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Using Emotion and Attachment to Work with Couples

Format Training Course
Presenters Kathy Kirwan
Description This two day workshop is grounded in theory, research and clinical experience. It has been influenced by the Emotionally Focused Couples' Therapy approach, and the research of the Gottman Institute. The workshop will be interactive and experiential, and blends skill development with current theoretical approaches.

The workshop will create a space where participants can reflect on how various attachment styles impact on relationships, and how they work with that relationship; the importance of creating a secure base for clients to explore; and on the challenge of creating empathy and safety between two people who may have put up the 'safety barriers' some time ago.

The workshop identifies the common negative interaction cycles, and explores how to interrupt and challenge them - to help create an experience that can change the cycle. The workshop will spend a short time on common dilemmas for couples counselling: recreating intimacy; sexual difficulties; and infidelity. The workshop aims to provide fundamental skills and will be useful to therapists beginning their journey in working with couples, for those who have been frustrated in their work with couples or for those who are looking for a 'refresher'.
CPD Hours
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11 hours
[APS College CPD. CCOUN] [CPD Codes glossary]
Location WA Regional, Australia
Venue Kalgoorlie CBD, Kalgoorlie WA

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 31 Aug 2011 to 1 Sep 2011
Time 9.30am - 4.00pm
Cost $400.00
Organiser Centrecare Corporate
Contact Name Kelda Oppermann
Telephone 08 92882288
Fax 08 92213631