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Chapter Meeting: Picking Up the Pieces – Helping Couples Repair after Infidelity

July 7, 2018 @ 8:45 pm - July 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am

Educational Goals: The effects of infidelity are perhaps even more devastating than the loss of a beloved to death. Over 20% of couples have affairs, and a good number of them find their way into therapy hoping that we can help them pick up the shattered pieces of their lives.

This short workshop is designed to help therapists work with couples and individuals who are experiencing this kind of loss.  You will learn practical tools to manage intense feelings, explore predisposing factors and practice repair technique that you can use it on couples as well as in your own life.  We will explore the stages of healing and the corresponding healing techniques to navigate through these difficult emotional brambles.

Learning objectives:

  1. Identify the five most common causes of affairs
  2. Practice the eight steps of repair
  3. Recognize the most common stages of repair

Presenter:  Rob Fisher, LMFT, is the author of Experiential Psychotherapy With Couples, A Guide for the Creative Pragmatist  and of a number of book chapters and articles published internationally on couples therapy and the psychodynamic use of mindfulness for publications such as the Psychotherapy Networker, The Therapist, The Journal Of Couples Therapy, The USA Body Psychotherapy Journal and others.  An advocate of the use of mindfulness and present experience in psychotherapy, he is an adjunct professor at JFK University. As the Co-Developer of the Mindfulness and Compassion in Psychotherapy Certificate Program at CIIS, he has brought together many of the leaders in the realms of mindfulness and psychotherapy in one of the only programs in the US that teaches, not just the skills of psychotherapy, but helps participants develop their internal state as well.

He is a speaker at conferences and workshops around the country such as CAMFT, USABP, The Psychotherapy Networker, The Couples Conference, and The Relationship Council where he presents as a peer, master or keynote speaker.  Teaching internationally, he is a Hakomi Mindfulness Based Experiential Psychotherapy Trainer and a director of Hakomi Institute of California.

Meeting schedule:

3:45 – 4pm Registration
4 – 6 pm   Helping Couples Repair after Infidelity

  • Identifying the five most common causes of affairs
  • Helping couples practice the eight steps of repair
  • Recognizing the most common stages of repair

CEs offered: 2 CEs for $10, general admission is free.

SF CAMFT is a CAMFT approved CEU provider (#62283). The above course meets the qualifications for two hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. If you are interested in obtaining CEUs, you may do so by paying $10 (cash or check) at the beginning of the workshop. To qualify for CE credit, you must arrive on time, sign in at the CE table, stay until the end of the program, turn in the evaluation and pick up your certificate.

SFCAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs of any level of experience, in private practice, non-profit and hospital settings. SFCAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Contact: For any questions, concerns, special needs accommodations or grievances related to programming, please contact the Programming Chair, Rose Dito at (650) 692 – 4118.

Location instructions:

To access paid garage parking take the Duboce entrance between, Castro and Scott into California Pacific Medical Center, and drive straight to enter the parking structure. There is also free street parking around the hospital area. Bicycle parking is located in the parking structure just to the left upon entering.

To find the Gazebo Room, turn right upon leaving the parking structure, walk down the hill to the Emergency room entrance, walk in the door and then down the hall to your right. Take the elevator up one floor, and walk right to the end of the hall.  The Gazebo Room is at the left at the end of the hall.

We encourage you to wear layers of clothing as the room temperature may vary.


July 7, 2018 @ 8:45 pm
July 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am


Rose Dito
(650) 692-4118


CPMC Davies Campus, Gazebo Room
Castro St. & Duboce Ave.
San Francisco, CA United States
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