Behavioral Couples Therapy in the Management of Substance Use Disorders

2.25 CEs | $30.00 | Dr. Afua Forson

In this course, Dr. Forson discusses Behavioral Couples Therapy as an effective evidence based model which promotes abstinence within the context of the couple relationship. The ultimate goal of this seminar is to educate the practitioner on how to effectively implement the systemic approach of BCT in the clinical setting.

This is a two-and-a quarter-hour long beginning to intermediate level, online, self-study, recorded webinar created in November, 2022, for marriage and family counselors, social workers and other clinical professionals.

Participants will be able to:

  1. describe the role of the therapist using BCT
  2. describe three target populations with which BCT is effective
  3. describe relative and absolute contraindications to the use of BCT with couples
  4. list four therapeutic tasks associated with the use of BCT
  5. describe one benefit and one challenge to implementing BCT in clinical practice

What you get from this offer

Access to the course

Get access to a 2.25-hour long course.

Approved CEs

The completion of the course will grant you 2.25 CEs.

Insights to behavioral couples therapy

Understand and use the insights in your own practice.

Approved credits


Connections Counseling Psychotherapy LCSW PLLC (CC_PLLC) is recognized by the Office of Addiction Services and Supports as an approved provider of continuing education for re-credentialing CASACs (#1435). This course work/training has been approved to satisfy CASAC renewal requirements and CPP/CPS initial/renewal credentialing requirements. 

For NYS Clinicians

Connections Counseling PLLC is a recognized CE provider for NYS Social Workers (# SW-0747), LMHCs (#MHC-0272) and Marriage and Family Therapists (#MFT-0115) and has provider level approval to offer CEs for these recorded webinars to NYS SWers, LMHCs, and LMFTs. Registrants should note that only 1/3 of contact hours needed  for NY clinicians can come from non-interactive web coursework. Restrictions may have changed during COVID. Please check with the NYSED.

All Other Social Workers*

Credit for this course from ASWB is not available at this time. *See a map showing what jurisdictions accept ACE here.

About the author

Afua Forson, MD, LMFT

Afua Forson, MD, LMFT specializes in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has been schooled in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) (Sue Johnson), and has obtained her license to practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist.

She has a background in medicine, which has allowed her to effectively integrate mental health issues with a medical etiology into her clinical work. Her training in medicine allows her to understand the difficulties that chronic medical issues can cause in relationships.

Completion requirements

To earn CE credit, participants must log in, attend the entire course as determined electronically and complete a course evaluation and posttest with at least 75% accuracy.

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