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Couples Counseling Skills & Tools

Six CEUs for Social Workers, Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Substance Use Disorder Counselors. Provided by Utah State University Extension. Take the online recorded seminar at your own pace, and complete it within 30-days of signing up.

For the time being, DOPL is allowing virtual courses (such as this) to replace in-person CEU requirements for this licensing cycle. Visit dopl.utah.gov/covid-19.html for more information.

    Content

    Do you work with couples?
    Do they fight during sessions?
    Is it difficult to help both spouses when one doesn’t want help?
    Have you seen an increase in infidelity and trust violation cases?

    You will learn what works and what doesn’t work as Dr. Swinton shares engaging case examples of his successes and failures in assisting couples. He will teach you how to help couples with a wide range of issues from communication breakdowns to affairs. Research from renowned experts John Gottman, Ph.D., Susan Johnson, Ed.D., William Doherty, Ph.D., and Mike Olson, Ph.D., will inform the tools and skills discussed.

    Presented by relationship expert Dr. Jonathan Swinton

    Couples Counseling Skills & Tools will be presented by Jonathan Swinton, Ph.D., Extension assistant professor with Utah State University. Dr. Swinton has a master’s degree and a doctorate in marriage and family therapy. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified medical family therapist. Dr. Swinton has specialized experience and training from counseling couples, managing a network of couple and family counseling clinics, sitting on advisory boards of various clinical and educational institutions, and training therapists across the country as a CEU provider. He is excited to share his expertise with providers throughout Utah.

    Course Learning Objectives

    1. Assess consumerism and priorities in relationships.
    2. Apply simple evidence-based strategies to help couples re-connect emotionally.
    3. Demonstrate how to monitor emotional flooding and implement calming strategies.
    4. Describe the most common communication breakdowns.
    5. Implement strategies to help couples communicate toward understanding and validation.
    6. Summarize the three typical stages of emotional processing experienced in the wake of trust violations.
    7. Employ communication strategies to work toward forgiveness and rebuild trust.

    Don't miss out on 6 CEUs!

    Table of Contents

    Lessons
    Introduction & Objectives
    video
    Couple Relationship Problems
    video
    Assessment Tools
    video
    Consumerism & Priorities
    video
    Emotional Flooding
    video
    Couple Communication
    video
    Infidelity & Forgiveness
    video
    Conclusion
    video

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Will this course count for my in-person CEU requirement?

    Yes! For the time being, DOPL is allowing virtual courses (such as this) to replace in-person CEU requirements for this licensing cycle. Visit dopl.utah.gov/covid-19.html for more information.

    How long do I have access to the course?

    You will have 30 days of access to complete the course.

    What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?

    Well, we would be sad. But if you're really unhappy with the course, just email us within 10 days to get a full refund.

    I have paid for the course, now what do I do?

    Once you have paid for the course, you can visit coursecraft.net and click the login button to access the course until you complete it. If this does not work for you, please contact us for assistance.

    I still have a question, how can I contact you?

    We'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Contact us a 435-893-0470 or cori.hicks@usu.edu

    Don't miss out on 6 CEUs!

    Once you have paid for the course, you can visit coursecraft.net and click the login button to access the course until you complete it. You will have 30 days to complete the course.

    If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact me at 435-893-0470 or cori.hicks@usu.edu. If you would like to contact Dr. Swinton directly, reach out to him at jonathan.swinton@usu.edu.

    Utah State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and is committed to a learning and working environment free from discrimination. For USU’s non-discrimination notice, see equity.usu.edu/non-discrimination.