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Endings: What Schrodinger’s Cat might have to say

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5:45 pm - 8:30 pm

When clients finish working with us and bring their therapy to a close, how many endings are actually in the room? What are we paying attention to in those final sessions and what might support us to stay present and in relationship with the multiple processes right up until the very end?

Presenter: Michele Hayes

Endings can offer up a powerful transformative process but one that we naturally want to avoid because of the difficult and painful issues around separation. No matter how self aware and enlightened we strive to be as therapists, we still run the risk of processing endings as a fait accompli and unwittingly collude with the client to skirt around this difficult process. In doing so, what might be missed?

Using Schrodinger’s Cat Paradox as a means of exploring different perspectives on endings, this webinar invites us to step inside the box and consider the cat itself as a metaphor for the therapeutic relationship and help connect us to the visceral/felt experience possible in the work with clients. Michele takes the audience through a personal journey of endings and how this impacted her work with clients. It encourages us to consider our own perspectives on endings and how it sits within our therapeutic practice.

There will be space for reflection and discussion at the end of the presentation.

Presenter: Michele Hayes trained as an integrative psychotherapist in the UK and has extensive experience working in acute psychiatric care supporting individuals, couples and groups with a range of diagnoses. She worked as part of a multi disciplinary hospital team as well as in private practice. Since arriving in Australia at the tail-end of 2015 Michele has focused on building her private practice supporting individuals and couples. Having worked extensively with a diverse range of clinicians and clientele, she believes the efficacy of different theoretical models is governed by the art with which they are practised. The alchemy of the therapeutic relationship forms the work within the work; potent and transformational. As such the therapist’s self awareness and reflective practice is core. Relationship remains at the heart of Michele’s private practice, Zoetix.

Michele is a Clinical Registrant of PACFA and QCA. She is also an Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

This event counts as 2 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements

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