Seminar Detail

Infidelity: Rebuild Trust, Love & Loyalty after an Affair
Infidelity: Rebuild Trust, Love & Loyalty after an Affair

Where:  KING OF PRUSSIA, PA

When:  Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Are you uncomfortable working with couples whose lives have been shattered by infidelity?

I’m sure you are because they ARE some of the most difficult clients to work with.

They bring so much conflict and pain to the therapy room and you feel torn between taking sides while you need to stay neutral.

It doesn’t have to be this way for you …

This workshop will help you expand your therapeutic tool box with practical and clinically relevant in-session interventions. Marilyn Steinberg, MS, LMFT, will provide you with her proven, unique, creative and fun homework assignments for your clients who are healing from the trauma of infidelity.

You will leave this workshop with more confidence and a solid treatment plan for couples recovering from an affair.
Objectives:

  1. Distinguish between the different types of infidelities and how they affect treatment differently.
  2. Recognize the 8 vulnerabilities to and 3 areas of opportunity for infidelity.
  3. Explain how to implement techniques for assessment of the affair and common co-morbidities.
  4. Implement techniques for assessment of the affair and common co-morbidities.
  5. Describe strategies to use for helping your clients rebuild trust.
  6. Explain the importance for couples to create meaning and understanding of the affair.
  7. Summarize ways to enhance your skills for guiding your clients through the forgiveness phase of treatment.
  8. Describe approaches that will help couples through the recommitment phase of therapy.
OUTLINE

Types of Infidelity and their Impact of Treatment
  • Physical Affair
  • Emotional Affair and Its 3 Elements
  • Physical-Emotional Affair
  • Atypical Infidelity
  • Complex Affairs
Gender, Vulnerabilities and Opportunities
  • Genetic Predispositions
  • Once a cheater, Always a Cheater?
  • Opportunity in the Work Place, With Previous Partners and on the Internet
The Assessment Phase of Infidelity Treatment
  • Oral History Interview and No Secrets
  • Contract
  • PTSD Symptomology, Teaching Self-Soothing and PTSD Homework
  • Common Co-Morbidities Such as Depression and Substance Abuse
Rebuild Trust Phase of Healing
  • High and Low Cost Trust Building Behaviors
  • Prove It Homework Assignment
  • STI and Pregnancy Testing Homework Assignment
  • Catch Your Partner Pleasing You and The Love Jar Homework Assignment
Create Understanding and Meaning Phase of Therapy
  • The Slippery Slope and Walls vs. Windows
  • 4 Factors Groups That Set The Context
  • Creating the List of Changes
  • The Regrettable Incident Exercise
Forgiveness Phase of Treatment
  • What Forgiveness is, What it Isn’t and the Potential Payoffs
  • Fears and Apprehensions
  • The Choice and Repercussions of Not Forgiving
  • Self-Forgiveness, Cheap Forgiveness vs. Genuine Forgiveness
  • The 10 Mistaken Assumptions and Maladaptive Personal Beliefs About Forgiveness
  • The Formal Apology Session
Recommitment Phase of Healing
  • Build Rituals of Connection
  • Plan for Reclaiming Places, People & Events Tarnished by the Affair
  • Trust Statements
  • Celebration to Signify Mutual Re-commitment
Build Protective Factors Phase of Therapy
  • Reversing Walls vs. Windows
  • Improve Conflict Management
  • Compromise and Repair Attempts
  • Increase Love Maps, Fondness and Admiration
  • Turning Towards Behaviors

MARILYN VERBISCER, MS, LMFT

Marilyn Verbiscer, MS, LMFT, has dedicated her career to working with couples and families. She has successfully worked with a variety of individual, couple and family issues such as infidelity, ineffective communication, conflict management issues, incest, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, family of origin issues, rape, attention deficit disorders, family conflict, eating disorders, conduct disorders, grief, hoarding and other issues.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Master of Science degree in Child Development and Family Studies from Purdue University. Ms. Verbiscer is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, A Certified Gottman Seven Principles Educator, a member of the Indiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (IAMFT) and a past IAMFT Board Member and Region Representative.

Ms. Verbiscer has published and presented both nationally and internationally on the topics of sexuality, family therapy, ethics, adolescence, gang behavior and residential care. She practices at Life Strategies as a couple and family therapist, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, and is an independent supervision consultant.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Marilyn Verbiscer is in private practice. She has an employment relationship with Life Strategies, LLC. She has an employment relationship with Purdue University. Ms. Verbiscer receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Marilyn Verbiscer is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; and a member of the Indiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. Certificates of Completion are distributed at the conclusion of the live seminar for those who register prior to the event date and attend the full day. A letter of attendance will be issued to participants who register at the event, arrive late, or leave early. For those who registered day of (walk-ins), and are in full attendance, a certificate of completion for full CE credit will be sent within 30 days following the event. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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ADDICTION COUNSELORS
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This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

PENNSYLVANIA ADDICTION COUNSELORS: This course has been reviewed and approved for by the Pennsylvania Certification Board. This course will award 6.25 PCB Approved Hours of Education. (Valid for PA locations only)


COUNSELORS
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

DELAWARE COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

MARYLAND COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the NAADAC. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board.

NEW JERSEY COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


PSYCHOLOGISTS
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PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


SOCIAL WORKERS
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PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for this intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

NEW JERSEY SOCIAL WORKERS: This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards – ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #10 Course #1159 from 12/08/16 to 12/08/18. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical 6.25.

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PENNSYLVANIA SOCIAL WORKERS, MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS AND PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


OTHER PROFESSIONS
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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