Michele McCormick, Ph.D., PACT Level II Practitioner, Level III Candidate. Brief video of how Dr.Tatkin's Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy has taken my work with couples to a new level @ https://vimeo.com/105782014
"Relationships are Hard but Why?" Stan Tatkin's TEDx talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xKXLPuju8U
Esther Perel's TED Talk on Maintaining Desire, Mystery and Surprise alongside security in a long-term marriage,
See the Global Glue Project a video Website dedicated to preserving the wisdom of real relationships and how to make love stick!
The following books will assist you during our work together to better understand how my psycho-biological, attachment-oriented theoretical foundation informs my interventions with you. I have been trained in many models of couples therapy but my primary approach issues from my experience as a PACT Level III couple therapist trained by Stan Tatkin, PsyD. This approach has added a dynamic to the work that moves couples through their blocks much more quickly.
"Wired for Love", "Wired for Dating", Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT. See www.stantatkin.com
"Hold Me Tight", Susan Johnson. www.drsuejohnson.com
Esther Perel's, "Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence". How marriages survive when novelty and surprise are as important as security and safety.
"Parenting from the Inside Out" Dan Siegel, Mary Hartzell (Great explanation about how early attachment experiences impact all relationships including our intimate adult connections).
"Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work", John Gottman, Ph.D. "Why Marriages Succeed or Fail",
"Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation", Dan Siegel, M.D.
"Getting the Love You Want", Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.
"The Five Love Languages", Gary Chapman
"Tell Me No Lies: How to Stop Lying to Your Partner-and Yourself- in the Four Stages of Marriage", Ellen Bader, Ph.D.
" The Dance of Intimacy"; "The Dance of Anger", H.G. Lerner, Ph.D.
"Codependent No More", Melanie Beattie - Loving someone who struggles with addiction. My YouTube video on addiction for New Directions for Women Conference, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65neMSLMc7k
"Loving someone with Asperger's Syndrome: Understanding and Connecting with Your Partner", Cindy N, Ariel, Ph.D.
"Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder", Chapter 41: "What Can You Do If Your Mate has ADD?" Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
"Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking your life back when someone you care about has borderline personality disorder", Paul T. Mason, M.S., Randi Kreger
"A General Theory of Love" T. Lewis, M.D. F Amini, M.D., R. Lannon, M.D.
"We: Understanding the Psychology of Romantic Love", Robert A. Johnson