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By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name three therapist judgments that can interfere with infidelity counseling.
-Name five emotional losses experienced by the hurt partner following an affair.
-Explain how do male and female hurt partners tend to differ in terms of feelings of inadequacy following an affair.
-Name five conflicting aspects of the unfaithful partner’s response to the disclosure of an affair.
-Explain how do men and women differ in regards to believing an affair is justified.
-Name five keys aspects concerning exploring ideas about love with couples dealing with infidelity.
-Name five indicators that can help the hurt partner assess whether the unfaithful partner is likely to follow through on their promise not have another affair.
-Name four reasons based upon insecurities partners may choose to stay in a relationship following an infidelity crisis.
-Name five essential growth experiences that can influence the way a couple handles an infidelity crisis.
-Name two aspects of the Flip Flop Factor.
-Name seven guidelines to enhance the Trust Enhancing Chart technique.
-Explain what is a key difference between low cost and high cost behavioral changes.
-Name seven cognitive blocks that can create resistance to behavioral change following an infidelity crisis.
-Name two intimate listening techniques that can help the hurt and unfaithful partner understand each other.
-Name the three major stages of the integrative approach to treating couples recovering from infidelity.
-Name two reasons the Internet is an appealing place to seek out affairs.
-Explain what does current research indicate about gendered perceptions of men’s motivation for an extrarelationship involvement.
-Explain “cognitive interweave”.
-Explain what is involved in psychoeducation for intentional forgiveness.
-Explain when should the counselor become less directive, in therapy involving intentional forgiving.
-Explain what is a benefit of presenting different rationales that match individual partner positions in therapy.
-Name one major difference between justifications for infidelity used by men and women.
-Explain which intervention group was the most effective at enhancing couple interactions.
-Name three defense mechanisms in object relations theory.
-Explain what is meant by “good faith” contracting.
-Name 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."