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Digital Seminar

Revolutionize Your Work with Couples: Proven Techniques for Couples Therapy to Transform Your Practice


Average Rating:
   4.7
Faculty:
Michelle Wangler
Duration:
6 Hours 06 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Jul 13, 2016
Product Code:
POS049525
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

  • A roadmap for how to select the best possible interventions for different types of couples
  • Work more effectively with couples to avoid unnecessary divorces
  • Highly effective, practical exercise that leads many couples to say, “We haven’t felt this connected in years!”

Are you ready to take your work with couples to a whole new level? Instead of feeling stuck and bewildered, imagine feeling grounded and structured. Inadequacy is replaced with confidence, knowing you have a roadmap to keep your couples on course. New couples begin to say, “our previous therapists just let us muddle along. Thank you for finally helping us!”

Join us to learn cutting-edge tools to evolve and deepen your work with couples. This workshop offers practical interventions, step-by-step, that are designed to create the results couples want. You will learn how to take charge with the endlessly blaming couples, gain traction with the conflict avoidant couples, and guide entrenched couples out of destructive communication patterns. You will confront defenses in a way that is illuminating for everyone in the room. You’ll also sharpen your skills with a powerful communication exercise that serves as an assessment and intervention tool, as well as fostering teamwork and collaboration.

When you understand the dynamics of a relationship from a developmental perspective, your work with couples is transformed. This workshop offers proven, hands-on, practical tools that you can begin using immediately with your couples. Equipped with a road map, you will feel more prepared to face obstacles that lie ahead and be able to know you are truly helping. Watch your practice grow!

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 6.0 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.


Psychologists

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 the 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.


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.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education 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.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


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

Michelle Wangler Related seminars and products: 1


Michelle Wangler, MFT, has been employed at The Couples Institute in Menlo Park, CA, since 2002, and is a therapist on staff. She trains with Couples Institute founders and directors Ellyn Bader, Ph.D and Peter Pearson, Ph.D to deliver state of the art tools for couples and couples therapists. In addition to her private practice, Michelle offers weekend workshops for couples.

A graduate in The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy - Advanced Level, Michelle is a top choice on the Couples Institute staff for professional trainings. In addition to teaching advanced classes to therapists, Michelle is a local and national speaker for professional associations on how to help more couples. She is excited to share her work with other therapists, helping them to explore and enhance their skills and confidence levels. She especially enjoys hearing from therapists whose most challenging couples have become their most rewarding ones.


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.

To order the book, Love & Connection Cards, please visit our product store.


Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  • Identify questions to avoid in the initial session, and ways to get off to the most powerful start.
  • Describe differentiation and how it applies to managing the various ways couples get stuck.
  • Breakdown the true meaning of a couples team and generate collaboration.
  • Recognize the role that neuroscience plays in couples negative patterns, and how to apply appropriate interventions.
  • Provide a roadmap for developing new capacities in each partner.
  • Apply motivational strategies for conflict avoidant patterns.
  • Determine productive interventions for blaming and critical couples.
  • Implement the structure of effective negotiation.

Outline

Couples Stages

  • A developmental perspective
  • Identify developmental arrests
  • Process of differentiation with couples
  • Identify the type of couple

Hostile-Angry Couple

  • Get off to a strong start
  • Establish self as leader
  • Incorporate neuroscience / brain research
  • Guide couple out of destructive patterns
  • Strategies to refocus entrenched blaming
  • Techniques to encourage accountability

Conflict-Avoidant Couple

  • Types of Conflict-Avoidant couples
  • Separate the “we”
  • Handle developmental tension
  • Therapists: Avoid enabling their arrested system
  • Manage their consuming desire to merge

Initiator-Inquirer Exercise

  • Provide appropriate structure before beginning
  • Teach exercise to couple
  • Strengthen the Capacities of the Initiator
  • Strengthen the Capacities of the Inquirer
  • Therapist challenges

Additional Tools and Interventions

  • The Paper Exercise to diagnose and intervene
  • Interpret results from Couples Diagnostic Questionnaire
  • Gestalt 2-chair to illuminate resistance to change

Target Audience

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

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Comments

Taryn P - ALAMEDA, California

"I really enjoyed the content and presentation. Very helpful to me as someone who hasn't really worked with couples in the past. Thank you~"

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