David Mars PhD, MFT,
is the developer of
Transformative Couple Therapy™
(formerly AEDP for Couples)
David Mars practices
in San Rafael and San Anselmo in the
San Francisco Bay Area.
Transformative Couple Therapy™ (TCT)
TCT helps therapists evoke and amplify the power of the felt experience of love in the couples they treat.
This method mobilizes couple members to shift patterns of insecurity and develop a more durable secure base.
Forging a pathway from fear to love and from survival to thriving is an expression of the indwelling biological drive to love and be loved.” ( Mars 2011).
The method Dr. Mars developed started in 2008 as Transformative Couples Therapy™ (TCT). When he began his work of 11 years as AEDP Faculty he renamed the work AEDP for Couples. Now Dr. Mars has moved on from the AEDP Institute, the next level of the work returns to it's original name of Transformative Couples Therapy™ (TCT).
Transformative Couples™ Therapy
David Mars, PhD - Developer of TCT
Co-Director of the Center for
This new TCT Core Training series consists of ten four-hour sessions over a ten month period with a maximum of six participants
Sundays 6/14, 7/12, 8/9, 9/6, 10/4, 11/1,
11/29, 1/10/21, 2/7/21 and 3/7/21
The once-a-month day of the week will be either on a Saturday or a Sunday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM PST. For those who have signed up for the course I will send out a Doodle poll to fine-tune the day and time as necessary.
Multi-Channel Webinar Series:
Seven Channels of Experience
with David Mars Ph.D.
8 monthly sessions starting
Thursday August 27th
This is a enthusiastic reminder to invite you to join us for this upcoming Webinar series:
8/27/20, 9/24, 10/22, 11/19, 1/14/21, 2/11, 3/11, 4/22/21 from 8 AM PST to 10 AM PST.
Almost all of us are conducting our sessions on Zoom. This introduces new challenges for creating a secure base online with new or long-term clients or couples. All of the sessions I will be teaching from will feature methods to use video-conferencing to best effect for transformational outcomes. A new feature of this webinar series will be community healing session with a live couple or client in our webinar. Not only will we have video of their session with subtitling, but the couple of client will be with us to respond to your witnessing and to answer your questions about their experience of treatment.
This new Webinar series is directed to expanding therapists’ capacity to open your perception, reception and expression of somatic awareness with couples or clients who are blocked in experiencing their bodies.
The video clips I share will feature clients or couple members with a combination of:
1.) Defensive exclusion of emotion other than anger or irritation,
2.) Highly sensitive triggers to dorsal vagal dissociation and/or hot and cold reactivity.
3.) Those with unresolved trauma that has been extremely difficult to treat due to the above patterns.
The experience of these lively interactive international webinars is intimately connected and connecting to self and other. We develop a secure base through conscious embodied speaking. This provides a transfer of learning from our sessions into your clinical practice and your daily life.
The fee for each of the the eight-session series is $50 by Credit/Debit card or PayPal. (16 CE are available)
"Because of AEDP and AEDP for Couples, the way that I work has been deeply transformed. My couples are experiencing healing in a more accelerated way along with a more grounded felt sense between them of feeling more deeply connected and in love with each other. Love indeed does feel good!” ∼ Tami Chelew, LMFT
In this video conversation with Serge Prengel, David Mars Ph.D. gives us an experiential sense of this model of Transformational Couple Treatment.
Read David Mars' latest article in
CAMFT's magazine about his
couple therapy approach.