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Digital Seminar

Proven Couples Therapy Interventions: Broaden Your Skills and Repair Relationships


Average Rating:
  4   (4 comments)
Faculty:
Kathleen Mates-Youngman
Duration:
5 Hours 55 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Oct 16, 2015
Product Code:
POS048730
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

You’ll walk away from this workshop able to manage even the most difficult couples. Leave armed with the knowledge to create a safe and receptive therapeutic environment - and most importantly - you will leave with numerous tools and strategies to use immediately with couples!

  • Learn from real-life case studies that demonstrate the success of this approach
  • Navigate through individual issues, such as, mood and personality disorders in couple’s therapy
  • Highly effective home assignments for couples

In this workshop, Kathleen Mates-Youngman M.A., LMFT, author and couples specialist will share with you her proven strategies in succeeding with couples where you may have failed before. This approach focuses on bringing the individual’s struggles - abuse as a child, depression, lack of empathy, and so on - to the surface to breakthrough and heal the couple’s relationship wounds.

Kathleen will breakdown the therapeutic process into early, middle and late stage treatment, and will teach interventions and home assignments specific to each stage that you can use with couples. After watching this workshop, couples you work with will be able to:

  • Conflict without contempt or defensiveness
  • Not get stuck anymore from unhealthy communication
  • Connect emotionally, physically and spiritually
  • Create a culture of trust, fidelity and shared dreams

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


Addiction Counselors

NAADAC

This self-study course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1019. This activity meets the qualifications for 6.0 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 6.25 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Chaplains/Clergy

This self-study program is designed to qualify for 6.25 continuing education hours.


Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 6.25 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Texas Counselors

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 credits.


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This self-study package qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 7.6 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Canadian Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 6.0 self-study continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology.Provider Number #50-399.This product qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, 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. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 


Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, 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. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number #50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the APA and the ASWB. Full participation in this self-study course will qualify for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Handouts

Faculty

Kathleen Mates-Youngman Related seminars and products: 1

MA, LMFT


Kathleen Mates-Youngman, M.A., LMFT, is an author and speaker. She has a private practice in Southern California specializing in couples therapy as well as treating individuals with anxiety, depression, grief, chronic illness and life transition issues. She is the author of Couples Therapy Workbook: 30 Guided Conversations to Re-Connect Relationships (PESI, 2014) and the card deck, Love & Connection Cards (PESI, 2015).

She is completing a second book for couples therapists based on this seminar and is also a regular contributor to a local lifestyle magazine in Orange County, California. Along with her work as a national speaker for PESI, Kathleen does workshops for couples and individuals, as well as graduate students.


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

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Additional Resources

To order the book, Couples Therapy Workbook: 30 Guided Conversations to Re-Connect Relationships, please visit our product store.

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Explain the dynamics, challenges and rewards of couples therapy.
  2. Develop the ability to balance intuition with empirical information.
  3. Demonstrate how to manage timing, intensity and pacing in your sessions.
  4. Define the key traits of successful couples and how to guide your clients to achieving them.
  5. Identify the most problematic traits and most common core differences in couples.
  6. Describe the most effective empirically-based assessments and interventions to use with couples and how to tailor them to each case.
  7. Communicate to clients how temperament, schemas and history impact their relationship dynamic.

Outline

A Roadmap for Effective Couples Therapy
Early Stage: The Therapeutic Relationship and Information Gathering Session 1

  • A welcoming and receptive environment
  • Consent forms/no-secrets policy
  • Psycho-education
  • Empathic listening and validation
  • Assess the relationship attachment style/degree of connection/relationship injuries
  • Create connection
  • Instill hope

Sessions 2 & 3

  • Individual sessions
  • Information gathering
  • Develop the therapeutic relationship

Mid-Stage: Observe the Dance and Create Change Session 4 & Beyond

  • Couple’s style and dynamic
  • Healthy relationship traits
  • Challenging/interpreting/reflecting/managing timing & intensity
  • Home assignments to create change

Later-Stage: Validate Growth and Fine-Tuning

  • Process and consolidate emotional shifts in the relationship dynamic
  • Skills to maintain relationship health
  • Current strength of key relationship components and fine-tune
  • Gradual decrease in session frequency
  • Work toward maintenance

Manage Challenges in Couples Therapy

  • Mood disorders
  • Addictions
  • Infidelity
  • Personality disorders
  • Problematic relationship styles
  • Motivation
  • Contempt
  • Cognitive distortions

Tools to Create Change
In-Session Exercises

  • Connection scale
  • Week update
  • Session recap
  • Turning toward & appreciation
  • The short script
  • Relationship sculpture
  • The common ground exercise
  • Mindfulness exercises
  • …and more!

Home Assignments for Couples

 

  • Care & Appreciation notes
  • New belief sheet
  • Date night log
  • Defensive mechanism worksheet
  • Sexual style questionnaire
  • 7 Relationship Principles worksheets
  • Relationship reset letter
  • Relationship vision board
  • …and more!

 

Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Chaplains/Clergy, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals

Reviews

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Overall:     4

Total Reviews: 60

Comments

Stephanie D - SUN PRAIRIE, Wisconsin

"It was my first CE training for couples therapy and I felt it was very beneficial."

Sheryl S - SILVER SPRING, Maryland

"Great topic for clinical practice"

Elaine W - TAUNTON, Massachusetts

"I was alert the entire time. I also appreciate the suggested reading."

Sarah M - BOXFORD, Massachusetts

"This was great! I would love to hear another lecture from Kathleen"

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