Dealing with couples is often fraught with confusion, difficulty and trepidation. Most graduate programs do not adequately equip therapists to effectively work with couples. It’s only through specialized training, supervision and the honing of skills that one can develop into a successful couple’s counselor.
This training is geared for those who have completed the first level of our training on Couples Counseling or for therapists with some experience in working with couples. It will cover a brief review of general challenges of working with couples, marriage and divorce foundational perspectives as well as some of the most popular couples’ modalities. We will then develop themes of how to motivate clients to make lasting change, how to discuss and treat sexual issues and how to create evidence-based treatment plans.
The training will focus on the works of psychologist and sex therapist Dr. David Schnarch, PhD, inventor of Crucible Therapy, as well as psychiatrist and sex therapist Dr. Stephen Snyder, MD, author of Love Worth Making.
The training will cover effective ways to engage with couples and how to help each see their part of the problem as well as the solution. We will conclude with a demonstration in how to troubleshoot the top ten gridlock or difficult situations that occur when working with couples. Therapists will gain actionable and empowering evidence-based skills to bring to the couple’s sessions and to effect lasting changes.
Participants will learn and practice implementing at least three evidence-based couples counseling interventions.
Participants will learn foundations of sex therapy, theory, practice and the boundaries of competency.
Participants will learn how to navigate 10 gridlock or difficult situations that occur in the course of couples counseling.
Participants will learn ways to help client create effective treatment plans that lead to lasting success and fulfillment as individuals and as a couple.
Part 1: Introduction to couples counseling and overview of modalities
Part 2: Sex Therapy – The Crucible and Love Worth Making Model
Part 3: Treatment Plans, 10 Gridlock/Difficult Situations/ Q & A
3 Category II/B 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 and for mental health counselors, #MHC-0167. Note: This course provides 3 Contact Hours self-study credits.
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Excellent training! A lot to take in during one sitting, but I would not take anything out, very helpful and practical. Very engaging, thank you!
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