Home Study Course Description
Mental health professionals often report that graduate and doctoral studies did not adequately prepare them for the difficulties of working with couples. In this couples counseling primer participants will study the top 5 challenges involved with working with couples and how to preempt them and turn the coupling sessions into an opportunity for repair, connection and healthy relationship building.
This training will over a general framework for working with couples and then go into details based on case studies. Best practices will be discussed and clinicians will learn 10 modalities for couples counseling, offering them a foundation upon which to build future counseling skills. Clinicians will learn about assessment, discernment, communication skills and 13 ingredients for a healthy relationship.
Modalities discussed include: Five Love Languages, CBT, Communication Skills, Gottman and Imago as well as Family Systems, EFT, Divorce Busting, IFS and Trauma. The course will include many case studies and practical applications for helping your clients reach their relationship goals.
- Participants will learn and practice implementing evidence-based couples counseling interventions.
- Participants will learn 5 challenges and 10 interventions for couples counseling.
- Participants will learn the 13 ingredients of healthy relationships and how to assist clients.
- Participants will learn an evidence-based structure for couples counseling that includes assessment, individual and collective treatment plans, interventions, troubleshooting and follow up.
Part 1: Introduction to couples counseling and 5 challenges
Part 2: Foundations and 5 Pitfalls
Part 3: Five Love Languages, CBT, Communication Skills, Gottman and Imago
Part 4: Family Systems, EFT, Divorce Busting, IFS and Trauma.
Part 5: Misc issues, special cases; Q & A
6 Category II/B CE 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 6 Contact Hours self-study credits.
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