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Getting Past Your Breakup is the original source for many of the concepts used by many therapists to help clients get past a breakup. Since its inception in 1995 through the publication of the book in 2009, GPYB (prior to 2006, it was Getting Past Your Past/GPYP) put the program together and it has been recognized as the most successful breakup program in the world. GPYB is credited with having originated the idea of going "no contact" with your ex and that grief is a salient part of the breakup process. GPYB is considered the "gold standard" in breakup recovery has been recommended and used by many therapists all over the world and the book is on the Recommended list of many mental health agencies as well as divorce attorneys and mediators.
Getting Past Your Breakup appears on several "Best Breakup Books of All Time" lists including Huffington Post and Marie Claire. The book consistently retains a top 10 spot on Amazon divorce for over 10 years. GPYB was voted THE self-help book of the year in 2009 and continues to place on "best breakup books" and "best self-help books" lists as recently as December 2020. It's an accolade few others can boast. To do the PROGRAM right, you can do it with the program's creator who used it to get past her own divorce in 1991. You can find the lists at https://www.gettingpastyourbreakup.com
About the Creator of GPYB and Your Personal Coach
Susan J Elliott, J.D., M.Ed. has been counseling and coaching clients and couples, as well as leading workshops and seminars, for the past 25 years. She is available for working through the GPYB program or general coaching and counseling as well as grief counseling and Domestic Violence counseling. As a result of her busy schedule, appointments are sometimes not available. The new client list often closes for months (sometimes years) at a time.
She has worked with clients throughout the world and has turned her experience and expertise into two books, Getting Past Your Breakup: How To Turn A Devastating Loss Into The Best Thing That Ever Happened to You (Da Capo 2009) and Getting Back Out There: Secrets to Successful Dating and Finding Real Love After The Big Breakup. (Da Capo 2015) as well as the Getting Past Your Past workbook available on the Getting Past Your Breakup website.
She has been featured on local (NYC) and national television. She has been a guest on local, national and international radio, as well as quoted in many mainstream newspapers and magazines. She has served as a consultant, producer and contributing subject matter expert to television news segments and reality shows (from treatments to on-air programs).
She is a "go-to" resource for psychological and legal commentary for many national and international writers and reporters, including regular consultations with BravoTV and other networks. She has lectured all over the country and been a featured speaker at many events around the country both in-person and appearing electronically.
She is quoted in many books and articles on relationships. She has been a keynote speaker, plenary speaker and guest speaker featured in divorce seminars, relationship summits and televised discussions.
She has been asked to review and endorse a wide range of self-help books, as well as serve as a resource or collaborator on upcoming projects in publishing, media and television productions..
She teaches and consults with mental health professionals about the legal system and legal professionals about mental heath issues, predominantly consulting on untreated personality disordered individuals and their effect on legal proceedings.
She is a certified grief counselor through the Grief Recovery Institute as well as several training courses at the graduate level.
She is a sought after relationship expert, media commentator and attorney who gives informational legal seminars regarding divorce, separation, home ownership for unmarried partners, marital assets and understanding the court system, attorneys, mediators, judges, guardian ad litums and others who may become involved in legal proceedings.
She gives regular in-service workshops and lectures (either in person or via Zoom) to counseling practices and professionals and consults on legal cases with other attorneys. She also works with parenting coordinators and social services. She is currently working on a treatise regarding the personality disordered and the legal system.
She holds a Bachelor's Degree in English from Mount Holyoke College where she graduated magna cum laude with High Honors and Phi Beta Kappa. She received her Masters of Education from Cambridge College and her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley. She is licensed to practice law in New York, Texas and the District of Columbia and does divorce coaching and consulting in all 50 states, Canada and the UK.
GPYB Coaching and Counseling consists of working through the GPYB program one-on-one. In the initial intake meeting, client and counselor discuss issues and goals and treatment plan. Client input is VITAL for the plan.
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