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Comprehensive Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Couples

5.25 CE Hours Available

All orders include the entire presentation with handouts and a CE test.
Streaming videos and audio downloads will be available immediately after checkout
Mailed CD and DVD formats include the printed handouts and CE test in an attractive portfolio

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Audio Download
Offer Price$62.00
CD Audio w/ Audio Download
Offer Price$82.00
DVD Video w/ Streaming Video
Offer Price$82.00
Streaming Video
Offer Price$62.00


This 5.25-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.



Vintage courses do not offer ASWB ACE credit to social workers


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



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