Specialist Course In Couple Therapy

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05/02/2019 - 25/06/2019
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Relationships Australia Victoria

The Specialist Course in Couple Therapy (SCCT) provides students with in-depth training in a range of theoretical approaches and practices for effective couple therapy. It presents an integrative therapeutic model, offering a range of theoretical approaches to working with conjointly couples in couple therapy sessions using a variety of teaching and learning methods.

The SCCT is an accredited component of the Swinburne University Master of Counselling at the second year level. It can be also completed as a stand-alone course (non-accredited) over five months. At the conclusion of the course, participants will have developed knowledge and skills in assisting couples experiencing a range of difficult issues. This course helps individual therapists enhance their skills and awareness in the couples therapy discipline.

Teaching and learning methods
• Psychodynamic, Systemic and Integrated Behavioural Theory presentations and readings.
• Application of theory and methods through case discussion and live demonstrations.
• Hands-on couple therapy skills development in clinical practice workshops.
• Experiential learning through reflective practice in ‘therapeutic self’ workshops.

Special topics
• Emotional regulation and the brain
• Intimacy and sexuality
• Affairs and betrayals
• Working with same-sex couples
• Cultural sensitivity in couple work
• Separation and loss
• Re-partnered couples and blended families
• Assessing and working with partner violence

This event commences 9:30 am Tuesday 5 February 2019 and continues every Tuesday until 25 June 2019. No class on 23 April 2019.

This event counts as 20 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements.

The SCCT is a prerequisite requirement for application for The Relationships Australia Victoria Couple Therapy Internship Program (1 year; 180 hours contact)

For full details regarding the event please go to the website