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Every 13 seconds, there is one divorce in America. 1 in every 2 marriages ends in divorce (at around 8 years) and 40% of all divorces involve children. With divorce rated as one of the top three stressful life events (oscillating between the death of a loved one or a move), and with its high prevalence, clients often present seeking guidance. The journey can be filled with confusion, overwhelm and filled with fears and self-doubt.
As mental health professionals, we can learn to lend support to clients by empowering them with information about their situation and options, helping them focus on self-care and preparing and guiding them to remain on track with their needs, goals and responsibilities.
This course opens with a clinical focus on a client who is ready to start their separation. It takes the clinician through the emotional turmoil and the standard three roads ahead for the client. It gives an overview of the psychology of separation and divorce while focusing on many common challenges and pitfalls during this time and shows how to best assist the client in their highly complex, sensitive and emotional situation.
The course provides structure for the divorce process, including defining the mental health professional’s role relating to decisions, finances, legal department, custody issues, parenting issues and beyond. It discusses the ex-couples emotional state, needs and agendas. It teaches how to best support the entire family with a focus on each individual and the collective newly defined family units.
Next, when children are involved, the situation can be even more stressful, complex and difficult. This course explores the eight major challenges children face in divorce as well as evidence-based interventions to alleviate unnecessary and avoidable stress. Finally, if the client decides to move forward in their life, the therapist will learn ways to support this journey including, future decisions about singlehood, dating and/or remarriage. We will address challenges along the way and understand the foundations of successful family blending.
Most therapists feel ill-prepared to support clients through perhaps one of their most difficult times in life. This course presents a clear and relevant approach towards addressing the many complex aspects of the divorce process. Clinicians will learn how to empower clients and how to define, communicate and execute their role in this highly applicable and relevant challenging arena. Learning how to support clients, will reduce stress, encourage emotional healing and deeply impact the lives of our clients and their loved ones.
Part 1: The Psychology and Process of Separation and Divorce
Part 2: Individual and Family Shifts; Personal & Co-parenting Foundations
Part 3: Life After Divorce; Blending vs. Bleeding; 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 course! The whole webinar was helpful especially how couple's manage their behavior and its impact on children
Enjoyable, well organized.....good pace and included video presentations
This is a good foundation of the information and skills I want to put in my therapist toolbox.
Fantastic; loved it; covered very important issues but a bit overwhelming because so much was covered.
Excellent content. Eager to take more courses.
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