Interventions for Couple Therapy

Friday, April 20, 2018 (1:00 pm-4:15 pm) 

Saturday, April 21, 2018 (8:45 am-4:15 pm)

Dr. Butch Losey, Ed.D, LPCC-S

Location: Waybridge Counseling Center





This workshop will consider common issues in couples counseling and the interventions for treatment.  A considerable portion of the workshop will focus on demonstration and practice of specific interventions, including  use of the Relationship Rating Scales and the accompanying Excel graph files (given to each participant at the workshop), enactment process in therapy, Unconscious Hidden Agenda Family of Origin Interview, and the Trauma Response to Infidelity Scale.


Please bring a laptop or other portable device. All participants will receive a link on the day of the workshop that will include all the tools and documents of the workshop, many which will be used during  the workshop. Please make sure to do this because it will enhance your understanding of the material and increase your involvement in the activities.

3 hours on Friday count towards ethics CEUS.


April 20, 2018   
1:00-4:15  Professional and Ethical Issues

  1:00-2:30  Professional efficacy  and effectiveness
  2:45-4:15  Specific Ethical Issues

  • Role changes

  • No Secrets Policy-legal and ethical issues

  • Process for guest attendance, policy

  • Intimate partner violence

  • Ethical business practice

April 21, 2018

8:45-10:15  Assessment and Treatment Planning

  • Principles and focus of assessment

  • Use of Satisfaction Scales and presenting electronic assessment to couples

  • Intimacy Scales

10:30-12:00  Communication and Enactment 

  • Teaching communication skills for early treatment gains

  • Utilizing enactment for post-treatment gains

  • Interventions to manage the hyper critical partner

  • Managing conflict in session

  • Use of Milan reflecting teams

1:00-2:30  Intimacy, Trust and Forgiveness

  • Family of origin

    • guided imagery

    • Unconscious Hidden Agenda Family of Origin Interview

  • Trust relationship, trust behavioral strategies, 

  • Trust restoration for infidelity

  • Forgiveness strategies

2:45-4:15  Infidelity

  • Stages of treatment

  • Assessment of trauma responses

  • Trauma interventions


Dr. Butch Losey is an assistant professor for Xavier University's Department of Counseling and Owner and CEO of Waybridge Counseling in Cincinnati Ohio. He has over 30 years experience in the mental health field and is a licensed professional clinical counselor with supervisor endorsement. He is a couple's therapist helping couples recover from infidelity, high conflict and problems with intimacy. He is an international speaker on bullying prevention and other mental health topics. He created the Bullying Lethality Identification System to assist school professionals with assessing risk for victims of bullying. His latest book, Creating an Effective Couple Therapy Practice, is written for therapists and addresses common issues that therapist may encounter in couples therapy. There is an emphasis on best-practices and evaluating outcomes of therapy.


Professional Registration: $249.00

Friday Only: $89.00

Saturday Only: $210.00

Student Registration: $75.00

Food Choices for Lunch

Bacon Turkey Bravo (Oven-roasted turkey breast raised without antibiotics, applewood-smoked bacon, smoked Gouda, lettuce, vine ripened tomatoes, signature sauce, salt and pepper on Tomato Basil)


Napa Almond Chicken Salad (Chicken tossed with diced celery, seedless grapes, toasted almonds and special dressing, served with lettuce, vine ripened tomatoes, salt and pepper on Sesame Semolina)


Mediterranean Veggie (Zesty sweet Peppadew piquant peppers, feta, cucumbers, lettuce, vine ripened tomatoes, red onions, cilantro jalapeño hummus, salt and pepper on Tomato Basil)

Continuing Education Credit for:

Ohio Counselors,  Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists

Since seating is limited for our workshops,

the quickest way to get registered  is to

complete the fill in form below and mail us your check.

Checks payable to:

Waybridge Counseling

4030 Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road

Suite 102

Cincinnati, Ohio 45255

Dr. Butch Losey