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The Mindful Therapist

Format Training Course
Presenters Rosalie Pattenden and Ray Hawkes
Description This course explores the new paradigm in couple work, one that emphasises moment by moment mindfulness, nonverbal resonance, therapist and client selves and the inner Self. The implications for the therapist self will be explored. Drawing on the results of neurobiology and various somatic therapies, the focus will be on the mindful couple therapist, with experiential components designed to develop and assist therapist sensitivity, compassion and equanimity. This program is practically and experientially focused. Some self exploration will be involved.

Current work from Dan and Ronald Siegel, Pat Ogden, Janina Fisher, Diana Fosha, Christopher Germer, Stephen Gilligan and Richard Schwartz will be discussed.

This is an advanced course, and requires current relationship counselling experience and completion of our Core Concepts program or equivalent.
About the presenter(s) Rosalie Pattenden is a Counselling Psychologist, with over thirty years experience in relationship counselling. She has held senior clinical management positions with Relationships Australia and other organisations.

Ray Hawkes is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with over thirty years experience in couple work. He has held senior positions at the Bouverie Centre, Relationships Australia and Cairnmillar all of which involved both clinical work and counsellor training.
Location VIC Metro, Australia
Venue Centre for Emotion Focused Practice
Level 1, 102 Toorak Rd., South Yarra, Vic 3141

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 6 Aug 2013 to 29 Oct 2013
Time Tuesdays, 9.30 to 12.30 (total: 24 hours)
Cost $660
Notes Sessions in 2013 Session One: Self-acceptance and Wholeheartedness (Ray) Session Two: The reactive self (Rosalie) Session Three: Neurobiology (Rosalie) Session Four: Moment by moment tracking (Ray) Session Five: Internal systems (Ray) Session Six: The somatic self (Rosalie) Session Seven: Mindfulness (Rosalie) Session Eight: Common humanity (Ray) The course includes theory presentation, experiential exercises, group discussion, DVD examples, powerpoint handouts and key articles.
Organiser Rosalie Pattenden
Contact Name Rosalie Pattenden
Telephone 0417500926