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Thursday, November 14 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM [EST]

About the Event

How to Have an Awful Marriage

Thursday, November 14, 2019 7:00 - 8:30 PM



We have come far since Jay Haley, founder of Strategic Family Therapy, wrote a useful, “unself-help” article on this topic decades ago. Building on his paper, tonight’s talk adds current research about the science of marriage and love. The presenter will further highlight psychoanalytic and cultural perspectives. With a 53% divorce rate in the U.S., increasing our understanding of this issue and, by contrast, its solutions, is work for us all.



Frances Bigda-Peyton, Ed.D.,Cert.Psya. is on the teaching and research faculty of the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. She has over 35 years of clinical experience, has advance couples training at the Gottman Institute, the Cambridge Family Institute and the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.


Continuing Education Objectives: 

Participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the most recent research related to divorce prediction
  2. To review the role that projection, repetition compulsion, and narcissism play in marital disharmony
  3. Describe the concept of disengaged marriages


BGSP is authorized to provide CEs for:  Psychologists (all levels), Social Workers, Counselors 

Fee:  Free or $20 for 1.5 CE’s/Clock Hours*

*Full refund available if you cancel one week prior to the event. If you have any questions, email info@bgsp.edu.

Offering CEs for:  Psychologists (all levels), Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors

Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. BGSP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5676. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Application for social work continuing education credits is being submitted. Please contact us at ContinuingEd@BGSP.edu for the status of social work CE accreditation.

For information on continuing education credits for nurses, social workers, or marriage and family counseling, call 617-277-3915.

The Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis is accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education. 

Direct inquiries may be made regarding the accreditation status by NECHE to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact: New England Commission on Higher Education, 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Ste 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514, 781-425-7785 or email: info@neche.org

Cancellation policy

*Full refund available if you cancel one week prior to the event. If you have any questions, email info@bgsp.edu 

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