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Step #1 FREE Preview of Questions & FREE Course Content! Click underlined Section 1 below to read Section 1. Question 1 is located at the end of Section 1. Then, click on the Answer Booklet link found at the end of Section 1 to answer question 1. Read Section 2. Answer question 2 in the Answer Booklet for this course and so on.

Step #2 - FREE Unlimited Scoring! After completing and scoring the Answer Booklet a Certificate granting 10 continuing education credits for this Course is issued to you on-line or sent to you via US Mail. The Answer Booklet gives you FREE scoring and anonymous unlimited trials. (Click here if you wish to get a printable format of this page.) Coordinating Instructor: Tracy Appleton, LCSW, MEd. Target Audience: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Course Descriptions: The purpose of this course is to provide specific communication techniques for couples that the therapist can use in his or her next session. For example, in the "Step it Back" communication technique, clients are encouraged to notice when they are beginning to feel defensive.

Outline of Topics - Transcript of Compact Discs
Section 1 & Question 1
--Track #1 - Introduction - Strategies for Separate but Intimate Relationships
Section 2 & Question 2
--Track #2 - Three Types of "Togetherness" Relationships - Making the Choice between Entanglement & Intimacy
Section 3 & Question 3
--Track #3 - Optimizing the Therapeutic Alliance - The Difference Between Allegiance & Alliance
Section 4 & Question 4
--Track #4 - Communication Danger Signs - 'Step It Back' Communication Technique
Section 5 & Question 5
--Track #5 - Filters - Teaching the Filter Alert
Section 6 & Question 6
--Track #6 - The Speaker-Listener Technique - 3-Step Safety-Net for Communication
Section 7 & Question 7
--Track #7 - Navigating Hidden Issues - Avoiding Wheel Spinning, Trivial Triggers & Scorekeeping
Section 8 & Question 8

--Track #8 - Three Assumptions that Help with Problem Solving - 3 Assumptions for Problem Solving Together
Section 9 & Question 9

--Track #9 - The Address with Respect Technique - Effectively Using ABC Statements
Section 10 & Question 10

--Track #10 - Dealing with Core Impasses - How to Deal with Core Impasses
Section 11 & Question 11

--Track #11 - Preserving and Protecting Friendship - Tools for Using Friendship-Talks with 5 Communication Roadblocks
Section 12 & Question 12

--Track #12 - Three Barriers to Fun in Marriage - The 'Fun Deck' Technique
Section 13 & Question 13

--Track #13 - Protecting Sensuality in Marriage - Overcoming 4 Roadblocks to Sensuality
Section 14 & Question 14
--Track #14 - The Process of Forgiveness - Infidelity: Teaching the Process of Forgiveness
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Course Manual of Articles

& Personal Reflection Exercises

Section 15 & Question 15

-- Couple Assessment Summary: A Bridge from Assessment to Treatment
Section 16 & Question 16
-- Escaping the Blame Frame: Experimental Techniques with Couples
Section 17 & Question 17
-- An Introduction to Action Methods in Couples/Family Therapy
Section 18 & Question 18
-- An Introduction to Counseling Intercultural Couples
Section 19 & Question 19

-- Prep School & The Love Lab in Couples Therapy
Section 20 & Question 20
-- Sex Therapy with Couples
Section 21 & Question 21
-- Nine Steps to Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Section 22 & Question 22
-- Barriers to a Loving Relationship

Section 23 & Question 23
-- Action Methods Used in Couples/ Family Therapy
Section 24 & Question 24
-- Stages of Couple Development
Section 25 & Question 25
--Psychotherapy with Intercultural Couples
Section 26 & Question 26

--Negotiation and Other Ways of Resolving Conflict
Section 27
Selected Readings Bibliography/Authors/Instructors
Section 28

--Reproducible Client Worksheets – AppendixCourse Learning Objectives/Outcomes

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Instructor’s Name & Credentials: Tracy Catherine Appleton, LCSW, MEd, CE Program Administrator, Course Development Coordinator, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a Masters Degree in Education. Ms. Appleton has had experience in developing, providing, and presenting adult education programs since 1979. Expertise in program content: Experience as an Outpatient Therapist and Private Practice.

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