Dr. David Woodsfellow 
The Woodsfellow Institute for Couples Therapy 

"We'll be glad to help you
learn more about
couples therapy" 


This is an online event. 

Registration: You register by pre-paying $85 for the first meeting.

Cancellation policy: Your pre-payment is of the first meeting is fully refundable until July 31. After then it is not refundable. 

Cost: The cost is $85 per meeting. Everyone agrees to  pay for all eight meetings. Everyone is entitled to one free miss.

Continuing Education: This group counts for up to 14 hours of CE credit  (2 hours per meeting attended).
Counselors - Core hours
SWs and MFTs - Related hours
Psychologists - Area V hours

For whom: This training is for psychologists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, and pastoral counselors. The instructional level is intermediate to advanced.

Disclaimer: There is no commercial support for this CE program, these meetings, or these instructors.


Love Cycles, Fear Cycles, the Woodsfellow's book, is available on Amazon.

a seven-session online

Couples Consultation Group

 with David & Deborah Woodsfellow

starts Thursday September 7th
9:30 - 11:30 am ET

 meets every other Thursday

7 Thursday meetings
9:30 to 11:30 am ET

Sep 7 & 21, Oct 5 & 19, Nov 2, 16 & 30

Online via Zoom

Limited to 8 therapists

up to 14 hours CE
$85 per meeting
one free miss

If you would like to increase your skills in couples therapy, please join us.

We study couples therapy by discussing cases and questions from our practices. You are welcome to present cases. You are also welcome to ask questions about any topics in couples therapy. 

For example, people have asked how to

  • start with a new couple
  • start sessions on a good note
  • handle difficult clients
  • choose the most important topic(s) to discuss in a session
  • deal with affairs
  • deal with anger
  • deal with verbal abuse
  • deal with narcissism
  • end sessions on a good note

We've got a lot to share about each of these questions, and many more.

When you do present a case, you can do so in any way you'd like. Some people make detailed case presentations; others briefly describe their couple and their question. 

With each case we do our best to answer the therapist's question. We discuss how best to proceed with the couple. We also consider the theories and interventions apply to all similar couples. Sometimes there are clear-cut answers; sometimes not. We understand that couples therapy can be very difficult.

You will learn new skills to use, and new interventions to consider. You’ll learn some new ways of thinking about couples. Also the art of deciding what-to-do-when. You’ll learn many different ideas, theories, and interventions – and which ones to use with whom. We draw on the work of Hendrix, Gray, Gottman, Johnson, and Real.

David Woodsfellow, PhD is a licensed psychologist whose entire practice is couples therapy. He has been seeing couples - only couples - for thirty years. Educated at Harvard, Antioch, UC Santa Barbara, and Georgia State University, David did his clinical internship at UCLA Medical School. He holds Master Certification in Relational Life Therapy.  He is a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, Certified Mars Venus Counselor, and has taken advanced training in Gottman Method Marital Therapy and Emotionally-Focused Therapy.

Deborah Woodsfellow, MPH is a relationship coach and former Physician Assistant. Educated at Emory University School of Medicine and Emory University School of Public Health, she also trained directly with Harville Hendrix, John Gray, John and Julie Gottman, Sue Johnson, and Terry Real. The Woodsfellow Training Program in Couples Therapy is currently in its twentieth year.