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Discernment Counseling for Couples: Outside The Box of Traditional Couples Counseling Part 1

1.5 CE Hour On Demand
Clinical, General

Presented By

  • Daniel Jurek, LPC-S, LMFT, MFT Clinical Fellow
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  • On Demand
    Sessions will be available On-Demand

“Discernment Counseling” is for people who are at an impasse and considering separation or divorce but are not completely sure if it’s the right path for them. We will explore its definition, goals, structure, protocols and potential outcomes in the process.

Target Audience
  • Louisiana Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Louisiana Counselors
  • Louisiana Social Workers
  • Louisiana Substance Abuse Counselors and Trainers
Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Defining “Discernment Counseling” as another option for couples on the brink of divorce

  • The types of clients who benefit from “Discernment Counseling”

  • The process of “Discernment Counseling” is different form other traditional models of marriage therapy

  • The goal of “Discernment Counseling”

  • Theoretical and clinical considerations for the process and structure of “Discernment Counseling”

  • Exploring session goals, outcomes and tasks for the therapist and couple engaged in “Discernment Counseling”

Louisiana Marriage and Family Therapists

This workshop meets the requirements and has been approved for 1.5 General hours for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in Louisiana by the Louisiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Louisiana Counselors

The Louisiana Counseling Association is approved by the Louisiana Licensed Professional Board of Examiners to offer continuing education clock hours.  This presentation has been reviewed and has been approved for 1.5 CE clock hours for Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors.

Louisiana Social Workers

This program was approved for 1.5 Clinical contact hours of continuing education credit by the National Association of Social Workers – Louisiana Chapter as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners.

Louisiana Substance Abuse Counselors and Trainers
Approved for 1.5 continuing education hours provided by Louisiana Association of Substance Abuse Counselors and Trainers (LASACT) Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority (ADRA) AEP #E-002.
CE Policy and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
Daniel Jurek, LPC-S, LMFT, MFT Clinical Fellow
Dan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Approved Supervisor and Certified Spiritual Director.
He is the Founder and Director of the Pax Renewal Center in Lafayette, LA. An expert working with married couples as well as marriages on the brink of separation or divorce, Dan also counsels individual adults and families who are facing life transition issues, trauma, loss and griefDan earned a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans. He also earned a Masters degree in Christian Ministry and Renewal from Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio. His Bachelor of Arts Degree is in Theology, also from the Franciscan University. He also holds a certification in Spiritual Direction from the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
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