Working with couples: an introduction
Time: 11:00 - 15:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: PT583
Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
What is the course about?
This 2-day 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 and resolution, and practise skills in a supportive setting.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Differences between individual and couple counselling
Stages of relationship
Dynamics of conflict
Skills practice and containment.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
* Describe the differences between individual and couple counselling
* Recognise key stages of relationship
* Outline causes of conflict towards resolution
* Use effective skills when working with the couple 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 benefit 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 handouts; sharing in pairs and small groups; and skills practice with fellow students. A range of books will be available to view along with a DVD presentation. Students will be encouraged to learn through interaction 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 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.