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Did You Get Divorce Training?

Susan Pease Gadoua

Social worker Susan Pease Gadoua, MSW, got training on how to counsel clients to handle grief, death, dying, and other issues. However, Pease Gadoua wrote in this Huffington Post article that she never got training on how to guide families through the often painful process of divorce.

“Curious about it, I asked my class of several dozen counselors if they had ever taken or seen a class on divorce and all shook their heads no,” said Pease Gadoua, who recently spoke at a National Association of Social Workers California Chapter conference.

Social workers often provide relationship counseling (click here to read the National Association of Social Workers “Help Starts Here” Web page on this subject. Do you agree with Pease Gadoua that therapists do not get enough training on helping clients through divorce?

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