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Application of the Negative Dyadic Interaction Cycle for Reducing Conflict in Relationships. On Demand

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Mrs. Michelle Browning, LMFT-S
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Target Audience: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Pastoral Ministers

Course Level: Intermediate

Learning Objectives:

  • Introduce an Overview of the Model - the Negative Dyadic Interactive Cycle Map
  • Outline the internal processes of individuals; identify three components of each person’s conflict,
    while discussing foundational basis of woundedness / trauma that contributes to personal, internal conflict
  • Using a Case Example, Populate a Negative Dyadic Interactive Cycle map with data
  • Find starting points for reducing conflict in relationships

Many Catholic counselors, therapists, and pastoral ministers often find working with couples, families, or individuals whom struggle in relationships, to be precarious and sometimes difficult. The human brokenness of each person is being made manifest within their relationship(s), eroding the quality of communicating and relating.

During this workshop participants will be introduced to a framework that aids in identifying the Negative Dyadic Interactive Cycle(s) between two people. The Presenter will discuss components of psychodynamic conflict, while conjoining their individual woundedness onto a Negative Dyadic Interactive Cycle map.

A case example will be used to demonstrate how to populate a Negative Dyadic Interactive Cycle map. A practical application of how the map may be used to illuminate EMDR Therapy treatment planning, will also be provided.

The purpose of this workshop is to give participants an aid for gathering data and finding a starting point for reducing cyclical conflict.

The Catholic Psychotherapy Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Catholic Psychotherapy Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This program does not qualify for NBCC credits



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Michelle Browning is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Supervisor and an EMDR Approved Consultant & Trainer. She is a co-author of the CPA Code of Ethics. She has been in private practice for 11 years and is co-owner of Intuitus Group in Cedar Park, TX.  She works with couples, families, and individuals experiencing various forms of trauma and relationship trauma. Michelle assists her Diocese with screening and preparing couples for Diaconal Formation, assisting with Seminarian screening, offering expert opinion for the Tribunal Annulment process, and facilitating classes for Catholic adults struggling with the pain of divorce. Michelle served on the CPA Board of Directors as Treasurer from 2019-2021.