After the Affair: Working with Couples & Infidelity
3 CE Hour Training
Presenter: Raffi Bilek, MSW, LCSW-C
Friday September 13, 2019
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Via Live Interactive Webinar ONLY
3 CEU awarded by Core Wellness, a Maryland Social Work Examiners approved CE sponsor. Our credits are accepted by the Maryland Boards of Psychology and Professional Counselors and Therapists as well as the social work boards of DC, Virginia, WV and Michigan.
Core Wellness, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0569. This course provides 3 Contact Hour Live Online credit
One of the most challenging situations couples counselors face is the broken trust caused by infidelity. In few other scenarios do emotions run as high and values get tested as strongly as an affair on the part of one of the partners in front of you. Cultural and social moral standards are also put on the line as clients struggle with the reality of what has happened. And they turn to you to help them make sense of it all.
This course will help prepare you to walk through this gauntlet with distressed couples grappling with infidelity in their relationship. We will lay out the stages ahead of you and help you avoid the pitfalls that can stymie the repair of this relationship. You’ll learn what’s needed for and from each partner as they move forwards (and sometimes backwards) through the healing process, and how to help them fulfill those needs for each other.
The world moves on relationships. In the most committed and intimate relationship a person has, betrayal can cut straight to the heart. As couples counselors, we have an awesome responsibility to guide couples in crisis through this make-or-break problem. Participants will leave feeling a greater sense of knowledge of how to do right by their clients and confidence that they can help in this most needed time.
Part 1: Information & Statistics and Starting Perspectives
Part 2: 5-Step Model of Interventions
Part 3: Special Situations, Q&A
- Participants will examine their own values and biases regarding infidelity and learn to approach clients with openness and acceptance.
- Participants will learn the 5 stages of helping a couple work through an affair.
- Participants will understand the needs and challenges of both partners in a couple experiencing infidelity.
Director of Baltimore Therapy Center
Raffi Bilek specializes in couples counseling. He has successfully helped couples facing infidelity and other complex relationship challenges to reclaim their bond and learn healthy skills to build trust and connection. Raffi’s belief that relationships are the most critical aspect of our lives drives his passion for repairing relationships and strengthening marriages.
5 Step Model of Interventions
Special Situations, Q&A