Couples Therapy Training and Education Program (CTTEP) Curriculum and Faculty, 2020-2021

Couples Therapy Training and


Education Program (CTTEP)


Curriculum and Faculty,  2021-2022


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


Week One: Sept 17th

Orientation: Getting to Know You Lunch


Weeks Two - Seven: Sept 24th; Oct 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

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

Shelly Goldklank, Ph.D.


Week Eight and Nine: November 5th and 12th

History Matters: Historical Roots of Systemic Theory and Practice

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


Week Ten: November 19th 

Visiting Lecturer: A Tavistock Approach

Julie Friend, LCSW


Weeks Eleven and Twelve: December 3rd and 10th 

Couples Dynamics as Expressed in Classical and Popular Art

and The First Couple: Adam and Eve in Couples Therapy

Richard Fulmer, Ph.D.

Week Thirteen: December 17th

Issues of Class and Race in Couples Therapy

Anton Hart, Ph.D.

Week Fourteen: January 7th

What to Know About Machismo and Marianismo in Latinx Couples

Karla Lizette Gomez, M.A.

Week Fifteen and Sixteen: January 14th and 22nd

Race Matters in Couples Dynamics

Monique Bowen, Ph.D.

** Please note on January 14th, there is a mid-year group check-in meeting from 11:15-noon (prior to usual class start time)

Week Seventeen: January 28

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

Avgi Saketopoulou, Psy.D.

Week Eighteen and Nineteen: February 4th and 11th

Talking About Sex in Couples Therapy

Shoshana Bulow, Ph.D.

Week Twenty: February 18th

Sexual and Relationship Issues in Gay Male Couples and Queer Theory

Eugenio Duarte, Ph.D.

Week Twenty-One: February 25th

Dynamics in Lesbian Couples

Suzanne Iasenza, Ph.D.

Week Twenty-Two: March 4th

When Couples Seek Treatment as Parents

Pasqual Pantone, Ph.D.


Weeks Twenty-Three - Twenty-Seven: March 11th, 18th and 25th; April 8th and 22nd

High Conflict Couples

Susan Flinn, Ph.D.


Weeks Twenty-Eight and Twenty-Nine: April 29th and May 6th

Violence and Abuse in Couples - What Couples Therapists Should Know

Wendy Greenspun, Ph.D.


Week Thirty: May 13th

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 24th; October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th;  November 5th, 12th, and 19th

Faculty: Cynthia Baum-Baicker, Ph.D.


Weeks Eleven – Twenty: December 3rd, 10th, and 17th; January 7th, 14th, 22nd, and 28th; February 4th, 11th and 18th

Elena Skolnick, Ph.D.


Weeks Twenty-One – Thirty: Feb 25th; March 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th; April 8th, 22nd and 29th; May 6th and 13th

Tal Lee, Psy.D.


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.


Don Brown, M.D.

Sheila Feig Brown, Ph.D.

Lawrence O. Brown, Ph.D.

Shoshana Bulow, Ph.D.

Roberta Caplan, Ph.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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