Grow your skills in relationship therapy

See what other therapists are saying about the value of training in the Developmental Model:

So many of the problems people come into your practice with are rooted in their relationships. Yet working with the relationship system is a specialist skill that few of us had in our original training.

The dynamics of couple (and more complicated) relationships are complex, confusing, and challenging for us therapists to negotiate. Whether you work with individuals or couples we can give you those specialist skills you need to be more confident and effective with relationship issues. If you are wanting to move into or develop your practice with couples, our training will help you become more powerful, graceful, and skillful as a relationship therapist.

Explore our training schedule:

If you are new to working with couples, or want to deepen your understanding of working with relationship issues then the course you need is: The Foundations of Relationship Therapy: Working With Couples.  In person in Auckland, April 8 & 9.  All the basics of relationship dynamics and how to work with them are covered in this training. Rooted in 50 years of clinical practice with couples, the focus is on the pragmatics of what to do when you have a couple or relationship issue in front of you, rather than teaching any particular model.   This two-day training (or equivalent) is a pre-requiste for training in the Developmental Model.  

“This training delves into therapy in a way that makes you want more… I would highly recommend this training to anyone who works with or is wanting to work with couples, in fact I would recommend it to anyone doing therapy!” – Julie, social worker.

“Nic combines his thorough knowledge of theory with down-to-earth, real-life pragmatism. Despite having read widely in approaches to couple therapy it was Nic’s training that gave me actual guidance about what to do when at the coal-face.” – Emma, counsellor.

Core Skills & Theory of the Developmental Model.   Train to become a Developmental Model therapist.  Join the growing community using this most practical and grounded of models of relationship therapy.  This five-day training, (spread out over four months) gives you the tools and understanding you need to go on to become a qualified practitioner of the Developmental model.  Learn how to skillfully blend the different lenses of  Attachment, Neurobiological, Developmental & Differentiation theory into a seamless and effective whole.   Dates are May 13 & 14 in Auckland, June 17 online and August 26 & 27 in Auckland.  PLEASE NOTE You need to have completed the The Foundations of Relationship Therapy: Working With Couples or an equivalent training to be eligable for this course. 

Affairs, Infidelity & Relationship.  Working with couples when there has been a major breach of trust requires specialist skills.  The “even-handed” approach that applies to most other couple issues is simply not appropriate.  This two day workshop will give you the knowledge and skills to intervene powerfully in the most challenging of crises for couples. September 23 & 24 in Auckland. 

So many of the problems people come into your practice with are rooted in their relationships. Yet working with the relationship system is a specialist skill that few of us had in our original training.

The dynamics of couple (and more complicated) relationships are complex, confusing, and challenging for us therapists to negotiate. Whether you work with individuals or couples we can give you those specialist skills you need to be more confident and effective with relationship issues. If you are wanting to move into or develop your practice with couples, our training will help you become more powerful, graceful, and skillful as a relationship therapist.

ON-GOING SKILL DEVELOPMENT:

Case Discussion Day (online): 

Deep dive into complex cases to enhance your understanding and practice of the Developmental Model.    This opportunity is also going to be offered TWICE in 2024 on: 28 February and 16 October 

Many of you will know one or both of us from our work over the last 30 years with couples, relationships and sexuality.

RTI is a new venture born out of our enthusiasm to bring this comprehensive model of relationship therapy to NZ & Australia. We are excited by what we have learned and are keen to share the insights the Developmental model has given us.  We think it offers an exciting new way to understand and work with relationship issues.

 

Nic Beets & Paula Dennan