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The Decision To Divorce

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couples therapy

The most critical life decision most therapists deal with is helping couples decide whether or not to dissolve a marriage. This course will provide you with a step-by-step guide to finding your role in this decision.

Reading Course R130 will examine both sides of the controversy surrounding the therapist's role in the decision to divorce.

Here's What Reading Course R130, The Decision to Divorce, Covers:

  • Why, according to William Doherty, it's so important for therapists to articulate their values about marriage to both their clients and themselves.
  • How it's detrimental to assume that all marriages can be saved.
  • The profound effect of Judith Wallerstein's 30 year research study.
  • Practical techniques for addressing the common phenomenon of couples being officially divorced but emotionally married.
  • The unique issues of same-sex couples considering divorce.
  • Three common but harmful responses by therapists to couples on the brink.

3 CE Hours • $39

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R130 The Decision to Divorce Course Readings

Couples on the Brink: Stopping the Marriage-Go-Round by Marian Sandmaier

The Fatally Flawed Marriage by Barry McCarthy

Getting Uncoupled: Anger Can Bind A Marriage Long After Divorce by Jerome Price

The Marriage-Preservation Debate: Reexamining the Research on Divorce by Jay Lebow

Judith Wallerstein and the Great Divorce Debate by Rob Waters

Creating the Good Divorce by Maria Isaacs

When Same-Sex Couples Divorce: For Gays and Lesbians, Splitting Up Can Create a Crisis of Self-Doubt by Laura Markowitz

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The content of this course is at the introductory - intermediate level.