• Identify signs of relationship insecurities
  • Explore causes of relationship insecurities
  • Identify at least 5 interventions to address relationship insecurities


  • Identify goals of couples therapy
  • Identify common mistakes in couples therapy
  • Explore things counselors need to consider when working with couples

Contact Hours: 6

Based on Counselor Toolbox Podcasts 328-332

  • 328  Recovering from Growing Up with an Addicted or Borderline Parent
  • 329 Addressing Co-Dependency and Abandonment Fears
  • 330 Developing Interpersonal Effectiveness (boundaries, assertiveness)
  • 331  Developing Interpersonal Effectiveness: Self-Esteem
  • 332 Developing Interpersonal Effectiveness (Saying No, Asking for help, 7-habits)

Contact Hours: 5

Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP,

Course Objectives:

  • Explore family dynamics and roles of family members
  • Explain what is meant by "flower (em)power"
  • Identify the four core activities or petals on the flower
  • Identify what the stem of the flower symbolizes
  • Identify what the leaves of the flower symbolize and the ideals they represent
  • Identify the five axioms that the route of the flower are grounded in
  • Identify the four areas which should be assessed to determine what level of assistance or types of assistance are needed
  • Identify the three areas to probe to identify resources and supports
  • Discuss why family Center practices in the workplace are imperative for carrying out the "flower empower" goals
  • Define unexpected Life Events
  • Explain what "family" means
  • Identify the five R's used to promote health in expected and unexpected Life Events
  • Identify four core activities necessary to develop a genuine partnership with the family
  • Identify the three areas of major emphasis when providing family centered care

Registration is available at: http://allceus.com

Support is available at support@allceus.com


Contact Hours: 3

Instructor: Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD,


~    Steps for Building Empathy
~    Tips for overcoming the most common communication barriers
~    Tips for fair fighting
~    Tips for Sweetening Your Relationship
~    Tips for a Closer Relationship
~    Tips for Compromise
~    Tips for Getting Your Needs Met
~    Tips for Giving Emotional Support
~    Tips for Being More Thoughtful
~    Identify the causes, consequences and interventions for some of the most common saboteurs
~    Identify interventions for issues that are commonly seen in relationship sabotage.

Contact Hours: 4

Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC


  • Explore human roles
  • Identify characteristics of healthy relationships
  • Review concepts related to assertive communication
  • Explore behaviors needed to sustain recovery
  • Define goals and objectives for the family recovery process

Registration is available at http://allceus.com

Support is available at support@allceus.com

Contact Hours 6

Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes LPC-MHSP, LMHC


Review the concept of temperament

Discuss the the characteristics of each of the 4 dimensions of temperament and ways those characteristics can serve as both strengths and stumbling blocks in relationships and recovery and interventions to prevent problems

  • Extrovert and Introvert
  • Sensing and iNtuitive
  • Thinking and Feeling
  • Judging and Perceiving


  • Define interpersonal effectiveness
  • Learn group and individual activities to help clients understand the concepts of emotional and physical boundaries
  • Learn tools to help clients communicate assertively and use principles in the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to more effectively manage relationships.