Every client who comes to therapy is likely to have hurt or been hurt by their loved ones. This is understandable for people who are seeking marriage counseling and trauma recovery, but it is likely also the case when the presenting problem is addiction or any other mental health condition. The focus of treatment should not necessarily be on the harm caused or suffered, but relationships may need to be mended before recovery can be solid.
A break in a relationship can bring up many difficult questions for both the clinician and the client. Was the harm momentous, or was it much ado over nothing? Can a perpetrator’s complaints be taken seriously or are they simply justifying their actions? Are the victim and perpetrator in denial? Is the victim playing the victim? Is the victim forgiving too easily or making restitution impossible? Is the perpetrator staying in the relationship out of codependency or authentic love? How can things be made right? Is it okay to confess a betrayal to someone ignorant of it? How can the client effectively demand an apology? How can they make an apology stick? What can be done when reconciliation is impossible? What does peace look like?
In this 2-hour continuing education web conference, Keith Wilson, LMHC will discuss how to answer these questions and more. Keith will describe a process of healing and potential forgiveness for anyone in a relationship affected by selfishness, violence, abuse, addiction, or betrayal; whether they are the victim, the perpetrator, or both. He will explain how to assess the damage done and recognize codependency and vindictiveness, blocking the way from injury to peace. He will give pragmatic advice on how to help clients find safety, assert needs, apologize, make amends, and promote change.
This introductory instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:
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2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy for attending this web conference in its entirety.
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GoodTherapy is an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within Counseling Services.
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Keith Wilson is a licensed mental health counselor and certified substance abuse counselor in private practice in Rochester, NY. He has more than 30 years of experience with diverse populations such as troubled youth, troubled marriages, domestic violence victims and perpetrators, addicts and alcoholics, sexual abuse offenders, survivors, and non-offending spouses, the seriously mentally ill and the worried well, and the people who love all of the above.
Keith is the author of three self-help books:
Keith has also published two novels: a satire of the mental health field, Fate’s Janitors: Mopping Up Madness at a Mental Health Clinic, and Intersections, which takes readers on a road trip with a suicidal therapist. Early parts of what may be his next two books, A Field Guide to Feelings and The Reflective Eclectic can be found on his blog at keithwilsoncounseling.com.
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