Couples Counselor Training

Learn about the top three myths that sabotage relationships, building blocks that all couples must master and strategies for constructive arguments between couples in this course, which is based on the best-selling book, “Why Did I Marry You Anyway?” Download a free couple’s workbook and take advantage of quizzes and assignments to use in your couples counseling.


Barbara Bartlein, RN, LCSW

Barbara Bartlein, RN, LCSW

Barbara Bartlein, RN, MSW, CSP, is the People Pro and has taught ethics at UWM for the last 10 years. She provides consultation, training and keynotes across the country and is past-president of the National Speaker’s Association-Wisconsin Chapter. Barbara is ... read more

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the top three issues that couples argue about
  • Learn the two building blocks of a long-term relationship and why love is not enough
  • Identify patterns of communication that couples use and how to help them create positive habits


Access to Course Site
Look out for an email approximately one week prior to the start date of the class with instructions on setting up your username and password and how to access the online course site.

Course Requirements
This is an instructor-facilitated, online asynchronous course. You are required to have routine access to a computer with Internet (we highly recommend a high speed connection such as DSL or cable modem). You are also required to have a recent version of Microsoft Office Suite or comparable program to include Microsoft Word (word processing), Excel (spreadsheets), and PowerPoint (presentations) in order to both view and create documents needed to participate in this course.

Course materials are provided in the online course site (D2L).

Each week you are given readings and assignments to complete. Each week you are  expected to log in and complete assignments within the deadlines given in order to be awarded CEUs and the certificate of completion. However, within the deadline you can complete the readings and assignments at your leisure.

Certificates of Completion will be mailed within two weeks after the last day of class.

All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.

Date: Course available July 1-31

Location: Online

Instructor: Barbara Bartlein RN, LCSW

Fee: $79

CEUs: 0.4, CEHs: 4

Enrollment Limit: 30

Program Number: 7740-10227

Registration Deadline: Wed., June 27

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Date: Course available Sept 1-30

Location: Online

Instructor: Barbara Bartlein RN, LCSW

Fee: $99

CEUs: 0.4, CEHs: 4

Enrollment Limit: 25

Program Number: 7740-10554

Registration Deadline: Tue., Aug. 28

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Date: Fri., Feb 22, 2019

Time: 12:30-4:30pm

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Barbara Bartlein RN, LCSW

Fee: $99

Discounts Available

Discount CodeDescription

Register for Ethics and Boundaries’ face-to-face class in combination with Compassion Fatigue on Jan. 25, 2019, OR Ethics and Boundaries’ face-to-face class in combination with Couples Counselor Training on Feb. 22, 2019, and receive a discount of $29 (applicable to only one combination). All registrations will be confirmed for discounts.

Early registration discounts will subtract automatically from the fee if the registration is submitted prior to the deadline. All other discounts require the code in the left column to be entered on the registration form. Only one discount code can be entered on a registration form.


Discount Available

CEUs: 0.4, CEHs: 4

Enrollment Limit: 70

Program Number: 7740-10732

Registration Deadline: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019

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