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Helping Couples Get Past the Affair

In-Person Training
(Knoxville)

This training is presented in partnership with Relationship Builders.

3 CE Hours

Helping Couples Get Past the Affair

Kristi Gordon, PhD, LP
Suzanne Robinson, LCSW

Presentation Date/Time

Friday, March 8, 2024
1:00pm – 4:00pm EST

Location

 Laurel Church of Christ
3457 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, Tennessee 37919
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This workshop will help the counselor identify strategies to use when couples are dealing with the initial impact of an affair. It will identify strategies to help couples explore the context and causes of an affair. It will identify strategies to help couples move on from an affair and define the difference between forgiveness and reconciliation.

Objectives:

  • Describe why an affair can be considered a relational trauma.
  • Describe how the Violated Assumptions Model applies to relational betrayals.
  • Define the difference between forgiveness and reconciliation.

About the Speaker(s)

 Kristi Gordon, PhD, LP

Kristina Coop Gordon, PhD, is Associate Dean of Community Engagement in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services and the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee. Prior to that, she was a College of Arts and Sciences Excellence Professor and Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology at the University of Tennessee before taking on this role. She is a Fellow and Past President for APA’s Society for Couple and Family Psychology and also received the Distinguished Service award from that organization as well. She also serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Family Psychology, Family Process, and Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, as well as on the Executive Board of the Family Process Institute. Her book, Getting Past the Affair, was cited by the New York Times as one of the seven most influential books on relationships. Her research regarding infidelity and couple therapy has been cited in national media outlets such as the New York Times, USA Today, Psychology Today, iVillage, and the Ladies Home Journal, and in regional and local TV and news media. In addition to her research, teaching, and service activities, she also maintains a private practice in Knoxville, TN. However, her most important roles are wife to her husband of 27 years, and mom to two wonderful daughters and two very fuzzy dogs.

Suzanne Robinson, LCSW

Presenter Contact

If you any questions, please contact Tomma Battle.

TLPCA Contact

If you any questions, please contact Anthony Fuller.