Keynote-Marital Enrichment for Physicians

Marital & Relationship Enrichment for Physicians

It is not true that doctors have a higher divorce rate than the general population but they are less happy in their marriages. Relationship difficulties can increase the possibility of career dissatisfaction and burnout. They also increase the risk that physicians and their spouses will experience depression, drug abuse, suicide, alcoholism, and other emotional problems. While physicians and their spouse or partner also experience the issues that any couple can experience, like sexual dysfunction or communication problems, they must also cope with the stress imposed by the modern practice of medicine. It is sometimes assumed that physician’s long work hours cause marital problems but the truth is that their excessive work is often caused by their desire to escape troubles at home. Dr. Hudson is  Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Board Certified Coach and has completed Level I Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. He has extensive experience as a marriage therapist and is a Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator–authorized by the John Gottman Institute in Seattle to use the Seven Principles Program materials and teach lecture content that integrates research from the Seven Principles book.

Depending on the time this lecture may give participants a greater understanding of these topics:

Audience: physicians, physician’s spouse or partner,, practice managers, administrators, healthcare executives

Recommended Number: 6-18

Time: Full day (6 hour),  can be adapted to 45 minute lecture or a series of evening sessions (Albuquerque or Santa Fe only)

Coaching for Physicians also provides weekly (10-12) classes, as well as full day or weekend retreat marriage enrichment for physician families.

Suggested Add-ons: DiSC Communication Style Assessment, Gottman Couples Pack, Emotional Intelligence Assessment (EQ)-EQi-2.0 and EQI 360

CME: may be available-additional fees apply

  • Understand the value of a stable home life for physicians
  • Recognize the myth that physician’s long work hours cause marital problems
  • Understand how the personality of physicians and medical training contribute to marital conflict
  • See why a happy marriage is not conflict free

  • Understand the causes of marital conflict
  • Recognize the signs of strain in a relationship
  • Know the difference between a complaint and a criticism
  • Learn how to begin a conversation using a soft start up
  • Know the tools needed to build a deeper relationship
  • Set boundaries and communicate needs
  • Know the difference between a boundary and an expectation
  • Increase the role of emotional intelligence and empathy in relationships
  • Improve communication skills and express a feeling or position using an I-message
  • … and much more 

For information about costs and scheduling call 505-280-4284 or use our contact page. We also offer individual coaching by telephone or in person.


Coaching for Physicians

The Leader in Specialized Coaching for Healthcare Organizations and Physicians

Patrick A. Hudson MD, FACS, MA, MS, MALA, BCC,Board Certified Coach,
2900 Louisiana Blvd. NE Ste E-1, Albuquerque, NM 87110, USA    Telephone: 505-280-4284  

                        EverythingDiSC® Authorized Partner and EverythingDiSC® Certified Trainer                        
Listed as a resource for physician remedial education by the Federation of State Medical Boards.  
Dr. Hudson does not practice psychotherapy, counseling or psychiatry and works only as a coach.

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