Presented by the Milton H Erickson Foundation

The Couples Conferences have become a leading vehicle for learning the applications of the latest research on facilitating treatment with couples. At this Conference, you will learn from leading-edge theorists and practitioners as they define, describe and discuss differing approaches that initially promote closeness and those that move toward managing difference and facilitating differentiation. By the end of this Conference, you will have advanced and refined your own thinking about how to approach the challenge of facilitating intimacy.

Attendees will increase their clinical effectiveness by-

  1. Comparing and contrasting differing professional perspectives and translating these into specific interventions
  2. Evaluating basic principles and techniques of contemporary schools of therapy
  3. Utilizing multi-level therapeutic communication
  4. Comprehending the commonalities that underlie successful clinical work
  5. Appreciating the historical development of psychotherapeutic disciplines


Eligibility: 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 May 2016.

The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. is a federal nonprofit corporation, formed to promote and advance the contributions to the health sciences by the late Milton H. Erickson, MD. In addition to organizing congresses, workshops, Brief Therapy and Couples Conferences, the Erickson Foundation also organized six landmark Evolution of Psychotherapy Conferences in 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017, attracting more than 8,000 professionals from around the world at each conference.

The Milton H. Erickson Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, physical challenge, gender or sexual orientation.