The deeper truths about relationship dynamics and the ways people resolve real problems are most apparent in a couple’s upsets, fears, and fights. Coates will present actual cases from her clinical practice and offer workshop participants an opportunity to discuss and debate the best approaches to these typical human dilemmas. The group will explore possible therapeutic solutions and look for effective ways to alleviate the pain and stress of each client and / or couple. As part of the process Coates will describe the natural blind spots and biases of each client’s Enneagram type and subtype, and show how the “Five Factors for Predicting Relationship Success” (described in Coates and Searle’s soon-to-be published book) apply to each case.
Mona Coates, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist in private practice (Huntington Beach, CA) for 32 years. She is a college professor emeritus of Human Sexuality / Psychology, a licensed Marriage and Family counselor, certified hypnotherapist, nationally certified sex therapist, sex educator, and Enneagram author and teacher. She is the co-author of the C-JES (Coates-Jacobs Enneagram Survey), The Self-Scoring Book, and the soon to be published book: Sex, Love and Your Personality; The Nine Faces of Intimacy.
2009 IEA Global Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA