"Behind Closed Doors with Michele Weiner-Davis" in Boulder Colorado October 13-16, 2019

Step inside Michele's private practice to learn her powerfully healing methods with couples




"Behind Closed Doors with Michele Weiner-Davis" - Here's a little bit about it. WATCH THE VIDEO. PLEASE NOTE THE 2019 DATES ARE OCTOBER 13-16


Come join the group this fall in beautiful Boulder, Colorado.


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Four Great Days in Boulder with Michele

Join world-renowned, Michele Weiner-Davis this fall in beautiful Boulder, Colorado for 4 information-packed days where you will learn her unique and effective methods for helping on-the-brink couples recommit to their marriages and reconnect emotionally and physically.
Presented completely by Michele, this Certificate Course is entitled: “Behind Closed Doors with Michele Weiner-Davis": A In-depth Course in Michele's Breakthrough Couples Therapy Methods 
Earn 26.5 CE Credits, at no additional cost.  See bottom of this page for details.


Newly Expanded Training for 2019

If you work with couples, you won’t want to miss this new, down-to-earth training where Michele will share her latest thinking about how to become A MASTER COUPLES THERAPIST.

For over 3 decades, Michele, a.k.a. The Divorce Buster, has been specializing in helping couples avoid unnecessary divorce and is the go-to therapist for 911 couples.

Through didactic discussions emphasizing specific how-to’s, extensive video examples, small group discussions, case consultations and experiential exercises, attendees are able to gain years’ worth of clinical skills in just 4 days.

Small Group Size

Due to high demand this fall, Michele will impart her clinical wisdom to a small group of professionals who share her marriage-saving passion!

Although Michele’s trainings are usually geared toward large groups of mental health professionals, this training is different. Attendance will be limited to the first 30 - 35 people who register (dependent on room configuration). Last year’s training filled up very fast!

There are several advantages to a small group format.  

Although Michele spends months planning the didactic material to be covered over the 4 days, she is completely responsive to the needs of attendees regarding topics that require more in-depth discussions or experiential exercises to bring her ideas to life.


Additionally, ...

this small group training fosters a sense of intimacy and camaraderie, an environment that enable attendees to feel safe sharing ideas or asking questions to enhance their learning.

Finally, limited attendance allows participants to get to know Michele and other colleagues in ways that are not possible during larger training events. It’s not unusual for people to make lifelong connections during this intensive training experience!

We'll be recording this workshop as part of an advanced training product.  Attendees will be offered discounts on the final video training.

Participants in this workshop are also eligible to join Michele's professional supervision group.


What Previous Participants Said...

A few words from attendees of previous trainings


Join Michele this October 13 - 16, 2019 in beautiful Boulder Colorado.

What Previous Participants Said...

Testimonials from attendees


Behind Closed Doors with Michele Weiner-Davis, Live, October 13 - 16, 2018 in Boulder Colorado



Sign up to attend "Behind Closed Doors with Michele Weiner-Davis" in beautiful Boulder, Colorado October 13 - 16, 2019. More information: 303-444-7004. Earn 26.5 CE Credits at no additional cost. See bottom of this page for details.

Subjects Covered Include:

  • Developing a Solution-Focused Marital Mindset
  • Methods for Becoming a Hope Monger: The Necessary Ingredient for Successful Outcomes
  • The Commitment Decision Tree 
  • The Divorce Busting® Do’s and Don’ts

Also Covered:

  • The First (and Subsequent) Session Map
  • Effective Couples Therapy with One Spouse - It Takes One to Tango®
  • The Last Resort Technique - When All Else Fails
  • Healing from Infidelity


  • The Sex-Starved Marriage®
  • Integrating Marriage Education
  • Dealing with Difficult Clients
  •  7 Ways to Bring Yourself to the Process That You Didn't Learn in Graduate School

An additional benefit of attending this training is the wonderful networking opportunities. 


"I’ve made life-long friends during my previous small group trainings and so will you!"


"Plus, you will enjoy an evening with me and my husband, Jim in our Boulder home!"



Michele in Amsterdam


Sign up to attend "Behind Closed Doors with Michele Weiner-Davis" in beautiful Boulder, Colorado October 13 - 16, 2019. More information: 303-444-7004. Earn 26.5 CE Credits at no additional cost.

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Topics Covered


Developing a Solution-Focused Marital Mindset

Clear your mind from the clutter that channels your attention to marital stuckness in couples rather than rich possibilities


Methods for Becoming a Hope Monger: The Necessary Ingredient for Successful Outcomes

Learn why instilling hope just might be the most important factor in successful therapy and what you can to do instill it

The Commitment Decision Tree

People begin therapy with varying levels of motivation to work on their marriages.  Learn how to adjust your approach with each spouse accordingly


The Divorce Busting® Do’s and Don’ts

Helping couples in conflict beat the divorce odds isn’t simply a matter of having a “marriage-friendly” philosophy. Sometimes, even well-meaning therapists do things that backfire.  Learn which strategies increase commitment and which to avoid


The First (and Subsequent) Session Map

Learn a step-by-step map for conducting first and subsequent sessions in order to have a clear vision of where you’re headed clinically 


Effective Couples Therapy with One Spouse - It Takes One to Tango®

Learn tools for doing really effective couples therapy with the one spouse.  Also, know when to see spouses individually rather than conjointly 

The Last Resort Technique - When All Else Fails

Learn a concrete, step-by-step plan to help the one spouse who wants to save the marriage when his or her spouse seems convinced divorce is the only answer and all else has failed


Healing from Infidelity

Helping couples deal with the crisis of affairs can be daunting unless you have a plan.  Get all the tools you need to move couples from the pain of discovery to rebuilding trust and reconnecting emotionally and physically


The Sex-Starved Marriage®

Differences is sexual desire can create major problems in relationships. Become comfortable with and skilled at addressing this issue with couples


Integrating Marriage Education

Teach couples practical skills that build on their inner resources


Dealing with Difficult Clients

When clients push our buttons, we become less effective. Learn creative ways to bypass clinical impasses  


7 Ways to Bring Yourself to the Process That You Didn't Learn in Graduate School

Research suggests that the therapeutic relationship correlates more highly with successful therapeutic outcome than the model of therapy used by the therapist. Learn new ways to personalize your sessions and improve your work with couples



Learning objectives, agenda, policies, CE credits, information


Sign up to attend "Behind Closed Doors with Michele Weiner-Davis" in beautiful Boulder, Colorado October 13 - 16, 2019. More information: 303-444-7004. Earn 26.5 CE Credits at no additional cost.

Special Bonus  - $200 Credit

Sign up early and receive a $200 credit toward any of Michele's video training Programs.  


Offer is available with paid enrollment, is time limited and has no cash value. More information: 303-444-7004

Who Should Attend

  • Marriage Therapists

  • Social Workers

  • Psychologists

  • Marriage Mentors

  • Marriage and Family Therapists

  • Licensed Professional Counselors

  • Clergy

  • Attorneys

  • Coaches

  • Psychiatrists

  • Sex Therapists

  • Educators

  • Military Chaplains

  • Nurses

  • University Faculty

  • Graduate Students and more...

(Many attendees have attended previous multi-day trainings.)


COLORADO is stupendous in any season.  Fall is one of our favorites: hiking, biking, climbing, driving through the mountains, festivals, Rocky Mountain National Park, Summit County, Vail, Aspen, Telluride, sunset, sunrise........

And, Boulder is a such a special place!


October 13 - 16, 2019 - Limited Enrollment Available


Payable in 3 monthly installments of $299.00

Four Day Tuition

Coffee, Tea, Cold Drinks, Snacks

Social Get Together with Michele and her husband Jim at their Boulder Home

$200 Credit toward any of Michele's Video Training Programs (time limited)

Attendees become eligible to join Michele's supervision group

Earn 26 CE Credits at no additional cost more information on CE Credits and workshop policies.


More info: 303-444-7004

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About Michele

Michele Weiner-Davis, LCSW is the Director of the Divorce Busting® Center in Boulder, Colorado, author of eight books including the best-selling, Divorce Busting, The Sex-Starved Marriage and Healing from Infidelity.  
In addition to her extremely popular keynotes, workshops and intensive professional training events, Michele’s TEDx talk has garnered over 4.6 million views.
Michele has been an invited faculty member at the prestigious Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference since 2005. She is best known for her down-to-earth, pragmatic professional training events. Michele’s humor, warmth and genuineness are her trademarks.  
Following training with Steve de Shazer at the Brief Family Therapy Center in Milwaukee, WI. in 1982, Michele became part of the team that developed the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Model that is now practiced by clinicians worldwide.  
In 1989, Michele and co-author Bill O’Hanlon’s groundbreaking book- In Search of Solutions: A New Direction in Psychotherapy- was published. This classic text for mental health professionals and graduate students outlined a guide to their innovative therapy model, Solution-Oriented Therapy.
Many of Michele’s trade books such as, Divorce Busting and The Sex-Starved Marriage are used as texts in undergraduate and graduate courses.  Her most recent self-help book- Healing from Infidelity- is used by many therapists as an adjunct to their therapy practices with couples who are dealing with the aftermath of affairs.
Additionally, Michele has authored and co-authored articles in many professional journals including Family Process, The Journal of Marital and Family Therapy and The Psychotherapy Networker.
Michele has received several professional awards acknowledging her significant contribution to the field of couple therapy.   She has been honored by AAMFT for her Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Couple and Family Therapy. She was the recipient of Smart Marriages’ Impact Award and The Alumni Award from Grinnell College for helping couples build and maintain stronger marriages and better lives.

 About Boulder

Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains lies beautiful Boulder, Colorado, a magical place that is often ranked the #1 most livable city in the U.S.! 
Many attendees extend their stay to explore Colorado’s natural wonders.  There’s world-class hiking, climbing, fishing and sightseeing- Rocky Mountain National Park is less than 80 minutes by car.  Summit County (Keystone, Frisco, Breckenridge) is 90 minutes and Vail, just a bit further.  Driving in the mountains in Colorado is absolutely breathtaking.
For the less adventurous, enjoy our wonderful restaurants, shopping, festivals and people-watching.
Boulder is an amazing place to get away from your busy lives, soak up great information and engage in pure, unadulterated after-hours fun!  


Sign up to attend "Behind Closed Doors with Michele Weiner-Davis" in beautiful Boulder, Colorado October 13 -16, 2019. More information: 303-444-7004. Earn 26.5 CE Credits at no additional cost. See bottom of this page for details.

Location, Lodging and Transportation

This event will be held at The Best Western Plus Boulder Inn.  Boulder and nearby towns offer quite an array of lodging options from relatively modest to quite luxurious.  Because Boulder is a very popular destination and rooms are limited, you are encouraged to make plans as soon as possible.


For those who choose to stay at the Boulder Inn, rates are $144.00 with King Bed, $154.00 with 2 Queen Beds.  “This award-winning, solar powered hotel offers guests a complimentary hot breakfast, free wireless Internet, and use of all facilities.  Guests may borrow free bikes to see Boulder, or charge their electric car free at one of 3 stations.” 


You can use the website or, even better, call the Best Western Plus Boulder Inn: 800-233-8469 or 303-449-3800 and reference code: DBC.

Make reservations as soon as possible because rooms are extremely limited. 


Denver International Airport is an easy to reach 40-50 minute drive.  In addition to rental cars, there is bus and shuttle service to/from the airport.


For more information about the 4-Day Training - "Behind Closed Doors with Michele Weiner-Davis" write: virginia @divorcebusting.com or call 303-444-7004.





"My trainings, workshops, and seminars are long on what to do when you close the office door; what to say, how to say it, and what to do when you get stuck." .....Michele

A Few More Things

Here's a few more details. More to come.

This may change a bit - and we'll send you more detailed information from time to time - Day 1 (October 13) begins with 8:30 am registration, 9:00 am start of workshop, ending at 4:00 pm +/-.  Day 2 and 3 (October 14 & 15) is 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Day 4 (October 16 ) is 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (to accommodate airport trips, etc.)  There is a lunch break every day around noon, along with mid-morning, mid-afternoon breaks.  We provide coffee, tea, water, snacks throughout the day.
Last year, on Day 1, we provided sandwiches, salads, etc. for lunch as a group, and did participant introductions.  We'll do the same thing this year (October 13).
Social get-together at our home in Boulder:
We haven't yet determined the date/time, we'll let you know.  It is plus 1.
Airport Transportation:
RTD (Regional Transportation District-check new schedules) Buses to Boulder, Super ShuttleGreenride, uber, lyft, rental cars. Depending on choice and time of day, trip duration usually 45 minutes - 1.5 hour.
What to do in Boulder/Colorado:
So much to say!  We'll send additional information before the workshop.  One of my favorites - The Maroon Bells, in Aspen (peak color times vary every year).  Rocky Mountain National Park is an absolute treasure; less than an hour drive from Boulder - we go there all the time.  It's rutting season in October.
I also love Colorado Chautauqua National Historic Landmark for great hiking and events - less than a block from our home!
And then there's my beloved Boulder for eating, entertainment, people watching, farmer's market, and SO much more.
We'll be distributing additional information about hiking, entertainment, restaurants, etc., at the workshop.
If you'd like to share a room, let us know.
If you need additional information: jim@divorcebusting.com

2018 "Behind Closed Doors with Michele"

Comments From Previous Attendees

Here's what folks say about my training:


“Michele’s authenticity is effortless, pure, encouraging and everything that’s good about this field. Her teaching style, insight, and theory will be pivotal with my work. THANK YOU!” 

“Wonderful opportunity to interact with other “Divorce Busters.” Meaningful conversations, loved how small the group was- perfect size!”

“The most valuable aspect of the seminar was that it was presented by Michele. The opportunity to personally experience this culmination of her decades of practice proved to be well beyond my expectations- an ultimate training experience.” 

“Practicing the methodology of your trainings during the past month has brought increasedhopefulness to those who have entrusted me to be helpful. Many thanks!” 

“Best seminar I have been to for a long time. Loved it!”

 “So much practical, useful information. By far the best $$ value I’ve ever received from a workshop. This will change the way I do counseling in my practice. I WANT MORE!!” 

“Thank you, Michele. Experiencing your material for several days in an intimate setting, was movingly memorable. The group dinner at Michele and Jim’s home was like dessert.

“Thank you so much for this fabulous training! Other words like “incredible, inspiring, amazing, great, wonderful, super duper, cool, far out (hippie days lingo) and my personal favorite “WOW” are just a few superlatives that capture my experience of your work. My story about this training is I got to learn from your mastery. It’s the kind of mastery that can only come from the years of work.”

 “This training was the best one I have ever been to in my 27 years of practice. I am so grateful to you for all the time you put into creating the training and sharing your vast wisdom with us in such an entertaining way. And the dinner at your beautiful home was icing on the cake!”

“Today is my first day back at work. I couldn’t wait to try my new skills with the first couple of the day who have been very challenging. The results were amazing. I was channeling you the whole hour!” 

“I typically attend one to two major training seminars annually and I would say your "Behind Closed Doors" is by far the best seminar I have attended. Thanks again for your willingness to share you ideas and concepts with us. This was a fantastic opportunity! 

“Thanks so much for everything! I had a great time and feel energized to "try something different." 

“I thoroughly enjoyed the training. You are so sincere in your desire to help couples. And I love your " psychotic optimism." We need more of that in the world.” 

“I really enjoyed the 4 days in Boulder with you and the group. I learned so much and was so eager to get back and practice what I learned. I really had fun at your garden. Thank you for the generosity of inviting us to your beautiful home overlooking the Flatirons!” 

Warning - This Group Sells Out Fast

26.5 CE Credits


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                   Continuing Education Program Approval

Date: 5/21/19

The following program has been approved for continuing education credit:

Title: Behind Closed Doors with Michele Weiner-Davis A 4-Day Training that Will Transform Your Work with Couples

Sponsoring person or organization: Michele Weiner-Davis Training Corporation

Date(s):  October 13-16, 2019

Location: Boulder, CO.

Presented by: Michele Weiner-Davis, MSW, LCSW

Professions approved:

_X_ Psychologists _X_ Social Workers _X_ Nurses _X_ Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists _X_ Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors

Number of CE hours credit per program: 26.0

Approval Number: 90091

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