Event Description: Are you a therapist or counsellor that wants to work with couples but doesn't know where to start? Have you felt powerless as the couple you are working with argues in front of you and you are unsure of what to do?
Working with couples is different, challenging and rewarding. As a therapist, it's likely that you have learned a model aimed at working with individuals. When it comes to couples (having two people in the room) your model may not help you very much.
If you want to be an effective, potent couples therapist you will need specific training on how to work with couples.
What you will learn:
- The differences between working with couples and individuals.
- How to get started with your couple.
- How to avoid being judge and juror.
- How to work with hopelessness in the relationship.
- How to facilitate connection between the couple.
The course will give you an insight into the world of working with couples and give you practical techniques that you can apply in the therapy room.
What theories will the course be based on?
Theory will be taken from Imago Relationship Therapy, Transactional Analysis and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help you understand what makes a couple tick and how to help them into a better place.
It's important to understand that this course will not be in depth theory , but more focused on getting you started as a couples therapist.
Tutors/Leaders: Ian Tomlinson PTSTA (P), UKCP registered Psychotherapist, Advanced Certified Imago Therapist and Certified Imago Workshop Presenter
Venue: The Affinity Centre
Location Address: 7A High Street, Cheadle, Stockport, Greater Manchester SK8 1AX
Contact Name: Ian Tomlinson
Contact Telephone: 0161 282 0259
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org