Neurodynamic Couples Therapy

April 4

9:00am - 4:30pm


Neurodynamic Couples Therapy

This workshop provides a framework for understanding how the emotional triggers between couples are inevitable and useful, rather than avoidable and destructive. Students will learn how to interpret the dramatic interactions of a couple as neurobiologically programmed sources of growth and change, as well as how to guide couples through their own natural process of mutual healing.

Through specializing in the study, research, and practice of treating couples for 35 years, Jana Edwards developed this course as a non-pathologizing, integrated approach that is based on the most current knowledge about couple relationships. Students will explore the foundations of this therapeutic approach, as well as practical applications of concepts.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain why couples are each other’s best healers.
  • Describe why couples need their emotional triggers and how to use them effectively in treatment.
  • Explain what the “perfect storm” in couple relationships is and how to help couples use it productively.
  • Create a safe environment for couples to heal each other.

This course offers 11 CE hours

Two sessions
Friday, April 5, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (30 minute lunch on your own)
Saturday, April 6, 2019
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
DU Campus

Cost: $350
Discounts (use code when registering):
DU Affiliates (alumni, faculty, staff): 10% off - code: CPDGSSW10
Students: 15% off – code: CPDGSSW15

Jana Edwards is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work. She has enjoyed a private psychotherapy practice in metro Denver for 35 years, is the author of Why Are You Driving Me Crazy: How the Dramas of Marriage Can Change You for Good (Minneapolis, MN: Langdon Street Press, 2016), and is the originator of Neurodynamic Couples Therapy. She has twice been named Most Distinguished Clinician by the Colorado Society for Clinical Social Work, and is honored to be recognized as a Master Scholar by the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW). She has presented papers on her work at both national and international conferences, and has been published in the Clinical Social Work Journal. As a representative of the professional community, she served on the search committees for the current and immediate past Deans of GSSW, and she is a charter member of the Board of Visitors at GSSW. In addition, she served the Colorado Society for Clinical Social Work as a board member and, later, President for 20 years.