The Gray Series - The Parallels Between Sexual Relationships and Therapeutic Relationships:

What To Do and What Not To Do

May 6, 2022, 1:00 pm to 4 pm CT

$10 registration fee

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Have you ever asked yourself: "Am I a good therapist?"  If you haven't, should you?  Through this workshop, we will explore qualities of healthy therapeutic relationships and those that may not be.  We aim to foster an ability to self-reflect on the quality and maintenance of relationship building skills.  Participants will be asked to evaluate when and how therapeutic relationships enter gray zones.  Participants will also be encouraged to identify language to discuss therapeutic relationships that have gone awry.  Be prepared to show vulnerability and humility in self-examination of the therapeutic relationships you have built. 

Learning Objectives:
• Identify relational qualities necessary for an effective therapeutic relationship.
• Explore how therapeutic relationships begin to break down and enter gray zones.
• Begin to identify repair attempts in a ruptured therapeutic relationship.
• Begin to explore self-of-the-therapist concepts as they relate to one's therapeutic efficacy.


Layla Z. Scott - Gladney University SpeakerDr. Layla Z. Scott is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor and a Certified Family Life Educator. Her interest in the helping profession developed while obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Family Life and Community Services from Kansas State University. She subsequently developed a passion for systems theory studying the field of Marriage and Family Therapy at both Friends University and Texas Wesleyan University. Her clinical experience includes working with vulnerable/underserved populations and complex relational interactions. Her specialties include trauma, addiction recovery, depression and anxiety disorders, women’s issues, and distressed couples. She has served clients in a variety of settings including community agencies, shelters, residential treatment facilities, churches, and private practice. Dr. Scott is an adjunct professor at SMU, and she currently practices and provides supervision at her office located in Frisco, Texas.

Sharla Carpenter - Gladney University SpeakerSharla Carpenter is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor and a Certified Daring Way Facilitator. She completed her Bachelors degree in Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. She completed her Masters in Family Therapy at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. Sharla has worked in a variety of settings and with different populations, including community settings, crisis, residential and currently has a small private practice. Sharla has a second Masters in Library Information Science and she is a PhD. student, completing her degree in Leadership and Organizational Management.

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What is the charge for this training?

$10 paid in advance during the registration process.

Are Continuing Education Units (CEUs) provided through this training?

We are happy to offer .3 social work and counseling CEUs as well as 3 hours of Ethics credit. Certificates of Completion of 3 contact hours is also available for all attendees.

Is this event virtual?

Yes.  The event will be broadcast on ZOOM.

Will the event be recorded?


Where can I find other Gladney University trainings?

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