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By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain three therapist judgments that can interfere with infidelity counseling.
-Explain five emotional losses experienced by the hurt partner following an affair.
-Explain five conflicting aspects of the unfaithful partner’s response to the disclosure of an affair.
-Explain how men and women differ in regards to believing an affair is justified.
-Explain five essential growth experiences that can influence the way a couple handles an infidelity crisis.
-Explain two aspects of the Flip Flop Factor.
-Explain a key difference between low cost and high cost behavioral changes.
-Explain the three major stages of the integrative approach to treating couples recovering from infidelity.
-Explain what is involved in psychoeducation for intentional forgiveness.
-Explain a benefit of presenting different rationales that match individual partner positions in therapy.
-Explain one major difference between justifications for infidelity used by men and women.
-Explain three categories of therapist responses to blaming events.


"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."

This course belongs within NAADAC Counselor Skill Group 4, Counseling Services.