The New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association
Skills for Healthy Relationships: Building Romantic Competence in Couples and Individuals
Joanne Davila, PhD
Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training
Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University
October 18, 2018
Albert Ellis Institute
145 E. 32nd Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Speaker Presentation: 6:30-7:30pm
Wine and Cheese: 8:00-8:45pm
Established professionals, early career professionals, and students from all applied, research, and academic settings are invited to attend. Please note, NYC-CBT does not offer refunds for events.
There is an additional $5 surcharge for paying at the door, so pre-register and save!
Relationship problems are rampant, and although people may know what a healthy relationship should look like, they often lack the skills to create one. This presentation focuses on the construct of romantic competence – the capacity for people to function adaptively in their romantic lives at all stages of the relationship process, regardless of relationship status or type. Dr. Davila will describe her model of the skills people need to function well in their romantic lives, focusing on insight, mutuality, and emotion regulation, and provide strategies for helping individuals and couples develop and enact these skills.
You will learn…
1. How to conceptualize relationship difficulties according to the model of romantic competence
2. How to help clients assess their relational needs and use those to guide their relationship choices
3. How to assist clients with relationship difficulties by helping them develop skills in insight, mutuality, and emotion regulation
Joanne Davila is a Professor of Psychology and the Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University. She is an internationally known expert on romantic relationships and mental health. She has published widely in this area and is the co-author (with K. Lashman) of “The Thinking Girl's Guide to the Right Guy: How Knowing Yourself Can Help You Navigate Dating, Hookups, and Love” (Guilford Press). She is a Fellow in the Association for Psychological Science and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and is the Editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. She is a licensed psychologist who specializes in evidence-based interventions for relationship problems, anxiety, and depression.