Couple Therapy

 

The assessment for couple therapy aims to identify the cycle between the two partners that contributes to their difficulties. Also, the assessment also allows us to verify if there is conjugal violence or other things that could interfere with the course of the therapy. At IFCEO, the psychologist uses an experiential approach focused on emotions, a therapy that has been empirically validated with couples. The assessment will therefore consist of two couple assessment sessions and one individual session with each partner. This therapy uses an attachment-based conceptualization. During the individual sessions, each partner’s family history as well as significant relationships in their lives will be assessed to help better understand the difficulties currently present within the couple. Thereafter, three phases will follow. The first phase will consist of identifying the cycle and allowing for the de-escalation of the couple. The second phase will allow to choreograph a new cycle and finally, the last phase will allow to consolidate the acquired knowledge (new interactions) and to face the problems of everyday life with this new dynamic.