Zur Institute, INNOVATIVE RESOURCES and ONLINE CONTINUING EDUCATION Sign In
New Users          

ONLINE CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

 

Couples Therapy:
Counterintuitive Approaches to Working More Effectively

4 CE Credit Hours - Online Course - $39.00

Developed by Marty Klein, Ph.D.

Board Approvals for Psychologists, LMFTs, SWs, Counselors, & Nurses
 

Simply follow these steps:

1. Sign up securely online.
2. Read/Listen to the articles/audios.

3. Submit evaluation & post-test.
4. Print your certificate.

 

To order this Course now
Order Course now, click here

 

GENERAL COURSE DESCRIPTION

Couples In Therapy Most people who enter couples counseling have already tried many methods of resolution. Some couples arrive in therapy with one partner dragging the other, some are on the brink of divorce, and others are trying to recover from an affair. Couples typically appear with entrenched arguments, unhealthy power dynamics, and painful histories. In this context, the therapist's job is to help couples find clarity, productive communication, a shared vision, and a way to move forward without blaming each other for the mess they've developed. For some couples, clarity ultimately leads to separation. For others, it gives them a chance to function cooperatively as adults for the first time. A wide range of outcomes is possible when a couple walks into therapy, making couples counseling a complex and rich area of work.

This intermediate-level course is composed of four audios of live presentations by the engaging Dr. Marty Klein, esteemed sexuality expert, award-winning author, and veteran couples therapist. These audios cover the topics of power, conflict, agency, vocabulary, skills, modeling, and many others (transcripts available). The course also includes a text article on recovering from affairs in therapy. Transcripts are provided for the audio materials.

"If you can't have a great relationship with someone you love, who are you going to have it with?" - Dr. Marty Klein

 

 

Educational Objectives:

    This course will teach the participant to
  • Identify communication patterns in couples that undermine intimacy and satisfaction.
  • Demonstrate healthy meta conversations during therapy.
  • Organize clients' vocabulary through the use of skillful questions.
  • Conduct therapy with clients recovering from an affair.

Course Syllabus:

  • Communication
    • Identifying patterns
    • Helping clients hear each other
    • Defining and encouraging honesty
  • Conflict
    • Ground rules
    • Life after the fight
  • Agency
    • Helping clients understand their choices
    • Shift from "what happened" to "what did you do"
    • Shape clients' vocabularies
  • Power
    • Power dynamics in the relationship
    • Avoiding therapist unintentional participation in power dynamics
  • Skills
    • Letting go of scripts
    • Identifying skills to learn
  • Affairs
    • Regaining trust
    • Deciding the future of the relationship
    • Managing the public story
  • Resources

 

Author's Bio

 


To order this Course now
Order Course now, click here

 

Accommodations for Disabilities                   Clinical Updates Email Sign Up                  Refund & Course Exchange Policies


     

  APA NBCC NAADC ASWB

      Twitter Facebook LinkedIn YouTube

Online CE Courses
CE Board Approvals
60 Essential Clinical Forms
HIPAA Compliance Kit
Private Practice Handbook
Free Online Resources
Organizational Discounts
Site Map

Teaching
Consulting
Expert Witness
Issues Facing Teenagers
Boundaries & Dual Relationships
About Us
Info for the General Public
ADA Policy & Grievance
Privacy, Disclaimer, Terms of Use, DMCA


© 1995 - 2018 ZUR INSTITUTE, Inc.             Ofer Zur, Ph.D. Director             Contact Zur Institute, Inc.