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SRC- The Art and Craft of Couples Therapy (14/09/19) CPD Presenter: Colm O'Connor
Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork
14-09-2019   Registration: 09:30 Starts:10:00 - 16:30
6.5 CPD hours
Workshop Limited to 80 places. IACP Members only.

Southern Regional Committee

Present a Workshop : The Art and Craft of Couples Therapy


Presenters Bio: Colm has been working for the past 30 years as a Clinical Psychologist and Family Therapist. He has completed post-graduate training in both Ireland and the U.S. The primary posts he has held were at OLR Counselling Centre, Chicago;Lutheran General Hospital, Chigao; Cork Marriage Guidance Centre. He writes a weekly column for The Echo, he has published three books with Gill & MacMillan: 'The Courage to be Happy', 'The Courage to Love', 'The Awakening'. 

Workshop Outline: This workshop presents couples therapy as both art and craft. The Craft refers to the need for counsellors to develop and hone their tradecraft through disciplined learning, skill acquisition, experience, and formation. The Art refers to the need for the therapist to have access to the intuitive, emotional, and poetic sensitivities necessary to engage emotionally with the complexities of couple’s work. Integrating emotion-focused, schema-based, strategic, existential and up-to-date developments in the field, Colm presents a psychodynamic understanding of couple’s therapy. The workshop will be a conversational seminar within which Colm will lay out a framework for understanding couples work. Some of the issues Colm will address will include: Saving relationships at the point of ending.

- Techniques that facilitate rapid change
- Advances and challenges in Couples Therapy
- Types of couples
- Schema therapy in Couples work
- DBT in couples work
- Domestic Abuse
- Extra marital affairs
- Passive Aggressive-Dependent Relationships
- Narcissistic Abuse

CPD certificates will be emailed to participants after attendance at the Workshop.

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