Dr. Andrew Christensen, Ph.D., psychologist

Andrew Christensen is Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He studies couple conflict and couple therapy and has published over 150 professional articles. For therapists, he authored Acceptance and Change in Couple Therapy: A therapist’s guide for transforming relationships (1998, Norton) with Neil S. Jacobson. He also completed a trade book for couples, Reconcilable Differences (2000, 2014, Guilford) with Jacobson and Doss. Both books describe their therapeutic approach, Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT). Christensen is an international renown trainer and has presented workshops on IBCT worldwide. His therapy and research have been cited in the Washington Post, New York Times, Newsweek, Time Magazine, and other magazines and newspapers.


In an effort to improve the outcome of couples therapy, Andrew Christensen of UCLA and the late Neil Jacobson of the University of Washington developed Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy (IBCT), which integrates strategies for promoting acceptance in couples with the traditional behavioral strategies for promoting change in couples. "Acceptance work" focuses on turning problems into vehicles for promoting intimacy and increasing couples' tolerance for what they see as each other's negative behavior. As couples let go of the struggle to change one another, change often occurs in response to natural contingencies. Several clinical trials have demonstrated the efficacy of IBCT. IBCT has also been adapted into an online program, www.OurRelationship.com ; a recent clinical trial showed the effectiveness of that program.

In this two-day workshop, the trainer will provide the theoretical background, the assessment strategies, the treatment strategies, and the empirical support for Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT). The workshop will illustrate assessment and treatment techniques through videotaped examples from couples in treatment and provide role-play experiences in implementing these techniques.

Dates and place

May 2 - 3 2019
Hotel Universel Montreal, 5000, Sherbrooke Street E., H1V 1A1

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Until April 18 : 400,00 $CAN + taxes
From April 19 : 415,00 $CAN + taxes

Additional informations

Training in English only

not included

free at the Hotel Universel Montreal    

Hotel Universel Montreal*, www.hoteluniverselmontreal.com or 1 800 567-0223.


  1. Describe the theoretical and empirical basis for Integrative behavioral couple therapy (IBCT)
  2. Differentiate IBCT from both traditional and cognitive behavioral couple therapy
  3. Conduct a clinical formulation in IBCT through a DEEP analysis
  4. Describe and practice the assessment methods, clinical formulation and treatment strategies in IBCT


  • Basics in cognitive-behavioural therapy or basics in couple therapy.


  • Accredited training of 12 hours (OPQ)
  • Accredited training of 12 hours (OTSTCFQ: M.F.T only)

Duration and level

Training of 12 hours on 2 days • 9:00AM to 4:30PM • beginner/intermediate

Cancellation policy

No refund 5 business days prior to the training. Any cancellation after registration will result in an administration fee of $ 25.

Payment method

Credit card, check or cash
To be eligible, we must receive your payment before the day of training or before viewing your training.


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