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JUNE 24 - 26, 2021 / WORLDWIDE




5.00 - 5.30


The Healthy Adult in Love with Chelsea Wakefield

Includes LIVE Questions and Answers

Chelsea Wakefield, PhD, outlines a relationship roadmap using schema therapy for couples (ST-C), explaining that we don’t “find” great partners, we “become” them when we do the inner healing work to remap early maladaptive schemas and dysfunctional modes that interfere with establishing and sustaining a meaningful love relationship.  She invites couples to examine how their “inner cast of characters,” our modes, are relating in rewarding and troublesome ways. 

Regarding communication, Chelsea asks “who” is communicating and “who” is listening, outlining six essential “love capacities” that our Healthy Adult mode can develop that will put us on a path toward meaningful, enduring relationships.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the 5 stage progression along the Relationship Roadmap – from Enchantment to Conscious Relating.
  • Articulate why personal work is essential for interpersonal success in an intimate relationship.  
  • Articulate why great relationships are created through personal and interpersonal growth rather than “found.”
  • List the six essential Love Capacities outlined by Wakefield
  • Describe why being aware of “who” (in our “inner cast of characters”) is communicating in a relationship exchange is as important as “what” is being communicated.    
  • Describe why creating a compelling vision for the relationship is important.
  • Describe the qualities and capacities that Healthy Adult in Love demonstrate in their intimate relationships.    

About the Presenter

Chelsea Wakefield

Chelsea Wakefield, PhD, LCSW is a therapist, author, and internationally respected teacher who holds a lifelong interest in powerful processes that heal wounded hearts and bring more meaning, love, and connection to our lives.

With her compelling perspectives on living and loving,Chelsea is a popular keynote speaker, inspirational workshop leader, and a sought-after clinician. She is an Associate Professor and Director of the Couples Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where she offers couples therapy, sex therapy, and trains clinicians in her innovative clinical work. 

Chelsea's work is undergirded by a belief that we all have an inner compass that we can reference, which will lead us toward wholeness.  She has found Schema Therapy to be the best “evidence based” match for her clinical philosophy and experiential practices, and avidly promotes it in all of her training programs.

You can learn more about her work at: VISIT

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Why Schema Therapy?

Schema therapy has been extensively researched to effectively treat a wide variety of typically treatment resistant conditions, including Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Read our summary of the latest research comparing the dramatic results of schema therapy compared to other standard models of psychotherapy.

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