Category: Post Graduate Fellowship

RTC’s Post Graduate Fellowship in Couples Therapy

Training Modalities

  • Supervision will occur in group and dyadic formats
  • Fellows will be provided with a detailed weekly syllabus designed around learning the core tenants of couples therapy.
  • Workshops taught by clinical staff aimed at issues related to relational therapy will be a major part of the curriculum.
  • Live supervision allows Fellows’ supervisors to give direct feedback on actual cases.

Model of Training

Our model of training is influenced by three practices:

  1. We are the creators of the Dyadic-Training Model (DTM). Most training programs are oriented towards the individual or towards the supervisor/supervisee dyad. However, much like the couples we aim to help, in DTM we build on a central core of the equal dyadic pair. Co-therapy, dyadic supervision, dyadic role plays, and learning experiences built around two individuals help practitioners not only learn couples therapy intellectually, but also have the experiential component of relational engagement. We believe this component is vital to becoming a competent relational therapist.
  2. Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) is an electronically delivered system which solicits feedback and tracks outcome in each therapy session. FIT has been shown to increase outcomes of associate level clinicians by up to 4 times. The accountability of FIT helps Fellows ensure they are providing the highest level of care possible.
  3. Deliberate Practice involves the precise engagement in skills leading to mastery. Although deliberate practice is employed in many modalities (sports, instrument playing, chess, etc) it is only beginning to be utilized in psychotherapy. To our knowledge, this Fellowship will be the first to employ a central tenant of Deliberate Practice.

Fellowship Candidate Selection Philosophy

We believe that personality is much more important than experience. We do not expect for you to have any experience in couples therapy. We are looking for therapists who have a passion for relationship therapy and have a strong enough personality to hold the therapy room. We also are looking for individuals with a collaborative bend.

Description of the Site

The Relationship Therapy Center is the largest couples counseling clinic in Minnesota. We strive to provide the best couples therapy in the world through extensive training, collaboration, and maintaining a healthy environment for our therapists. The clinic is composed of clinicians with varied experience levels – from expert therapists to therapists fulfilling their practicum requirements with us