About the Course
This course is designed to help you:
- Describe theoretical perspectives of couples therapy.
- Analyze differences between marital education and marital therapy.
- Assess the different measurement tools and therapeutic models used in couples therapy.
- Describe an overview of approaches to sex therapy with couples.
- Recognize issues in working with couples in stepfamilies.
- Apply various approaches to working with couples experiencing domestic violence.
- Research ethical issues in couples counseling.
- Discuss empirical evidence and research studies related to couples counseling.
About the Author
Leah Walker, LMFT
Leah Walker, LMFT, has been practicing as a family therapist since 1994, after graduating with a masters in family studies from Mercer University in Macon, GA. Most of her clinical work was with children and adolescents and their families. She has twenty years of clinical experience, including five years as a clinical supervisor in inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization programs and in-home family therapy. She specialized in working with military families, infant mental health and adoptive families. In addition, she has also been a substance abuse counselor. At this time, Ms. Walker is a senior manager in a psychiatric hospital, overseeing quality improvement and risk management.
Leah Walker is a doctoral candidate at Florida State University in the Family Relations program. Her dissertation research is related to post-adoption services for special needs adopted children.