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Frank M. Dattilio, Ph.D., ABPP

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Couples

6.0 CE Hours Available

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This 6-hour seminar will provide you with the nuts and bolts of Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies in your work with couples. Dr. Dattilio describes ways to integrate CBT techniques and strategies into your clinical practice.


This seminar will enable you to describe:

  • Effective cognitive-behavioral techniques for working with challenging couples
  • Core schemas and the cognitive distortions that affect relationship dysfunction
  • When to use cognitive vs. behavioral techniques
  • Effective methods of clinical assessment and ways to formulate a plan of intervention
  • When cognitive-behavioral techniques are inappropriate
  • How to maintain cultural sensitivity
  • How to deal with roadblocks and resistance to change
  • How to address the potential for relapse

Topics Covered

Historical Development of CBT with Couples

  • Cognitive-Behavioral strategies with couples
  • Cognition, affect, and behavior
  • Combined perspectives within a systems framework
  • Role of attachment and issues of vulnerability
  • Role of core beliefs & schemas - multimodal dimensions
  • Video clip
Assessment Techniques and Case Conceptualization
  • Conjoint and individual interviews
  • Use of surveys, questionnaires, and assessment measures
  • Development of case conceptualization, including dysfunctional automatic thoughts
  • Assessing personality and other disorders
  • Orienting couples to the CB systemic model
Techniques and Procedures for Couples
  • Identifying automatic thoughts, underlying schemas, maladaptive assumptions, and cognitive distortions
  • Using the Daily Dysfunctional Thought Record
  • Identifying negative frame and ingrained beliefs
  • Weighing evidence & challenging automatic thoughts
  • Using new evidence
  • Alternative explanations and behavioral followthrough
  • Reframing/restructuring thoughts, belief systems,schemas
Behavioral Techniques
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Integration of cognitive-behavioral strategies with other modalities of couples therapy

The prices for each audio/video format DO NOT include the CE test scoring fee

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Pre-pay for 6 CE Credits
Pre-pay for 6 CE Credits



All orders include the entire presentation with handouts and a CE test

  • Audio downloads will be available for download immediately after checkout
  • You can pre-pay for CE test scoring now or pay when you submit your test for scoring.
  • Mailed CD and DVD formats include all items in an attractive portfolio

CE Info

J&K Seminars, LLC is approved to sponsor continuing education by :
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. J&K Seminars maintains responsibility for our programs and contents.
  • Association of Social Work Boards(Approved Continuing Education Provider # 1080)
    The following state boards of social work automatically accept CE credit from ASWB approved CE providers like J&K Seminars, LLC: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is a registered social worker continuing education sponsor for Illinois social workers(Lic # 159.000833)
  • J&K Seminars is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
  • Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners
  • Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) for D&A professionals (ICRC/AODA) # 271
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an AOTA (The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.) Approved Provider of Continuing Education (Provider # 5180). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
  • State of California - Board of Behavioral Sciences - Courses meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider Number BAP #758
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists Provider Number # 483
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors #1835
  • All programs have been approved by the Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers, Professional Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an NAADAC Approved Education Provider #757

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Contact J&K Seminars if you are a Certified Case Managers or Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.
J&K Seminars will pay the post-approval fee for you to obtain CCM or CRC CE credit. Feel free to email us, jk@jkseminars.com if you have questions about our CE certification