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Helping Your Clients Cope with Divorce and Separation

Join us for a Live Webinar on September 27, 2024 from 12pm-3:20pm EDT
3 CE hours available for behavioral health clinicians

The purpose of this course is to provide an orientation and framework for clinicians who are interested in working with clients, both individuals and families, who are going through all stages of separation and divorce. This course will help clinicians to work with clients to help them better manage their stress, conflict, and relationships due to experiencing separation and divorce.

With approximately 50% of the population in the US experiencing divorce, many clinicians find that they are struggling to manage client’s presentation surrounding the myriad of issues when they emerge in the clinical process. This course will provide practical skills such as co-parent counseling, reunification counseling, and parenting support, to address the many facets that this transition presents when working with clients of all ages.

Specific new skills that will be taught include:

  • How to help clients and their families prepare and cope with all the facets of the divorce process

  • Learning about the unique dynamics of blended families and new partners, and how to help clients gain success when bringing different families together.

  • Understanding the importance and implications of parenting plans for both parents and children

  • Effective co-parenting counseling principles and skills

  • Understanding how parental alienation can occur and how to help clients understand it and prevent it

  • Understanding how to help clients manage their anger and emotions when dealing with their ex-partner

  • Understanding how to help clients deal with the multiple losses that come from the divorce process

  • Understanding the complexities of the divorce process and the myriad of issues that relate to it

  • Instruction on how to implement techniques and interventions that will address the many aspects that the client and the family need when going through a separation and or divorce

This course will be taught with a combination of methods including didactic lectures and interactive activities which will:

  • Offer participants the opportunity to practice the skills, techniques, and strategies that prepare them for working with families who are separated or divorced.

  • Engage participants in experiencing the client's perspective through hands-on experiential exercises.

  • Discuss how to apply clinical issues of divorce and separation to specific cases, as well as provide case examples throughout. 

 Learning Objectives:

  • Identify all the aspects of what the divorce process entails
  • Identify & assess how the specific components of divorce (such as single parenting, and communication with ex-partner) affect the whole family system
  • Explain how co-parent counseling and reunification therapy are important components of skill-building
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This webinar is also offered without CEs for half-price.

Helping Your Clients Cope with Divorce and Separation
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Dr. Alyse November, Ph. D., LCSW, ACSW, CST

Alyse November, PhD, LCSW obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Adelphi University, N.Y., and her PhD in Clinical Sexology from IICS. She is credentialed by the Academy of Certified Social Workers.

Alyse is the founder of Different Like Me, a company with a staff of over 30 professionals providing psychotherapy, psychoeducational testing and cognitive rehabilitation. As a licensed clinical social worker, Alyse provides psychotherapy to individuals across the lifespan. A substantial portion of her practice has focused on addressing challenges faced by children, adults, seniors, and families ranging from trauma, narcissistic and borderline family recovery, aging, chronic illness, divorce, trans-care, relationships, parenting, and special needs, end of life issues, dementia, caregiving, educational challenges, anxiety, and depression. Her PhD dissertation focused on the assessment of sexual challenges and dementia. Alyse also created DLMU which is an educational platform that provides seminars for both professional and personal development.

Alyse is:

  • Certified in EMDR, Brainspotting and transgender care
  • A published author and a national speaker and presenter
  • Awarded 2022 Social Worker of the Year: National Association of Social Workers
  • A Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, parenting coordinator and a collaboratively trained divorce facilitator
  • Palm Beach Chapter Past President/Chair for the National Association of Social Workers
  • A past board member of Florida’s Voice on Developmental Disabilities and National Association of Divorce Professionals
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Stephanie Newberg, MEd, MSW, LCSW

Stephanie Newberg, LCSW, M.Ed, is a licensed psychotherapist in FL and PA, working with individuals, couples, and families. She has been in practice for more than 25 years, specializing in family and couples therapy, conflict resolution, grief and loss, parenting support, and the implications of divorce on children and families. In addition, Stephanie is a trained family and divorce mediator/ co-parent counselor and has received intensive training in sand tray play therapy for adolescents and children.

Stephanie has led numerous workshops and presentations for adults and adolescents on relationship and communication skills, dealing with the effects of divorce on families, diversity issues, cyberbullying/effects of technology on development, nutrition, and mental health, and conflict resolution skills. In addition, Stephanie has numerous publications and has been on two podcasts.

Stephanie is a certified counselor for first responders, trained in neuro-emotional techniques, served as a consultant for the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia, PA, and worked at the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work as an adjunct professor, supervisor, and fieldwork liaison for social work students.