Training therapists to work effectively with couples and relationships
Training therapists to work with couples and relationships with Jazz Kang, on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March 2020, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April 2020, and Saturday 9th May 2020.
Information about the training
This five-day course is designed to train counsellors and psychotherapist to work with couples and relationship issues.
Couples counselling often refers to a romantic relationship of any sexuality, however, couples counselling is also suitable for any two people who wish to improve their relationship with each other, this can include siblings, family members, friends, or colleagues.
There is a practical, experiential, and theoretical course, which offers practitioners understanding and practical skills to work therapeutically with the different dynamics involved with couples' work.
The training will include theories and models for understanding relationships focusing specifically on couples' issues at various life stages, attachment, historical, and ongoing conflict, communication, intimacy, and sex. Therapists will also be encouraged to explore contracting and boundary issues that are specific to working with multiple clients.
Delegates are expected to complete the following to obtain their certificate;
- a reflective log for each day of learning
- participate in role-playing and case study scenarios to demonstrate skills
- produce a written piece of work demonstrating an understanding of applying relevant theories to working with more than one client in the room
- research and produce a contract for couples therapy
- read at least one book on this subject and produce a review
- Day one: A theoretical and experiential introduction to relationship and couples counselling. This day will explore the relationship fit theory, the three-stage model, different types of relationships, and contracting issues. Mediums of learning will be through lecture, experiential exercises, skills practice, and group discussion.
- Day two: An exploration of different life stages in relationships and the assumptions and expectations that couples bring to their relationships. Day two will also explore the issues around attachment and loss and the consequential impact this has on the couple relationship.
- Day three: Exploration of the 'pinch crunch model'. Building on from the previous days learning, day three will explore the different mediums for understanding and helping couples resolve historical conflict whilst enabling the counsellor to understand his or her role in the triad relationship. We will take a closer look at systemic theory and its application to relationships.
- Day four: This day will enhance your ability to communicate confidently and without embarrassment to couples about their intimate relationship. Importantly, this workshop will enable participants who work with couples to recognise and explore the dynamics of primary and secondary sexual dysfunctions for both male and female clients and develop the ability to make a 'good referral' to a sex therapist/psychosexual therapist if needed.
- Day five: The final day will explore Fisher's rebuilding theory and the different dynamics of how to help a couple amicably end their relationship. This day will also explore the blocks to listening to our partners and the impact of the absence of empathy.
About the trainer
Jazz Kang is a highly trained psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and trainer with over 20 years experience in the profession. Jazz is also programme leader of the MSc integrative psychotherapy course at Derby University and has an extensive background in relationship and couples therapies.
Venue: Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel, 73 Granby Street, Leicester, LE1 6ES.
Dates and times
- Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March 2020
- Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April 2020
- Saturday 9th May 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm (9.30 am registration)
£550.00 + VAT (payments in instalments accepted).
Refreshments provided and lunch breaks planned - please bring your own lunch.
CPD hours: Attendance certificate of 35 hours provided.
About Rima Sidhpara
Rutland House counselling and psychotherapy Ltd provides high quality professional development training to counsellors, psychotherapists and health professionals in the midlands. Training is delivered by highly trained and experienced trainers and the training facilities are to an excellent standard.