On-Demand: Affairs in Couples Therapy - 5 CEUs
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- CE Hours Included: 5 Core (please see below for more details)
- Format: On-Demand Webinar (“Asynchronous”) ~ At your leisure to be viewed at your own pace. You may pause, rewind, and fast forward at any point during the videos. You are in complete control of how you view this workshop. It also comes with a PowerPoint and references. There is a quiz at the end to ensure viewing and required by all CE approval organizations.
- Investment: $120
- Presented by: David Woodsfellow, Ph.D. (see bio below)
- Instruction Level: Intermediate
- Target Audience: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Psychotherapists, Other Mental Health Professionals
- Discuss 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.
What people are saying about this workshop:
- "David is always an excellent presenter. He combines professionalism with a dose of "casual" that is engaging!" - PB, MFT
- "Dr. Woodsfellow is extremely knowledgable and shared his expertise from his experience and knowledge of a variety of theories" - WH, LPC
- "I appreciate the vast experience, the clear presentation, and the transparency of Dr. Woodsfellow." - VF, LMFT
- "The presenter was informative and engaging. The workshop was appropriate and relevant to me as a specialist in couple therapy." - KJG, LMFT
- "The presenter was obviously very informative and knowledgeable of the subject matter. I appreciated him introducing me to new books and concepts." - MM, LPC
- "Very knowledgeable and experienced. I liked the professional insights he shared." - MD, LPC
- "Overall impression-very good. Four Steps very helpful." - JG, LMFT
5 "Asynchronous" 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.
- COUNSELORS: The Knowledge Tree has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP), ACEP No. 7153. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Knowledge Tree is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. For more detailed information regarding CE approvals, please click here.
- Counselors Licensed in Canada: This workshop is approved for 5 credit hours through the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), event code: 64962771.
- SOCIAL WORKERS: This workshop is approved for 5 core CE hours through the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work (GSCSW), approval #033523. If you are licensed in another state or country, please click here for more detailed information.
- MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: This workshop is approved for 5 core CE hours through the Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (GAMFT), approval #054-2023. If you are licensed in another state or country, please click here for more detailed information.
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