Understanding Couples Therapy

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Understanding Couples Therapy

Full day training on Introducing Couples into your Psychotherapy Practice

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Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork Ditchley House Little Island Ireland

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This workshop is suitable for Therapists who are curious to start working with couples or who are in the beginning stages of this work. There is a high demand for couples therapy which has increased significantly since the pandemic. It can be daunting for therapists to know where to start in integrating couples into their psychotherapy practice.

This workshop will give therapists an insight into what is involved in couples therapy. It will cover both what it is like to work with couples and explore an overview of how you work with couples and how this work differs from individual clients.

The workshop will be informative and interactive with space for questions.

It will cover:

The starting steps towards couples work

An outline of the various approaches and trainings in couples work

A more detailed exploration of the Developmental Approach to Couples Therapy

Role play of common presenting issues

Demonstration of a five minute deeply insightful assessment tool

Self reflective exercises

IACP Approved 6 CPD Hours

Tickets include morning tea/coffee and scones and an afternoon tea/coffee break

Biography - Karen Murphy

I graduated in 2013 with a BA (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Cork

Institute of Technology. I have established a successful full time private practice over

the last nine years in Cork City. I developed an interest and a passion for couples

work which is now over 50% of my practice. I have done extensive training, reading and

research into relationships and couples therapy. This includes training with Bob and

Rita Resnick, Family Constellations training and psychosexual training. My main

couples training has been with Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson’s Developmental Model.

I have over 200 hours of dedicated and certified relationship

and couples training. I am passionate about couples work and the significant

improvement it can make to clients and their families. I have facilitated

a peer supervision group focused on couples work in Cork. I also ran a successful

workshop in June 2022 integrating couples therapy into your practice

for the CIT/MTU postgraduate society. The feedback from participants was

overwhelmingly positive.