Instructor: Jonathan Le, LCPC
What factors help deepen the intimacy and connection between couples? The reality is that every adult changes and matures throughout the lifespan. The spouse that a person is married to today is going to be different to the one they are married to in 15, 10, or even 2 years from now. In this course, you will learn how the biopsychosocial model can be used to help couples adapt to and connect with a constantly evolving partner.
The biopsychosocial model allows clinicians to optimize their treatment planning process by assessing patients from a holistic, multidimensional perspective. The totality and fullness of a person goes beyond their mental health status. As human beings, we are wired for intimacy and connection with others on a biological, psychological, social, and spiritual level. As clinicians, it is imperative that we maximize holistic patient care by helping couples connect more deeply in each of these four areas.
In this course, you will learn how to apply the biopsychosocial model to your current treatment plans and identify the value of applying multisensory clinical interventions in therapy. Things to consider when working with multiracial couples will also be discussed. Additionally, this course includes strategies for clinicians to use to improve their own biopsychosocial health and functioning to optimize clinical competency.
Elevate You CE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Elevate You CE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The great news is that most states allow Licensed Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists to gain credits from APA approved sponsors. If you are unsure if your state does, just reach out and we will let you know.
- Use a multi-sensory activity with a couple to improve their biopsychosocial health and functioning.
- Identify 3 practical ways clinicians can use the biopsychosocial model to maintain competence and good self-care.
- Identify 12 practical biological, psychological, social, and spiritual strategies for improving connection among couples.
- Describe 1 consideration and how it may be used when integrating the biopsychosocial model with each of the following groups: Asian American, Latin American, African American.
- Biopsychosocial model history and treatment planning
- Attachment, intimacy, pleasure and connection
- Multi-sensory learning
- Clinical interventions
- Cultural considerations
- Understanding your couples biopsychosocial health and functioning
- Addressing your own biopsycholsocial health and functioning
Developed by: Jonathan Le, LCPC and Liza Auciello, PsyD