Indicative course content
Whilst the overall framework will be Integrative the course
will mainly focus on three particular approaches to couples
- Transpersonal (to include some imago work plus Hollis)
- Relationship enhancement (PAIRS, IMAGO and others)
The course will enable you to work with the more complex
couple presentations which may, at times, require practitioners
in medium to long term work with couples. Attention will be
given to the work of Lachkar, Schnarch, Zinker, Bader and
Pearson, Hollis and others. The full course content will be
available nearer the time.
Group supervision and professional development groups will
be interspersed with didactic teaching and skills training.
- A developmental framework for couples work
- Stages of Couples Relationship: symbiosis to
differentiation, practicing, rapprochement to mutual
- Diagnosis of the couple's stages
- Principles for Intervention
- The re-decision school within TA (M. and B. Gouldings)
- A critical review of the co-dependency model
- Narcissistic-Borderline couples
- A comparison of Developmental and Transpersonal models of
- Relationship enhancement models vs. couples therapy
Candidates will either have successfully completed the
London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy or an
equivalent course of no less than 1 year duration. Candidates
may be considered who wish to work solely with couples issues
rather than psychosexual presentations.
For those students who are working towards the Advanced
Diploma in Couples Therapy a case study of 3500 words is
required. This will be reflected in the wording of the Diploma
Students who are actively working towards UKCP registration may
select to undertake a research based extended case study of
8000 words. This option includes 8 academic tutorials of one
hour each and is costed separately (£1100.00). The wording of
the Diploma certification will reflect this
3 weekends plus 13 Saturdays and 1 Sunday afternoon.
November 2013 to December 2014. Times: 10.00 - 16.30 hrs. 19,5
days in total.
Introduction Day: Sunday 3 November, 13.00 - 17.00
Day 1 + 2: Weekend
1, Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November,
Day 3: Saturday 23 November, 2013
Day 4: Saturday 21 December, 2013
Day 5: Saturday 1 February, 2014
Day 6: Saturday 1 March, 2014
Day 7: Saturday 26 April, 2014
Day 8 + 9: Weekend
2, Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 May, 2014
Day 10: Saturday 24 May, 2014
Day 11: Saturday 7 June, 2014
Day 12 + 13: Weekend
3, Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July, 2014
Day 14: Saturday 13 September, 2014
Day 15: Saturday 4 October, 2014
Day 16: Saturday 11 October, 2014
Day 17: Saturday 1 November, 2014
Day 18: Saturday 15 November, 2014
Day 19: Saturday 6 December, 2014
£2450.00 for the year. Payments can be made monthly by
standing order over 10 months. Applicants who are able to pay
for the year ahead in one lump sum, are offered a 10% reduction
in fees. Early bird application (contracts signed by the end of
May 2013) receive a 15% reduction.
Enquiries and Application
If you want more information, please fill in an application
form (click here).
We will contact you as soon as possible.
All applicants are required to complete the application
form. This will be followed by a telephone interview. If
offered a place, a course contract will have to be completed
and an initial deposit of £100 to secure a place.
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