Individual Courses

The following courses are offered every academic year as part of our Post Graduate Program in Couples and Family Therapy.

These 5 and 10-week courses may be taken individually for Continuing Ed credit for Master’s level (or above) mental health professionals. Participants are awarded 15 or 30 CE’s per course, contingent upon 100% class attendance. Courses open for enrollment: 

TitleDates & TimesDescriptionInstructor(s)
Mini Course: Understanding Military Culture and Behavioral Health Treatment for Veterans and Family MembersTuesday, May 12th from 9am - 1pm
Tuesday, May 19th form 9am - 1pm
Tuesday, May 26th from 9am - 1pm
Tuesday, June 2nd from 9am -12pm
Military service is, by its very nature, inherently stressful. During periods of active conflict, as during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, many Armed Service members and their families were exposed to significant physical and/or psychological trauma. These military experiences and their associated physical, psychological, social, and spiritual consequences often follow military members and their families into their post-service life as veterans and veteran-connected families. The personal and family challenges associated with reintegration into civilian life are important risk factors for a variety of mental health problems, and may lead to dysfunctional personal and family relationships. Moreover, for the military member, and for their family members, the stigma and shame often associated with mental health issues, especially in the military, may lead to profound suffering, sometimes persisting for a lifetime and frequently transmitted across generations.

This course will provide an introduction to military culture and the impact of military life on families, with a focus on the unique cultural factors associated with military service. Topics will include: stressors specifically related to military life, reintegration, women’s issues while serving, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, grief and bereavement, suicide, moral injury, Intimate Partner Violence, and intergenerational trauma. These will be examined through the lens of the impact of military culture and experiences and the research on evidence- based treatments.
Nancy Isserman

Will Barnes, CMFT

Courses we have offered in the past:

  •  Adult Psychopathology from a Systems Perspective
  • Child/Adolescent Development and Psychopathology
  • Diversity, Social Justice & the Practice of Family Therapy
  • Foundations in Systemic Therapy
  • Professional, Ethical & Legal Issues in Systems Therapy
  • Systemic Sex Therapy I
  • Systemic Sex Therapy II
  • Systemic Sex Therapy III
  • Systems Theory & Couples Therapy

 

For more information or to register for a course, please contact Tiffani Smoot via at 215-382-6680 ext. 3236 or email at tsmoot@councilforrelationships.org.

To apply for enrollment in an individual course, please complete the form below.