Golden Threads of Couples Counseling
Spend the morning with three seasoned couples therapists, each with advanced training in the respective couples therapy modalities. Come away not just with a basic understanding of each method, but also the “golden threads” that weave their way across these approaches. This clinical workshop promises to be engaging and fun as well as informative.
About the Presenters
Melinda Stone, MA, LMHC - has counseled adults, adolescents and couples for over fifteen years in private practice. She earned her Masters Degree in Applied Behavioral Science and Systems Counseling from the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS) at Bastyr University. After graduation, she worked as a member of the psychological assessment team and group therapist at Fairfax Hospital. She has served as adjunct faculty in the Healthy Psychology department and at Bastyr University, and in the counseling program at LIOS. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Washington. Before beginning work as a psychotherapist, she was the Executive Director of a non-profit organization that served children and families. Melinda integrates hypnotherapy into her with individuals, and has completed Level 2 of PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy) with Stan Tatkin. She specializes in working with adults and adolescents who have experienced adoption.
Christine Howard Gieben, PsyD - A licensed Psychologist in private practice in Portland, Oregon. She received her doctoral degree in 2001 and was licensed as a Psychologist in Oregon in 2003. Christine works with both individuals and couples and was drawn to both Gestalt and Mindfulness-based approaches to therapy. Her passion for working with couples got her interested in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). She began training in the EFT model in 2012 and was certified as an EFT therapist in March 2016. She is currently pursuing certification as an EFT supervisor. Christine’s interest in sharing the EFT model with others has led her to assist certified EFT Trainers in training other therapists via workshops, training modules, classes and other events. in her free time, Christine enjoys bike touring with her husband on their tandem bicycle, hiking with her dog, teaching and practicing meditation and yoga, and having fun with friends.