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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:
-Identify three defenses used by sexually-abused children.
-Describe four secondary consequences of childhood sexual trauma on disclosing secrets.
-Explain two secondary consequences of childhood sexual trauma namely nightmares and flashbacks.
-Identify three secondary consequences resulting from living with the secrets of childhood sexual trauma which are panic attacks, objectification and chronic illness.
-Discuss three stages of recovery from childhood sexual trauma.
-Describe four parts of childhood sexual abuse experience.
-List four techniques on living without disclosure of childhood sexual abuse.
-Identify three ways regarding the use of empathy to build trust during unstable sessions with sexually-abused children.
-Explain two conflicts in treatment of child sexual abuse which are transference and splitting.
-Identify two conflicts and issues in treatment of child sexual abuse
-Describe one sample of the process of inner child visualization.
-Discuss how countertransference is used in treating sexually-abused children.
-Identify first two stages of child sexual abuse treatment.
-Explain last two stages of child sexual abuse treatment.
-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."


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Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, Psychology CEUs, MFT CEUs

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