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SDPA CE Event - Integral Marital Therapy

  • 07/28/2018
  • 8:30 AM - 12:45 PM
  • SDPA Office


  • Must be approved by SDPA Office.

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Saturday, July 28, 2018
8:30 am - 12:45 pm

Fruit and coffee served

SDPA Office
4699 Murphy Canyon Rd.
San Diego, California 92123

Many clinicians find marital therapy a difficult treatment modality. The intimate relationship often presents as a chaotic expression of individual and collective dynamics where regression and intensity are at a peak. Borrowing from Ken Wilber’s Integral model, Dr. Habib’s integral approach to the marital relationship conceptualizes the complexity of the intimate relationship which leads to interventions that are informed by all quadrants, lines, and levels of development that simultaneously impact the clinician’s encounter with the dyadic unit. It will include a diagnostic model of the couple’s process leading to interventions that create change. This seminar is robust in therapeutic strategies that extend well beyond communications training and conflict management. This seminar will provide systemic focus concerning the central role of dyadic regression, while providing specific techniques on how to stabilize and enhance these processes. It will also define a marital line of development that proposes the higher stages of intimate evolution. We will examine collective cultural messages that both help and hurt many couples ability to feel love and contentment.


This workshop will help attendees to:

  • Identify the disruptive diagnostic pattern in a couples relationship that results in frustration and disillusionment.

  • Use in your couples work multiple intervention techniques that are consistent with  the various diagnostic patterns cited above. 
  • Know where to begin the intervention and what treatment format to utilize.

  • Understand how Integral Theory is impacting all of the sciences, especially psychology. 

The target audience includes Licensed Psychologists, Marriage Family Therapists, Counselors, Graduate Psychology Students, and other mental health professionals.



Tom Habib, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and is in private practice with a specialty in couple therapy in San Juan Capistrano, CA .  Dr. Habib is also Physician Well Being Chair at CHOC Hospital  in Mission Viejo, CA.  Tom is also an organizer for San Diego Integral where they are experimenting with creating “we-space” with a structure called Focused Integral Group Discussions.  He has been adjunct faculty at Center for Integrative Psychology within the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego and was founder and managing partner in a private group practice for 26 years consisting of clinical psychologist, psychiatrist, MFT’s and interns. Tom gave up his position in the group practice to solely focus upon researching and applying integral meta-theory to the intimate couple. He has published multiple academic papers on couples and was awarded Best Academic Paper, Honorable Mention in the 2016 Integral European Conference and Top 5% Researcher December, 2017 on Academia.edu.

Conflicts of Interest: As an APA-approved sponsor of continuing education, San Diego Psychological Association is committed to the identification and resolution of potential conflicts of interest in the planning, promotion, delivery, and evaluation of continuing education. Please review the conflict of interest guideline below.

APA Guidelines Regarding Potential Conflicts of Interest

Consistent with concepts outlined in the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, potential conflicts of interest occur when an individual assumes a professional role in the planning, promotion, delivery, or evaluation of continuing education where personal, professional, legal, financial, or other interests could reasonably be expected to impair his or her objectivity, competence, or effectiveness.

The SDPA CE Committee has reviewed and approved this presentation proposal. The speaker(s) have stated there is no commercial support or conflict of interest related to this program.

Attendance Policy: CE Credit and Certificates will not be issued to those who arrive later than 15 minutes or leave early from any course scheduled time. This policy is strictly enforced to ensure compliance with APA Guidelines.

Cancellation Policy:  No refund will be given to any registered individual who is a no-show to a course. Any individual canceling within 72 hours of a course will be refunded 50% of the course fee.                                                                

American Psychological Association
The San Diego Psychological Association (SDPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SDPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

In California, APA approved CE’s are valid for licensed psychologists, licensed school psychologists, LCSW, LFMT, LEP & LPCC licensees. Though APA is a national organization, the out of state licensee should check with their state governing board to make sure that APA approved CE'’s are valid in their state for their license. 

See SDPA Website Continuing Education Policies.

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