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Couples & Sex Therapy Training Program: Part I - InterAnalytic Couples Therapy (IACT)

Total Credits: 37.5 including 37.5 Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, 37.5 Licensed Clinical Social Workers, 37.5 Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, 37.5 Licensed Educational Psychologist

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InterAnalytic Couples Therapy
Wendy G Cherry, PsyD |  Patrick Jensen, LMFT
Course Levels:
Multiple instructional levels (introductory, intermediate and advanced)
15 weeks
Access till 01/08/2024 after purchase.



Part One of the Couples and Sex Therapy Training Program is entitled “InterAnalytic Couples Therapy (IACT).” IACT is offered to all mental health professionals and is designed to incorporate multiple instructional levels (introductory, intermediate and advanced). IACT incorporates concepts from Right Brain Psychotherapy into the treatment of couples covering key areas: Conflict/Communication, Closeness/Attachment, and Transference. Each class includes a morning case consultation class, then a lecture with a slide presentation, followed by a 15 minute break, then clinical application utilizing video, role play, and demonstrations, followed by an afternoon case consultation class. There are also question and answer opportunities throughout the lecture. Topics covered in this course are described below.

Course Schedule

Live Case Consultation Course – Morning Session: 10:45 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.

Lecture with Slide Presentation and Question and Answer: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

15 minute break: 1:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Clinical Application with Video, Role Play, Demonstration: 1:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Live Case Consultation Course – Afternoon Session: 3:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.



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Executive Director


Wendy Cherry, Psy.D, a licensed psychotherapist, is the co-founder and Executive Director of The American Association of Couples and Sex Therapists (AACAST), and the Co-Director of the Couples and Sex Therapy Training Program at UCLA. She is an accomplished educator, lecturer and public speaker for numerous universities, organizations and businesses. Wendy trained with renowned couples therapist Dr. Walter Brackelmanns for seventeen years and furthers her knowledge in the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology with membership in Dr. Allan Schore's Right Brain Psychotherapy study group. Wendy combines an empathic therapeutic stance with a straightforward approach. It is her goal to help her patients feel better as soon as possible. This is accomplished through balancing an understanding presence with the actual "work" of therapy. Wendy believes good therapists are life-long students, and enrich and expand their experience by continuing to educate themselves in emerging theories and techniques in the field of psychology. Dr. Cherry has a private practice in Encino, CA specializing in couples and sex therapy.

Patrick Jensen, LMFT's Profile

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Patrick Jensen, MFT was fundamental in the creation of AACAST as a membership organization and also one of the very first AACAST Certified Couples and Sex Therapists, trained directly by AACAST co-founder Dr. Walter Brackelmanns. Patrick received training in psychodynamic psychotherapy working with individuals, families and children at The Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills, CA, as well as training in solution-focused, LGBT-affirmative psychotherapy at the LA LGBT Center in Hollywood, CA. He has also received specialized training in working with trauma and anger management issues, an ABIP-certified Domestic Violence Counselor, and an EMDRIA-certified EMDR Therapist. Previously the Director of Marketing, Patrick is currently Co-Director of the Couples and Sex Therapy Training Program of the Department of Adult Psychiatry, the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Patrick's approach to therapy is both relational and solution focused, and includes information about the skills and self awareness needed to establish and maintain healthy relationships. His work is characterized by intuition, compassion, optimism and collaboration. Patrick is straightforward without being harsh, and encouraging without applying pressure. Patrick is in private practice in Hollywood, CA.