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

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

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Have an active paid Clearly Clinical membership
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has up to ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; you are able to re-test)
    #4: Complete the requested course evaluation.

    Course elements (including the course audio, post-test, and requested course evaluation) can be completed on a computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account.

  • Course Format

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour, non-interactive audio podcast presentation which is available for free via all major public podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via our course player.

  • Commercial Support

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

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course, your certificate will automatically populate in the 'Certificate' section of your account; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Course certificates will be on file for ten (10) years from date of course completion.

  • Accommodations

    If you have special needs or need an accommodation, please email us at info@clearlyclinical.com and we will do our best to assist you.


Couple Therapy Expert

Dr. Nancy Gardner, PSY

Emotionally Focused Therapy Expert

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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