Working with Couples Courses

Working with Couples Course

Booking through Juliet Grayson Only ~ not through the Mary Clegg Clinic

Dates for Training 2017


Mary has teamed up with Juliet Grayson to offer her Working with Couples Courses.  There are 6 modules leading to a Certificate in Couples Counselling.  They can be taken in any order.
Whilst this course is designed for people who are already, or want to work with couples, they will be very helpful for all counsellors and therapists – including those who work one to one and Health Professionals who also do counselling.

HOW TO BOOK

Please pay online or send a cheque made payable to Interaction Training Limited and send to Courtyard House, Moynes Court, Mathern, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16 6HZ
All are COSRT APPROVED: 14 HOURS
Modules
1.  SEX AROUSAL AND AGEING
Thursday 27th and Friday 28th April 2017
The Grand Atlantic Hotel, Beach Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1BA
Price £235 full price when booked after 28th February

By the end of the course you will have:

  • Understood the basics of human sexual functioning
  • Familiarised yourself with sexual terminology, and what words you are comfortable with using
  • Thought about life from the perspective of a person with different sexual preferences
  • Looked at childhood development with regard to sex
  • Though about childhood messages received around sex
  • Learnt about the ageing process with regards to sexual functioning
  • Practiced role play situations discussing sex, sexuality or ageing

PLEASE NOTE: THE CONTENT OF THIS COURSE IS OF A SEXUAL NATURE AND MANY OF THE IMAGES SHOWN ARE VERY EXPLICIT. HOWEVER, ALL CONTENT IS RELEVENT TO THE COURSE.

For more info: contact Sam, Juliet’s PA: email sambaker.pa @ gmail.com  (NB remove the spaces, they’ve been included to prevent robots from picking up the email address!!) or call on 01291 638805l

2. Couples in Conflict
Thursday 10th and Friday 11th August 2017
The Grand Atlantic Hotel, Beach Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1BA
Price:  £199 if you book before 11th May.
£215 if you book between 12th May and 11th June.
£235 full price when booked after 12th June.

By the end of the course you will have:

  • Examined conflict, and different styles that couples use
  • Thought about the benefits of arguing, and couples who avoid conflict
  • Explored Sue Parker Hall’s thoughts about the difference between anger and
rage, including hot & cold rage
  • Briefly discussed the stress response: fight flight freeze and appease.
  • Explored strategies for resolving conflict
  • Thought about some issues for the therapist working with domestic violence
  • Experienced using a ‘couple pot’ for exploring issues of rage
  • Explored some of John Gottman’s ideas about the Masters of Marriage and the Masters of Disaster

To contact Sam, Juliet’s PA: email sambaker.pa @ gmail.com  (NB remove the spaces, they’ve been included to prevent robots from picking up the email address!!) or call on 01291 638805l

3. Meeting Their Partner’s Needs
Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th November 2017
The Grand Atlantic Hotel, Beach Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1BA
Price:  £199 if you book before 24th August.
£215 if you book between 25th August and 24th September. 
£235 full price when booked after 25th September.

By the end of the workshop you will have:

  • Understood the 6 needs according to Human Needs Psychology
  • Looked at where you are with regards to these needs
  • Thought about the stages of a relationship
  • Have watched and discussed some video of Anthony Robbins working
• Discussed the ‘imago’ concepts of Harville Hendrix and Helen Hunt
  • Explored developmental stages (attachment theory), and couple dynamics
  • Practiced working with these issues as a therapist

To contact Sam, Juliet’s PA: email sambaker.pa @ gmail.com  (NB remove the spaces, they’ve been included to prevent robots from picking up the email address!!) or call on 01291 638805l

Continued Professional Development – CPD Training
Mary will be organising a comprehensive programme of training for 2017/18.  Please ask Mary to put you on her mailing list for future events.  mary@maryclegg.co.uk.

COURSES TO BE RUN IN 2018
THE FUNDAMENTALS OF WORKING WITH COUPLES (formerly known as Introduction to Working With Couples)

Two days, the first day is all about the dynamics of partner relationships. What happens in the first session is demonstrated with a roll play using delegates acting as a couple under Mary’s guidance – often regarded as key learning experience.

On the second day David Schnarch’s model of Differentiation is discussed together with an introduction to talking about sexual issues in the therapy room, exploring a few of the most common sexual dysfunctions and how they can be addressed.

1. COMMUNICATION AND DIFFERENCE

A 2 Day course both for those who usually work one to one, and for those who work with couples. You will explore communication strategies and how the thinking styles of each partner affects the couple relationships (Metaprogrammes). Key to this is understanding the need to celebrate differences in partners and avoid co-dependent or fused relationships.

2. DEALING WITH AFFAIRS.

Two days based on work by Rona Subotnik, Gloria Harris, Kate Epstein and the work of David Schnarch. The course will look at why affairs happen, the reactions to them and beliefs that are associated with them. How to say sorry and forgive, confront fears and progress to a differentiated couple (not co-dependent or fused) will be explored and practised in exercises.

3. SKILLS PRACTICE WORKSHOP


Enhancing skills in working with couples using role play and case discussion, based on work by Juliet Grayson and Mary Clegg.
Do you want to practice and hone your skills in Couples Counselling? If you have been on one of Juliet’s Couples Courses you will have explored the valuable aspect of the role play which allows you to experience the dynamics of couple therapy, put theory to practice and discover whether this way of working is for you. Many have commented that they want more practice in developing skills in this area thus the decision to run these workshops so that you can become more confident and comfortable working with couple clients.
This is not just for the inexperienced but for any therapist who wants to refresh their way of working, learn new ways to work with clients and bring their work to life in a different way.

TESTIMONIALS from WORKING WITH COUPLES WORKSHOPS

Mary has outcome measures from all of her workshops.  The feedback from these workshops demonstrates that she maintains a very high standard of quality in her work.  The testimonials given to her are genuine and were given via Juliet Grayson’s feedback protocols. She is very happy to show any delegate these forms as she is rightly proud of them.

A full and interesting course which will help counsellors to get the confidence to start thinking about working with couples. Fun, informative and supportive with expert trainers who are willing to impart their knowledge in a grounded and engaging way – Claire Bennett

As a participant who came to this training unsure but curious about whether I wanted to work with couples these two days taught me a great deal and has now helped me to make an informed choice. It was presented in an open accessible style and the sign of good training is that it was applicable to both new and experienced therapists. Anon

“Mary fearlessly brings to life the practicalities of working with couples. The workshop is full of fascinating content presented in a structured and accessible way. I’d recommend this course to anyone considering working with couples and those that already are but feel they need further training”. NT

“An excellent course, packed full of helpful information and resources. I would highly recommend it to therapists wanting to or currently doing couples work, as well as those working.” 1:1.

“Mary’s presentation and knowledge was inspiring and has given me more confidence when working with couples”.

“Down to earth, professional delivery of high quality information”. Vanessa Gajewska