Distressed Couples and Marriage Education,
April 2005. Family Relations
Yes, a relationship education program does work for couples at the brink of breakup! Over 200 reads.
Dr. Rita has helped many hundreds of couples with extensive experience leading couples programs! She's been teaching for decades and helping people to love each other better
I am a AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and a member of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research. My presentations include Love, Sex, Romance, Infidelity...and more....
My program topics include - The Marriage of Love and Sex; Single, Dating and Reconnecting ~ If You Don't Know Who You are Looking for......; Rekindling the Spark; Creating a Passionate Partnership...and more
A growing number of people are divorcing as they near retirement age. In the last 20 years, the divorce rate has more than doubled for men and women ages 50 and older. It's a trend with taxing ripple effects that can be felt emotionally, socially, financially, and in other ways. Dr. Dan Gottlieb and his guests Dr. Rita DeMaria and Dr. Scott Haltzman discuss "Silver Splitters"– older adults who may face divorce. Dr. Rita has helped many couples reconcile no matter what stage of relationship they may be in at that time. With decades of experience with individuals and couples of all ages, Dr. Rita guides them with the knowledge, expertise and compassion.
Rita DeMaria, PhD., LMFT, CST is an experienced educator, author and therapist (specializing in couple, individual, relationship and sex therapy) practicing for more than 38 years. She is a dynamic faculty member and clinical supervisor at Council for Relationships (CFR), Philadelphia, PA. She developed therapeutic protocols using Prepare-Enrich and developed the Relationship CheckUp program at CFR. She has developed a comprehensive approach to attachment theory and incorporates the ongoing research based on John Bowlby's foundational works. She has fostered relationship education programs and provides training for professional staff. . She currently teaches the Intersystem Approach (IA) in the post-graduate MFT Program.
She is currently the Director of Healthy Relationships and Wellness Programs at Council for Relationships. In addition, Dr. DeMaria has conducted research projects dealing with marriage/relationship education and fatherhood programming. She has also received prominent awards for professional excellence and community service. She is a recipient of the Athena Award for community involvement as well as a Fatherhood Award for her work with disadvantaged men.
Dr. DeMaria is a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), a certified sex therapist of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists (AASECT), and an active clinical member of the Society for Sex Therapy & Research (SSTAR), serving on the board. Dr. DeMaria is currently on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy and numerous texts , most recently, a second edition of Focused Genograms: Intergenerational assessment of individuals, couples and families(co-authored with Weeks, Twist). which now follows the Attachment Based Focused Genogram Workbook (2019).
Dr. DeMaria has appeared as a relationship and marriage expert on NBC’s Today Show, CBS News, the Hallmark Channel, Comcast’s Newsmakers and It’s Your Call, and CN8’s Your Morning news show. She has been frequently quoted on relationship topics, from the marriage movement to teenagers' self-esteem to infidelity, in such publications as Reader’s Digest, Philadelphia Magazine, Redbook, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer and MSNBC.com. She is a trainer for the PREPARE-ENRICH Inventory, a researched and scientifically validated, state of the art, on-line assessment tool. She has trained clergy, counselors, and marriage/relationship therapists to facilitate these inventories to individuals of all relationships and faiths.
Dr. DeMaria is author and co-author of several books and curricula on the discussion of relationship issues. She is currently a faculty member of the Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Couple and Family Therapy at Council for Relationships and is an adjunct Assistant Professor at the Jefferson University, School of Allied Health, Couple and Family Therapy program. For more information on Membership, Affiliations, Awards, contact Rita DeMaria for her full Curriculum Vita
Understanding more about your attachment based life experiences are an important key to happiness and success. There's so much new that can help couples and families.
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