Couple standing back to back against grey wall, shadows are prominent against the wall
CPD Credits
18
Event Type
Live Online Event
Location
Zoom & Not Recorded
Time (UK)
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Standard
£1,250.00
Trainee/NHS
£1,000.00
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Couple standing back to back against grey wall, shadows are prominent against the wall
Monday, September 16, 2024 - Monday, December 9, 2024

An Introduction to Therapy with Couples

Explore central theoretical concepts of psychodynamic couple therapy

With Ellen Burridge & Shannon Ashton

In this 12 week online series participants will explore what it’s like to work with couples in therapy. The course is designed for those interested in how relationships work and how they get stuck as well as those considering a training in couple therapy. Through reading and discussing clinical papers by key figures in the field alongside case material you will gain insights and understandings of this fascinating and burgeoning area in the field of psychotherapy.

Topics covered include what brings couples together, shared unconscious relationships and couple fit, holding the ‘couple in mind’ in therapy, unconscious phantasy and beliefs, projective processes in couples, sex and sexualities, aggression and violence in couples, couples and parenting, ageing and relationships, depression and psychological issues, attachment styles within couples, and intergenerational aspects in relationships. 

This comprehensive series offers both the opportunity to read the theory, how it is applied to the work and also to reflect as a group on what it might be like to work with couples and the dynamics of couple relationships in therapy. With three in the room the work becomes quite different.

Our speakers are both experienced couple therapists themselves, trained at Tavistock Relationships and immersed in the TR model of understanding and working with couples. This course offers CPD points for psychotherapists and is a fantastic grounding to pursue any of our clinical trainings whether you are a beginner looking for a career change or are interested to add on couples to your existing trainings.

Programme

Monday September 16, 2024
First Encounters: The couple and the Culture they Create

Each session includes a theoretical discussion, case material as well as time to think about what it might be like to work with couples.

There will be papers to read in advance available in your TR Together account.

Monday September 23, 2024
First Encounters: In the room

Each session includes a theoretical discussion, case material as well as time to think about what it might be like to work with couples.

There will be papers to read in advance available in your TR Together account.

 

Monday September 30, 2024
Projective Processes: 'It's not me it's you!'

Each session includes a theoretical discussion, case material as well as time to think about what it might be like to work with couples.

There will be papers to read in advance available in your TR Together account.

Monday October 7, 2024
Difference. The seen and unseen: Race, intersectionality, identity, sexuality

Each session includes a theoretical discussion, case material as well as time to think about what it might be like to work with couples.

There will be papers to read in advance available in your TR Together account.

Monday October 14, 2024
The Oedipal Situation and the Third: When two become three

Each session includes a theoretical discussion, case material as well as time to think about what it might be like to work with couples.

There will be papers to read in advance available in your TR Together account.

Monday October 21, 2024
 Sex and Sexuality: Through the lens of the psychosexual model

Each session includes a theoretical discussion, case material as well as time to think about what it might be like to work with couples.

There will be papers to read in advance available in your TR Together account.

Monday November 4, 2024
Attachment and the Couple

Each session includes a theoretical discussion, case material as well as time to think about what it might be like to work with couples.

There will be papers to read in advance available in your TR Together account.

Monday November 11, 2024
Violence and Aggression

Each session includes a theoretical discussion, case material as well as time to think about what it might be like to work with couples.

There will be papers to read in advance available in your TR Together account.

Monday November 18, 2024
Mentalization Based Therapy for Couples

Each session includes a theoretical discussion, case material as well as time to think about what it might be like to work with couples.

There will be papers to read in advance available in your TR Together account.

Monday November 25, 2024
Couples in Crisis: Divorce and separation

Each session includes a theoretical discussion, case material as well as time to think about what it might be like to work with couples.

There will be papers to read in advance available in your TR Together account.

Monday December 2, 2024
Endings, Ageing and Loss

Each session includes a theoretical discussion, case material as well as time to think about what it might be like to work with couples.

There will be papers to read in advance available in your TR Together account.

Monday, December 9, 2024
Integration of the Learning and Next Steps

This final session of the series will be an opportunity for the group to discuss their learnings and the possibilities open for pursuing further training.