Caring & Committed
Intensive Couple Therapy Weekend (ICTW)
Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down. ~Socrates
Why Intensive Couple Therapy Weekend (ICTW): Here are the top 4 reasons why someone may want to attend an ICTW with their partner:
Therapy used in ICTW: Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) will be use in ICTW. If you and your partner are stuck in your relationship and are in need of an effective couple therapy, EFT is the best and most effective model around. EFT is an evidenced based model created by Dr. Sue Johnson with an 70% success rate for couple therapy. I am a Certified EFT Therapist and Supervisor. Read more about EFT to see whether it is a right fit for you.
ICTW as a supplement to regular couple therapy: ICTW does not replace your regular meeting with your therapist. It takes time and corrective emotional experience to rebuild your relationship. The goal for the weekend is not to fix all your issues. The goal of the weekend is to help you and your partner to make better connection. Ideally you would want to engage with EFT on a regular basis (e.g. weekly or bi-weekly), but sometimes because of time constraint, the severity of the problem, or simply want to speed up the process, you may want to do an Intensive Couple Therapy Weekend (ICTW) to supplement your regular couple therapy. ICTW is offered a few times through out the year. Please contact Herman Chow Counselling for more info.
Format of ICTW: ICTW consists of a 3-day weekend: 4 hrs on Friday, 5 hrs on Saturday, and 5 hrs on Sunday. There will be short breaks and refreshment during the sessions. There are also 2 hrs of phone call or Zoom – one before the weekend and one after.
Process of ICTW: Before we meet, there will be 2 screening process:
Fee for second Screening Process: In order for you to book and secure a therapy weekend, you must pay a $900 fee for the second screening process. The $900 screening fee is non-refundable even if you decide not to continue with therapy. The $900 screening fee is also not transferable to therapy fee (e.g. if you decide not to engage the weekend therapy and just attend weekly sessions, you cannot transfer the screening fee to the weekly therapy session fee). Please make sure both of you can commit to the whole process – it is a big investment for the three of us.
Therapy Fee: The therapy fee (TBA) is received in 2 equal payments – the first payment is received 1 day before the first day of the weekend therapy and the second payment is received 1 day before the second day of the weekend therapy. Alternatively, you can send the full therapy fee 1 day before the weekend therapy. Typically, e-transfer is preferred as a form of payment. Only if e-transfer is not possible (e.g. clients who are from outside of Canada), money order or certified cheque is also acceptable. You are responsible for any banking administrative fee incurred.
Cancellation and Postponement Policy: Once you booked the weekend and the screening fee has been received, there is no refund if you want to cancel the weekend. You may choose to postpone to another weekend, there is a $150 administrative fee. However, you may not postpone to another weekend when you give less than 7 days notice, it will be treated like a cancellation. You have up to one year (from the original weekend booking) to postpone to another weekend, otherwise you will forfeit the $900 screening fee.
Intensive Couple Therapy Weekend is a big investment but it is well worth your time, money, and effort!!! Divorce and separation are much more costly (financially and emotionally).