Terry Real is an internationally recognized Family Therapist and Author and founder of the Relational Life Institute (RLI), offering workshops for couples, individuals and parents around the country along with a professional training program for clinicians wanting to learn his RLT (Relational Life Therapy) methodology.

A senior faculty member of the Family Institute of Cambridge in Massachusetts and a retired Clinical Fellow of the Meadows Institute in Arizona, Terry has worked with thousands of individuals, couples, and fellow therapists. Terry has been featured  on Good Morning America, the Today show and ABC News, New York Times and Oprah.

In this session, you will find out about:

  • His philosophy of couples therapy and his methodology of Relationship Life Therapy and relationship empowerment.
  • How he uses his methodology of ‘joining through the truth’.
  • Why not all couples have a  50:50 split in terms of the distribution of responsibility towards the unhelpful dynamic.
  • His unique approach to using ‘time outs’ with couples.
  • How he deals with angry hostile couples to de-escalate aggression.
  • How he uses concepts of the ‘latent’ and ‘blatant’ to understand difficult couple dynamics.
  • Resources he recommends for therapists wanting to learn more about his approach to couples therapy.

As an added bonus, Terry has also shared his latest article that was featured in a recent edition of  The Psychotherapy Networker magazine recently called: Joining Through the Truth on the replay page.

Watch the video below or listen to the audio podcast at the top of this page.

 Links and resources mentioned in this session:

Joining Through the TruthTerry Real’s article featured in the Psychotherapy Networker Magazine

Relational Life Institute


About the Presenter:

Terry Real relationship therapistTerry Real is the world renowned Family Therapist and Author of the groundbreaking new work, The New Rules of Marriage, the best-selling I Don’t Want to Talk About It, and the straight-talking How Can I Get Through to You? Terry’s work, with its rigorous commonsense approach, speaks to both men and women. His ideas on men’s issues and on couple’s therapy have been celebrated in venues from the USA Today Show and 20/20, to Oprah and The New York Times.

Real has been recognized by his peers as a pioneer in bringing to light the often understated and hidden psychological issues that face men in and out of relationships. His expertise has offered hope to millions of men and helped repair countless damaged relationships. He has been featured on national television programs and his most recent work with male clients has been made into a documentary titled All Men Are Sons.

Terry’s Relational Life Institute grew out of his extensive and empathic experience. The Institute is dedicated to helping boys and men reclaim wholeness and connection, helping parents raise healthy boys, and empowering women to be assertive in their relationships. Along with training mental health professionals, the Relational Life Institute’s workshops help women to assert themselves lovingly and men to open up and learn to be fully present. Read more about Terry at www.terryreal.com

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