Sunday, September 8, 2019 through Sunday, November 17, 2019


Garden City Campus

Demystifying Couple Therapy: Three User-Friendly Models of Treatment

Part of Adelphi University’s Derner School of Psychology Postgraduate Program in Couple Therapy Seminar Series.

10.5 CEU credits upon completion of the 7-session program.

Individual psychotherapy theories and techniques are helpful but are often insufficient to conduct couple therapy. Participation in these seminars will familiarize you with models of treatment that regard the couple relationship as a third entity: the relationship is the Patient. This perspective takes into account the unique dyadic dynamics that make couple work both interesting and quite challenging.

The seminars will cover theoretical underpinnings and clinical techniques of three distinct approaches to couple therapy with two meetings dedicated to each:

  • Internal Family Systems
  • Object-Relations
  • Integrated Systemic-Psychoanalytic

This seven-meeting seminar will be followed by a round-table discussion between the instructors and participants. Taken together, a close examination of these three perspectives will provide clinicians with a clear understanding and effective tools for couple treatment. 

This seminar is designed for mental health professionals and graduate students in mental health fields of psychology, social work, mental health counseling, and marriage and family therapy.  

Tuition Cost

$630 for 7 sessions, 90-minutes each session (No partial registration is offered.)

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Class Dates/Times

Classes will meet on alternate Sunday mornings from 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. from September-November 2019.

  • September 8
  • September 22
  • October 6
  • October 20
  • November 3
  • November 17

Round Table Discussion: December 1, 2019


Faculty from the Adelphi Postgraduate Couple Therapy Program will lead the seminars:

Art Mones, Ph.D., ABPP, an approved Supervisor, AAMFT and a certified IFS Practitioner, will focus on the Internal Family Systems Therapy model.

Carl Bagnini, LCSW, B.C.D., founding and senior faculty at the International Psychotherapy Institute in Washington, D.C., will present An Object Relations Approach to Working with Couples.

Michael D. Zentman, Ph.D., Founding Director of the Postgraduate Program in Couple Therapy and faculty in the Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, will discuss an integrated Systemic-Psychoanalytic Approach to Couple Treatment.

Credentialing Information

Registrants will receive 10.5 CE credits. Adelphi University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Adelphi University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  The Adelphi University School of Social Work is a co-sponsor of this event and is recognized by the New York State Board of Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0032. Participants who attend this conference will receive 10.5 CE credits. No partial credits can be offered.

For further information about the program and to attend a free orientation meeting, please contact:

Michael D. Zentman, Ph.D
p – 631.754.3880
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