Friday, October 20, 2017
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


Adelphi University Hauppauge Center
55 Kennedy Drive
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Overcoming Divorce One Marriage at a Time: A Primer on Relational Life Therapy

With Eric Kispert, LCSW, LCADC

6 CEs

Created by the renowned marital therapist and best-selling author Terry Real, Relational Life Therapy is designed to go right to the core of marital conflict and quickly make positive, lasting change. During this workshop, therapists will receive a comprehensive overview of the model and of the elements that distinguish it from other therapies. In addition, attention will be given to the societal shift away from the traditional patriarchal marriage to one rooted in respect and collaboration. During a discussion on RLT skills, the opportunity will be interwoven for individuals to explore their own primary relationship. Ultimately, participants will leave this training with tangible skills they can begin using in their next couple’s session.

Learning Objectives:

  • Acquire a thorough understanding of the RLT model
  • Utilize the Relational Grid™ as a road map for change
  • Identify and optimize leverage to shift the relational dance
  • Learn five major RLT skills
  • Increase awareness of professional edges

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Eric Kispert, LCSW, LCADCAbout the Speaker

Eric Kispert, LCSW, LCADC, has been a clinician for 21 years. He is a Master Certified RLI therapist, one of only 40 in the nation. In addition, he has trained with Terry Real and the Relational Life Institute since its inception in 2002. Eric received his Master of Social Work and graduated with honors from Marywood University.

In 2000, Kispert founded Denville Family Counseling, where he is the director and senior therapist. As a compliment to his private practice, Kispert is a consulting therapist to the New York and Newark offices of the FBI and received a national commendation from former Director Mueller for his service. He also has been an adjunct faculty member at Rutgers School of Social Work for 17 years.

Kispert has lectured extensively on the topics of relational therapy, male intimacy and addictions. He is known for being a passionate, engaging and humorous presenter.


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This program has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal
  • Psychology
  • LCAT

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

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New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education hours. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows.  We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy. 

For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or

For further information, please contact:

Renee Rawcliffe, LMSW
Director, Continuing Education and Professional Development
Social Work Building, Room 235
p – 516-877-4339
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Joanna Suppa, LCSW-R
Coordinator of Continuing Education and Professional Development
p – 516.877.3216
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