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Ellyn Bader

Dr. Ellyn Bader is a founder and director of The Couples Institute in Menlo Park, California. As a clinical psychologist, workshop leader, author, and speaker, she is dedicated to helping couples create extraordinary relationships. Over the past 30 years she has trained therapists in couples therapy throughout the United States as well as Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia. She served as a Clinical Faculty in Stanford University School of Medicine for 8 years. Ellyn is a past-president of the International Transactional Analysis Association and a recipient of the Clark Vincent Award for an outstanding literary contribution to the field of marital therapy from the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. She co-authored the books, “In Quest of the Mythical Mate: A Developmental Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment in Couples Therapy” (Brunner/Mazel.) and “Tell Me No Lies: How to Face the Truth and Build a Loving Marriage.” (St.Martins Press.) with her husband, Dr. Peter Pearson.
Drs. Bader and Pearson have appeared on numerous radio and TV shows including the Today show, Good Morning America and the CBS Morning Show. They have been married to each other for 35 years and have worked together for 30 years.

My Sessions

Workshop 13 – The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy

The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy: Advanced Experiential Workshop This workshop is designed for couple’s therapists who have trained in the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy. Increase your skills in effective confrontation and incisive resolution of intrapsychic conflicts. Bring some of your toughest challenges and join Ellyn Bader and Sue Diamond-Potts to strengthen your ability […]

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Workshop 07 – Strong Leadership in Couples Therapy Part 2

Strong Leadership in Couples Therapy: How the Developmental Model Helps You (Part 2 of 2) This is the 2nd part of a workshop designed to demonstrate Couples Therapy in Action. You will see how using techniques from the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy will enable you to: Ask effective questions. Facilitate increased differentiation in each […]

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Keynote 01 – A Conversation with Sue Diamond Potts

A Conversation with Sue Diamond Potts: 33 Years Specializing in Couples Therapy Sue Diamond Potts will interview Dr. Ellyn Bader about her 33 years specializing in couples therapy. They will discuss what it was like when she started and how the field has changed. They will especially focus on what Ellyn has learned from consulting to […]

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Workshop 04 – Strong Leadership in Couples Therapy Part 1

Strong Leadership in Couples Therapy: How the Developmental Model Helps You (Part 1 of 2) This is a 2-part workshop designed to demonstrate Couples Therapy in Action:  Couples therapy requires strong leadership especially in early sessions. Here you set the tone, establish your leadership, solidify your credibility, assess what is wrong and why, and chart […]

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