Workshop 09 – Michele Weiner-Davis, MSW – Healing from Infidelity
If you work with couples, you’re no stranger to infidelity. And because healing from infidelity is challenging, it behooves us to have a clear roadmap of the territory. In this workshop, we’ll go over an array of post-affair issues, including ways to deal with intense emotions, whether to discuss the details of the betrayal, how to begin rebuilding trust in the aftermath of the discovery, whether to have clinical ultimatums about ending affairs, how to handle setbacks, and how to deal with residual feelings for the affair partner. You’ll learn methods for overcoming the most common therapeutic impasses and discover the nuances involved in deciding how much disclosure is best for each couple By the time you leave, you’ll know how to coach couples through a healing process that’s flexible and adaptable.
- List three tasks the unfaithful spouse must do to heal from infidelity
- List three tasks the betrayed spouse must do to heal from infidelity
- Identify one strategy for dealing with setbacks.