The Secrets to Making It Work: The Art and Science of Hope-Filled Relationships

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The Secrets to Making It Work: The Art and Science of Hope-Filled Relationships

  • Virginia Commonwealth University
15 Lectures (5 CDs)
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How can you strengthen your relationship?

Many a guru has made a living out of trying to answer this question, but none can hold a candle to Everett Worthington, Ph.D.—a world-leading expert on relationship research and forgiveness research, as well as a seasoned clinical psychologist and husband of almost 50 years.

An award-winning professor, Everett Worthington is best known for developing the REACH Forgiveness model—an innovative forgiveness intervention used widely throughout the world. Now, this 15-lecture course applies the same evidence-based research that made him famous to the vexed question of relationship satisfaction.

You will not find quick fixes in this course. You will, however, find a trustworthy guide in Prof. Worthington. He advocates for the Hope-Focused Approach to Couple Enrichment. Dovetailing with his ground-breaking research on forgiveness, reconciliation, and conflict resolution, the Hope-Focused Approach has been proven effective worldwide in couples therapy, relationship enrichment, premarital counseling, and couples education.

As you listen to the course, you will devise a practical plan of action and learn specific techniques for forming, maintaining, and rebuilding your emotional bond with your partner.

Throughout the lectures, entertaining anecdotes and a Tennessee drawl keep Prof. Worthington’s advice grounded in his authentic experience.

From upending common myths about long-term relationships to emphasizing the importance of funding your “love bank,” this course will equip you with proven ways to improve your relationship.

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Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • Overview and Themes
  • Hope-Destroyers and Love-Killers
  • Theory Is Not a Bad Word
  • Better Communication
  • Resolving Differences
  • Intimacy Bonds and Hope
  • Forgiveness in Couples
  • Reconciliation
  • Relationships across the Life Stages
  • Negotiating Life Transitions: It Is Not Always Difficult
  • Enriching Your Relationship
  • Problems that Complicate Relationships
  • Couple (and Family) Therapies
  • Practical Learning from Therapies
  • More Practical Ways to Make Your Relationship Better
About Your Presenter

Everett Worthington, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, an award-winning professor emeritus at Virginia Commonwealth University, and a world-leading expert on forgiveness research. Prof. Worthington has published more than 38 books and 440 articles and scholarly chapters, mostly on forgiveness, marriage, and family topics. He actively holds workshops and gives talks internationally, in addition to maintaining a website of free resources. Formerly President of the American Psychological Association Division 36 (the Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality), Prof. Worthington is a clinical fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. His awards include VCU’s Award for Excellence, and the Humanitarian Award from the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling. In 2016, he was named one of the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia’s 13 Outstanding Professors in the Commonwealth.


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