Do MFTs Have Better Marriages? Connecting Marital Experiences with Systemic Training
Courtney Stivers, PhD, LMFT, LPC & Ryan Stivers, PhD, LMFT, LPC
Has a friend or a client ever said to you, “You’re a marriage and family therapist. You must have a perfect marriage!”
Drs. Courtney and Ryan Stivers are married therapists who completed a MFT doctoral program together. Their presentation will explore the influence of systemic training on the relationships of marriage and family therapists. Courtney and Ryan will share from their marital journey along with experiences from other therapist couples participating in their research. The presentation will blend their findings with practical suggestions for strengthening therapists’ relationships. Special consideration will be given to how MFT training programs can support the marriages of their students.