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Certificate in couples and relationship counselling (5 days of CPD)

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Old School House

Chapel Street

Belper

DE56 1AR

United Kingdom

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Aim:

To gain the necessary skills, knowledge and practice when working with couples/relationships.

Objectives:

  • To build on existing skills and knowledge.
  • Increased understanding of contractual and ethical requirements when working with couples.
  • Gain an understanding of theoretical models when working with two clients.
  • Engage in experiential activities to increase understanding and learning.

Day one:

Introduction to couples and relationship counselling covering both theory and practice. This includes contracts, boundaries and ethical practice, couples expectations versus reality, the three stage model, relationship fit theory, invent a couple and skills practice.

Day two:

Exploration of attachment and loss, collusion along with transference and projection. Make your own geneogrammeand discussion activity. Skills practice.

Day three:

Understanding and managing conflicts in relationships through systems theory and the pinch/crunch Model. Skills practice.

Day four:

Enhance the counsellor’s ability to confidently and without embarrassment discuss intimate relationships with couples, to recognise sexual dysfunctions for both men and women and if appropriate to make a referral to a sex therapist. Fantasy island activity and skills practice.

Day five: The final day will explore endings if a couple decide to separate, including the social aspects of separation and divorce,the different dynamics of helping couples end their relationship in an amicable manner,facilitating negotiations, Fisher’s rebuilding model and skills practice.

Learner assessment:

Participants are required to complete a portfolio of work relevant to couples and relationship counselling.

  • Research and discuss the pros and cons when putting together a contract for couples and relationship counselling.
  • Consider two boundary issues and explain why these are specific to couples counselling.
  • Identify two ethical issues specific to couples counselling.
  • Identify two theoretical approaches usedwith working with couples and list their key points.
  • Write a brief book review on a relevant book and present it to the class.

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Old School House

Chapel Street

Belper

DE56 1AR

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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