Professional Workshops

When Clients Face Ethical Dilemmas: Our Role as Therapists

When Clients Face Ethical Dilemmas: Our Role as Therapists
When: Thursday & Friday, October 27 & 28, 2022; 12-3:15pm ET
Where: On Zoom
Instructor: William Doherty, PhD
CEs: 6 CEs pending for LMFTs, LICSWs, LMHCs, and Lic. Psychologists
Clients seek our input as they grapple with a wide range of ethical dilemmas. But our field is largely silent on the ethical part of clients’ lives and the therapist’s role in discussing them. In this presentation, participants will discover how to: 1. Identify the wide range of ethical issues wrapped up in what clients bring to therapy; 2. Develop skills in ethical consultation while respecting client autonomy; 3. See how we can make a difference in the broader society via being a “citizen therapist.”
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For the EFT Clinician

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The Challenge of De-Escalation: A Review of Stage 1 EFT

When: Wednesday, August 3, 2022; 11am-1pm ET
Where: On Zoom
Instructor: Nancy Knudsen, LMFT
CEs: This program does not offer CEs
The De-Escalation Stage of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) treatment takes couples through the heightened negative cycle of conflict and disconnection to a place of new possibilities based on an emerging capacity for mutual empathy. This 2-hour review of theory and practice will reinforce the road map as you learn to learn to put the pieces together of this elegant model.
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Two of Them, One of Me: The Art of Holding Two Perspectives in Couples Therapy

Two of Them, One of Me: The Art of Holding Two Perspectives in Couples Therapy

When: Any (Distance Learning/Home Study)
Instructor: Nancy Knudsen, LMFT
CEs: 1.5 CEs for LICSWs, LMHCs, and Lic. Psychologists
This course explains how doing effective therapy with more than one person in the room is a whole different endeavor from working with an individual. This webinar is based on the basic concepts of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), an evidence-based approach that has been shown to be highly effective in helping distressed couples repair and create a secure bond.
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EFT Supervision

EFT Supervision

Nancy Knudsen, LMFT offers clinical supervision for therapists working with couples and families. Stay tuned for group supervision dates in 2023. For individual supervision, email Nancy at nancy@coupleandfamilyinstitute.com.
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Home Study

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Working Effectively with Black Couples

When: Any (Distance Learning/Home Study)
Instructor: Marjorie Nightingale, JD, LMFT
CEs: This program does not offer CEs
This workshop examines the importance of Self-of-the-Therapist work regarding race as a precursor to working with African American couples and encourages participants to consider the impact of their own identities on the building of therapeutic trust.
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Sexual Identity, Gender Identity: Staying Current in a Rapidly Changing Landscape — Home Study

Sexual Identity, Gender Identity: Staying Current in a Rapidly Changing Landscape — Home Study

When: Distance Learning/Home Study – anytime between August 9, 2021 and August 8, 2022
Keynote Speakers: Sidney Trantham, PhD and Acey Mercer, LMSW
Case Presentation Co-Moderated by: MaryAnna Domokos-Cheng Ham, EdD, LMFT and Nancy Knudsen, LMFT
Panelists: Sidney Trantham, PhD; Acey Mercer, LMSW; Steffani Brandenburg, LCSW, LICSW, CST; Julie Mencher, LICSW; Joseph Winn, LICSW, CST-S; and Jane Fleishman, PhD, MS, MEd, CSE
Workshops by: Acey Mercer, LMSW and Joseph Winn, LICSW, CST-S
CEs: 6 CEs approved for LMFTs, LICSWs, and Lic. Psychologists; approved for AASECT
This distance learning/home study program is from the Couple & Family Institute of New England's 2019 Fall Symposium "Sexual Identity, Gender Identity: Staying Current in a Rapidly Changing Landscape" featuring a keynote presentation, case study, and two workshops.
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Tales From the Licensing Board: Ethical Issues Facing Couple and Family Therapists — Home Study

Tales From the Licensing Board: Ethical Issues Facing Couple and Family Therapists — Home Study

When: Distance Learning/Home Study – anytime between October 8, 2021 and October 7, 2022
Instructor: I. Scott Cohen, LICSW, LMFT
CEs: 6 CEs approved for LMFTs, LICSWs, and Lic. Psychologists
This online program brings to life the AAMFT Code Of Ethics as well as some of the ethical guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of MA, in an engaging and thought-provoking way. An interview with I. Scott Cohen has been added to make this course relevant to the time of COVID-19.
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On Becoming a Family: Clinical Approaches to Fostering Healthy Relationships—Morning Panel

On Becoming a Family: Clinical Approaches to Fostering Healthy Relationships—Morning Panel

When: Any (Distance Learning/Home Study)
Presenters: Carolyn Broudy, MD; Annette Cycon, LCSW; Charles Daniels, Jr., LICSW; Nancy Knudsen, LMFT; and Mirza Lugardo, LMHC
This distance learning/home study program is from the Couple & Family Institute of New England's 2018 Fall Symposium "On Becoming A Family: Clinical Approaches to Fostering Healthy Relationships" morning panel consisting of five speakers who each address a case study, drawing upon their own theoretical perspective and particular approach to family intervention.
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