THE FUNDAMENTALS OF WORKING WITH COUPLES
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 11 12 13 September 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.
PRE COURSE QUESTIONNAIRE
There is a questionnaire that we ask all participants to fill in before the course. This will take 10-15 minutes
COST £199 if booked by 11 July,
£215 if booked by 11 August,
£235 Full Price
CLICK HERE TO BOOK: If your booking is accepted that means there was space for you. If it is full, email email@example.com 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 Lottie Passell-Syms Scroll down to see more about the trainer
CONTENT OF THE COURSE:
- What to expect when working with couples
- The first session
- Decentring: a method for working with couples
- How to start the couple communicating
- How to help the couple negotiate
- Framework for understanding relationship dynamics
- Patterns of intimacy
- Life stages
- Dealing with sexual issues such as:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Premature ejaculation
- Loss of desire and
- When to refer on to another therapist
PRACTICE SESSION FOR USING ZOOM: This will be on: Wednesday 9 and/or Thursday 10 September 2-2.30. 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: LOTTIE PASSELL-SYMS is a highly experienced integrative therapist offering a wide range of approaches for individuals and couples. She has a very friendly and open way of working which is innovative and creative. She supports her clients on their own individual journey to become the best version of themselves.
Lottie is a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, she has a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual Psychotherapy, together with a Diploma in Supervision. She has extensive specialist training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and uses all these skills to provide a truly holistic framework. She has been a Lecturer, co-ordinator of Counselling training, and trainee placements at Eastleigh College of Further Education. She provides clinical supervision for groups (Olive Branch, Winchester, Eastleigh Youth Counselling Service (EYCS) and Eastleigh College.
As a psychosexual therapist, Lottie works with a wide range of male and female sexual difficulties and she has many years’ experience. Lottie is a very experienced facilitator of training and offers workshops and seminars for healthcare professionals and has been a lecturer at Eastleigh College of Further Education. She is part of the team that delivers Juliet Grayson’s acclaimed Couples Counselling Courses.
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. After the workshop you will be asked to fill in a feedback form. Filling this in will release a link, to a second set of handouts.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.