Intimacy: A Workshop on Couples Therapy

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01/09/2018 - 02/09/2018
9.00 am - 5.00 pm
The Relational Institute of Australia

Feel confident in handling couples therapy sessions and dealing with conflictual couples!

Presenter: Sean Tonnet

This 2 day informative, interactive and experiential workshop will offer therapists an understanding of working with couples from a Gestalt and Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) perspective.

It will provide participants with knowledge on the emotionally focused and attachment oriented approaches of EFT weaved through the phenomenological, dialogic and relational aspects of Gestalt couples therapy.

Participants will be supported with practical and experiential exercises in developing their therapeutic practice. It will, furthermore, support participants in understanding how effective couples therapy can assimilate somatic, systemic and behavioural interventions in enriching a diverse approach to therapy and in working with complex couples issues.

To deepen and support learning, the workshop will include live demonstrations of couples therapy with a local couple by the facilitator!

Participant Outcomes
Reflect on the history and diversity of couple-hood, romantic love relationships and couple therapy
Gain insight into the intersection of neurobiology, attachment theory and couples therapy
Recognise the differences and similarities of couples vs individual therapy
Understand destructive couples cycles and how to support de-escalation and re-connection
Observe practice and apply learnt techniques and interventions in supportive environment
Assimilate the somatic, systemic and behavioural work of other therapies

About your presenter

Sean Tonnet (MGest, BSocSc, ADip Welfare) has been working with people for over 25 years and as a full time therapist, clinical supervisor and group facilitator for the past decade. Based in Northern NSW, his reputed and respected practice reflects his comprehensive training in Gestalt therapy, EFT for couples and group leadership.

Specialising in relationships, Sean has over 5000 case hours working with couples. He melds creative relational Gestalt methods and contemporary psychotherapy, neurobiology and mindfulness practices within a safe and sacred space. His work has been reviewed on radio, television and in print, making him a highly sought after relationship therapist within the Northern Rivers. Don’t miss this opportunity to train with an Australian based and leading couples therapist!

This event counts as 12 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements

To find out more about this course please go to the website