Learn how to help couples heal from infidelity using Emotionally Focused Therapy techniques


  • Course Description

    This course will introduce the listener to an empirically validated method for working with couples to repair their relationship after there has been an infidelity. From the Emotionally Focused Therapy perspective, infidelity is an attachment injury. By understanding infidelity through an attachment lens, therapists can guide their client couples through a process that leads to powerful sharing of each partners vulnerabilities and ultimately to partners being available again for comfort and caring. A case example will be used to illustrate this process.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: Describe the significance of an infidelity to a couple’s attachment bond; Describe EFT methods and the Attachment Injury Repair Model for working in therapy toward healing broken bonds after in infidelity

  • Downloadable Podcast

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour audio podcast presentation (streaming or free for download via our site, Apple Podcasts, or GooglePlay), a post-presentation test with six to eight questions per CE credit hour, and a course evaluation; course requirements can be accessed either via computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account. In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must #1: Have an active Clearly Clinical annual subscription, #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast, #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (a score of at least 75%; you are able to re-test) and #4: Complete the required course evaluation.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, sponsor, instructor, content, or benefit of endorsement of products.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course and hit the 'Generate Certificate' button, a new window will open up with your certificate; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Click on the FAQ link at the bottom of this page for more information about how to receive a copy of a course completion certificate if course access has expired. Course certificates will be on file for five (5) years from date of course completion.

  • Target Audience and Instructional Level

    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Intermediate.

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Couple Therapy Expert

Dr. Nancy Gardner, PSY

Senior Instructor

Nancy Gardner, Ph.D. is a Certified Trainer and Supervisor in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), an empirically validated method of couple therapy. She is a co-founder of the Los Angeles Center for EFT (LACEFT), through which se organizes training and supervision of EFT therapists in the Los Angeles area. Dr. Gardner is also a AAMFT Approved Supervisor and a CAMFT Certified Supervisor. For more than a decade, Dr. Gardner taught couple therapy in the graduate program in psychology at Alliant International University Los Angeles. She has presented at local and state conferences on the basics of EFT couple therapy, on affairs, and on therapist countertransference in couple therapy. With her LACEFT colleagues, Dr. Gardner published a DVD entitled Caught in the Struggle, which illustrated the therapist’s emotional struggles in doing couple therapy. Her private practice is in Westlake Village where she sees individual adults and couples.

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