Upcoming Trainings in 2023
Discernment Counseling for Couples on the Brink of Divorce 6CEUs
Price: $150 for training and 6 CEUS, $125 for LPC-Associate, LMFT-Associates and graduate students
Location, Date, and Time: 9am-4pm February 17th, 2023 at the Institute for Couple and Family Enhancement (ICFE) 21015 Market Ridge, San Antonio, TX 78258
Presenter: Becky Davenport, Ph.D., LMFT-S, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor Dr. Davenport has over 20 years of experience as a play therapist, including more than a decade as an RPT. She has attended dozens of trainings specific to basic nondirective skills, child development, and specific populations. She has also authored play therapy publications and taught graduate level courses specific to child development, play therapy, and family therapy.
Up to 30% of couples who present for therapy would fall into the category of a "mixed agenda" couple- meaning one spouse is not fully committed to or hopeful about couples therapy. Most traditional couples therapy models have not really given us a means of successfully engaging those couples into effective couples therapy, much less down the path of healthy divorce. Discernment counseling, developed from over a decade of research and clinical work with these couples, fills the gap for couples therapists. This training in discernment counseling is intended to prepare you for effectively guiding mixed agenda couples through a short term (1-5 sessions) intentional decision making process regarding the future of their relationship, and then transition with them as they continue forward into either a full commitment to couples therapy or ending the relationship with as much dignity and intentionality as possible. Dr. Davenport will take you through the Discernment Counseling protocol from beginning to end.
Attendance and Cancellation Policy:
Participants must attend 100% of the workshop to earn CE credit; partial credit is not allowed. Full refund available minus 25% processing fee until two weeks prior to the event; 50% refund between 7 and 14 days from the event. Within one week of the event, no refund is available, but registered parties may allow someone else to attend in their place. Email request to [email protected].
We are accepting applications for summer or fall 2023 student interns. All positions until then are now full.
Unless otherwise indicated, all trainings are led by Becky Davenport, Ph.D., LMFT-S, ICFE Owner and Director, Approved Supervisor by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Dr. Davenport has over 15 years of clinical and supervision experience with couples and families.
Texas LMFT Provider 857, LPC Provider 2769, Social Workers Provider 7134
Cancellation Policy for all training events- Full refund available minus 25% processing fee until two weeks prior to the event; 50% refund between 7 and 14 days from event. Within one week of event, no refund is available but registered parties may allow someone else to attend in their place. Email request to
LMFT, LPC and RPT Supervision
Dr. Becky Davenport provides LMFT post-graduate supervision. For more information, contact her at [email protected]
Dr. Nicholas Wilkens provides LMFT and LPC post-graduate supervision. For more information, contact him at [email protected]
Internship Opportunities at the ICFE
The ICFE is a training institute for graduate and doctoral students in mental health fields who are interested in specializing in psychotherapy with couples, families, and children. Students seek out internship experiences at the ICFE due to the reputation and experience levels of the ICFE clinicians.
Up to two unpaid, 9-month or 12-month internship opportunities will be awarded each semester to selected applicants who demonstrate:
- a foundation of systemic theoretical orientation,
- completion of coursework in family therapy, human development, and ethical practice,
- understanding of and appreciation for confidentiality laws and ICFE procedures,
- a specific passion in developing culturally informed clinical skills in couple, family, and/or child therapy,
- ability to dedicate at least 12 hours weekly to be on-site, including two evenings, for direct and indirect clinical work,
- a history of professionalism and ability to build positive rapport with ICFE clinicians and clients.
- a commitment to provide excellent systemic therapy for all clients regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, disability, or income level.
Interested students should submit the following information to Dr. Becky Davenport at [email protected] based on the application timeline.
A complete practicum/internship application includes:
- Cover letter describing clinical goals, interests, and theoretical framework,
- Current resume/CV,
- Names and contact information for 3 professional references (no friends or relatives),
- Transcripts for undergraduate degree and graduate work to date (unofficial accepted),
- Program requirements for internship completion.
LMFT-Associates and LPC-Associates with training in couples, child, and/or family therapy who are interested in gaining experience and supervision with seasoned professionals in a private practice setting are invited to submit the following to [email protected]:
-Cover letter describing clinical experience and interests, and statement of primary theoretical orientation
-Graduate school transcript (showing completion of clinical degree)
-Resume/CV including 3 professional references