Authentic Healthy Relationships



We all want healthy relationships in our lives but sometimes that can be a challenge. In this training, you will discover more about the pitfalls and stages of relationship development.  We will also highlight common characteristics of healthy relationships in a straightforward manner that may be shared in groups and individual therapy. Clients are often excited and eager to begin new, healthy relationships or to better their existing ones; however, they are frequently unaware of the process all healthy relationships tend to follow. With the complications of addiction, recovery, trauma, and just normal life stressors, relationships can take the brunt of these issues. This session will assist you with counseling clients to maintain their excitement, hope, and enthusiasm while preparing them for a higher level of long-term relationship success.


  • List stages and common characteristics of healthy relationships and describe methods for teaching clients how to achieve them.
  • Identify potential pitfalls inherent in healthy relationships so that participants may teach their clients how to plan and overcome them.
  • Describe methods clients may be taught to track their own process of growth and articulate relationship needs.
  • Demonstrate use of tools for reducing unhealthy relationship patterns, while maximizing relationship health.
Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, LMFT, & Licensed Professional Counselors
Content level: Beginner to intermediate
2 CE hour credits approved by
ASWB # 1706, NAADAC # 139138 & NBCC # 6703
State Board Approval
ADACBGA # 19-12-17-1212
FCB # 5387-A
OCDP Board Sponsor # 50-29024
CE Broker Tracking # 50-29024

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Skill level Beginner to intermediate
  • Language English
  • Students 0
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Yes
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      Authentic Healthy Relationships

Dr. Shannon D. South, aka the “Joy Doctor”, is an award-winning therapist, an Amazon best-selling author, and an inspirational speaker. As an expert in the field of spirituality and healing trauma for over 20 years, she knows how to assist people in finding wholeness and joy naturally. In 1994, Shannon had a spiritual experience during meditation that healed her debilitating anxiety and depression permanently. Since this transformative experience, Shannon has helped thousands of clients connect to their most loving and joy-filled selves.
Shannon is the founder of the Ignite! programs and the “Joy IQ” self-assessment tool. She is a sought out, international trainer helping coaches, counselors and chaplains integrate Spirit and Soul into their practice. Her upcoming book, Ignite! Turn off the Chaos. Turn on the Joy. is a roadmap to this unique, healing process. Shannon loves dancing, being in nature, and enjoying her family and friends.


Wednesday, October 13, 2021,  from 4-6 PM EST.

3-5 Central Time