Amanda Somberg

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  • CAMFT's 2023 annual conference
    In-person May 5 - 6, 2023 - Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, CA


Amanda Somberg, LMFT

Amanda Somberg, LMFT

Amanda Somberg, LMFT, has a private practice in Walnut Creek, California, and specializes in couples counseling. She is a frequent public speaker on topics as diverse as human sexuality, domestic abuse, the power of play, anger management, and parenting. As a Certified Relational Life Therapist and trained mediator, Amanda spans the divide between psychotherapist and coach with the couples she sees. Amanda has produced two online classes titled "Understanding Abusive Relationships" and "HealingFrom Abusive Relationships," both available on Amanda also authored thee-book "Piece of Cake: Internet Dating for Men" on Amanda presented her workshop "New Insights Into Abusive Relationships" at CAMFT's 51st Annual Conference in 2015. In 2017, she gave "The Power of Play, Pleasure, and Sex" at CAMFT's 53rd Annual Conference. Amanda has an adult son, is an avid painter, and enjoys tending to her 45 rose bushes.


The Couples Whisperer
Friday | May 5, 2023
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
(1.5 CEs)

Workshop Description:

Working with couples can be daunting and frightening. It can also be rewarding -- even fun -- when you have the right skills and composure. Learn step-by-step methods for increasing competence to become a true healer and guide, not just a referee to your couples. You will learn: what to do in the first phone call, the first session, the first fight, and at the start of each session. We will also cover curve balls: trauma, addictions, raging, affairs, co-parenting, sexual incompatibility, secrets, and ambivalence. This workshop is presented by a Certified Relational Life Therapist specializing in couples.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe at least one fast, easy-to-learn tool to help couples communicate non-defensively.
  2. Identify at least four reasons why a couple is not progressing and three sources of leverage that can help spur change.
  3. Identify the two maladaptive ways couples handle an affair, and the one mindset couples must adopt to repair their relationship.
  4. How to differentiate between a latent and a blatant client, and five techniques to use if they’re both blatant.

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