Couples Therapy Training and Education Program (CTTEP) Curriculum and Faculty, 2019-2020

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Couples Therapy Training and Education Program (CTTEP)

Curriculum and Faculty,  2019-2020

******** PLEASE NOTE: The updated curriculum for the 2020-2021 academic year will be displayed here in the spring of 2020. ********


Didactic Courses:  Fridays, 12:15pm – 1:45pm

Week One: Sept 6th

Orientation: Getting to Know You Lunch


Weeks Two - Eight: Sept 13th, 20th, 27th, Oct 4th, Oct 11th, 18th and 25th

How to Keep Your Head When They’re Losing Theirs: Getting Treatment Started and Sustained

Shelly Goldklank, Ph.D.


Week Nine: November 1st

History Matters: Historical Roots of Systemic Theory and Practice

Susan Shimmerlik, Ph.D. and Don Brown, M.D.


Weeks Ten - Fourteen: November 8th, 15th, 22nd; December 6th and 13th

Issues of Class and Race in Couples Therapy

Anton Hart, Ph.D.


Week Fifteen: December 20th

Theory of technique through tape review

Shelly Goldklank, Ph.D.


Weeks Sixteen and Seventeen: January 10th and 17th

Talking About Sex in Couples Therapy

Shoshana Bulow, Ph.D.

Week Eighteen: January 24th

When Couples Seek Treatment as Parents

Pasqual Pantone, Ph.D.


Weeks Nineteen and Twenty: January 31st

Couples Dynamics as Expressed in Classical and Popular Art

Richard Fulmer, Ph.D.

February 7th

Special Topics

Lawrence Brown, Ph.D.


Week Twenty-One: February 14th

The First Couple: Adam and Eve in treatment

Richard Fulmer, Ph.D.

Week Twenty-Two: February 21st

Sexual and Relationship Issues in Gay Male Couples

Mark Blechner, Ph.D.


Week Twenty-Three: February 28th

Dynamics in Lesbian Couples

Suzanne Iasenza, Ph.D.


Week Twenty-Four: March 6th

Theory of Technique

Cleonie White, Ph.D.

Weeks Twenty-Five - Thirty: March 13th, 20th, and 27th; April 3rd, 17th and 24th

High Conflict Couples

Susan Flinn, Ph.D.


Week Thirty-One: May 1st

Wrap Up

Shelly Goldklank, Ph.D. & Ethan Graham, Ph.D.



Clinical Case Conference: Fridays, 2:00 – 3:00

Weeks One – Ten: Sept 13th, 20th, 27th; Oct 4th, 11th 18th, 25th; Nov 1st, 8th, and 15th

Richard Fulmer, Ph.D.


Weeks Eleven – Twenty:  Nov 22nd; Dec 6th, 13th and 20th; Jan 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st; Feb 7th and 14th

Elena Skolnick, Ph.D.


Weeks Twenty-One – Thirty: Feb 21st and 28th; Mar 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th; Apr 3rd, 17th, 24th; May 1st

Tal Lee, Psy.D.


Supervising Faculty: Once weekly supervision hours for thirty weeks between Sept 14th – May 17th.   Supervision time and day are to be determined between supervisor and student for a minimum of thirty sessions.


Miri Abramis, Ph.D.

Don Brown, M.D.

Sheila Feig Brown, Ph.D.

Lawrence O. Brown, Ph.D.

Shoshana Bulow, Ph.D.

Debra Farbman, Ph.D.

Richard Fulmer, Ph.D.

Deborah Glazer, Ph.D.

Anton Hart, Ph.D.

Mara Heiman, LCSW

Sharon Kofman, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Krimendahl, Psy.D.

Susan Shimmerlik, Ph.D.

Elena Skolnick, Ph.D.

** Please note that the above may be subject to change.




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