Illinois Mental Health Counselors


Log in

3. Couples Counseling: The Essential Frameworks

  • March 01, 2021
  • March 31, 2021


Registration is closed

Couples Counseling:
The Essential Frameworks

Sara Schwarzbaum, Ed.D, LCPC, LMFT

2.0 CEs  (Available March 1-31, 2021) ONLY
Link to Webinar will be sent at the end of February.

Workshop Description:

Couples counseling is a complex and challenging activity even for the most experienced counselors. Counselors who wish to enhance their skills for working with couples have a variety of models to choose from. This workshop will present an overview the most commonly used frameworks for couples counseling, including EFT, Gottman, Imago, Solutions Focused, and psychodynamic models. The advantages and limitations of the major frameworks will also be addressed, along with treatment sequencing and practical interventions derived from the models.


Sara Schwarzbaum, EdD, LCPC,  LMFT is the founder of Couples Counseling Associates in Chicago where she works with couples who want to improve their relationship. She is also the founder of the Academy for Couples Therapists, an online training program for counselors who want to improve their work with couples.  She provides couples counseling consultation, supervision and training for counselors, private practices and agencies. Dr. Schwarzbaum is Professor  Emerita at NEIU, where she was a faculty member in the Counselor Education Department and the Coordinator of its Master's in Family Counseling Program.

Contact Us
+1 (815) 787-0515

P.O. Box 706
DeKalb, IL 60115

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software