- stay in charge of process and structure; keeping you and your clients safe
- why intimate relationships get harder to do over time and what to do about it
- how clients protect themselves out of a relationship and what they can do instead
- how to begin therapy with impact to maximise your credibility and your client’s hope
- avoid common traps regarding confidentiality and getting off-side with one partner
- how to prevent and de-escalate unproductive conflict
- the use of a systemic, non-blaming conceptualization in practice with couples
- how to empathically confront, especially where clients lack self-awareness
- how to address sexual issues as a normal part of adult intimate relationship
- keys to working across cultures and power differences
- & much more!
This workshop is intended for all practitioners regardless of how much or little training they have had in working with couples. Maybe you have had some training in a couple’s therapy model, but are lacking confidence in actually working with them. Perhaps you are considering moving into couples’ work and want a sound grounding. Perhaps you are quite experienced in working with couples but are always looking for a fresh perspective or just want to improve your practice. Wherever you are coming from, this workshop will be of value to your practice.
This is a stand-alone training, requiring no previous couple therapy experience or training.
Completion of this training (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for enrolling in the “Core Skills & Theory of the Developmental Model” training.
Here’s the experience of a counsellor who attended the last training: “It’s difficult to say something succinct about Nic’s Working with Couples training – I am still re-reading my notes and picking up more gems three weeks later. 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. Having a warring couple in front of you can feel like being in a dark, cramped, hazardous condition….and Nic teaches processes which transform the trenches into a space for hope, engagement, vulnerability, comprehension, and exploration. I walked out of Nic’s 2 day course intrigued by the possibilities of using conflict as an opportunity for coaching, understanding the distinction between closeness and intimacy, and with a new focus for helping clients deal with their differences.” Emma N, Counsellor,
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