world with disappearing traditions and values, making the maintenance of trust in a marriage very difficult. This course will review the Logotherapeutic work of Dr. Elizabeth Lukas alongside the marriage and family theories of Dr. John Gottman and the Gottman Institute. Students who complete the course will have a better understanding of foundations of trust and meaning in a marriage, how to guide a couple to avoid betrayal, and how to rebuild trust and mend a broken marriage should a crisis or betrayal occur. The overall goal of this course is to help practitioners to be comfortable in helping couples process betrayal and other relationship-based suffering, and to provide effective methods to help a couple rebuild from crisis.

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