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Couples Therapy – a practical masterclass (Online) new
6th May 2020 @ 09:30 - 16:00 BSTGBP192
Jennifer Broadley’s workshop live online via Zoom. The content covered will be the same as our attended workshop, with a few modifications to some of the exercises, and you will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions. All you need is a quiet place to watch, a PC or tablet and a strong internet signal, the rest is easy – simply book your place as normal, and we will email you details of how to join the Zoom workshop.
NB The training will be recorded in case anyone has technical trouble.
What will you learn
Essential skills for building and maintaining rapport with two emotionally-aroused people
Ways to encourage both partners to engage in solving their difficulties
How to teach non-blaming communication skills and explain the differences in male and female behaviour to clients
What to do if one or even both parties are having an affair
How to deal with issues specific to couple counselling, such as confidentiality
The key points you need to bear in mind when working with more than one client at a time
How to structure effective therapy sessions and goal setting with two people
Effective ways to help each partner begin to cooperate in helping the other get their emotional needs met
The key ingredients for a healthy and mutually rewarding relationship
An insight into the many common relationship problems – and how to help clients overcome them (illustrated with case histories)
Tips and techniques for staying objective and empathetic, whilst calming your clients’ high emotional arousal
How to recognise and interrupt disruptive behaviour patterns
How to use Solution Focused Questioning to initiate change
How to manage setbacks and keep the partners motivated
How to tell when the relationship isn’t the problem – and what to do about it
How to use Guided Imagery with two people
Information regarding the latest research into effective couples therapy
How early life experiences can influence our relationships, and what to do about this now
Creative ways to develop effective interventions, including using tasks and metaphor
Asperger’s syndrome – how to work with couples if one or both show Asperger traits, a common cause of relationship problems
Considering the wider picture, including other family members
Course notes, CPD Certificate and more…
Who is this course suitable for?
Anyone working with couples or families, including psychotherapists, counsellors, social workers, psychologists, teachers, GPs, health visitors and those involved in mental health
Anyone who is interested in learning solution focussed, brief therapy interventions, working with the human givens, to facilitate a rapid process of change for couples in distress.
Anyone wanting to overcome their own insecurity in a relationship