Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Couples Text-based Home Course (3 CE)
This course explores "the cognitive revolution" and how to use it to enhance therapy with couples. Building on the work of Dr. Aaron T. Beck, this study will increase your understanding of how clients misjudge and misunderstand each other in the areas of cognition, affect and behavior. It directs the couples therapist through the assessment phase , as well as utilize cognitive-behavioral concepts as they impact couples. Included are behavioral treatment modalities for problem-solving and communication as well as emotional interventions that address how emotions are expressed and contained for particular couples.
Author: Nancy Klein, M.A., LMFT
Target Audience: Introductory and Intermediate; LMFTs, Social Workers, LPCCs, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, and other mental health clinicians.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify the mechanisms of cognition (i.e. assumptions, expectations, perceptions, schemas, attributions) that contribute to couples’ early bonding and later distortions (e.g. labeling, negative frames, generalizations, etc.)
- Explain the unique pressures and dynamics that intimate relationships exert on cognitions, affect, and behavior, to exaggerate each partner’s reactions and contribute to distress.
- Assess a couple’s communication and presentational issues to discern their implicit assumptions and expectations; assess for a couple’s suitability for Cognitive-behavioral therapy.
- Utilize behavior- and affect-based interventions to help couples communication, problem-solve and improve positive reciprocity.
Advantages of taking Gerry Grossman Seminars at-home CE courses:
- Online courses offer the post-test online for instant course completion.
- You can repeat the post-test if you don't pass.
- Online courses are available to you immediately after purchase.
- California LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs can fulfill 100% of their CE hours online.
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