3-Month Couples Series with Karen Skerrett, Ph.D.

Monday, October 23, November 13, December 11, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Registration Required

Dr. Karen Skerrett has been a licensed clinical psychologist for over 35 years and is also an advanced practice registered nurse. Dr. Skerrett utilizes a strength-based approach in her work with couples, which she describes in her book Positive Couple Therapy: Using We-Stories to Enhance Resilience. These workshops are designed to be challenging, fun and creative. They draw on your natural human capacity for storytelling and will demonstrate how creating stories can be a healing art for yourself, your partner and your relationship.

There are three parts to her series throughout the fall:

~ Cultivating Couple Resilience: From Surviving to Thriving
Monday, October 23, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

In this seminar, Dr. Skerrett will be talking about using a team approach to coping with cancer and will provide techniques for building relational strengths with your partner. She will provide time for individual partner work as well as some small group experiences.

  • What’s Your Story? Part I
    Monday, November 13,
    6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

In this workshop, Dr. Skerrett will focus on the power of writing for health and healing. She will be joined by local couple Laury and Dan Hartman. In 2016, Dan published a book called Through It All, Love: A Stem Cell Transplant Journey

  • What’s Your Story? Part II
    Monday, December 11,
    6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

In the second part of this workshop, Dr. Skerrett and the Hartmans will be returning to continue the discussion on creating stories together during illness. The stories couples create provide a touchstone that help the partnership thrive over a lifetime as well as provide a vision and legacy for the relationship. Couples will be invited to share stories and ideas they have created throughout the series.


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