Working at relational depth in counselling and psychotherapy
An opportunity to experience a workshop with Mick Cooper, internationally recognised author, trainer, and consultant in the field of humanistic, existential, and pluralistic therapies. To book your ticket, please visit our website - https://bedonwelltraining.co.uk/workshops-short-courses/.
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 by 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 this workshop, 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
- Session one - experience relational depth, in and out of therapy
- Session two - the importance of relatedness to psychological well-being
- Session three - deepening our levels of relating with clients
- Session four - chronic strategies of disconnection
About the facilitator
Mick Cooper is an internationally recognised author, trainer, and consultant in the field of humanistic, existential, and pluralistic therapies. He is a Chartered Psychologist, and Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of Roehampton.
Mick has facilitated workshops and lectures around the world, including in New Zealand, Lithuania, and Florida. Mick's books include Existential Therapies (Sage, 2017), Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sage, 2018), and The Handbook of Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling (Palgrave, 2013). His latest work is Integrating Counselling and Psychotherapy: Directionality, Synergy, and Social Change (Sage, 2019).
Mick's principal areas of research have been in shared decision-making/personalising therapy, and counselling for young people in schools. In 2014, Mick received the Carmi Harari Mid-Career Award from Division 32 of the American Psychological Association. He is a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Academy of Social Sciences.
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