Affairs in Couples Therapy - 5 CEUs
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When & Where:
- Date: Friday, June 16, 2023
- If you cannot attend this workshop live on 6/16, you can pre-register for the on-demand version here: https://www.theknowledgetree.org/p/affairs-couples...
- Time: 10:00am - 4:30pm Eastern Time
- CE Hours Included: 5 Core (please see below for more details)
- Location: Live Interactive Webinar ("Synchronous") on Zoom
- Investment: $120 before Friday, June 2nd at 5:00pm Eastern Time, $135 after
- Presented by: David Woodsfellow, Ph.D. (see bio below)
- Workshop Recording: A recording of this workshop is available to review for 60 days after the presentation. However, participants must attend live to receive the "Synchronous" CE Certificate.
- Instruction Level: Intermediate
- Target Audience: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Psychotherapists, Other Mental Health Professionals
- Assess whether affairs are the cause, or the consequence, of poor marital quality?
- Explain why couples therapists should have a “secrets policy.”
- Describe one circumstance where it might be important to keep an affair secret.
- Name two topics that warrant extra caution when clients are disclosing affairs.
- List Esther Perel’s three phases of post-affair recovery.
- Discuss cultural differences in the concepts of fidelity and infidelity.
Affairs are exhilarating at first. Then excruciating and guilt-producing. They can be difficult to manage for therapists as well. Should we tell clients what to do? Or not? Is an affair always an unthinkable relationship betrayal? Could it also resuscitate and transform a relationship?
In this workshop, we’ll discuss the problem of therapist secrets – and how to handle them. We’ll cover how to get clients to end their affairs; and how to facilitate clients working through the feelings that follow an affair. We’ll talk about how to interweave affair recovery with relationship rebuilding and how to get out of blame and counter-attack gridlock.
In the crucible of couples therapy, partners can do enlivening work. By sharing hurt and fear, remorse and regret, clients can reconnect and re-attach. Based on a blend of Hendrix, Gottman, Johnson, Real, and Perel, we’ll discuss a method of working with affairs that is powerful and deeply healing.
Presented by: David Woodsfellow, Ph.D.
Dr. David Woodsfellow is a licensed psychologist whose practice is 100% couples therapy. He has been seeing couples -- only couples, no individuals -- for 20 years, and teaching other therapists about couples therapy for 15 years. His workshops are highly engaging and immediately useable.
Dr. Woodsfellow received his B.A. at Harvard, his M.Ed. at Antioch New England, his M.A. at UC Santa Barbara, and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Georgia State University. He did his clinical psychology internship at the Neuropsychiatric Institute of UCLA Medical School. Dr. Woodsfellow has been personally trained by Drs. Harville Hendrix, John Gray, John Gottman, and Mr. Terry Real. He holds Master Certification in Relationship Empowerment Therapy, and has previously been a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist. He has taken Advanced Training in Gottman-Method Relationship Therapy and Emotionally-Focused Therapy.
- 9:30 - 10:00 Registration
- 10:00 - 11:30 Welcome and Morning Session
- 11:30 - 11:45 Break
- 11:45 - 1:00 Morning Session (Cont.)
- 1:00 - 2:00 Lunch Break
- 2:00 - 3:15 Afternoon Session
- 3:15 - 3:30 Break
- 3:30 - 4:30 Afternoon Session (Cont.)
- 4:30 - Continuing Education Certificates Available
5 Core CE Clock Hours Included - Details by License Type Below:
- PSYCHOLOGISTS: The Knowledge Tree (TKT) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For more detailed information on the current CE ruling in Georgia, or if you are licensed in another state or country, please click here.
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- MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: TKT has applied for approval for this workshop through the Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (GAMFT). If you are licensed in another state or country, please click here for more detailed information.
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