Fall Conference- Discernment Counseling
SAAMFT Fall Conference
Discernment Counseling for Couples on the Brink of Divorce
Up to 30% of couples who present for therapy would fall into the category of a "mixed agenda" couple- meaning one spouse is not fully committed to or hopeful about couples therapy. Most traditional couples therapy models have not really given us a means of successfully engaging those couples into effective couples therapy, much less down the path of healthy divorce. Discernment counseling, developed from over a decade of research and clinical work with these couples, fills the gap for couples therapists. This training in discernment counseling is intended to prepare you for effectively guiding mixed agenda couples through a short term (1-5 sessions) intentional decision making process regarding the future of their relationship, and then transition with them as they continue forward into either a full commitment to couples therapy or ending the relationship with as much dignity and intentionality as possible. Dr. Davenport will take us through the Discernment Counseling protocol from beginning to end. During our lunch break, we will have a panel of family attorneys share with us important information about divorce options- vital information to equip us for the discernment counseling process.
Friday, September 21, 2018
9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Check in starts at 8:30 a.m.
Concorde Career College
4803 NW Loop 410 #200
San Antonio, TX 78229
Cost (7.0 CEUs and lunch by Picnikins)
$50 for 2018 SAAMFT Members and Subscribers
$75 for Non-Members
$25 for students (with CEU certificate)
$20 for students (without CEU certificate)
Becky R. Davenport, Ph.D., LMFT-S, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor Owner and Director of ICFE Dr. Davenport established the Institute for Couple and Family Enhancement after 10 years of clinical practice, teaching, and providing supervision to student clinicians. Dr. Davenport is an approved Supervisor by both the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor with the Association for Play Therapy. Dr. Davenport is a Certified Discernment Counselor, and has almost 20 years of experience working with couples.