Professional Education Programs
Post-Graduate Certificate Program in the Assessment and Treatment of Couples
Post-Graduate Certificate Program in the Assessment and Treatment of Couples - 30CECS
Often regarded as challenging, couples work can be potentially rewarding when informed by best practices, research and theory. This certificate program offers a broad overview of the major theories and techniques of couple therapy with an emphasis on models of couple therapy developed by David Treadway as well as the research-based work of John Gottman, director of the well-known Gottman Institute. Using a strengths perspective, clinical interventions with all types of couples are considered. The program will address hot button issues such as secrecy, physical aggression and infidelity and their impact on practice with couples. As part of the program, expert speakers provide training in techniques for promoting couple engagement and accountability in treatment, the neurobiolology of love and attachment, sex therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and clinical practice with gay, lesbian and transgender couples. Participants are invited to present their own cases for consultation. Didactic and experiential teaching methods are employed to promote participant comfort and skills acquisition for effective treatment with couples.
Mark Gianino, PhD, LICSW; Clinical Associate Professor, BUSSW; Private practice
Format: Class meets on Thursday nights, 6:00-8:30pm, for 12 weeks for a total of 30 hours.
Full tuition cost is $1,350.
Enrollment/Application Process: If you are interested in the Certificate Program, please enroll and make a $250 deposit that will be applied to your total tuition costs. After the deposit is received, we will send you the application materials. Please note: deposit is not refundable. However, we can apply the deposit towards another BUSSW Professional Education course if your application is not approved.