Enhanced Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Couples and Families
|| Norman B. Epstein, Ph.D.
Norman B. Epstein, Ph.D. is widely recognized internationally as a leader
in the field of couple and family therapy. In particular, he is a pioneer
in the development of cognitive-behavioral therapy with couples and families.
He is Professor of Family Science at the University of Maryland, College
Park and the director of the nationally accredited Couple and Family Therapy
Program at the University. He also is licensed both as a psychologist and
as a marriage and family therapist in Maryland and has been conducting
a part-time private practice with individuals, couples, and families for
34 years. Dr. Epstein earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University
of California at Los Angeles. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological
Association, a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor of the American
Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a Founding Fellow of the Academy
of Cognitive Therapy, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Assessment
Psychology. He has served on the editorial boards of several leading professional
Dr. Epstein’s research, writing, teaching, and training of clinicians
have focused on the
role of cognitive processes in relationship adjustment and dysfunction, assessment
of intimate relationships, development and evaluation of treatments for
distressed couples and families, factors affecting couples’ sexual
relationships, anxiety and depression in the relationship context,
cross-cultural work with couple and family relationships, and treatment of
psychological and physical abuse in couple relationships. He is an author or editor of four books, including Depression in the Family (Haworth Press,
1986), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with
Families (Brunner/Mazel, 1988), Cognitive-Behavioral
Marital Therapy (Brunner/Mazel, 1990), and Enhanced Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Couples: A Contextual
Approach (American Psychological Association, 2002). He currently has a contract with the American
Psychological Association to write a book on treatment of abusive behavior in
couple relationships. In addition, he
has published 48 journal articles and 49 book chapters on aspects of couple and
family relationships and therapy.
Dr. Epstein devotes a significant amount of time to clinical training,
ranging from teaching graduate level courses in couple and family therapy,
to supervising trainees’ clinical work, to presenting numerous national
and international workshops for professionals on assessment and treatment
of couple and family relationship problems. Among his international workshops,
he has presented several multi-day workshops in China, focusing on ways
in which therapy approaches developed in Western countries can be adapted
for effective use in Asian cultures, as well as presentations in Japan
and South Korea. His presentations emphasize the integration of theory,
research findings, and flexible use of clinical skills in engaging couples
and families in therapy. He consistently interacts with workshop participants,
engaging them in applying concepts and methods to their own clinical work,
and illustrates interventions with video and live roleplay demonstrations.
He consistently has received enthusiastic evaluations of his workshops.
This workshop is co-sponsored by authorized CE providers, the University
of Maryland and the middle Atlantic Division of AAMFT (American Association
for Marriage and Family Therapy), and participants of this workshop can
obtain CE credit, which is a rare opportunity in Japan.
Enhanced Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Couples and
by Dr. Norman B. Epstein, Ph.D.
Date: Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th
Venue: Star Kenshuu Center Kodenma-cho
Kodenma-cho Building 4F (401)
1-4, Nihonbashi Kodenma-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
of Participants: 150
Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm (both days)
Fee: \35,000 (Students: \30,000)
●Multiple Workshop Attendance
If you wish to attend both workshops presented by Dr. Norman B.
Epstein and Dr. Christine A. Padesky and if you apply and pay for both
workshops at the same time the fee will be
\65,000 (Students : \60,000).