Other Trainings

Phone: 281-480-0200

Unique Challenges of Second Marriages

(3 CEU)

Relationship therapists and helping professionals are increasingly called upon to treat couples who have been through one or more divorces in their pasts.  Often these couples bring issues that need particular attention in therapy.  In this workshop you will learn how to assess for issues related to prior marriages and divorces and learn effective ways to help couples overcome these challenges.

August 14, 2015(Afternoon Session, 1-4 pm)

Cost is $50.  Call 281-480-0200 to register!

20% discount when you register for this workshop along with Ethics.


Ethics in Couples Therapy (3 CEU)

  • Are you ready for a new and innovative Ethics Workshop?
  • Would you like an Ethics workshop that’s really relevant to your practice?
  • Do you need to know the ethical differences between individual and couples therapy?

All therapies face a variety of ethical and legal issues.  However, when we choose work with couples, we encounter a new set of difficult ethical and legal challenges which are unique to couples therapy.  In this workshop you will learn how to deal with legal issues such as:

  • Subpoenas
  • Record keeping
  • Confidentiality
  • Informed consent
  • Court testimony

And ethical issues such as:

  • Therapeutic competence
  • Therapeutic alliance
  • Risk of harm
  • Dealing with Co-morbidities
  • Change of format

August 14, 2015(Morning Session, 9am – 12 noon)

Cost is $50.  Call 281-480-0200 to register!

Dr. Don Cole, D.Min., LPC-S, LMFT-S and Carrie Cole, M.Ed., LPC-S are both Certified Gottman Method Master Trainers who specialize in couples treatment.  Their practice, The Center for Relationship Wellness, is authorized to offer CEU’s by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Licensed Professional Counselors, and the Texas State Board of Examiners of Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists.

Phone: 281-480-0200


Carrie Cole, M.Ed. LPC-S and Don Cole, D.Min. LPC-S, LMFT-S are both experienced supervisors who have helped a number of LPC interns and LMFT Associates meet the requirements for licensure in Texas.   If you are looking for a supervisor, please contact us and we will discuss your situation. 

Living as God’s Family: A Program for Strengthening Congregations and Their Leaders
A program for Strengthening Congregations and their Leaders

Congregational conflict is a well-recognized reality.  Relational psychologies such as Family Systems Theory have often been mined to provide insight into the dynamics of these conflicts.    These ideas and the programs that have developed from them have certainly provided help to many congregations and leaders.  John Gottman’s research into the nature of intimate relationships goes beyond family systems and offers new valuable insights into the way we relate to each other in our congregations.   Living as God’s Family, based on Gottman’s research, is an exciting, intense workshop designed to increase cohesion, friendship, positive feelings, conflict management skills and unity of purpose within our congregations.

Living as God’s Family does not promote any particular theology or doctrine.  It is appropriate for congregations of all denominations or faith groups.  The program was written by Don Cole, D. Min., an ordained pastor and licensed therapist, and coauthored by his wife Carrie Cole M.Ed. also a licensed therapist.  Both Don and Carrie have been trained and certified in Gottman Method Therapy by the Gottman Institute of Seattle.

Living as God’s Family is a 12 hour seminar which can be offered to members of congregations in a variety of formats.  Please call or e-mail for more information.

NOTE TO CLERGY:  The workshops Bridging the Couple Chasm, Gottman Couples Therapy: A New Research-Based Approach (Level 1) and Assessment, Interventions and Co-morbidities: Gottman level 2 Certification are for you too,  Many pastors have benefited greatly from these educational experiences.  See above for more details.

Premarital Counselingis available for your couples looking to get their marriage off to the right start.  If we can assist you in your work of helping couples prepare for successful marriage, please give us a call.  See our Services page for more information.  Premarital Workshops are also available to congregations. 

Please contact us for details.
Phone: 281-480-0200

Or pay by Check:
Make checks payable to: 
Center for Relationship Wellness
1560 W. Bay Area Blvd., Ste. 270
Friendswood, TX 77546