Keynote 04: Affairs, Addictions and Deception: The PACT Approach
Of all the challenges to the couple therapist the most common is the matter of the affairs, addictions, and deception. In this one-hour presentation, attendees will learn various methods of detecting cheating, lying, and substance and non-substance abuse very early in the process of couple therapy. We will be looking at these behaviors from both psychobiological and neurobiological perspectives. However, detection is but one hurdle for the couple therapist. The other is intervention. PACT has a specific orientation for dealing with affairs, addictions, and deception. Attendees will get a thorough introduction to these methods as well as takeaways that can be utilized immediately in their own practice.
- List at least three methods for discovering deception, affairs, and addictions
- Apply at least three interventions for dealing with betrayals
- Describe and differentiate between various levels of betrayal and deception