There are no perfect marriages, and all relationships can contain some hurt and suffering. However, most of the training mental health professionals receive to help troubled couples does not specifically address domestic abuse issues nor identify the subtle dynamics of other emotionally destructive attitudes and behaviors. Abuse, Trauma, and the Emotionally Destructive Marriage 2.0 will provide mental health professionals with practical tools to recognize, diagnose, and develop treatment strategies with couples who may be in an abusive, traumatic, or emotionally destructive relationship.
- Identify the difference between a difficult marriage, a disappointing marriage, and a destructive marriage, and know when the line is crossed
- Discuss three, common mistakes people-helpers make when working with this population that cause more harm to individuals and couples in distress
- Recognize four, distinct stages of therapy and the goals necessary in each stage for destructive patterns to be broken so the marriage can be healed
Leslie Vernick, M.S.W.
ATEM 101: Recognizing Abuse, Trauma and an Emotionally Destructive Marriage
In this presentation, Leslie Vernick, M.S.W. will discuss the difference between a difficult marriage, a disappointing marriage, and a destructive marriage, and teach mental health professionals to identify when the line has been crossed.
ATEM 102: Diagnosis of Abuse, Trauma and an Emotionally Destructive Marriage
In this lesson, Leslie Vernick, M.S.W., will discuss three common mistakes people-helpers make when working with this population, causing more harm to individuals and couples in distress.
ATEM 103: Strategies for Treatment
This presentation will identify four distinct stages of therapy and the goals necessary in each stage for destructive patterns to be broken so that the marriage can be healed.
3.0 CE Credits available for LPC, LMFT, and LCSW.
The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) offers some psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers and play therapists Continuing Education (CE) credit due for good standing with certain states and a limited number of professional organizations. It remains the responsibility of each participant to be aware of state licensure and CE requirements. Participants should check their state and/or local regulations regarding required continuing education hours. For more information Light University Continuing Education programs, please visit: https://www.lightuniversity.com/continuing-education-statements/