The New LIVE Workshop From Terry Real for Relationship Professionals

A Never-Before-Seen Look at How a Senior RLT Therapist Leads a Couple Through the Minefield of Reconnection in just TWO Days

Get fresh perspectives and interventions for your couples therapy sessions as you observe Terry Real and Desirae Ysasi work LIVE and in-depth with one couple using Relational Life Therapy.

Your All-Access Pass to TWO Days of LIVE Therapy Sessions With The Same Couple

In this immersive two-day learning experience, you’ll witness the full arc of Relational Life Therapy, demonstrated by Terry Real and esteemed RLT faculty member Desirae Ysasi.

As you know, couples therapy is complex and rarely resolved in one session. And this is your unique opportunity to get a real-time, unpolished look at how two senior RLT therapists navigate the common challenges that arise on the path to authentic connection…

Introducing Desirae Ysasi, LPC-S…

A licensed therapist for 17 years, Desirae runs a group practice in San Antonio, Texas. She’s also a senior member of the esteemed RLT faculty, training relationship professionals worldwide in the RLT model.

Her direct nature, wise mind, and warm heart make her a beloved teacher and mentor. Desirae will join Terry for this first-of-its-kind inside look at the nuances of RLT in a two-day, intensive setting.

Desirae has bravely stepped up to give you unprecedented insight into how another therapist utilizes RLT tools, like joining through the truth and finding leverage to empower you in your own work.

Both Terry and Desirae will bring their unique expertise and skills to the sessions to build intimacy, empathy, and accountability in our couple.

What Can You Expect to See in the Couple’s Intensive?

These two days represent the equivalent of several months of therapy sessions.

As the workshop progresses, you’ll see accelerated and profound transformation in each partner and how they relate to each other. 

And You’ll Discover Exactly How It Happened…

Each day, you’ll join Terry, Desirae, and your fellow observers for Q&A to discuss what happened in the sessions.

Desirae and Terry will explain what they were thinking at different points and why they did what they did. Plus, you can ask them questions directly to deepen your understanding of the work. 

This combination of observation and Q&A will give you a thorough understanding of the RLT model, how it translates in the therapy room, and—most importantly—a clear idea of how to use these techniques in your own sessions

Did You Know Relational Life Therapy Grew Out of the Couple’s Intensive?

After my book, I Don’t Want To Talk About It, came out in 1997, people from all over America started calling me to ask if anyone near them did the kind of couples work I did.

After a while of saying no and referring them to other family therapists I knew, I had a lightbulb moment and began inviting these couples to fly to Boston for a weekend to see if we could save their marriage…

This became known as my Couple’s Intensive…

A two-day intervention for couples on the brink of collapse, where we would spend two full days doing deep, life-changing work.

At the end, we would decide together whether they were back on track or splitting up.

I’m pleased to say that I managed to save most of these couples, and in the process, I realized I broke just about every rule I’d learned in therapy school about how to do couples therapy.

So I took what worked, and these tools and principles formed the basis of Relational Life Therapy—the radical approach to couples therapy I practice and teach today.

For that reason, Couple’s Intensives are very close to my heart. What I’ve seen them do for my clients over the past 25 years and what they’ve done for my practice is deeply moving and humbling. 

That’s why I’m thrilled to open the doors on how this all works in this first-of-its-kind observation. 

Not only will you see RLT tools live in action and the results unfold before you, but I hope you also consider adding this style of therapy to your practice.

Working with a couple in this way is like several months of therapy in one weekend. The results are accelerated and amplified. It’s rewarding, inspiring, and motivating all at once. 

And I’m especially excited to share this experience with Desirae Ysasi, one of my most talented RLT therapists, as well as a senior member of my training school.

Desirae regularly runs Couple’s Intensives in her own practice, having run 10 in the last year! I can’t wait for you to learn from the depth of her expertise.

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The deepest training in the RLT model.

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This course is part of the RLT Certification program.

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Dr. Fallynn C. Cox

“NOT JUST MORE theory, but you learn INTERVENTIONS!

I have been doing couple’s work for 23+ years. It is never easy and always a challenge. I started my journey learning from Terry Real and I am STILL learning and growing! Terry’s work is SO IMPORTANT if not imperative and should never be missed if you also want to do couple’s therapy. I recommend 100%, so, so fantastic, and NOT JUST MORE theory, but you learn INTERVENTIONS!!!”

Christine King

An exquisite opportunity to see Real Life Therapy in action…

“Instead of hearing how to do therapy, the Couple’s Experiential provided the opportunity to watch Terry Real, a master therapist, work with four couples who were on the brink of divorce. It was an exquisite opportunity to see Real Life Therapy in action. As a result of attending, I will hold my clients in a more loving space while having specific goals and caring far less about outcome. I found it life changing!

Cindy Hastert

“I learned so much from observing Terry and then being able to debrief with him over lunch and at the end of each day. Very powerful, very educational, very comprehensive. It’s well worth the time and money. I plan to attend again. Thank you Terry!”

Mary Anne Lushe, LMSW, LMFT.

“The mix of challenge, support and empathy is quite breathtaking…

It is a wonder to watch Terry work… The mix of challenge, support and empathy is quite breathtaking. Finally, the meetings with the Observer group was enriching, often moving. All in all, just what a great educational experience should be.”

Who is this for?

The Couple’s Intensive is for relationship professionals already working with couples or looking to add couples therapy to their practice, including: 

Therapists, counselors, and psychologists

Social workers

Relationship and life coaches

Who is Desirae Ysasi?

Desirae Ysasi, LPC-S

Desirae Ysasi, LPC-S, has practiced as a licensed therapist for 17 years, focusing on couples work and relationships.

She runs a group practice in San Antonio, Texas, and is a senior faculty member of the Relational Life Institute and an RLT Relationship Bootcamp facilitator.

Desirae is a proud Mexican-American and serves as the Diversity and Belonging Strategist for the Relational Life Foundation. Desirae’s direct nature, wise mind, and warm heart make her a beloved teacher and mentor.

Who is Terry Real?

Terry Real, creator of Relational Life Therapy

Terry Real, LICSW, is an internationally recognized family therapist, bestselling author, and sought-after speaker. 

A former senior faculty member of the Family Institute of Cambridge in Massachusetts and a retired Clinical Fellow of the Meadows Institute in Arizona, Terry is renowned for his ability to save couples on the brink of divorce using the progressive approach he created, Relational Life Therapy. RLT equips people with the powerful relational skills they need to cultivate meaningful connections—to themselves, each other, and the planet as a whole.

Via his esteemed training school, the Relational Life Institute, Terry has trained thousands of mental health practitioners in his RLT method to date. 

His original insights on couples therapy, relationships, and men’s issues have been featured in outlets from Oprah and Vogue to The Today Show and CNN. His latest book is the New York Times bestseller, US: Getting Past You and Me to Build a More Loving Relationship.  

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Couple’s Intensive?

The Couple’s Intensive takes place on Monday and Tuesday, December 11–12, 2023, 11am-6pm ET. The exact times will be determined by the clinical needs of the couple. We may begin or end early or late on either day.

What if I can’t make it live?

You can still join as all sessions and the Q&As will be recorded and stored in the RLT Hub (which you will receive login details for when you register). You can watch the sessions back as many times as you like to fully absorb the learnings. However, we recommend attending both days live to get the most from the experience (and qualify for CE credits). 

How much does it cost?

The price is $300 per person. 

Will there be breaks?

Generally, the workshop begins at 11am Eastern Time each day, and the couples sessions finish at 5pm. Terry and Desirae invite observers to remain with them during lunch and for another 60 minutes at the end for the Q&A. However, as this is a live workshop, timings may vary.

Are Continuing Education Credits available?

12 CE credits are available to mental health professionals who attend live for an additional $40 fee. Please be aware this purchase is separate from your registration fee of $300 and will be offered only after the event. For more information on CE credits. For more details click here.

Is the Couple’s Intensive part of the RLT Certification?

Yes—when you enroll in the RLT Certification (our deepest training in the RLT model), you unlock unlimited access to all the Couple’s Intensive (under the umbrella of Couples Experientials) for the duration of your studies. To learn more about the RLT Certification, please request information here

Do you have a refund policy?

We’re confident you’ll get so much out of the Couple’s Intensive. However, if you’re not 100 percent satisfied with your purchase, simply contact us at support@terryreal.com within 48 hours of the first live call and we’ll give you a full refund, no questions asked.

Can I apply to be the couple receiving therapy?

For licensing requirements, the participating couple must be based in Texas for the duration of the workshop (you don’t have to live there, but you must be willing to travel there). If you would like to apply, you can find full information on what’s involved and how to submit an application here

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