Curt Miller 
Brook Lane 
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Wednesday, November 9, 2022 from 8:00 AM to 11:45 AM EST

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Important: This seminar is being offered as a ZOOM presentation. A link and directions to join the seminar will be emailed to registrants the week of the seminar.

Infidelity and Affairs: Helping Couples Heal their Broken Hearts

Wednesday, November 9, 2022  *  8:30 - 11:45 am (3 CEUs) 

(8:00 - 8:30 am: sign-in to Zoom wait room)

This program is funded in part by the William B. and Sylvia A. Hunsberger Fund

The disclosure of an affair is among the most devastating and painful experiences that couples face. It is also one of the most challenging and complicated problems encountered in therapy. This workshop will examine various forms of infidelity, the impact of its discovery on each spouse and the marriage, and issues of recovery and treatment. Some of the challenges encountered in treatment include how much information about the affair should be disclosed, how to help with shattered trust, hypervigilance and anxiety, and how to build empathy between the partners. Some important insights that have been gained in understanding and treating infidelity and affairs will be reviewed. In addition, a framework for the treatment of infidelity rooted in Relationship Enhancement Therapy will be presented.

At the conclusion of the program, participants should be able to:

  • Conceptualize two complementary perspectives in the treatment of infidelity
  • Identify key thematic considerations in understanding and treating infidelity, including pitfalls to avoid
  • Describe how to explain the issue of confidentiality in couple therapy with clients
  • Describe how to use a couple’s dialogue process to facilitate the couple’s work of emotional healing

Featuring: Robert Scuka, PhD, MSW, LCSW-C

Dr. Scuka is the executive director of the National Institute of Relationship Enhancement® in Bethesda, Maryland and a senior member of its training facility in Relationship Enhancement Therapy. He has over 22 years of experience facilitating retreats, professional trainings, and couples workshops both in the U.S. and abroad. He is a frequent lecturer at professional continuing education mental health conferences and seminars across the east coast. Dr. Scuka is the author of Relationship Enhancement Therapy: Healing Through Deep Empathy and Intimate Dialogue (Routledge, 2005), and has publishtd the article A Clinicians Guide to Helping Couples Heal from the Trauma of Infedlity, Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy, (2015, 14, 141-168).

Seminar Fee:  $79.00 (includes 3 CEUs)

CANCELLATION POLICY: A $10 processing fee will apply for all cancellations. To receive a refund, cancellations must be made in writing and received no later than one week prior to the seminar. No refunds/credits will be made after the one-week date or for no shows on the day of the program.

Continuing Education Information:

An important message about CEUs:  Brook Lane seminars are approved for continuing education credits as an entire event.  PARTIAL CREDIT WILL NOT BE AWARDED.  To assure that you receive continuing education credit, you must be on time and complete the entire seminar.

Counselors/Therapists: Brook Lane Health Services has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP TM) # 5452. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Brook Lane solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. This program will provide 3 clock hours; partial credit will not be awarded.

Social Workers: Brook Lane Health Services is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland.  This program will provide 3.0 credit hours of Category I continuing education; partial credit will not be awarded.   

Psychologists: The Maryland State Board of Examiners for Psychologists will accept continuing education hours provided by Brook Lane, an approved CE sponsor by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners.

Other Healthcare Professionals and Attendees: A certificate of completion noting the number of educational/contact hours will be provided for other disciplines to allow attendees to apply for CE credit as an individual.