American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

Couples Recovery 2.0

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Dear Colleague:

Infidelity. Domestic violence. Addiction. Relationships are in serious trouble today. It’s estimated that half of marriages in the U.S. end in divorce. Over 40% of couples admit to some type of an affair, according to marriage and family statistics. Even more, 1 in 4 women has experienced domestic violence. Countless homes are riddled with conflict and emotional pain.

In the midst of this chaos and brokenness, many couples don’t know where to turn for help. Yet they are desperate… for answers, help and recovery.

That’s why I am thrilled to bring you Couples Recovery 2.0, a “best practices” look at infidelity, domestic violence and addiction. This brand-new professional and personal development DVD training features some of the most respected and trusted Christian clinicians and ministry experts in the world. Learn from “the best of the best” with Dave Carder, Leslie Vernick and Mark and Debbie Laaser. These three, one-hour presentations will prepare you to provide help and support to couples experiencing marital crisis.

If you work with couples in any capacity, whether as a counselor, pastor, marriage and family therapist, lay leader or caregiver… this course is for you! Couples Recovery 2.0 will equip you with the biblical insights and practical tools you need to minister to couples and help them find healing.

Three, one-hour presentations include:
CCCR 101: Stabilizing After the Disclosure of Infidelity

Presented by David Carder, M.A.

Tragically, infidelity in marriage is becoming increasingly common. Poor communication, unresolved conflict, and/or unrealistic expectations leading to marital dissatisfaction are key reasons for extramarital affairs. Healing is possible after infidelity and increasing numbers of couples are braving the path of healing and restoration of their marriages. This session addresses how to reestablish critical relationship components such as forgiveness, respect, and trust. Additional strategies will help reduce spousal tension, increase relational stability and improve conflict resolution skills.

CCCR 102: Domestic Violence and Abuse of Power

Presented by Leslie Vernick, M.S.W.

Counselors and church leaders often fail to recognize the signs of an abusive marriage, where one partner seeks to dominate and control the other. Normal marital counseling strategies may not work with this population. God’s Word cautions us about destructive relationship patterns and provides clear biblical guidelines in facilitating reconciliation when abuse and sinful choices have been perpetrated. This session describes practical and scripturally competent responses for counselors and church leaders in working with both victims and perpetrators.

CCCR 103: Couples and Addiction Recovery

Presented by Mark Laaser, Ph.D. & Debbie Laaser, M.MFT.

There are various schools of thought that conceptualize a couple’s journey of recovery from addiction. Often, it is not only the person struggling with the addiction who needs healing, but his or her spouse as well. In this presentation, Dr. and Mrs. Laaser speak from personal experience regarding marital recovery and the clinical practice of working with couples throughout the process. Insights describe how a couple can move from surviving to thriving, both emotionally and spiritually. The stages of development are also discussed, including key elements for adequate restoration to take place.

When you successfully finish this program (more than 200,000 students have enrolled in a Light University course), you will earn a Certificate of Completion.

Continuing Education credits are also available, if needed, for mental health professionals.

Sincerely,

Timothy E. Clinton, Ed.D., LPC, LMFT
President, AACC

World-class Faculty

   
  David Carder, M.A. Debbie Laaser, M.MFT. Mark Laaser, Ph.D. Leslie Vernick, M.S.W.