Attendees will increase their clinical effectiveness by-

  • Comparing and contrasting differing professional perspectives and translating these into specific interventions

  • Evaluating basic principles and techniques of contemporary schools of therapy

  • Utilizing multi-level therapeutic communication

  • Comprehending the commonalities that underlie successful clinical work

  • Appreciating the historical development of psychotherapeutic disciplines


The Couples Conference is open to professionals in health or mental health-related fields, including physicians, doctoral-level psychologists and dentists who are qualified for membership in, or are members of, their respective professional organizations (eg. AMA, APA, ADA), and to professionals with health-related graduate degrees (eg. MSW, MSN, MA or MS) from accredited institutions. Full-time graduate students in accredited programs leading to such degrees will be accepted if they supply a letter from their department on letterhead stationery, certifying their full-time status as of April 2015.
A.M.A. The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc., is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc., designates this live activity for a maximum of 26.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A.P.A. The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc., is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Credit is provided on an hour-per-hour basis (26.0 hours maximum).

B.B.S. The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc., is a board-approved provider (PCE No. 398). This course meets the qualifications for 26.0 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

B.R.N. The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 9376 for 26.0 contact hours.

N.A.S.W. This program is in the process of being approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Provider #88692793) for 26.0 continuing education contact hours.

N.B.C.C. The Milton H. Erickson Foundation is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. ACEP#5056 This program is eligible for 26.0 clock hours.

State of Florida Department of Professional Regulation The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling as a provider of continuing education (CE Provider #: 50-2008).

Please note: It is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board directly to determine eligibility to meet your continuing education requirements. The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. is applying to other certification boards for continuing education approval. Information will be updated as approvals are received.

Thursday: (Law and Ethics) 6.0 credits
Friday: 8.0 credits
Saturday: 7.0 credits
Sunday: 5.0 credits
Full Conference: 20.0 credits
Full Conference + Pre-Conference: 26.0 credits

“Offering effective couples therapy—the kind of therapy that immediately empowers relationships—requires clinicians to cultivate new perspectives and new methods. Ellyn Bader and I have been organizing Couples Conferences since 1995, hosting a faculty whose peerless expertise has help thousands to BE couples therapists.”
—Jeffrey Zeig, PhD
Founder & Director, The Milton H. Erickson Foundation


“Couples challenge us with power struggles, infidelity, addictions, trauma, lies and deception, and emotional immaturity. Each year for the Couples Conference we bring you presenters who are state of the art and continually challenge themselves to advance the field of Couples Therapy For 2015, will give you an artful roadmap to help distressed couples find more lasting love.”
—Ellyn Bader, PhD
Co-Founder, The Couples Institute


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