Introduction to Couples Counseling Starts with Clinical Assessment

Sunday, July 03, 2022 3:02 PM | Preston Patterson (Administrator)

Introduction to Couples Counseling Starts with Clinical Assessment.  Presented by Melissa Comeau Ed.S., LMHC, LMFT, NCC | 1 CEU Available

We are pleased to offer this on-demand webinar to or MHCCF members and non-members (fee applicable). Please feel free to watch the video at any time. Successful completion of the post-presentation survey below will be required to ensure you receive CEU credit for your viewing of this online presentation.


Original Air Date: March 18, 2022 at 9:30AM

In this training, attendees are presented with information on how to determine when couples are appropriate for couples counseling. This information is helpful for all counselors including those who do not specialize in couples therapy. Understanding when couples are appropriate for couples counseling can also assist with providing appropriate recommendations and referrals to clients and couples. In this training, attendees will also become familiar with the systems perspective, be aware of costs and benefits of individual and dyad assessment models and explore their role as a couples therapist.

Learning Objectives  

  1. Participants will become familiar with a basic understanding of the systems perspective and how it applies to working with couples. 

  2. Participants will learn how to assess clients for appropriateness of couples counseling including contraindications of couples counseling. 

  3. Participants will be made aware of costs and benefits of incorporating individual assessment in couples counseling versus a dyad-only assessment model. 

  4. Participants will begin to explore the professional role as a couples therapist. 


Melissa has 13 years of experience working with couples, individuals and groups. Melissa has a private practice focusing on interpersonal relationship concerns. Melissa has experience working in college counseling centers focusing on work with young adults where one of the top concerns are relationship issues. Melissa started her career working in community mental health and non-profit agencies including Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault agencies, where she received training in identifying unhealthy and toxic dynamics in relationships.

Melissa has a passion working with individuals and couples with diverse backgrounds and believes in the importance of multiculturalism. Melissa is active in increasing diversity awareness as the Diversity Chair for the Central Florida Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CFAMFT) where she helped to put together panel discussions on Black Mental Health and Asian Mental Health.

Melissa received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Master's of Science Degree and Education Specialist Degree in Mental Health Counseling at Florida State University. Melissa holds licenses and certifications as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board Certified - National Certified Counselor. Melissa is also a Qualified Supervisor.


  • Presenter Contact: Practice -
  • Attendance Certificate - No CEU Needed Version (Attendance only)
    *Please complete CEU Survey if you would like a certificate that shows you have earned a CEU for participation in the on-demand webinar. Your CEU certificate will be emailed to you once your CEU's have been submitted to CE Broker.



Please be sure to complete the post-webinar quiz for CEU credit. Once the post-presentation survey is complete, allow our team up 30 days to process your CEU credits. You will receive your CEU Certificate once your CE's have been submitted to CE Broker.

Please email all questions regarding CEUs to or feel free to call us at 407-502-0344, M-F, 9 AM - 5 PM (EST). 


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