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Considerations in Couples Therapy during COVID19

Presented by Fiona O’Farrell, MA, LMFT, CST

June 19, 2020 – 1 hour (1 legal-ethical CE hour)
1:30 PM Pacific / 2:30 PM Mountain / 3:30 PM Central / 4:30 PM Eastern

This conference session will identify the commonly reported experiences that couples and people in relationships are facing during social isolation. We will also identify the common challenges clinicians are being asked to attend to with these clients during quarantine. Participants will determine appropriate treatment goals for relationship therapy, define the limits and boundaries that exist through telehealth with couples, and discuss possible treatment strategies within the context of COVID19.

Educational Objectives:

  • Name at least three common experiences couples are facing during social isolation
  • List two challenges clinicians face using telehealth to treat couples
  • Identify one treatment strategy to assist couples during COVID19

Accuracy, Utility, and Risks Statement: This program will discuss strategies for working with couples via telehealth media. Not all potential scenarios can be covered in the time of the presentation.

Conflicts of Interest: None noted

Commercial Support: None

Speaker Biography:

Fiona O’Farrell is a licensed marriage and family therapist and AASECT certified sex therapist. Her clinical practice focuses on relationship therapy including sexual health and wellness, shame reduction, intimacy enhancement in relationships, queer-affirmative care and working with LGBTQ+ clients. She the coordinator of the sexuality certificates program at Antioch University Seattle and teaches classes in systems theory, human sexuality, sex therapy, and relationship therapy.

Maintaining Quality Client Care… From Anywhere.

  • Securing a Stable Internet Connection
  • Navigating a Home or Mobile Office
  • Protecting PHI on Your Devices

Teletherapy From the Home or Mobile Office: HIPAA, Ethical, and Standard of Care Issues

1 Legal-Ethical CE Credit Hour

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