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Introduction to Discernment Counseling

Program Description

Couple's therapy is especially difficult when one person wants to "save the marriage" and the other is ambivalent about wanting to stay or wants to end the relationship. This class will be an introduction to Bill Doherty's Discernment Counseling of working with complex couples on the brink. It provides a protocol to help each partner look at their motivations for staying or going and to help them clarify whether to keep things the way they are, to separate or divorce, or to look deeply at necessary personal change and commit to six months of intensive couple therapy. This is not a training toward certification in Discernment Counseling.

The course will help you:

  • Understand the common mistakes couples therapists make with mixed agenda couples
  • Differentiate the goals of discernment counseling and Imago therapy
  • Clarify the different approaches with leaning in and leaning out partners
  • Use some of the techniques with mixed agenda couples
About Cheryl Dolinger Brown

Cheryl Dolinger Brown, LCSW has been practicing as a psychotherapist in New York City for over thirty-five years with individuals, couples and groups in addition to presenting workshops and supervising therapists. She directed wellness services in a national Employee Assistance Program where she developed and presented over 45 corporate seminars. She has written articles for the magazine, Social Work Today, and was an adviser on their editorial board.

Cheryl believes in life-long learning and has been certified as a Psychoanalyst, Certified Imago Therapist® (Advanced Clinician and Consultant), and a Somatic Experience Practitioner in addition to training in PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy) and Discernment Counseling. Since a balanced life is so important to her, she practices yoga and meditation, cooks and bakes, creates jewelry in a weekly beading group, is in a book group and loves playing with friends and family.

Pricing and Discounts

$40

IRNA Gold Members - 20% off
IRNA Silver Members - 10% off
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1.5 CEs available for an additional $10.

Continuing Education

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates available after satisfactory course completion at www.ceuregistration.com
Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 1.5 CE hours

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (1.5) clock hours. Live online.

Social Workers
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other states’ licensing board approvals for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Social Work boards accept either APA or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes social Workers.
IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000782. (1.5) hours.
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 1.5 contact hours Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (1.5) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other states’ licensing board approvals for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes MFTS and Counselors.
IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. (1.5) hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (1.5) contact hours. Live online.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (1.5) contact hours. Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (1.5) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 1.5 CE hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0005. (1.5) contact hours. Live online.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0220 for (1.5) CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (1.5) hours general. Expires 3/31/2021. Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (1.5) CE Hours.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (1.5) contact hours

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days Or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often And while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions Or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

Presented by
Cheryl Dolinger Brown, LCSW
Advanced Imago Therapist
Workshop Presenter & Consultant


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