Suicidality and Ethics in Marital Counseling
Time & Location
About The Event
Cognitive Behavior Institute is excited to welcome Alexander Antonucci for a live interactive webinar on: Suicidality and Ethics in Marital Counseling
Date/Time: 14th April 2022 / 12.00 PM - 2.00 PM EST
Location: Live Webinar (Registration closes an hour before the event.)
Credit Hours: 2 Clinical CEs
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Description: According to the American Psychological Association's Encyclopedia of Psychology, 90% of adults get married before the age of 50. Divorce rates of heterosexual marriages are approaching 67%. Furthermore, research is continually demonstrating that, while same-sex marriages face unique challenges, relationship success or failure is often able to be predicted along similar lines as heterosexual relationships (Gottman et. al. 2003). Divorced or separated men are twice as likely to die by suicide as married men (Kopsowa 2003). Addressing the epidemic levels of divorce is a powerful antidote toward addressing suicide in the United States. Healthy attachment has been acknowledged as a biological need that affects physiological responses down to the sensitivity of pain receptors. Participants will learn how effective couples treatment can be a profound protective factor against suicide and how to intervene when suicidality is voiced in the clinical setting.
Couples therapists interface with a number of extremely important and sensitive ethical issues in marital therapy. Affairs, addiction, violence, divorce, countertransference, and various co-morbidities are present in marital therapy to a significant degree. Participants will explore ethical ways to navigate these tricky situations.
12P – 12:15P
Introduction & Course Overview (Conflicts of interest, learning objectives, limitations)
12:15P – 1:00P
Suicide, Pain, and Attachment (research, attachment formation, clinical application of relational intervention for suicide prevention)
Ethical consideration (contraindications, affairs, violence, addiction, divorce, balanced rapport)
1:45P – 2P
1- Participants will apply secure attachment as suicide protective factor
2- Participants will examine affairs, violence, divorce, addiction, and other ethical situations in couples counseling
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When will I receive the link and password to attend the webinar? After you’ve signed up for the event through our website, you will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org asking you to complete your registration with Zoom. Once you click on this link and fill in your name and email, you will receive another email with the link and password to join the webinar. Please make sure to double check the spelling of your email addresswhile registering so the link and password can successfully be sent to you in the registration confirmation email.
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Will you know that I am logged in and active in the webinar? Yes, Zoom’s platform monitors the attendance and activity of the attendees. Additionally, there will be a chat feature and various forms of participation monitored throughout the training.
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Questions about the Training
Will I receive the presenter's slides? It is up to each presenter if they wish to share their slides. During the webinar, the presenter will notify participants if they will be making the slides available after the webinar. We are unable to respond to emails asking for the slides ahead of the presentation.
Questions about the Evaluation and Survey Monkey
When will I receive my course evaluation survey? Following the completion of the training, you will be receiving a survey via Survey Monkey. This survey will be sent out within 3 business days. You must complete the survey within 14 calendar days if you would like to receive a CE certificate. Here is a video on how to fill out the course completion survey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu6km_L23p8
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I filled out the wrong email address or misspelled my name on my course evaluation survey. How do I get a new certificate? In the course evaluation survey, it asks for the participant to fill out their name EXACTLY as they wish it to appear on their CE certificate. It also asks the participant to enter their email address where they wish the certificate to be sent. These two fields automatically populate within our certificate software. PLEASE NOTE: Any requested changes to the email entered after registration or after the survey is complete will require a $5 processing fee. Additional changes to the produced CE certificate based off of information provided by the attendee will also require a $5 processing fee. CBI Center of Education is extremely lean administratively and utilizes technology to streamline our events in order to keep our trainings free to low cost. When we receive manual requests post registration, additional staff is needed to assist with these manual requests, thus the reason for the change fees.
Questions about Continuing Education & Certificates
What is the criteria for receiving CE? If you attend the whole webinar and complete the emailed course evaluation survey within 2 weeks after the training, we will issue you the CE that you are eligible for.
How many suicide and ethics CE's will be issued? Please see the event page on https://www.cbicenterforeducation.com/ for information about the training, including home much continuing education is offered and what type.
Will these CE's count toward my individual state licensure or another credential that I currently hold? It is the responsibility of licensee to determine if trainings are acceptable as continuing education to their state’s licensure board or other credentialing body. Some of our trainings are individually approved for continuing education, such as through the Association of Social Work Boards individual course ACE Program. In addition, CBI is an approved provider of continuing education through the American Psychological Association CESA program and is an approved provider of continuing education to counselors, social workers, and psychologists in the state of New York. Many boards accept trainings that are individual approved or are offered by approved providers for continuing education. Please see the event page for the training you are interested in on our website https://www.cbicenterforeducation.com/ for approvals that apply for each specific training.
Will you issue partial CE credits? No, we do not issue partial CE credits and therefore if you do not attend the training in its entirety, you will not be receiving a CE certificate. This is an APA and ASWB ACE requirement and is non-negotiable. Please refrain from emailing us explaining why you were unable to login to the event on time (this includes mixing up time zones, technical difficulties, or not finding the link in your INBOX due to 'info@cbicenterforeducation' not being added as a contact in your email).
When will I receive my CE certificate? Upon completion of the course, CBI will be issuing CE certificates within 30 days. We are unable to respond to requests about the status of your certificate if it has been less than 30 calendar days since the course or if you did not complete the course evaluation within 2 weeks after the training.
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Questions about Accommodation
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