Infidelity lays waste to relationships in countless ways. The injured party most often experiences trauma in unwanted memories, flashbacks, upsetting dreams, and severe emotional distress. The person who cheats may be coping with emotions of guilt, shame, and hopelessness. It can be incredibly difficult for therapists to guide couples through these intense emotions.
The process of moving couples from feelings of betrayal to feelings of forgiveness does not happen overnight, but reconciliation is possible with the right blueprint. Dr. Laura Louis presents that blueprint in this informative and engaging seminar. Learn how to draw the plans for healing, starting with a foundation of important guidelines for both partners. Add the necessary supports, including cognitive behavioral therapy, to help the partners process their feelings and to buttress the relationship against triggers for infidelity. Install atonement and accountability as security measures to protect against resentment and defensiveness.
Continuing Education Credits: The Vermont Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association and the Vermont Board of Psychological Examiners to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CE certificates for six (6) continuing education credits will be awarded to participants who attend the entire workshop and complete the evaluation form. Partial credits will not be awarded. Late arrival or early departure will preclude receipt of a certificate.
Registration/Refund Policy: Registration at the door is welcome, but is on a space-available basis only; all registrations at the door are $195. No refunds will be offered for this program.
Directions to Capitol Plaza: Travel I-89 to Exit 8. At the second light, turn left. At the next light, turn right onto State Street. The Capitol Plaza is on your right at 100 State Street. Complimentary parking permits are issued at the registration table for public & hotel parking behind the hotel--you do not need to pay to park.
9:00 Couple Initial Assessment Process
10:30 Stages of the Healing Process
12:00 Lunch (ON YOUR OWN)
1:00 Applying CBT Working with Couples
2:45 Treatment Intervention
By attending this conference participants will be able to:
A Blueprint for Clinicians Counseling Couples
Laura Louis, Ph.D., Author of Marital Peace
Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center
Who Should Attend: Psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, & other mental health professionals.
LAURA LOUIS, Ph.D., owns Atlanta Couple Therapy in Atlanta, where she works extensively counseling couples. Dr. Louis has over 10 years of experience in helping distant couples heal after infidelity by building trust, cultivating intimacy, and enhancing communication. Her therapeutic approach has been influenced through worldwide training in Brazil, Mexico, London, and Haiti. Dr. Louis has conducted hundreds of seminars transforming relationships all over the world, including speaking at the American Psychological Association convention. She is affectionately called the "Marriage Architect." Her book, Marital Peace , is a roadmap to guide couples on how to maintain connection during the the challenges of marriage. For more information, visit www.atlantacoupletherapy.com
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