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Couples Therapy Training 2018

This course, created and designed by Judith Hemming, will be led by Christopher Williams, BACP & UKCP, an internationally renowned trainer and couple’s therapist working with both Gestalt and Systemic approaches, and by Jane James, a highly experienced practitioner and coach. The course will also include master-class days led by Judith herself. Bernd Leygraf, from the NAOS Institute, will be teaching a day on Sex Therapy.

Chris Williams

Jane James

Judith Hemming

Bernd Leygraf

The purpose of this training is to give participants the opportunity to extend their therapeutic or coaching practice to include working with couples or other two-person systems. It is assumed that participants will already have basic skills in working with individuals, and therefore the course focus is on the shifts and additional skills needed to be of help when working with couples.

The teaching is intended to help therapists and coaches ‘see’ and work with systems, including the three interacting systems that are alive in the room when working with couples or two-person systems, and the wider and deeper family systems that surround the couple and often emerge and influence in hidden ways.  We draw on both Gestalt theory as a basic orientation and the systemic constellation philosophy developed by Bert Hellinger. We will also focus on presence and an understanding of the many common contexts that bring couples into therapy or the issues that arise within two-person systems in organisation.

During the four models we will develop:

1: A basic framework:

The intimate relationship as a life journey, connecting two separate journeys

An understanding of the changing tasks of a relationship over time

An understanding of the cultural shifts in the institution of marriage

A look at what a relationship is for, and what intimacy consists of

Understanding of the perennial paradox between autonomy and communion

2: The process model of intervening:

How a couple ‘dance’ together in real time in the room. This is a hugely helpful but challenging Gestalt model, and forms the practical basis of the therapeutic work or effective coaching interventions.

Positive framing, even-handedness, phenomenological tracking, setting up practice opportunities

3: Systemic thinking and interventions:

An understanding of the motivations and action, ways of managing exchange, culture, roles and beliefs, as they develop through personal loyalties and deeper systemic entanglements and burdens

Moving the therapeutic focus between the present, the near past and the further past

A basic understanding of the ordering forces that support the flow of love and intimacy and healthy partnership working.

Using the constellation process in the couple’s therapy room and healthy partnership working

4: The therapist as instrument:

The special tasks and contributions of presence and stance, capacity to model and teach

Self disclosure, provocation, parallel process, projection, transference and counter-transference

The use of systemic sentences to promote primary energy

We will also look at specific topics that often arise with couples:

  • Sex – it’s power, cost and consequences, the role of advice and training, the impact of pornography and a sexualized and image-conscious culture. Affairs, betrayals, ageing, fantasy…
  • Heterosexual and LGBT couplings – similarities and differences, unconscious prejudices and gender issues
  • Needing and reaching out – the value of this and how to work with it in the room. Intimacy, contact and withdrawal – the Gestalt interactive cycle as a map
  • Children – fertility issues, parenting and parentification, effect of separation, un-launched sons and missing fathers
  • Families moving together – the issues raised by our in-law relationships, and blended families
  • Earlier relationships – the place of previous partners
  • Embodiment – fantasy, splitting, and the body as source
  • Loss – through bereavement, divorce, separation. Grief. Empty nests
  • Cross-cultural issues – race, sex, class, diversity, politics. Age gaps. Money
  • The Individual – and their place in the couple. Using constellating techniques with couples – genograms and desktop mapping

General principles

  • Each area to be learned experientially
  • Exercises and practice in quartets and triads, and desktop practice
  • Live couples to work with
  • A day of constellating couples work

Course dates:

The training will be run over 4 following modules:

  • Module 1: 16 – 18 October 2018 (Tuesday – Thursday)
  • Module 2: 20 – 22 November 2018 (Tuesday – Thursday)
  • Module 3: 04 – 06 February 2019 (Monday – Wednesday)
  • Module 4: 26 – 28 March 2019 (Tuesday – Thursday)

Venue:

The Skylight Centre, 49 Corsica Street, Islington, London N5 1JT

Cost:

The full course fee is £2,199. A non-refundable deposit of £400 is payable to secure your place. However, if you would like to take advantage of our early bird option, your course fee will be £1,999 if we receive your deposit by the 30th April 2018.

Once the deposit is received, the remainder can be paid as a one-off payment by the first module, or by monthly instalments.

Please note: The CSC is a Not for Profit organisation and does not, therefore charge VAT.

Booking Information

Course:Couples Training 2018
Requirements:In order to be accepted on this training you must have a basic knowledge of constellation work (and attended at least one constellations workshop) AND you must be practicing a form of therapy (including homeopathy etc.)
To Book:To secure a place we will need a non-refundable deposit of £400. Please click the green ‘booking’ button at the top of the page and follow the instruction to make this payment.
Cancellation Policies1. Any cancellation made up to one calendar month before the start of the first module of the course, will receive a full refund of all course fees paid to this point, except for the non-refundable deposit. 
2. Cancellations made between 2-4 weeks before the start of the first module half the course fee will be charged, whatever the reason for cancellation. The non-refundable deposit will not be returned.
3. For cancellations made less than two weeks before the start of the training the full fees will be required, as agreed, whatever the reasons for the cancellation.
Acceptance Interview:If you are not known to CSC, then a short telephone interview may be arranged once we have received your deposit payment.

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Working with Couples Systemically (October 2018 – March 2019)

October 16, 2018 - March 28, 2019

| £400.00

Working with Couples Systemically Oct 2018 – March 2019




Led by Chris Williams and Jane James.


The purpose of this training is to give participants the opportunity to extend their therapeutic practice to include working with couples. It is assumed that participants will already have basic skills in working with individuals, and therefore the course focus is on the shifts and additional skills needed to be of help when working with couples.


The teaching is intended to help therapists ‘see’ and work with systems, including the three interacting systems that are alive in the room when working with couple, and the wider and deeper family systems that surround the couple and often emerge and influence in hidden ways.  Theoretically, we draw on both Gestalt theory as a basic orientation, and the systemic constellation philosophy developed by Bert Hellinger. We will also focus on presence, and an understanding of the many common contexts that bring couples into therapy.




Course dates:


The training will run over the 4 following modules:



  • Module 1:           16-18 October 2018

  • Module 2:           20-22 November 2018

  • Module 3:           4-6 February 2019

  • Module 4:           26-28  March 2019




Venue:


The Skylight Centre, 49 Corsica Street, Islington, London N5 1JT




Cost:


Full fee:  £2199


Early bird: £1999 if we receive your deposit by the 30 April 2018. 


A non-refundable deposit of £400 is payable to secure your place. 




Acceptance on the course:  In order to be accepted on this training you must have a basic knowledge of constellation work (and attended at least one constellations workshop) AND you must be practicing a form of therapy (including  homeopathy etc) – a short interview may be arranged if you are not known by one of the trainers at CSC.




Cancellation policy



  1. Any cancellation made up to one calendar month before the start of the first module of the course, will receive a full refund of all course fees paid to this point, except for the non-refundable deposit. 

  2. Cancellations made between 2-4 weeks before the start of the first module half the course fee will be charged, whatever the reason for cancellation. The non-refundable deposit will not be returned.

  3. For cancellations made less than two weeks before the start of the training the full fees will be required, as agreed, whatever the reasons for the cancellation.




Please contact Elena for any further information:  info@thecsc.net 

Details

Start:
October 16 at 9:30 am
End:
March 28, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Cost:
£400.00
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Venue

Skylight Centre
49 Corsica Street
London,N5 1JTUnited Kingdom

Organizer

Working with Couples Systemically (June 2016 – January 2017)