Advanced Training
for Couples Therapists
Taller sobre El Perdón en el Matrimonio
26 September, 2018

The Counseling Institute of Atlanta has years of experience offering training courses / seminars / workshops for therapists who want to start their work as couples therapists or specialize in marriage therapy and / or improve their knowledge and clinical skills. The program is intensive and will be held in the city of Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

This 2019 we offer training in couples therapy for Latin American psychotherapists in the months of April and September. We’ll be waiting for you!

The program is intensive and theoretical-practical: It consists of a theoretical part, which includes information supported by scientific evidence at an international level when conducting effective couples therapy. In addition, one of its great strengths is that it also has a large practical part, where attendees can exercise the techniques learned and be supervised by professionals of high quality and experience in the area.

We hope to contact a select group of Latin American psychotherapists who want to improve their clinical intervention skills in their work with couples. In this Seminar, you will learn different theoretical approaches based on scientific evidence about couple relationships and how you can apply this knowledge when making diagnoses and psychotherapeutic interventions with couples you work with.

Thank you very much for your interest in participating in our course:

Alejandro Navarrete, Loida Terrero, Edurne Paula Chopeitia, Eva Cendon, Gabriela Benavente, and Yarelie Calo Gobea (course facilitators)



  • Diplomas awarded by the Counseling Institute of Atlanta
  • Developed in person in the city of Atlanta in the State of Georgia in the United States
  • Directed to couple therapists and professionals related to this kind of work.
  • Duration: 5 days of training and 1 day of tour of the city of Atlanta and dinner to share with participants and exhibitors.
  • Course Cost: $ 3,000 USD (There are two modalities and participation costs, including discounts for early payment – See below for information).


Date and schedule:


The workshop/seminar will take place in Atlanta, from April 29th (Monday) to May 4th (Saturday) 2019.


Day 1:   Monday  9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Introduction to the seminar

Introduction to the different couple’s therapy approaches based on scientific evidence

Intervention techniques practice

Live case observation


Day 2:  Tuesday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Intervention techniques for couple’s therapy

Conflict management in couple’s relationship

Emotional distancing and emotional reconnection in the couple relationship

Approach and intervention – Practical exercises


Day 3:   Wednesday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Mindfulness as psychotherapeutic technique in couple relationship

Conflict intervention techniques

  • Stopping emotional escalation
  • Conversations that reduce stress in the relationship
  • Dreams behind the conflict
  • Conversations after an argument
  • Intervention practical exercises
  • Trauma in the life of a couple: Therapeutic approach

Day 4:   Thursday   9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Self of couple therapist

Ethical dilemmas that couple therapists face

How the therapists handle stress during the couple’s conflict

Personal exercise: Self of therapist

Infidelity in couple’s relationship: Approaches to relief trauma


Day 5:   Friday  9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Premarital therapy: work with couples

Learning from experience: Couple therapy practice

Live cases observation


Day  6:   Saturday  09:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Tour around Atlanta

Farewell dinner at night

Comments from professionals that have folllowed our program:

“Very good personal and professional experience. I would like you to do these trainings constantly. “

“I have learned a lot. I think the learning was quite powerful. I recommend 100% to other therapists who want to perfect their knowledge of couples therapy. “

“I take a lot of satisfaction and motivation to continue learning and implementing the content learned. Thanks to all the team, each class, experience, welcome was and will be very significant. Excellent seminar! “

“Excellent training, very good selection of topics and professionals well prepared, simple, dynamic and with high personal quality.”

“An excellent proposal. I recommend it and I’m waiting for the second part. Congratulations! An excellent human group. “

What are the objectives of the program?

  • -To understand the main theories of intervention in couples therapy based on scientific evidence.
  • To carry out an evaluation of the relationship and effective treatment plan.
  • To use intervention techniques based on scientifically proven theories.
  • To describe the phenomenon of trauma and its impact on the relationship. Intervention techniques
  • To explore the reality of infidelity in the couple’s relationship, its causes and consequences, complementing with psychotherapeutic tools when performing a therapy in the context of infidelity.
  • To identify invisible presences and visible absences that accompany us in the work with couples. Principles of counter transfer to improve our understanding of the links.
  • To set and structure goals of premarital therapy, effective interventions and structuring of therapy.
  • To discover at a theoretical and practical level the Mindfulness meditation technique as a couples therapy technique.

Costs/ Investment:

We have two investment options:

The registration fee to confirm your participation is $ 500 USD, which must be done up to 60 days before the beginning of the course.

  • Option 1: Includes lodging (from Sunday, April 28 to Sunday, May 5, 2019), meals, transfers (airport to the lodging and lodging to the Institute and vice versa), tour through the city of Atlanta (Entrances to the Aquarium and Coca World, study program, study materials, diploma and farewell dinner (Saturday night) (Does not include air ticket) Cost: $ 3,000 USD
  • Option 2: Includes only study program, study material, and diploma. Cost: $ 2,500 USD


Available offers:

  1. Groups: Groups of at least 3 people that sign in together will get a 20% discount each.
  2. Registration payment ($500): Up to two months prior to the beginning of the seminar will get a 10% discount in either option 1 or 2.

Payment methods

  • Phone call (1-404-630-1361) to process payment directly from your credit card
  • Paypal, through the site

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  • Our training team:
    • Alejandro Navarrete Aguilar, Peru
    • Maria Gabriela Benavente, Chile
    • Loida Terrero, Republica Dominicana
    • Edurne Chopeitia, Uruguay
    • Eva Cendon, España
    • Yarelie Calo Gobea, Puerto Rico


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