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Couples Therapy: Communication Strategies that work!
Couples Communication continuing education psychology CEUs

Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes
Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, Psychologist CEs, MFT CEUs

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain what is a working definition of ‘intimacy’ that a therapist might use in conjoint therapy.
-Name three common types of marriages in which togetherness has been chosen over intimacy, causing conflict.
-Explain what the therapist must “risk” straining the therapeutic relationship with one partner, failure to have a strong relationship with which partner runs a greater risk of negatively affecting the outcome of conjoint therapy.
-Name four common ways couples undermine communication during infidelity issues.
-Name five common types of filters.
-Name the three ground rules for both the speaker and listener in the speaker-listener technique.
-Name five kinds of hidden issues between spouses.
-Name three key assumptions that can help couples approach learning steps to solve problems together.
-Name the five steps in the “Address with Respect” problem solving technique.
-Name five important elements in the vulnerability cycle diagram.
-Name five roadblocks to friendship in marriage.
-Name three barriers to fun that couples may experience.
-Name two of the biggest roadblocks to sexuality between married couples.
-Name three key topics concerning the process of forgiveness.
-Name one of the therapist rationales for utilizing the Couples Assessment Summary.
-Explain what is the objective identification.
-Name the 9 advantages of Action Methods in comparison with exclusively verbal techniques that apply particularly well to conjoint therapy.
-Explain why are intercultural marriages more susceptible to stress and have a higher frequency of divorce.
-Name four most common corrosive negative factors in unstable unions in The Gottman technique attempts to conquer.
-Explain how can therapists be change-focused when clients return for additional visits.
-Name the nine steps of treatment for Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
-Name the five barriers to a loving relationship.
-Explain what type of psychodramatic structure the therapist uses guided dramatic action, for action modality psychotherapy.
-Name the three stages of couple development.
-Name sustained empathic inquiry. Sustained empathic inquiry is both the stance and method in approaching therapy with intercultural couples.
-Explain why does the invocation of separate rules or the suggestion of new problem-solving methods in relationships add fuel to the fire.

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."


CEU Continuing Education for
Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, Psychology CEUs, MFT CEUs

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