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Couples Dynamics and Recovery

2.25 CEs | $39.50 | Dr. Afua Forson

In this course, Dr. Forson discusses Behavioral Couples Therapy as an evidence based treatment for couples for whom substance use is a problem. She extends the discussion to couples who may have a substance use disorder problem, describing 3 typical cases of couples in various stages of recovery and discussing effective interventions.

This is a two-and-a quarter-hour long intermediate to advanced level, online, self-study, recorded webinar created in December, 2021, for social work and other clinical professionals. The course outlines the neurological basis of attraction/attachment and the neurological basis of addiction/recovery.

Participants will be able to:

  1. describe one effect that stress has on the body
  2. describe one way in which addiction hijacks the existing neuronal pathways that facilitate satisfaction or pleasure
  3. describe one way that counselors can facilitate emotional regulation for a distressed couple
  4. identify 2 levels of substance use that are appropriate for couples who want to engage in Behavioral Couples Therapy

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


Recognized CE provider for NYS OASAS (#0806) and has individual course and provider level approval to offer CEs for these webinars to NYS re-credentialing CASACs. 

For NYS Clinicians

Recognized CE provider for NYS Social Workers (# SW-0519) and LMHCs (#MHC-0124) and has provider level approval to offer CEs for these recorded webinars to NYS SWers and LMHCs. Registrants should note that only 1/3 of contact hours needed  for NY LCSWs and LMSWs can come from non-interactive web coursework.

All Other Social Workers*

Couples Dynamics and Recovery (#4195) has been approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Best Practice Trainers, Inc. as an individual course that is available for CEs for social workers in the US and Canada. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 5/29/2022 – 5/29/2024. *See a map showing what jurisdictions accept ACE here.

About the author

Afua Forson, MD, LMFT

Afua 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.

How it works


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