Infidelity counseling isn't just clinically difficult. It also can challenge some of our own beliefs about relationships and healing. This course provides clear, specific guidance to bring couples down a path of healing -- and to address the personal challenges common among therapists along the way.
Working with couples in crisis can be overwhelming for new and seasoned clinicians alike. This is especially true when it comes to working with clients struggling with infidelity, who are often in extreme emotional distress and feeling lost and hopeless about the future of their relationship.
The knowledge base you will gain from this workshop is based on extensive clinical work with couples dealing with infidelity, and supported by data from a comprehensive review of the current body of research. Completing this workshop will expand your understanding of the clinical challenges associated with the journey of healing and give you the clinical tools you need to be better prepared for working with couples as they address the crisis of infidelity.
1 hours CE. Recorded Video Format (non-interactive).
Describe at least 3 necessary areas of assessment needed for couples in crisis
Describe at least 2 components of a safe therapeutic environment for couples in crisis
Integrate the steps necessary to overcome at least 3 personal challenges commonly faced by therapists working with couples in crisis
1. Causes of infidelity
i. Relationship issues
ii. Mental health and individual dissatisfaction
iii. Sociocultural and environmental factors
2. Assessment and informed consent
i. Risk assessment
ii. Informed consent
iii. Treatment goals
iv. Treatment structure
v. Therapist role and expectations
3. Establishing a safe therapeutic environment
i. Two key milestones
3. Clinical challenges
i. Personal challenges
ii. Environment of treatment
iii. Gender bias
iv. Value bias
Format and Length:
Recorded Video format (non-interactive); Total running time 60 minutes
To obtain your CE certificate, you must progress through all course segments, complete a satisfaction survey, and obtain a score of 80% or higher on a course completion quiz.
Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, counselors, clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists.
Publication and Review Dates:
Course Published: February 24, 2020
Financial Support Statement:
SimplePractice Learning pays course providers for their teaching. This course was presented at the Therapy Reimagined 2019 conference. There is no other financial support for this course.
Conflict of Interest Statement:
There is no potential conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.
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Continuing Education Approvals:
SimplePractice is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course provides 1 hour of continuing education (1 CE credit) for psychologists.
SimplePractice has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6961. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SimplePractice is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
SimplePractice is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs (CAMFT CEPA provider #145276). SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
SimplePractice is approved as a Rule/Statute Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. Note that we do not automatically report CE completion to CE Broker at this time, so certificates of completion must be manually uploaded. Click here for more information.
SimplePractice 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-0582.
SimplePractice is approved to provide continuing education activities for Social Workers in the state of Texas. Social Work CE Provider Number 7678.
This course is not part of our continuing education program approved through NAADAC. Click here to view our complete CE approval information, or check out our collection of NAADAC approved courses.
This course is not part of our ASWB approved continuing education program.