COMMUNICATION AND DIFFERENCE
for couple therapists and for
therapists who usually work one to one and
want to explore more about working with couples
ONLINE WORKSHOP OVER 3 DAYS
DATES 21 22 23 August 2020
TIMES: 2.15p.m.for 2.30 pm start until 6.30 pm each day.
N.B. Please log onto zoom each day at 2.15pm so you are ready to start at 2.30. The workshop aims to finish at 6.30 on each day, but please allow an extra 30 minutes at the end of each day in case the workshop runs over. These are UK times (i.e. BST or DST)
Generally, each day will include two breaks of about fifteen minutes each, and a five minute break.
HOMEWORK: There is approximately 15-20 minutes of homework at the end of day 1
COST £199 if booked by 21 June 2020,
£215 if booked by 21 July 2020,
£235 Full Price
CLICK HERE TO BOOK: If your booking is accepted that means there was space for you. If it is full, email firstname.lastname@example.org to join the ‘reserve list’. Then, if anyone drops out we will notify you, if there is a ‘last minute’ place for you. We will also let you know when we plan a new date.
TRAINER: Nicola Jones – Scroll down to see more about the trainer
CONTENT OF THE COURSE:
By the end of the workshop you will have:
- Watched and analysed a video of a couple using decentring and communication skills
- Practiced listening for values, and helping a couple to discover shared values
- Learnt about 5 different thinking styles (meta-programmes) that people use
- Understood how meta-programme differences are a significant source of conflict
- Learn what your personal meta-programme preferences are
- Learn about language patterns that make communication easier
- Practiced working with these issues in a role play situation
The content for this workshop is based on the de-centring model of Dr Michael Crowe and Jane Ridley; and on meta-programmes from Neuro-Linguistic Programming
PRACTICE SESSION FOR USING ZOOM: This will be on: Tuesday 11 August and Monday 17 August – 3-3.30pm Many people will never have attended a workshop online. So, we have decided to run a ‘technology’ practice session. This will give everyone a chance to log on and check that their microphone and camera is functioning correctly. We strongly recommend that everyone ‘joins’ the meeting for this session. This is to ensure that no time is wasted once the workshop starts.
ABOUT THE TRAINER: NICOLA JONES has worked with couples since 2006. She is Relate registered, accredited by the National Counselling Society and a member and Vice Chair of the International Attachment Network. She has a private practice in Portishead and Bristol where she works with individuals, couples and families. Nicola has an MA in Gender Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (2008), has trained in family systems therapy with the Institute of Family Therapy, trained at The Bowlby Centre for 2 years. Nicola has considerable experience of, and her clinical work is significantly informed by attachment theory with its links with neuroscience, infant development and developmental psychology.
MAXIMUM NUMBERS: This workshop will have a maximum of 24 participants
APPROVED FOR CPD: This course has been approved by COSRT – College Of Sex And Relationship Therapists – for 14 hours CPD
SLIDES AND EXERCISES: Before the workshop you will be sent a copy of the slides and the exercises that you need for the workshop.
SECOND SET OF HANDOUTS: After the workshop you will be asked to fill in a feedback form. Completing this feedback form will give you a link to further handouts. Please write this link and password down, as you will need these to access the webpage where this comprehensive set of handouts are stored. These handouts are available for you to download a copy onto your own desktop. You must complete the download within two weeks of the end of the workshop. We ask you not to share any of the slides, exercises or handouts with other professionals who have not attended the workshop. But you are welcome to share the occasional handout or page with clients.
PRACTICE AT BEING A THERAPIST: One feature of our Working With Couples workshops is that there is an opportunity for everyone to practice being a therapist once during the training. We will continue this in the online world using Zoom Breakout rooms.
EQUIPMENT YOU WILL NEED: We will use Zoom, so you would need a computer that has good enough internet access to be able to be online, and in a quiet spot where you won’t be disturbed. It would be preferable if there are no people walking around in the background. An Iphone can be used in an emergency, but we recommend planning on using a laptop or computer. Tablets also work, though please be aware that they have less functionality in Zoom. The exercises and handouts will be sent to you approximately 1 week before the workshop. Please print these BEFORE the workshop. If you don’t have access to a printer and want us to print and post these to you, we can do this for a charge of £8.00 in the UK, £10 in Europe. Please give us 2 weeks notice to prepare and post these.
THIS COURSE, AND WORKING ONLINE: This course is not intended to be a comprehensive workshop about how to work couples online. Our focus in these workshops is working with couples, and up until now this has always been face to face. Having said that, implicitly you will experience handling online technology, and will be doing ‘couples therapy’ roleplay in 3’s – where one is the therapist and two role play a couple – in breakout rooms. This mirrors doing couples therapy online, and will give you some skills practice at doing that. However, to work with couples online will need further practice and training.
SIX MODULES ON HOW TO WORK WITH COUPLES: This course is part of the six module workshop organised by Juliet Grayson, for people who want to learn about working with couples or enhance their current skills. For more info about the other modules go to https://therapyandcounselling.co.uk/certificate-in-working-with-couples/
CANCELLATIONS: Any request to change (eg defer to alternative dates) or cancel your place at a workshop, that is made at less than 21 days before the course start date will be charged in full. Any cancellation / amendments / requests to defer before 21 days, will be subject to a 12.5% handling charge.
FOR MORE INFO: Look at https://therapyandcounselling.co.uk/certificate-in-working-with-couples/ or email: email@example.com or call Juliet Grayson on 01291 638805
CPD FORM: A Certificate of Attendance form for Continuous Professional Development will be sent by email once you have filled in the feedback form. Please let us know when you book your 6th workshop in the Working With Couples series. We will ask you to return the 5 certificates from the other workshops, and we will prepare a smart Certificate in Couples Therapy that you can hang on your wall.