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By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Discuss three error perspective regarding infidelity.
-Discuss five emotional distress from infdelity.
-Discuss four different responses to infdelity.
-Discuss five conflict behaviors in infidelity.
-Discuss three sex differences in distress from infidelity.
-Discuss five therapy for romantic relationship infidelity.
-Describe five evaluative biases in infidelity.
-Discuss four reasons regarding attachment insecurity and infidelity.
-Describe five experiences regarding posttraumatic growth among couples in continuing relationships.
-Discuss two aspects of emotionally focused therapy for infidelity.
-Discuss seven demand and withdraw behaviors in couples with a history of infidelity.
-Discuss one behavioral couple therapy for infidelity.
-Discuss seven differentiation of self, trauma, and forgiveness in the recovery from fidelity.
-Describe two self-forgiving process therapy for infidelity.
-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."