From Despair to Repair

Despair to repair  From Despair to Repair:

Helping Couples Heal and Grow Through Crisis 

Presented by Senior Faculty Members Wendy Palmer Patterson and Maureen Brine 

In the face of a couple’s crisis, there are three different perspectives for the therapist to consider. The first perspective works for, and from, the ‘between’ of the relationship – the focus is on the interpersonal; the second, uses relational neuroscience as a map for inner attunement; and the third, helps the therapist with his/her own counter-transference and use of “self.” 

The end-point of all three perspectives is to provide the therapist with skills for helping couples move from Despair and Rupture to Repair and Connection.  Using the principles of interpersonal attunement and intrapersonal attunement will provide a map of the terrain that needs to be covered when working with couples in crisis.  Having a clear navigational system that includes exploring counter-transference reactions will ultimately enable us to effectively help couples heal and grow through crisis.

Maureen and Wendy have been exploring this material in-depth for the past 5 years and have taken the original Despair to Repair course and infused and shaped it with current research and much experience.  Maureen is an international expert with addictions and Wendy has taken the repair challenge into expanded work with an advanced course in Forgiveness.  Come experience this important course in its new form.


When: September 24-26, 2021

9:00am – 6:00pm Eastern

Where: Online

CEU’s: APA, Imago
24.00 ($40 fee) 

Cost: $750

To Register: CLICK HERE!

or: Call (866) 960-1550 or email