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F20-203 Relationship Enhancement (RE) Therapy for Couples and Families


Total Credits: 3 including 3 Category I CE

Category:
200 Adults, Couples & Families |  800 Online
Instructor(s):
Robert Scuka, PhD
Course Levels:
Intermediate
Duration:
3 Hours 15 Minutes

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Description

RE Therapy combines a psychoeducational skills-training approach with deep emotional processing designed to transform couples’ and families’ negative patterns of interaction into positive, nurturing ones, so as to facilitate deepened emotional connection and healing in ruptured relationships. The core RE skills focus on how to manage conflict effectively and how to dialogue in order to uncover clients’ most vital feelings, concerns, and desires. This in turn empowers even the most distressed couples and families to resolve current and future problems on their own. An additional strength of RE Therapy is that it equalizes power within relationships, both between genders and across generations. RE Therapy is supported by 40 years of research that validates its clinical effectiveness. This introductory workshop will briefly introduce the theory and practice of RE therapy. More importantly, the focus will be on the core RE skill of deep empathy, including how to understand it, how to teach it to couples, and how to employ the special Identification Mode of verbal empathy.

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Instructor(s)

Robert Scuka, PhD Related seminars and products:


Dr. Rob Scuka is a Maryland licensed clinical social worker and has been meeting the diverse and complex needs of couples, families and individuals for the past 15 years. 

 

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Rob is Executive Director of the National Institute of Relationship Enhancement® (NIRE) in Bethesda, MD,  where he is also a member of NIRE’s training faculty and certified as a trainer and supervisor in Relationship Enhancement (RE) Therapy, the RE Program and Child-Centered Play Therapy.

 

Dr. Rob is the author of numerous articles and the book Relationship Enhancement Therapy: Healing Through Deep Empathy and Intimate Dialogue, published by Routledge in 2005. He holds a Masters in Social Work (M.S.W.) from the University of Maryland School of Social Work (1994) and served as an adjunct faculty. Dr. Rob has a Ph.D. in Religious Studies and Philosophy from Southern Methodist University.


Agenda & Learning Objectives

 

AGENDA:
09:00 Registration
09:00 - 10:30
  • Definition of the Relationship Enhancement (RE) Model - a combination of skillss training plus intensive couple diaologues.
  • Philosophy - RE as skills training because people are lacking skills (vs. psychopathology)
  • Effectiveness and research
    • The 10 RE Skills and Diaologue Process
    • A Theoretical background to RE Therapy
    • A Combination of Carl Rogers, Learning Theory, Behavioral Psychology
  • Three formats for conducting RE Therapy:
    • Structured Teaching Format
    • Experiential Format
    • Crisis Intervention Format

 

10:30 - 10:45                         

Break
10:45 - 12:15
  • RE Therapy Special Techniques:
    • Becoming
    • Laundering
    • Drawing Out Underlying Positives
    • Client Troubleshooting
  • The Two Components of Deep Empathy - The Experiential Component and the Verbal Component
  • The Two Modes of Verbal Empathy - You Mode Empathy and Identification Mode Empathy
  • Teaching Empathy as a Skill
  • Demonstration of Identification Mode Empathy
  • Introducing Partner Appreciations
12:15 Questions & Adjournment


 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Describe how to bring a couple into a structured dialogue process to minimize negative communication and maximize constructive communication;
  • Describe how to orient couples to a method of deep empathy within the context of a structured dialogue process; and
  • Describe how to employ and teach couples a special Identification Mode of verbal empathy.

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The Office of Continuing Professional Education hosts Live Interactive Webinars through two platforms: Zoom and WebEx.

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Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $65 and includes CE credit. Registering after October 7, 2020 will incur an additional $20 late fee. *Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.

 

*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee

Webinar Common Questions

 

LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR POLICIES & FAQs

 

1. Are the webinars live?

Yes. The webinars are live and interactive – they are not pre-recorded. You should treat the webinars as if you are attending an in-person course in a classroom setting, which means Live Interactive Webinars require proper classroom etiquette. The instructor will always require your participation and attention.

 

2. Who are you authorized by?

While most licensing boards (Social Work, Professional Counselors and Psychologists) accept CE credits provided by Accredited Schools/Colleges of Social Work, licensees are responsible for determining where specific courses meet their jurisdiction’s requirements.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

 

The Office of Continuing Professional Education is approved by the following organizations:

  • The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program, Provider number 1611, which is accepted by most States and Provinces. https://www.aswb.org/ace/ace-jurisdiction-map/
  • The Maryland Board of Social Worker Examiners (BSWE).
  • Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.
  • DC Department of Health: Professional Counseling and Social Work.
  • Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists (and many others)

**Not every course is approved by each organization. It is the responsibility of the participant to check the approval statement on the website to determine which CE approvals are being offered for each course.

 

3. Which CE category do webinars satisfy?

Live Interactive Webinars are Category I CEs in Maryland. Live Interactive Webinars are equivalent to face-to-face workshops and meet Maryland BSWEs standards.

 

4. What are the platforms we use to host our webinars?

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5. How do I receive my CEs at the end of the webinar?

CE certificates will be made available to all participants who attend the webinar in full, and completes the evaluation found in their registration profile.

 

Failure to perform each step may result in a participant’s inability to receive CE credit.

 

6. What if I’m running late to join the webinar or must leave the webinar early?

According to ACE standards, full attendance is required to receive CE certificate. Therefore, if you arrive to the webinar late or leave the webinar early, you will not receive a CE certificate, partial credit is not offered for any of The Office of Continuing Professional Education workshops or webinars.

 

7. What if I am having technical difficulties during the webinar?

If you are have technical difficulties during the webinar, please do not notify the Instructor of these issues. Instead, please notify The Office of Continuing Professional Education department as soon as possible. There are three options you can choose from:

  • Email the Webinar Assistant at cpe@ssw.umaryland.edu
  • Tech Support: 877.602.9877
  • Private message the Webinar Assistant during the webinar

 

8. What specific equipment do I need to attend the webinar?

The specific equipment that is essential to participating in a webinar is the following: working computer, tablet, or smart phone and speakers on your computer. Headphones would provide you with the best quality audio experience to listen to the instructor’s lectures. To ensure that your device does not lose battery midway through the webinar, please have your device plugged in and charging at all times. If this situation does happen where your device dies, you may rejoin the webinar and make sure to notify the Webinar Assistant of the situation. However this will affect the number of CEs received.

 

9. How do I register for webinars?

You can register for any webinar through our website, which is located on the University of Maryland School of Social Work, Continuing Professional Education website homepage at www.ssw.umaryland.edu/cpe

 

10. What if I get kicked out of a webinar and cannot get back in?

While this should not happen, you can enter back into the webinar through your account profile by clicking “Launch Webinar”. You are given a few minutes to sign back in. Failure to return in time, will result in not receiving CE credits.

 

11. What do I do if I have a complaint/grievance?

The Office of Continuing Professional Education works hard to offer innovative workshops. We also take all complaints seriously. If you have a complaint, please contact our office IMMEDIATELY.

 

Refunds or Credit Letters will not be issued for fully attended workshops. Please see our Grievance Policy on the homepage of our website.

 

12. Do we offer ADA Accommodations?

We do! If you are requesting ADA accommodations, please contact us via email at least two weeks prior to the course date. Requests after that date may not be fulfilled.

 

Instructors reserve the right to dismiss participants who are not adhering to the Code of Conduct.

 

For questions, concerns, or to request special accommodations, please call: 410-706-1839.

 

For financial questions or concerns, please call: 410-706-5040

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