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Effective Assessment and Intervention for Couples Counseling

Has been rescheduled to a later date – TBA.
2905 Evangeline St., Monroe, LA 71201

Tuition: Regular -$125 Student -$100
Payments: Credit Card Payments can be made to Amber White, via Venmo

Training Objectives and Content:

  • Common Theories and Research in Couples Counseling
  • Effective Assessment and History Taking with Couples
  • How to Structure Therapy Sessions
  • Effective and Practical Interventions to Use in Session
  • Ethically Concerns of Couples Counseling

Trainer/Presenter Information:
Amber White, MA, LPC-S is the presenter in this training. She has a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, is a licensed professional counselor in Louisiana, and is a Louisiana board-approved supervisor. Amber is the owner of Firm Foundations Family Counseling and has been practicing in Monroe and the surrounding area since 2010.

**CE Hours Available:4 CE hours available, approved by LCA(certificate of completion will be emailed to each participant at the completion of the training)**

Workshop Agenda –Effective Assessment and Intervention for Couples Counseling

9:00-10:00: Research and theories related to couples counseling:

  • Emotionally focused therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Systemic therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Gottman Couples Therapy –Sound Relationship House and Four Horsemen
  • What is functional and dysfunctional in a relationship?

10:00-10:15: Break

10:15-11:15: Effective Assessment and History Taking

  • Comprehensive assessment tools for couples –questionnaires, structured interviews, couples narrative, conflict sample
  • Family history with each individual
  • Strengths and growth areas, goals of therapy, treatment planning

11:15-11:30: Break

11:30-12:30: Interventions

  • Love Maps
  • Shared Fondness and Admiration
  • Turning Towards
  • Managing Conflict and Communication
  • Shared Meaning
  • Preventing Relapse

12:30-1:00: Ethical Concerns in Couples Counseling

  • Sharing information between the couple
  • Becoming bias when doing individual counseling

Learning Objectives:
-Understand and summarize the research and theories related to effective couples counseling, as well as what makes a relationship work or fail.
-Conduct comprehensive and effective assessment for couples, using questionnaires, structured interviews, observations of conflict, and individual interviews.
-Describe interventions to use in couples sessions to help with conflict management, communication, the couple’s friendship system, and their shared meaning.
-Understand ethical concerns related to couples therapy and how to deal with them in session.

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Monroe, Louisiana 71201


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