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How to Approach Kink and Polyamory Clients in Therapy

CE Credits: 1.00 Speaker(s): Angela L. Skurtu, MFT This webinar will help clinicians gain a basic understanding of Kink and Polyamorous lifestyles, a discussion about sexual ethics, and suggestions for how clinicians can offer the best quality care to these clients. In this presentation, Angela Skurtu will explore alternative lifestyles as a healthy form of sexual expression. In addition, she will cover issues such as coercion/manipulation, abuse versus sexual health, and how to help clients who are even considering such a life choice. Angela will discuss how clinicians can develop an accepting attitude. She also wants to help clinicians understand the topic enough that if they could see abuse coming, they could respectfully address this with a client who is a proponent of this lifestyle.

I Heart MFTs Teddy Bear

Give your clients, friends and family the gift of snuggle. This snuggly soft plush bear is the perfect accessory your office needs. It will put a smile on your face and your clients. Use to comfort clients during a session or just to make your office look more homey.

Incorporating Technology to Improve Your Practice

CE Credits: 1.00 Speaker(s): Kathleene A. Derrig-Palumbo, PhD Today's therapist is in the business of communication during an age in which communications have evolved. Adapting these new communication methods to the practice of therapy is almost necessitated by the demands of consumers who now are accustomed to these methods. Therapists should also to be aware of how technology is being used by potential clients to engage the services they need. Understanding how and where clients are seeking therapy referrals online allows therapists to reach out with marketing and advertising that is much more cost effective.

Integrating Neuroscience and Family Systems in Anxiety

CE Credits: 5.00 Speaker(s): Glenn J. Veenstra, Jr., PhD Different aspects of anxiety are produced in the levels of brain functioning that develop as a child matures. Systemic interactions between these levels that contribute to anxiety disorders will be outlined and linked to the corresponding interpersonal interactions between parent and child. This knowledge will enable therapists to more effectively help clients with anxiety problems.

Invisible Losses: Infertility, Pregnancy Loss, and Genetics

CE Credits: 1.50 Speaker(s): Vanessa R. Bradden, MSMFT; Michele L. Weiss, MSMFT Life is full of losses, many of which go unrecognized by others. The loss of the ability to conceive naturally, conceiving and then losing a pregnancy, sometimes multiple times, or discovering that your baby has a life-altering or even life-threatening genetic issue--these can all be invisible losses for couples. This webinar will examine the challenges that couples face in each of these scenarios and what we as practitioners can do to validate these losses for our clients. We will examine the problem systemically, look at assessment and intervention and discuss the best practices of helping our clients cope with these kinds of losses.

Journal of Marital and Family Therapy (Jan 2015 Vol 41 No 1)

CE Credits: 5.00 This issue of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy includes articles in the following topics: Mindfulness-Based Relationship Education; Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients; Differentiation Across Cultures; and Behavioral Couple Therapy. As the most influential scholarly journal on family therapy, the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy provides marriage and family therapists with an array of articles on research, theory, clinical practice, and training in the field. With that in mind, each issue of JMFT offers empirically sound research findings and the latest in clinical wisdom as it relates to a variety of couple and family concerns. After reading an issue of the journal; participants will return to this site to purchase and take the online test.

Keys to Building a Successful Private Practice

CE Credits: 1.00 Speaker(s): Tracey Ayers Today’s successful private practice is one that utilizes efficient and evidence based strategies to build, maintain and grow their practice. The thriving practice must adapt, change, and continue to redefine its relevance to clients and referral sources. This session will combine sound practice-building theory with practical how-to advice for those wanting to start a private practice in today’s climate.

Medical Family Therapy: Brief Therapy

CE Credits: 3.50 Speaker(s): Jacqueline Williams-Reade, PhD; Cassidy J. Freitas, PhD; Veronica P. Kuhn, PhD; As the field of healthcare expands to include mental health professionals, marriage and family therapists will have increased opportunities to participate. If you are interested in working in a medical setting or want to better understand how to address clients’ medical issues in your current practice, this presentation will introduce the primary Medical Family Therapy concepts needed to provide important assessment and intervention.

MFTs and Transgender Assessments

CE Credits: 2.00 Speaker(s): Volker K. Thomas, PhD; Tracie A Krum; Candice A. Maier, PhD The workshop presents challenges and opportunities of an LGBTQ clinic in a doctoral CFT program to which transgender clients are referred by physicians for psychosocial assessments. The CFT clinic’s reports help physicians decide whether they will proceed with hormone replacement therapy or sex reassignment surgery. Based on digital recordings the tensions between gatekeeper functions and advocacy will be discussed.

Online Therapy: Taking a Not Knowing Position

Speaker: Richard P. Long, PhD, LMFT
CE Credits: 1.5

This course is provided by the Telehealth and Technology Network; find out more and how to join at

“Nothing is permanent but change,” said the Greek philosopher Heraclitus fifty-eight hundred years ago. If that is true, then we as therapists have a responsibility to consider what it means to provide clients an alternative to in-person therapy—delivery via technology-assisted services, telehealth, telemental health, or online therapy. With the publication of 2017 Report of the Online Therapy Workgroup, MFT’s can no longer take a not knowing’ position when it comes to delivering therapy online. This presentation will provide participants with an overview of ethical and regulatory issues, training programs, clinical issues and selected best practice guidelines for the delivery of therapy using telehealth.