Divorce - SW407


When It’s Not Happily Ever After

by Joan Calandra, PhD, RN
(4.4 / 839 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Social Work (1.00 CE ClockHr)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


Even though rates of divorce have been inching downward since 1980, the chance of a marriage in the United States ending in divorce is still around 50%. Divorce is a major life event that can compromise emotional and physical health. The stress of divorce and the associated loss puts some people at risk for mental health conditions. This module provides healthcare providers with information about the psychological dynamics of divorce and the effects on adults and children.


The goal of this program is to provide nurses and social workers with information about the psychological dynamics of divorce, and its effects on adults and children. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify the dynamics that underlie marriages that end in divorce and those that do not
  • Explain the connection between early infant attachment styles to adult romantic relationship dynamics
  • Discuss the possible psychological responses of children and adults to divorce and identify coping strategies

Approval Information
OnCourse Learning, provider # 1203, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. OnCourse Learning maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: February 15, 2017 to February 15, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.0 general social work continuing education clock hours.
This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #132 Course #1679 from 08/01/2018 to 08/01/2020. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): General Social Work Practice 1
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (provider # FBN 50-1489).
OnCourse Learning, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0401. This approval is for a three-year term beginning August 1, 2016 and ending July 31, 2019.
Course delivery format: Online Self-Study, Non-interactive
Instructional Method: Narrative with Clinical Vignette
Social Workers
Social Work Practice Levels: Advanced
Author Information
Joan Calandra, PhD, RN, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Los Angeles and a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California. Calandra is a graduate of California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles with a doctorate in clinical psychology, and an emphasis in health psychology. She has extensive postdoctoral training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Calandra has over 20 years experience working in mental health.
Course Completion Requirements and Awarding Certificate
After reading the presentation, complete the course test online. With a score of 75% or better and completing the evaluation, you may immediately print your CE certificate of completion or save a pdf of it for your records. You may also request a copy to be sent to you by mail. If your score is less than the passing score of 75%, you may retake the test. In the event of loss, there is no charge for a replacement copy of a CE certificate.
Jurisdictional Requirements
Continuing education licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, are not well defined, and may change. We recommend you contact your licensing board or accrediting organization for the latest continuing education requirements of your state or territory. To review state specific/jurisdictional continuing education requirements, click here.
Accommodations for Disabilities
Every effort will be made to accommodate your special needs. To request accommodation; please contact the CE office at (800) 866-0919.
Grievance Procedure
OnCourse Learning is committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with accreditation agencies and boards. OnCourse Learning will comply with all responsibilities to be nondiscriminatory in activities, program content, and in treatment of participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of members of the Provider Unit Planning Committee and continuing education division.
While OnCourse Learning attempts to assure fair treatment of all participants, we recognize grievances that may require intervention. Grievances are handled in the following manner:
When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance, a member of the Provider Unit Planning Committee will evaluate the nature of the complaint. If it is meritorious, a member of the Provider Unit Planning Committee will instruct the staff to implement any necessary changes in the course. The complainant will receive a response from a member of the Provider Unit Planning Committee or designated staff within 5 working days.
If the results of the grievance process are unsatisfactory, New Jersey social workers have the option to contact the approving entity, with an option to appeal to their licensing board.
You may file a complaint by telephone or email.
Telephone #: 800.866.0919

Course Originally Released on: 2/15/2017
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/15/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/15/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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susan g - wickliffe, OH  ·  Jul 16, 2019
Very good information provided in this course
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Dianna N - Little Elm, TX  ·  Jul 15, 2019
Excellent use of attachment theories
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Christy H - Harper Woods, MI  ·  Jul 01, 2019
Extremely helpful and will be beneficial towards performing required duties of career.
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Christina B - Westerville, OH  ·  Jul 01, 2019
too long of a test for 1 credit hour. It needs to be shorted or grant more CEUs.
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jennifer h - Tucson, AZ  ·  Jun 27, 2019
Definitions of attachment styles poorly defined especially when linked to the questions on the test. The names of the attachment styles were not the same between the two documents. Information outdated and assumes a CISHetero relationship and parenting. Not culturally competent.Also fails to mention other topics than bonding and attachment as a reason for divorce. What about abuse, DV, etc... Cultural implications?
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Price: $10.00
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