Distressed Couples Text-based Home Course (4 CE) - Printed Version

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This course addresses the nature of marital conflict: the expectations, cognitions, attributions, perceptions and communication styles associated with distressed couples. Various assessment instruments are discussed, as well as the difficulties found in dealing with this population.

Different treatment models are explored including Behavioral Couples Therapy, Couples Coping Enhancement Training, Minimal Marital Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Insight-Oriented Marital Therapy, and Integrative Couples Therapy. Specific marital issues that are focused on are infidelity, addictive behaviors, chronic illness, depression, HIV/AIDS, and domestic violence.

Author: Mary Ella Viehe, Ph.D., LMFT

Target Audience: Introductory and Intermediate; LMFTs, Social Workers, LPCCs, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, and mental health clinicians.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the psychological and behavioral factors that contribute to distress in couples.
  2. Identify the difficulties of working with distressed couples and know how to establish appropriate goals.
  3. Integrate a range of couples' therapy models that focus on emotional, behavioral, and insight-oriented approaches.
  4. Adjust the therapeutic model and goals to typical couples' presenting issues.


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.
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  • California LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs can¬†fulfill 100% of their CE hours online.
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