'Exploring relational depth in therapy' with professor Mick Cooper
About the conference
What does it mean to connect to others in an in-depth way? What are the effects of relating deeply to clients in therapy, and how can such an encounter be facilitated?
This workshop will give participants an opportunity to explore their experiences of relational depth, and how it feels to meet others at this level of intensity and intimacy: in both their therapeutic practice and everyday life.
Through small group exercises, pairs-work, discussion and theory input, the workshop will help participants develop a deeper understanding of such encounters, and also how they come to deepen their levels of relating in their therapeutic work.
By the end of the conference, participants will be able to:
- understand the nature of relational depth
- articulate their own experiences of in-depth relating
- understand the latest research findings on the nature, impact and prevalence of relational depth in therapy
- recognise means of deepening levels of relating with clients
- recognise their own chronic strategies of disconnection and other barriers to relational depth
Hosted by Willows Counselling Service
Mick Cooper is an internationally recognised author, trainer, in the field of humanistic, existential, and pluralistic therapies. Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of Roehampton and facilitates international workshops and lectures who is also a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.