ERC Clinical Training 2023

Couples Therapy and the Art of Self-Expansion for Essential Therapy Training

Presented by Lisa Pisha, MS, LMFT, CDWF and hosted by ERC: Counselors & Consultants


This engaging six-hour training is for professionals working in or wanting to work in the couples therapy realm. While every couple is a unique “we”, a relationship is built by two people bringing together their ultimate sense of “I”.

Self-expansion and the process of discovering and cultivating an individual’s unique sense of self can be a difficult balance to strike when working with couples. Determining how much
attention should be paid to each individual’s self-interest, experience, family of origin influences, etc., all while trying to cultivate connection and intimacy with partners, is a delicate dance. This training will help you identify areas and places to lead the couple to and through as they begin to gain greater clarity, connection, and identification of their own sense of self while strengthening their relationship.

Learning Outcomes / Objectives

  1. Understand the importance of self-expansion and autonomy within the context of a romantic relationship.
  2. Help partners identify personal narratives around their sense of self along with the narratives they hold of their partner.
  3. Facilitate the cultivation of emotional sharing and vulnerability within the couple.
  4. Guide couples in supporting one another’s individual goals of self-expansion within their relationships.
  5. Identify and use creative practices to help couples build new, co-created, shared meaning with one another.


About Lisa Pisha, MS, LMFT, CDWF

Lisa Pisha holds a master’s degree from Northern Illinois University’s Marriage and Family Therapy program, and an Illinois License in Marriage and Family Therapy, and has been a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator through Brené Brown’s organization, The Daring Way™, since 2015. Lisa is currently studying Integral and Transpersonal Psychology in a PhD program at the California Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA. Lisa has been a couples therapist for nearly 20 years and is the author of Create a Conscious Marriage, an online, self-study course and workbook for couples. You can find Lisa online at and

Date & Time: Tuesday, September 26, 2023 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST

Location: Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, 2040 Airport Drive, Green Bay, WI 54313

Cost: Early Bird Rate $175 (plus taxes/fees) (Register by August 16th)  |  Regular Rate $250 (plus taxes/fees)

Continuing Education Credits: This seminar is approved for six (6) CEU credits. The credits will be issued through UW-Green Bay after the session and post-test are completed.

Lunch will be provided. Early registration is recommended. If tax exempt, please call to register. Registration costs are non-refundable.


Questions? Contact Cassie at [email protected] or 1-800-222-8590.

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