Mending Broken Fences: A Clinician's Guide to Treating Infidelity A Clinician's Guide to Treating Infidelity

Presented by Laura Louis, PhD on 01-22-2016 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

When faced with the aftermath of an affair, couples often feel lost in a flood of different emotions. Research shows that the injured party most often experiences symptoms consistent with posttraumatic stress. It can be incredibly difficult for therapists to help couples cope with reoccurring flashbacks, resentment, and a host of other emotions. Couples that struggle with the aftermath of an affair will need to develop effective strategies to help them heal and rebuild trust again.

Different types of affairs have different paths to healing and forgiveness. This web conference will help to determine the different types of infidelity and an emphasis will be placed on discovering triggers and risk factors that can lead to infidelity. Dr. Louis will discuss how therapists can effectively explore the impact of the affair using cognitive behavioral therapy, how the therapist can facilitate marital recovery, and the different types of therapeutic tools to help couples find new meaning.

Drawing on the research of Leone (2013), Piercy, Dolbin-MacNab, Richards (2011) and others, Dr. Louis will provide practical tools for helping couples bring meaning to their situation and gain clarity on the risk and protective factors related to affairs. Lastly, participants will discover how to instill hope in couples, and how to rebuild trust on a path to forgiveness.

This web conference is introductory instructional level and designed to help clinicians:

  1. Describe what relationship patterns may trigger infidelity.
  2. Identify and examine the different types of infidelity.
  3. Explain how each type of infidelity has a different treatment.
  4. Develop a blueprint of effective strategies to guide couples through the healing process.
  5. Analyze a variety of therapeutic models for helping couples learn to transition into forgiveness and rebuild trust.

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Meet the Presenter

Laura Louis, PhD

Laura Louis, PhD

Dr. Laura Louis is the owner of Gifted Counseling in Atlanta, Georgia, where she works exclusively with couples. For more than 10 years, she has been helping couples heal from infidelity. Dr. Louis has conducted many seminars helping couples build trust, enhance communication, and cultivate intimacy. As an approved contractor with the City of Atlanta, GA, she provides full-day continuing education presentations to clinicians on facilitating couples' healing from infidelity.

Her therapeutic approach has been influenced through worldwide training in Brazil, Mexico, London, and Haiti. In 2013, she was a speaker at the American Psychological Association convention, where she addressed multicultural strategies for working effectively with couples. Dr. Louis is the author of Marital Peace: 10 Things You Can Do To Divorce-Proof Your Marriage.

For additional information on Dr. Louis and her work, please visit www.giftedcounseling.com.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

  • aceGoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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  • Logo This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

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