VIKTOR FRANKL

ACCREDITED

MARRIAGE & INTIMACY COACHING PROGRAM

Transform Couples. Inspire Healthy Marriages.

(Includes Training and Ongoing Supervision) 

Starting: Sunday, May 10, 2019

Do want to learn how to help couples improve their marriage and intimacy?

Are you a Rabbi/Rebbetzin, Shaliach, Chosson/Kallah Teacher, Shadchan, or other looking to improve your coaching and motivation skills and apply them to relationships?

 

Do you want to be trained & supervised by Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch, LMFT, the leading marriage therapist in the Orthodox Jewish community?

On the Viktor Frankl Marriage and Intimacy Coaching Program, you will learn how to help couples improve their marriage by developing effective communicate skills and behaviors to increase love and affection. Coaching can help couples listen and understand each other's needs, create an environment of emotional openness, resolve conflict, and develop more intimacy. All training programs are based on the most advanced principles of marriage coaching including:

 

  • Emotionally Focused Couples Coaching

  • John Gottman's "7 Principles to Making Marriage Work"

  • Logotherapy (Viktor Frankl) for Couples & Intimacy

  • Advanced Communication Skills (Imago)

  • 5 Love Languages 

  • Learning when to refer to therapists and medical professionals 

 

* Accredited for 30 credits from the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Separate sessions for men and women.

The course will offer live webinar-based instruction with Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch, LMFT, for 15 weeks (schedule adjusted for holidays) with separate tracks for women and men.. Texts, Powerpoints, video presentations, live Q & A and role playing sessions will be a part of the training sessions. 

Curriculum

 

On the Viktor Frankl Marriage and Intimacy Coaching Program you will learn the core coaching skills to help marriages including:

Course Overview

Core Marriage-Coaching Skills

  1. Intro to Marriage and Family Coaching

  2. Theories in Family Dysfunction and Resilience, Narcissism, Neglect, Abuse  (Murray Bowen, Pia Mellody, Schemas)

  3. Attachment Theory and Intimacy (John Bowlby/Sue Johnson)

  4. Teaching Communication Skills

  5. Marriage Coaching I: John Gottman & 7 Principles

  6. Marriage Coaching II: John Gottman & 7 Principles

  7. Coaching Dating and Older Singles (Amir Levine)

Intimacy

  8. Intimacy Coaching I -Torah and Intimacy 

  9. Live Coaching Demo

10. Intimacy Coaching II -Overcoming Difficulties

       in Intimacy/ Traumatic Issues in Intimacy (EMDR) 

11. Viktor Frankl, Spirituality & Intimacy 

12. Coaching Male/Female Differences (Mars/Venus)

13. Internet/Sexual Addiction and Intimacy I

14. Internet/Sexual Addiction and Intimacy II

15. Ethics/Privacy/Boundaries/When to Refer to Professionals

Certification

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*The Viktor Frankl Marriage and Intimacy Coaching Program is accredited by the International Coaching Federation and provides up to 30 hours of instruction towards certifying as a life coach. For more info on certification ACC Portfolio Path, click here or call Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch at 646-428-4723. 

Training Programs/Dates/Costs

Sundays starting May 10, from 10am-12pm EST.

 

Tuition is $2500 or $2500 paid in 4 monthly installments of $625. 

Supervision

 

After the completion of the 15-week program, Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch, LMFT, will offer webinar-based ongoing group supervision where marriage and intimacy coaches can share their challenges, learn new techniques, and better-serve the couples they are working to help. 

Watch a Free Lesson of Week 10

The Art & Science of Attachment: 

Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch, LMFT

Helping Couples with Sexual Addiction Week 13

(Please note: some of the youtube videos played during the presentation below will not appear. Please email me for the links)

Avoiding 4 Traps in Marriage 

What Students are Saying:

"This is a comprehensive and enjoyable course with information that enriches our lives.  Rabbi Schonbuch imparts knowledge, technique and offers support for our coaching careers.  

 

Rivka Hurwitz, Baltimore

"Still internalizing even more knowledge and feeling gifted to have this opportunity to go over and gain new insights from you!"

Chaya Brocho Leiter, Tzvas

 

"Thanks so much again for the marriage coaching course.  It was so informative and I learned so much!

 

I teach in a Bais Yaakov high school and in keeping ties with the alumni, we often offer them different courses, shiurim, and workshops throughout the year. I was thinking of putting together a dating workshop for them based on your classes". 

Orly Turtel, NJ

"Thank you so much for a wonderful course. I really learned a lot and enjoyed each class! I'm looking forward to hearing more about supervision sessions, as I'm sure  there will be  a lot to learn."

 

Shaindy Perl, Monsey

 

"I gained a new understanding of the principles that make a marriage thrive and how to resolve conflicts. These skills will help me in my work with women and girls."

Nechama Laber, JGU Global Director

 

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the informative marriage counseling program you taught us. The amount of material, the clear instructions, the fantastic books you recommended, created a springboard that will enable me to take what I learned and apply it in my practice. Thanks for providing our community with desperately needed resources for marriage and dating and relationship difficulties."

Rivkah Bineth, Toronto

"I just wanted to tell you that I'm listening to the recording of Class 6 and I'm literally breathless and have no words to comment on how powerful and full of real Torah Hashkofah that class was.

 

This is one class that I wish every BMG student (and really any frum person) would hear. The short episodes and real-life lessons showing the power of Emunah!!! Wow!!! That lesson is worth millions!!!"

M.S., Lakewood, NJ

 

Treating Pre-Affair Behaviors - By Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch, LMFT - Collive.com

Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch, LMFT, a leading marriage and family therapist who has helped thousands of couples improve their marriages or recover from addiction and affairs, believes that Internet addiction is increasing and changing couples’ marital intimacy.  

According to Schonbuch, “Internet addiction is one of the most serious problems affecting Orthodox Jewish marriages today. I don’t say this to create a new headline or to exaggerate the problem. My latest video explains how Internet and Sexual addiction begin and how to help people overcome them.

The incredible impact of Internet addiction on marriage is one of the reasons I’m offering the Viktor Frankl Marriage and Intimacy Coaching Program starting Nov. 10. We are training Shluchim to help couples improve their marriages and, when needed, get help for their addictions. 

The program is also open to individuals, Rabbis/Rebbetzins, Kallah/Chosson teachers, Shadchanim, and others. There is a special 20% reduction for Shluchim.

Let me begin with the story of Sarah, a woman in her mid-30s from the Hasidic community who came to speak with me after it was uncovered by her husband that she was chatting with another man. Her chatting addiction began when she was 18 years old and discovered she could chat anonymously. Soon after, she was caught in the web of addiction and started to engage daily in inappropriate contacts with men which eventually led to a series of emotional and physical affairs. 

Or the story of a Shmuly, a 32-year-old client from Brooklyn whose wife complained to me that he frequently comes home at one or two in the morning, and despite her pleas, refused to change. Privately, he revealed to me that he is part of a group of other men and women who go to parties at night and live underground lives. He first contacted the group via WhatsApp and now claims he “can’t stop”. 

What caused the crisis to explode is not just some casual surfing on the Internet, but the pervasive use of social media. With the Internet, you have to seek out the content you’re looking for; with social media, however, the content and contacts pursue you and recommend relationships that you would never think of in the past. All you need to do is push of a button and you are caught in the web of what I call “Pre-affair” behaviors. Soon, your priorities about love and marriage begin to change.

 

I believe that many people today who are addicted to the Internet are introduced to “Pre-affair” behaviors early on. “Innocent” Internet surfing is simply the precursor which entangles so many young people in a web of addiction. In marriage, addiction becomes interwoven within the fabric of the emotional and intimate relationship and many couples are not sure of who to turn to for help.” 

The Viktor Frankl Marriage and Intimacy Coaching Program, starting Nov. 10, instructs participants to teach couples to communicate effectively, develop their relationship skills, and work through problems they may experience during shana rishona and beyond. Coaches are trained when to refer the couples for professional advice.

 

Participants learn the most advanced concepts in coaching including:

  • Emotionally Focused Couple Coaching

  • John Gottman’s “7 Principles to Making Marriage Work”

  • Logotherapy (Viktor Frankl) for Couples & Intimacy

  • Advanced Communication Skills (Imago)

  • 5 Love Languages

  • Internet/Sexual addiction

 

During the training program, Rabbi Schonbuch offers live demos by counseling real-life couples on-line for the class to observe. Participants also get ample time to practice role-playing as marriage coaches with one another. 

Certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), participants learn about theories in marriage and family therapy and coaching including: Family Dysfunction and Resilience (Pia Mellody), Attachment Theory, Emotionally-Focused Couple Therapy (Sue Johnson), the meaning of intimacy (Viktor Frankl), dealing with trauma (EMDR), and overcoming substance and Internet addiction. 

 

Graduates will also continue with year-long supervision with Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch, where they can share their challenges, ask questions about their cases, and better serve the couples they are working to help.

 

Former participants have raved about the program. According to Rivka Hurwitz from Baltimore, “This is a comprehensive and enjoyable course with information that enriches our lives.  Rabbi Schonbuch imparts knowledge, technique and offers support for our coaching careers.” 

 

Chaya Bracha Leiter from Tzfas says that she is “Still internalizing even more knowledge and feeling gifted to have this opportunity to go over and gain new insights from you!” 

 

And, Rivkah Bineth from Toronto said that “I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the informative marriage counseling program you taught us. The amount of material, the clear instructions, the fantastic books you recommended, created a springboard that will enable me to take what I learned and apply it in my practice. Thanks for providing our community with desperately needed resources for marriage and dating and relationship difficulties.”

 

​The Viktor Frankl Marriage and Intimacy Coaching Program begins on Nov. 10. To register and watch a free video of week 13, visit www.TorahPsychology.org or call Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch at 646-428-4723.