Therapists and counselors who work with children and adolescents often see the additional weight and difficulties that divorce creates for them. This course addresses the specific challenges and needs of children and adolescents who are navigating divorce, separation, or restructuring. This course focuses on specific, practical, and family systems-oriented strategies for practitioners to implement with their child and adolescent clients. Specific topics include common impacts of divorce on children, addressing common internalizing and externalizing behaviors, problematic parental behaviors, maximizing protective factors, and the role of the therapist.
Total running time 136 minutes. 2 Hours CE. Recorded Video Format (non-interactive).
Content Advisory: To protect client confidentiality, case examples include fictionalized elements.
Identify at least five common parent behaviors that negatively affect children and adolescents' mental health and well-being during and after divorce.
Implement at least four practical skills for children who live in two homes.
Demonstrate at least four examples of neutral language to help children and adolescents articulate their experience during divorce conflict.
Describe at least three legal complexities therapists may face when working with families navigating the divorce and restructuring process.
1. Research on children and divorce
a. Key research findings
b. Factors impacting children and adolescents
c. Findings are not all negative
d. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
2. Trauma and divorce
a. Divorce through a trauma lens
b. Internalized and externalized behavior
3. Parental behaviors that impact children and adolescents during divorce
4. Protective factors
b. Parental resilience
c. Social connectedness
b. Social and emotional competence
5. Enhancing protective factors
6. Our role as clinicians
Format and Length:
Recorded video format (non-interactive). Total running time 136 minutes. Progress is saved after each lesson section so you can complete the course in multiple sittings. Please note that if you leave the course in the middle of a video, quiz, or survey section you may be required to start that section from the beginning.
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. Learners are expected to complete the quiz within a reasonable number of attempts, and may be blocked from completing the course and receiving their certificate if unable to do so.
Completion Quiz and Course Evaluation:
After watching course videos, the course completion quiz will be available to complete, followed by the course evaluation.
Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, counselors, masters or doctoral level clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists.
Publication and Review Dates:
Course Published: December 10, 2021
Financial Support Statement:
SimplePractice pays course presenters for their teaching. 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 2 hours of continuing education (2 CE credits) 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, #1749, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Simple Practice maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 07/06/2021 – 07/06/2024. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 continuing education credits in the Clinical topic area.
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 2 hours 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.
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SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0091.
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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.