Take this independent study course based on an online video of a lecture from Dr. Nathan Tomcik, Ph.D. (a DVD can also be purchased after registering for the course). You will get 6 CE credit hours for answering quiz questions after watching the lecture "Evidence Based Psychotherapy with Couples." It was presented by Nathan Tomcik, Ph.D. on May 13, 2011.
There is a gap between what we do in marital therapy and what we know from research. This course focuses on putting recent advances in couples therapy research in to practice with useful suggestions you can apply to your work with couples immediately. It will also provide you with a good working knowledge of what could be classified as a Third Wave Cognitive-Behavioral approach to couples psychotherapy; Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy.
You will be able to build essential skills for working with couples in an evidence-based manner and learn the latest research supported approaches to intervention. You will get 6 CE for watching the 6 hour video available online and on DVD. The online video is broken down in to 4 clips which you can watch online; download to your own computer for personal use (or even purchase a DVD if desired).
Participants will be able to describe traditional behavioral couple therapy
Participants will be able to describe Emotion Focused Couple Therapy
Participants will be able to describe Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy
Participants will be able to describe assessment methods with couples
Participants will be able to list considerations related to intimate partner violence
Participants will be able to describe considerations related to same sex partners
Participants will be able to describe strategies for helping couples recover from affairs
Who would be interested? Psychologists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists (MFT) and anyone else with a desite to learn more about marriage counseling or psychotherapy with couples.