The UAMS Couples Center is committed to training clinicians in the art of couples therapy. Chelsea Wakefield, Ph.D., LCSW, CST, provides state-of-the-art education for clinicians who want to help couples face the many challenges of finding, creating, and sustaining a meaningful relationship in the 21st Century. A list of trainings scheduled for this fall will be available soon. If you live outside of the central Arkansas area, she will be conducting some training sessions online; please email her to find out when those sessions will be conducted.
Couples or individuals wanting to make a therapy appointment with Chelsea Wakefield should contact her at (501) 258-8281 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Wakefield will be offering a series of clinical trainings this winter and spring. (Click here for the schedule)
She will also be offering a couples therapy certification program for Interdynamic Couples Therapy™ (Click here for more information)
Foundations of Interdynamic Couples Therapy
March 17, 2023
Whether you are an experienced couples therapist or just getting started, this course will give you tools and perspectives for working with the wide variety of couples you will see in today’s world. Dr. Wakefield’s method is drawn from extensive research and years of clinical experience – Development Psychology, Attachment Science and Interpersonal Neurobiology, Bowenian Differentiation work, Satir’s Family Systems Work, Parts Psychology, Schema Therapy, and Gottman’s Sound House perspectives. If you are trained in one system of couples work, come and gather some pearls from a cross-disciplinary perspective. If you are just getting started and have been confused about which school of couples therapy to train in, come and learn the common factors of couples work and leave with some strategies and interventions you can use immediately as you continue to grow as a couples therapist. (Click here for learning objectives and cost of program).
Infidelities – Crisis, Repair, Post-Traumatic Growth (Foundations Course required)
March 18, 2023
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Essentials Of Sex Therapy – Working on Intimacy Issues (Part 1)
April 7, 2023
Most therapists receive little training in how to work with sexual issues. Here is the remedy.
After this six-hour class, taught by AASECT certified Sex Therapy, Dr. Chelsea Wakefield, you will have increased your comfort and confidence for opening the topic of sex and learned how to create an atmosphere of acceptance and safety in which clients can talk about their sexual concerns.
Learning Objectives- you will:
- Gain familiarity with some key figures in the history of sexology and learn about their important contributions to the field.
- Know what to ask in a sexual assessment – how to gather historical, medical, developmental, relational, and contextual information that will help you formulate a helpful, healing, client-centered treatment plan.
- Gained skills for helping clients move beyond a negative history that is still influencing them in the present.
- Be able to assess the level of sex education and fill in essential information that they never got in at school, church, home, or in their previous relationships).
- Gain an understanding of the causes and leave with protocols for assessing and addressing the most common sexual dysfunctions.
- Be introduced to and come to understand why a contextual/circular model of sexual response is more helpful than the traditional linear model for treating problems of desire in most women.
Provides a certificate of six hours of Social Work Contact Hours thru UAMS.