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Indiana Marriage and Family

Therapists Continuing Education


Indiana-licensed marriage and family therapists have a license renewal every two years
with a March 31st deadline, even years. Forty (40) continuing education hours are required
to renew a license, and there are no limits on online CE (Category 1) courses.
National accreditation accepted includes NBCC, APA, and ASWB.
One hour of ethics (from Category 1) is required each year, and twenty (20) hours must
come from category 1 courses.
Marriage and Family Therapists
Behavioral Health & Human Services Licensing Board
View the Board Website or Email the Board
Phone: 317-234-2054
CE Required: 40 hours every 2 years (20 hours per year)
Home Study Allowed: No limit (Cat 1)
License Expiration: 3/31, even years
National Accreditation Accepted: NBCC, APA, ASWB
Notes: 1 hr Ethics (from Cat 1) required each year; 20 hrs must come from Cat 1 courses
Date of Info: 11/02/2015

Marriage and Family Therapists Continuing Education

Rethinking Narcissism
This is a test only course (book not included). The book (or e-book) can
be purchased from Amazon or some other source. This CE test is based
on Rethinking Narcissism (HarperCollins 2015, 256 pp.), which has
enjoyed international expert and critical acclaim for its exciting blend of
empirical rigor, practical strategies, and compelling narrative style. In it
youll discover: Throughout, youll find easy-to-follow templates and
concrete examples for helping people who suffer from either too muchor too little

Codependency: Causes, Consequences and Cures

In this course, the author offers in-depth and in-person strategies for
therapists to use in working with clients who present with the
characteristic behavior patterns of codependency. Clients are usually
unaware of the underlying codependency that is often responsible for the
symptoms theyre suffering. Starting with emphasis on the delicate
process of building a caring therapeutic relationship with these clients,
the author guides readers through the early shame-inducing parenting styles that inhibit
the development of healthy self-esteem. Through personal stories and case studies, the
author goes on to describe healing interventions that can help clients identify dysfunctional
patterns in relationships, start leading balanced lives and connecting with others on a new
and meaningful level. Evaluative questionnaires, journaling assignments and other exercises
are included to help you help your clients to overcome codependency. The rewards of
successfully treating codependency are great for client and clinician alike. Even though the
propensity for relapse always exists, its unlikely that a person who has made significant
progress towards overcoming this disease will lose the gains theyve made.

The Use of Humor in Therapy

Should therapists and counselors use humor as a therapeutic technique?
If so, should they be formally trained in those procedures before their
implementation? This course will review the risks and benefits of using
humor in therapy and the relevant historical controversies of this
proposal. The paucity of rigorous empirical research on the effectiveness
of this form of clinical intervention is exceeded only by the absence of
any training for those practitioners interested in applying humor techniques. In this course
a representative sample of its many advocates' recommendations to incorporate humor in
the practice of psychological therapies is reviewed. Therapeutic humor is defined, the role
of therapists' personal qualities is discussed, and possible reasons for the profession's past
resistance to promoting humor in therapy are described. Research perspectives for the
evaluation of humor training are presented with illustrative examples of important empirical
questions still needing to be answered.

From Contention to Contemplation: Overcoming Core Impasses

in Couples Therapy
Many couples come to therapy emotionally disconnected from each
other, polarized by a constant state of struggle and unable to see past
the last fight. Couples often engage in a repetitive cycle of interaction,
resulting in their feeling stuck and hopeless. Once this reciprocal pattern
can be identified, couples can be empowered to break the pattern and
learn new ways of relating to one another that better satisfies their needs. The purpose of
this course is to train therapists to conduct a strength-based assessment and identify those
dynamics in a couples interaction that serve to perpetuate unsatisfactory relationship
patterns. Therapeutic techniques discussed include diagramming a couples vulnerability
cycle using pictorial representations and facilitating new patterns by identifying the
partners beliefs and core premises and providing training in retroactive analysis of
conflictual interactions.

Couples No-Fault Counseling

Couples counseling is a challenging undertaking for both counselors and
couples. Counselors need to take a detailed history of both partners and
gradually discover the real reasons they overreact to certain things their
partner says and does. Couples need to be motivated enough to keep
counseling appointments and need to believe that they can improve
their relationship. This course will share four interesting case studies,
where you will witness couples who came to therapy for an identified problem and left with
a much greater understanding of the underlying causes of their difficulties. The studies
clearly reveal the reasons the partners were attracted to each other, and what they can
learn from one another began in their childhoods. After taking this course, you will know
how to help couples to give up their BAD (blame, argue & defend) communication style and
replace it with active listening. In doing so, you will help them to create more harmonious
relationships by increasing the empathy they feel for each other. By helping a couple who
has children, you are making a positive difference in the couples lives, in the lives of their
offspring and in the lives of countless unborn generations. The Couples No Fault Workbook,
with twelve exercises to help couples begin their journey into greater self-awareness, is
included at the end of this course.
Professional Development Resources is approved to offer continuing
education to MFTs by the National Board of Certified Counselors
(NBCC ACEP#5590); the American Psychological Association (APA); the
Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB ACE#1046).