Date: February 27th, March 5th, & March 12th

Time: 6pm-8pm EST (three 2-hour sessions)

Presenter: Bonnie Lee, PhD, RSW, RMFT-Supervisor, AAMFT Clinical Fellow

Location: Online via Zoom

CECs: 6 

This event will be recorded


This interactive workshop introduces the key concepts, strategies, and tools of Congruence Couple Therapy (CCT) that are applicable to counselling couples and parent-child. CCT is an evidence-based, integrative model with demonstrated effects in clinical settings with addiction and mental health couples that surpassed those of individual treatment in emotion regulation, relationship satisfaction, and stress reduction. It was named a Distinguished Initiative in enhancing patient experience by the Health Quality Council of Alberta in Canada in 2023.

CCT aims to create connection, safety and worth through congruent communication. Its concepts and tools foster a sense of aliveness that energizes family relationships and cooperation.

Participants will learn to:

  • Adopt a way of relational, systemic thinking and working.
  • Frame issues with descriptive, non-judgmental language.
  • Employ a “four-door” framework for interventions with couples and families interventions while respecting equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Balance a therapeutic alliance with more than one individual holding different views.
  • Acknowledge and answer the universal-spiritual human longings for connection, safety and worth.
  • Develop sensitivity to the impact of adverse childhood experience on relationships.
  • Apply a typology to improve communication and congruence.
  • Expand the range and depth communication with the Wheel of Connection.


Counselors, social workers, couple and family therapists, youth workers, team  leaders and managers, graduate students


Bonnie Lee, PhD, RSW, RMFT-Supervisor, AAMFT Clinical Fellow, is Professor in Health Sciences (Addictions Counselling) at the University of Lethbridge, Canada. A highly rated speaker and international trainer, Dr. Lee is the Principal Investigator in two decades of research that developed the theory and evidence base of Congruence Couple Therapy (CCT) for addictive and concurrent disorders. In recognition of her national and international leadership in bringing an innovative couple therapy approach into the treatment of addiction, she was awarded the University Board of Governors Research Chair (2016-19). She is the founder of the Graduate Certificate Program in Couple and Family Counselling Studies at the University of Lethbridge. Dr. Lee’s articles and research on couple treatment outcomes and training evaluation are published in many peer reviewed international journals.


  • $100 for students
  • $140 for CCPA/QCA members
  • $200 for non-members

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QCA 3-PART SERIES - Key Concepts, Strategies & Tools of Congruence Couple Therapy: Change and Connection for Couples & Parent-Child Relationships

  • Tuesday Feb 27 2024, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Tuesday Mar 05 2024, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Tuesday Mar 12 2024, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM