Process Focussed Approach to Couples Therapy - Live & Interactive via ZOOM
Over years of training relationship therapy in Australia and internationally, we have listened to many therapists’ questions centring on how to better understand the multiple and complex levels of processes involved from the beginning to the end of therapy; questions on how to support a couple to have deeper, more authentic, and real conversations to heal their relationships; and questions about how therapy can ultimately lead a couple to emotionally corrective experiences that create understanding, healing and change. To explore these questions and more, RIA are pleased to announce our new two day training program.
This training will unpack the deep process orientation of relationship therapy from the initial contact through to the follow up and relapse prevention phases. Understanding the various models of couples therapy and the range of interventions that these models offer can be very helpful when working with couples, however, without understanding the therapeutic process needed to support relationship recovery, your interventions can feel shallow, lacking deep and direction. Process focussed approach to therapy is the pathway to relationship healing that enables the deeper expression of more vulnerable and intimate experience and emotions in a carefully constructed safe and supportive therapeutic environment.
A process focussed orientation moves through all stages of therapy such as conducting detailed assessment, formulation and feedback, the deeper processing of past relationship injuries, the identification and reshaping of negative interaction patterns and gridlocked perpetual problems and creating a shared future together. Relationship therapy is an interactive journey with a couple that requires strategic intention, processing affect and clear insight into the space that exists between the couple.
Each phase of therapy has its own strategic goals and therefore its own distinct process considerations and actions. Some of which become quite complex and require the therapist to develop additional skills to successfully apply the right process at the right time within the therapeutic stage.
We consider all these process aspects as layers that progressively deepen the therapeutic experience for the client.
Assessment, Formulation, Goal setting, Treatment planning
Healing the past
Identifying negative relational patterns
Attuning in the present
Developing new more helpful patterns together
Supporting the application of new patterns
Creating for the future
Reliable integration of new functioning
Identifying the strategic goals and then developing the therapeutic process to achieve those goals within your therapeutic approach will ensure the client has the most rewarding experience of therapy and provides the best opportunity for successful outcomes.
Who is this workshop for?
Participants working in the following fields will benefit from our training:
- Mental health providers
- Allied professionals
- Students and interns
- Family clinic staff
- Professors/teachers of couples therapy
- Researchers in the social sciences
- Employee assistance professionals
- Completion of at least Level 1 Gottman training or the Internship of Emotional Focussed Couple Therapy
- Moderate experience in Relationship Therapy
CPD: This training is eligible for 12 hours of CPD points.
Start time 8.30am - Finish 4.30pm AEST
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