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Infidelity: Cognitive Therapy for the Hurt Partner and Unfaithful Partner
Infidelity 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:
-Name three therapist judgments that can interfere with infidelity counseling.
-Name five emotional losses experienced by the hurt partner following an affair.
-Explain how do male and female hurt partners tend to differ in terms of feelings of inadequacy following an affair.
-Name five conflicting aspects of the unfaithful partner’s response to the disclosure of an affair.
-Explain how do men and women differ in regards to believing an affair is justified.
-Name five keys aspects concerning exploring ideas about love with couples dealing with infidelity.
-Name five indicators that can help the hurt partner assess whether the unfaithful partner is likely to follow through on their promise not have another affair.
-Name four reasons based upon insecurities partners may choose to stay in a relationship following an infidelity crisis.
-Name five essential growth experiences that can influence the way a couple handles an infidelity crisis.
-Name two aspects of the Flip Flop Factor.
-Name seven guidelines to enhance the Trust Enhancing Chart technique.
-Explain what is a key difference between low cost and high cost behavioral changes.
-Name seven cognitive blocks that can create resistance to behavioral change following an infidelity crisis.
-Name two intimate listening techniques that can help the hurt and unfaithful partner understand each other.
-Name the three major stages of the integrative approach to treating couples recovering from infidelity.
-Name two reasons the Internet is an appealing place to seek out affairs.
-Explain what does current research indicate about gendered perceptions of men’s motivation for an extrarelationship involvement.
-Explain “cognitive interweave”.
-Explain what is involved in psychoeducation for intentional forgiveness.
-Explain when should the counselor become less directive, in therapy involving intentional forgiving.
-Explain what is a benefit of presenting different rationales that match individual partner positions in therapy.
-Name one major difference between justifications for infidelity used by men and women.
-Explain which intervention group was the most effective at enhancing couple interactions.
-Name three defense mechanisms in object relations theory.
-Explain what is meant by “good faith” contracting.
-Name three categories of therapist responses to blaming events.

"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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