Dr. Ellyn Bader has been practicing couples therapy for over 30 years. In this interview, she describes the evolution of her work as a couples therapist. She also discusses how she and her therapist husband, Dr. Peter Pearson, founded the Couples Institute and the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy. Dr. Bader discusses the challenges and rewards of building a private practice with associates as well as her online training programs for therapists.
[1:58] Dr. Bader shares her story of becoming a couples therapist and how she started the Couples Institute and developed the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy.
[8:37] Dr. Bader discusses how she built her business.
[11:23] Dr. Bader discusses her book, In Quest of the Mythical Mate, which is used in graduate schools across North America.
[12:08] Dr. Bader discusses the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy and why she created it.
[17:45] Dr. Bader discusses her online couples therapy training program for therapists.
[18:51] Dr. Bader shares the challenges involved in building a business.
[25:43] Dr. Bader talks about how she balances her time between her business and leisure time.
[27:45] Dr. Bader shares her plans for the future including new programs that she will be offering.
[29:31] Dr. Bader shares the challenges she has encountered in building her business.
[38:40] Dr. Bader shares her advice to those building a therapy practice.
Bio – Dr. Ellyn Bader – Menlo Park, California
Peter and Ellyn are founders of the Couples Institute in Menlo Park California and are experts in couples’ therapy training. They are creators of The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, a model that teaches therapists how to diagnose, intervene and significantly help troubled relationships. They have presented workshops to therapists throughout North America, as well as Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia. Ellyn also conducts an online training program for therapists that has had participants from 31 countries.
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