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


Dr. Jenn Mann, PhD

Dr. Jenn Mann, LMFT

Dr. Jenn Mann is a licensed therapist. You may know her as the host and therapist for VH1’s long-standing hit shows Couples Therapy with Dr. Jenn and Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn or from her popular daily call-in advice radio show The Dr. Jenn Show on Sirius XM, that ran for five years. Her weekly column in In Style Magazine called “Hump Day with Dr. Jenn,” where she gives sex and relationship advice is posted every Wednesday. She is the author of four best-selling books, including her most recent The Relationship Fix: Dr. Jenn’s 6-Step Guide to Improving Communication, Connection & Intimacy. According to John M. Gottman, PhD, in that book, “Dr. Jenn shares the roadmap to resolving the most common issues couples struggle with, using her no-holds-barred style and lots of entertaining stories. She backs up her suggestions with clinical experience and the latest research.” You can find her on Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and facebook @DrJennMann


The Relationship Fix
Friday | May 5, 2023
10:00 am - 11:30 am
(1.5 CEs)


Connection is the foundation to a healthy relationship. Clients have more demands and distractions than ever before. Most couples spend more time looking at their screens than they do at each other. This comes at a cost to relationships and intimacy. It is crucial to know how to help couples create or bring back a connection.

Conflict in a relationship is inevitable. How this conflict is handled, however, often determines whether or not a relationship lasts or goes down in flames. We have all worked with couples (or been there ourselves) who said things they regret while in a fight. When we get hurt, angered, triggered, or scared, we are most likely to lash out. The goal is to learn to recognize those moments and teach clients to have the impulse control to stop in order to turn a difficult moment into a productive discussion, instead of escalating it, and move the relationship in a positive direction. Knowing how to help couples successfully navigate those disagreements or fights is an important clinical skill.

The effects of Covid, loss of life and lockdown have had lasting repercussions on the couples we see in therapy. Many relationships are still recovering from the changes faced early in the pandemic and the loss of loved ones. The new world that we live in requires new clinical skills and asking different questions.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will understand the importance of connection in order to create a healthy relationship. They will learn tips and tools to use with clients in order to nurture, create or bring back connection in their client’s romantic relationships.
  2. Participants will learn new ways to conceptualize conflicts between partners and new tools to offer clients.
  3. Participants will learn how to integrate questions about the pandemic into their intake, assess how Covid has impacted couples and help clients navigate continuing conflicts related to the virus.

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