Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Net dba Social Work Courses is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Net dba Social Work Courses is approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board (OH-CSWMFT) to offer continuing education for counselors, social workers, and MFTs. Given the degree to which infidelity occurs in our world today, it is not surprising that a significant number of therapy cases involve helping couples overcome the shattering interpersonal and intrapersonal effects of infidelity.Of course, many couples never make it into couples therapy after infidelity has been discovered or revealed. Most often, the couple tries to deal with (or not deal with) the infidelity on their own.In the last five years, the research has included looking at possible contributors such as culture, attachment styles, different types of infidelity including cyber infidelity, personality aspects of those who are unfaithful, and efficacy of therapy. Research reviews consistently document the rate of infidelity, that is respondents reporting having sex with someone other than their spouse while married, ranging between 22 and 25% for men and 11 to 15% for women (Allen et al., 2005; Mark, Janssen & Milhausen, 2011).At times the research has indicated that the rate of infidelity among married couples is quite high across the board – 45-55% of married women and 50-60% of married men engage in extramarital sex at some time during their relationships (Atwood & Schwartz, 2002).
In so doing, they become closer, more intimate, and more fulfilled in ways they never were before in their relationship.
The National Health and Social Life Survey found that 4% of married men, 16% of cohabiting men, and 37% of dating men engaged in infidelity compared to 1% of married women, 8% of cohabiting women, and 17% of women in dating relationships (Laslasz & Weigel, 2011).
The most consistent data shows that in any given year, about 10% of married couples (12% of men and 7% of women) have engaged in sex outside their marriages.
That is what we will share with you in this course.
We will go over the theoretical framework underlying how we work in therapy with Long-term Love Relationships in general as well as in the treatment of infidelity couples, specifically.