How the framework of couple counseling differs from individual therapy, with guidance about helpful interventions

Presentation-style

  • Course Description

    In this presentation, listeners will learn the key differences between doing individual therapy and couple therapy, ranging from the therapist’s position in relation to the client (the couple), to concepts like leverage. Simple interventions from Relational Life Therapy will also be discussed.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: List the four steps in the feedback wheel; Discuss the concept of leverage and its use with couples

  • 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, presenter, sponsor, instructor, or content.

  • 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: Introductory.

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Instructor

Couple Therapy Aficianado

Shane Birkel, LMFT #167

Senior Instructor

Shane Birkel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice near Boston. He works primarily with couples and is a certified Relational Life Therapist with Terry Real as his mentor. Shane hosts a weekly podcast called the Couples Therapist Couch that is all about the practice of Couples Therapy. On the podcast he talks to experts in the field relationships and therapy. Shane also provides education, training, and supervision for therapists wanting to build their confidence in working with couples.


Please visit the pages below to learn more about Shane's background, work, and passions:

Shane's Site: Couples Therapist Couch

Shane's Podcast: 

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