The continuing education for therapists’ courses listed below cover topics related to the therapy work for infidelity and affairs. Register today to attend upcoming events available with live continuing education (CE) credits or view a homestudy course--also available with downloadable CE certificates--at any time.

The in and outs of relationships are complicated and difficult to understand. Topics like infidelity can be extremely delicate and confusing to navigate for those who find themselves facing it. Understanding the reasoning and causes behind one’s unfaithfulness is different for each situation, but ultimately creates a severe strain on romantic relationships, sometimes leading to their end. With the right tools in couples counseling, clients can decide the road they wish to travel to recover and heal from unfaithfulness in their relationship.

The definition of infidelity varies from person to person. For one individual, an action might be viewed as being unfaithful and lead to feelings of hurt or betrayal, while the other person might feel as though it was not a form of disloyalty.

For therapists, it is important to understand the different causes, types, feelings, and effects of infidelity as it can affect all types of clients. Left unaddressed, this form of betrayal can lead the uninvolved partner to anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress (PTSD), and more.  

GoodTherapy offers continuing education for therapists on infidelity. These continuing education courses include topics like encounter-centered couples’ therapy, a clinician’s guide to treating infidelity, healing betrayal caused by infidelity, how to go from trauma to forgiveness after an affair, and more. Depending on the state you are currently practicing in, continuing education for therapists may be necessary to meet licensing requirements.

By participating in continuing education courses for therapists, providers of couples therapy can broaden their knowledge and skill set, equipping themselves with tools to help their clients effectively navigate this period of their life.

Sign up for a live, online course or watch a homestudy course, today.


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