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Affairs and Infidelity: Early Stage Treatment

Live webinar with with Nancy St John

Thursday 9th May 2024. 1pm to 3pm GMT

€25

One of the most challenging presentations in Couples Therapy is working with a couples in the aftermath of an infidelity. It is not surprising that this is the most requested topic of training by couples therapists.

Couples come in traumatised, shamed, furious and devastated.
Sometimes it has come out of the blue and sometimes it is the latest betrayal in a series that always ends with a promise never to stray again.
Couples are struggling with how to cope in the immediate aftermath. Needing to make some immediate decisions as to who to tell, how to keep life normal for the kids, whether to stay in the house together or if one needs to move out. The betrayed partner is wondering if they should leave the relationship or even if they can leave the relationship due to financial and family commitments. They may be wondering if they want to try to work on the relationship or if they ever can get over the impact of the affair. The person who had the affair may be feeling intense feelings of guilt and fear of losing their family. They may feel justified in the affair due to ongoing feelings of neglect in the relationship. They may be on the brink of losing the most important things in their life after a drunken night out.
No two presentations of infidelity is the same. There may have been an emotional or physical connection, a one night stand or a long term affair. The definition of what an affair is may be in contention.
In this webinar Nancy St John will bring her experience in this area to the early stages of the treatment of an affair. She will explore crisis management, evaluating the affair, how to identify the most significant issues to address and give an overview of the stages of infidelity treatment.

Available to watch live and/or recorded

2 hours IACP Approved CPD

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Nancy St John

Nancy has been working with couples since 2008. When she became an integrative supervisor in 2017 she began specialising in supervising therapists who integrate couples work into their practices. She is part of the Developmental Model training team with the Couples Institute in the US.

Nancy has trained in the following models of couples therapy:
The Bader-Pearson Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, Relational Life Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Imago Couples Therapy, The Doherty Approach and Discernment Counseling, as well as Transactional Analysis, Redecision Therapy, EMDR and CBT. The primary approach Nancy uses is the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy and she loves finding ways to integrate aspects of all the above approaches into her work.

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