Clinical Foundations of Couples Work


Cost: Free to current ISCSW members. ISCSW members DO NOT need to register here on the website. Instead, members can RSVP by filling out this form.

If you are a non-ISCSW member and would like to attend, you can register here for a one-time training fee of $25 –  or consider becoming a member knowing your membership will include this training and be valid until membership renewals are due in June 2024!

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When: Saturday, April 8th, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Mountain Time
Location: This training will be fully virtual via the Zoom platform.

Cost: Free to current ISCSW members. $25 for non-members

Presenters: Shirlene Elledge, LCSW, CPM, CGT and Charlie Pohl, LCSW, CGP

Learning Objectives.

At the end of training, participants will be able to:

1. Describe how research informs couples work
2. List and describe the primary domains of relationship counseling
3. List and explain the best practices for couples work
4. List the primary predictors of relationship decline
5. List and explain the elements of the basic tool kit for couples
6. Define and explain the gold standard for connection in couples relationship

7. State the rationale for the use of collateral contact as an essential ingredient for individual
therapy with coupled patients
8. List the steps of the process and the rationale for each
9. Describe the utility of the protocol for individual psychotherapy
10. Identify the couples for whom a High Quality Couples Protocol may be indicated or contraindicated
11. List the essential elements of the Protocol
12. Discuss adaptations for couples with more limited goals in treatment