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Doing Couple Therapy

About the Course:

Couple therapy is complicated; it is more difficult in many ways than individual therapy. To do it well, a therapist needs to consider its unique challenges. This book begins with theoretical foundations, but quickly moves toward concrete skills and application to common clinical presentation. The author provides specific ways to avoid pitfalls and bolster professional confidence and competence.

This course is based on the book, Doing Couple Therapy created by Robert Taibbi in 2019.

Publication Date:

Aug 2019

Course Material Author

Robert Taibbi

Robert Taibbi, LCSW, has over 40 years experience as a clinician, supervisor, and clinical director, primarily in community mental health supervisor, and clinical director, primarily in community mental health. Author, columnist, adjunct professor, Mr. Taibbi is currently in private practice in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Course Creator

Barbara F. McMillan, LPC

Barbara McMillan, BA, MS, EdD, LPC has 35 years of experience as a therapist, clinical director, and administrator in mental health and substance abuse programs. She holds degrees in psychology and education, and has been a licensed professional counselor and supervising counselor for many years. After 18 years in various roles in private and public mental health settings, she became a full-time college psychology and sociology instructor.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Differentiate couple therapy from other approaches.

  2. List strategies for the opening sessions.

  3. Select and implement appropriate treatment maps.

  4. Identify the three major obstacles to couples being successful in therapy.

  5. Discuss the stages of treatment.

  6. Provide competent, ethical, couples therapy

Course Material

References begin on page 192.

Course Material

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Course Number 103050
14 credit hours
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