Couples Therapy Training and Education Program (CTTEP) Curriculum and Faculty

Couples Therapy Training and 


Education Program (CTTEP) 


Curriculum and Faculty, 2022-2023 



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



Week One: Sept 9th 

Orientation: Getting to Know You Lunch 



Weeks Two - Eight: Sept 16th, 23rd, 30th; October 7th, 14th  21st and 28th 

How to Keep Your Head When They’re Losing Theirs: Theory of  Technique 

Shelly Goldklank, Ph.D. 



Week Nine: November 4th 

Visiting Lecturer: A Tavistock Approach 

Julie Friend, LCSW 


Week Ten: November 11th & 18th 

Somatic Experiencing in Couples: Bringing the Body into Couples Therapy

Stacy Malin, Ph.D. 



Weeks Eleven: December 2nd 

Unconscious Coupling: Taped session analysis 1

Shelly Goldklank, Ph.D.



Week Twelve: December 9th  

Practice what we've preached: Taped session analysis 2 


Week Thirteen: December 16th  

Candidate questions about theory and practice : Recapitulating Theory of Technique Shelly Goldklank, Ph.D. & Ethan Graham, Ph.D.



Week Fourteen: January 6th 

Diversities in Work with Couples: Curiosity and Radical Openness

Anton Hart, Ph.D. 



Week Fifteen and Sixteen: January 13th and 20th

Race Matters in Couples Dynamics 

Monique Bowen, Ph.D. 



** Please note on January 13th, there is a mid-year group  check-in meeting from 11:15-noon (prior to usual class start  time)  



Week Seventeen and Eighteen: January 27th and February 3rd

Talking About Sex in Couples Therapy 

Shoshana Bulow, Ph.D. 



Week Nineteen: February 10th 

Negotiated Power Dynamics and Sexual Play: BDSM/Consensual  SM in Couples' Work 

Avgi Saketopoulou, Psy.D. 



Week Twenty: February 17th  

Dynamics in Lesbian Couples 

Suzanne Iasenza, Ph.D. 



Week Twenty-One: February 24th 

When Couples Seek Treatment as Parents 

Pasqual Pantone, Ph.D. 



Week Twenty-Two: March 3rd 

Dynamics in Gay Male Relationships 

Kenneth Pound, Psy.D.  



Weeks Twenty-Three - Twenty-Seven: March 10th, 17th, 24th  and 31st & April 14th 

High Conflict Couples 

Susan Flinn, Ph.D. 



Week Twenty-Eight: April 21st  

Climate Change and Couples Therapy 

Wendy Greenspun, Ph.D. 


Week Twenty-Nine: April 28th  

Candidate questions about theory and practice: Recapitulating Theory of Technique Shelly Goldklank, Ph.D. & Ethan Graham, Ph.D. 



Week Thirty: May 5th 

Wrap Up 

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

(** Graduation at 3-5PM, following the case conference)    



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


Weeks One – Ten: Sept 16th, 23rd, 30th; October 7th, 14th,  21st, and 28th; November 4th, 11th, and 18th 

Faculty: Ethan Graham, Ph.D. 



Weeks Eleven – Twenty: December 2nd, 9th, and 16th;  January 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th; February 3rd, 10th and 17th

Robert Bartlett, Ph.D. 



Weeks Twenty-One – Thirty: Feb 24th; March 3rd, 10th, 17th,  24th, and 31st; April 14th, 21st and 28th; May 5th

Shelly Goldklank, Ph.D.




Individual Consultants: Once weekly consultation hours for thirty weeks between Sept 17th – May 13th.   Consultation time and day are to be determined between Consultant and student for a minimum of thirty sessions.


Bob Bartlett, Ph.D.

Don Brown, M.D.

Sheila Feig Brown, Ph.D.

Lawrence O. Brown, Ph.D.

Shoshana Bulow, Ph.D.

Roberta Caplan, Ph.D.

Tiziano Colibazzi, M.D.

Debra Farbman, Ph.D.

Richard Fulmer, Ph.D.

Deborah Glazer, Ph.D.

Francine Godet, Psy.D.

Ethan Graham, Ph.D.

Mara Heiman, LCSW

Sharon Kofman, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Krimendahl, Psy.D.

Stacy Malin, Ph.D.

Susan Shimmerlik, Ph.D.

Elena Skolnick, Ph.D.

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






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