Couples Therapy: From Straight Forward to Complex – 2 part webinar

2 Part Webinar: Saturday 20 June 2020 and Saturday 27 June 2020

Presenter: Dr. Paul Gibney

Couples Therapy can be one of the most rewarding areas of counselling, and also one of the most challenging and frustrating. Couples can present with difficulties, some psychological mindedness, and mutual good will, and the work can be straight forward and rewarding for all involved. At other times, couples can present for assistance, but the individual partners can have remarkably different agendas and levels of motivation; not to mention, complex secrets. In such cases, the counsellor can often find her or himself in a web of bewilderment, distress and relentlessly repeating interactions.

This workshop aims at untangling some of the conundrums of couples therapy, and at providing some useful templates with regards to how to proceed. Regular patterns of couples presentations will be discussed, and processes for understanding and working with complex interactional patterns will be described. The “least helpful things that a counsellor can do in couples therapy” will be delineated. Participants will be invited to reflect on their own practice, and to expand their understandings and skills.

Presenter: Dr. Paul Gibney is a psychotherapist in private practice in Brisbane. Paul has conducted a private practice in psychotherapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and professional supervision since 1988. He has been a part time Senior Lecturer in the Social Work department at the University of Queensland (1996-2205), where he taught family therapy and advanced casework.

Paul has presented over 20 keynote addresses in national Family therapy, Psychotherapy, and Guidance and Counselling Conferences in Australian and New Zealand over the past three decades. He is the author of over 30 academic papers, and his 2003 text The Pragmatics of Therapeutic Practice has been a set text in five Masters of Counselling courses in Australian universities.

Where: Online Webinar – using the software platform “Zoom”.

When: Part 1 – Saturday 20 June 2020, 9am – 12:30pm (AEST)
Part 2 – Saturday 27 June 2020, 9am – 12:30pm (AEST)

Logon will be available from 8:50am. Topic presentation starts at 9am (AEST) sharp and concludes at 12:30pm (with a ½ hr comfort break at 10:30am) Note: Times are Australian Eastern Standard Time

As this is an online webinar, an email will be sent to you beforehand with instructions on how to logon to the workshop via the Zoom platform. You do not need to have Zoom on your computer.

Prior to the webinar, QCA will email you a Zoom “invitation” link. Click on the link when you are ready to join the webinar.

Note the webinar link will be open from 8:50am and you are free to login and join the online networking prior to the webinar starting at 9am.

IMPORTANT: You will need to register by Tuesday 16 June at the latest.

Please click on this link www.trybooking.com/576422 to make your online booking now and take advantage of the Early Bird Price.

Early Bird – payment needs to be made by Sunday 7 June 2020

Members: $129 Non Members: $139 QCA Student Members: $85
Full Ticket: Members: $139 Non Members: $149 QCA Student Members: $95
Capacity 40

Contact: Ros Turner
Email: qca@qca.asn.au

This event counts as 6 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements

For full details regarding the event please go to the website.

Cancellation and refund policy: Request for a refund can be made by contacting Ros Turner at qca@qca.asn.au by the early bird cut off date. An admin fee of $5 will be deducted from the refund which is credited back to the card that was used for the booking. Bookings are not transferable. Any requests outside of this time period may be considered on a case by case basis.

20/06/2020 - 27/06/2020
8:45 am - 12:30 pm

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