Working with couples: an introduction

Course Dates: 04/06/22 - 18/06/22
Time: 11:00 - 15:00
Location: Keeley Street
This unique CPD opportunity is aimed at therapists, relationship coaches, helping professionals and trainees who wish to understand the challenge of relationship work. It will benefit you, your client group and prepare you for further training.
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Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £88.00

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Course Code: PT583

Sat, day, 04 Jun - 18 Jun '22

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course will introduce you to the complexities and key principles of working with the couple’s relationship. You will learn a core body of theory underpinning conflict towards resolution, and gain practise of basic skills at an introductory level.

What will we cover?

Differences between individual and couple counselling
Stages of relationship
Dynamics of conflict
DVD presentations
Skills of couple work.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

* Describe the differences between individual and couple counselling
* Differenciate key stages of relationship
* Identify causes of conflict towards resolution
* Practise key skills at an introductory level.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a professional development workshop aimed at practitioners who are comfortable with experiential group work, and willing to look at their own process as a source of learning. You will have experience of interactive learning and learn from others’ clinical experience.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course is a mix of input from the tutor supported by hand-outs alongside working in pairs and small groups. A range of books will be available to view along with a DVD presentation in class. Students will be encouraged to learn through collaboration with others.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You may be interested in some other courses in our 'working with…' programme:
Working with couples (PT542)
Working with bereavement and loss (PT511)
Working with anger (PT514)
Working domestic violence (PT507)
Working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse (PT508)
Working with gender identity (PT563)
Working with two chairs (PT556)
Working within boundaries (PT546)
Working with survivors of sexual violence (PT518)
Working with self-harm (PT528).

Jonathan Freilich

Jonathan Freilich is an experienced tutor and has worked at City Lit for almost 30 years. He is also in private practice as a therapeutic counsellor working with individual and couple clients. Counselling, relationship issues, self-esteem, anger management and life change, are just five of his areas of specialism. Jonathan loves his work and brings enthusiasm, passion and inspiration to his teaching. “ I’m delighted when I see my clients and students evidence growth, freedom to choose, resilience, presence and a dynamic self, all of which make up the essential components of living authentically” he says. Jonathan is also passionate about his work at City Lit and enjoys its unique and diverse mix of cultures and nationalities that make it arguably the most exciting adult education centre in the UK.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.