Working with Couples


Intensive training for MH professionals working with couples

Title: Working with Couples - Healthy & Intimate Couple Relationships

Presenter: Elisabeth Scheepers, Ph.D.


Date:   Friday April 21st and Friday April 28th, 2023:   10AM - 1PM Pacific Daylight Time

Also:   Friday October 6th and Friday October 13th, 2023:   10AM - 1PM Pacific Daylight Time

The course consists of two 3-hour sessions presented in consecutive weeks

Modality:   Live Zoom, guaranteed small group format

Fee:  $325.00 + GST for the 2 sessions

Continuing Education Units: The entire training is 6 hours and a certificate will be provided

Registration by email to:

You will receive instructions for payment after registration


Dr Elisabeth Scheepers is known for providing high quality, up-to-date, research-based training for counselling therapists. Working with Couples addresses the specific issues that can arise when dealing with two individuals that are also a couple. Participants will obtain a solid background and skills that can be applied in practice.


  • Becoming confident in working with couples
  • Being able to set clear boundaries
  • Couple intake assessments
  • Identifying priorities with clients
  • Ethics: Ensuring safety and competently handling challenging relationship issues
  • Tools and techniques
  • Developing effective communication skills
  • Setting realistic expectations for healthy long-term relationships
  • Healthy conflict and finding satisfying solutions
  • Rupture: types, guidance, and healing
  • Trauma and grief in couple relationships
  • Approaches that have been effective and helpful
  • Common sexual issues experienced by couples
  • Types of relationships
  • Helpful resources for counsellors and couples