Tavistock Relationships

<p>Established in 1948, Tavistock Relationships is recognised in its field as a centre of advanced practice and study, both nationally and internationally. Our ethos is to develop practice, research and policy activities which complement and inform the development of services to couples.</p> <p>We run a variety of practitioner trainings, ranging from introductory courses to doctoral programmes in couple counselling and psychotherapy. Our courses are accredited by the British Association of Couple Counselling and Psychotherapy, the British Psychoanalytic Council and the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists. Our post graduate trainings are validated by the University of East London.</p> <p>The centre supplies specialist therapeutic services to couples and individuals experiencing difficulties in their relationships; provides clinical training for the next generation of couple counsellors and psychotherapists; provides training and consultancy on delivering, developing and managing services for couples and families; undertakes research that contributes to the understanding of couple and family relationships and how best they might be improved</p>

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WorkshopsWorkshops

Children & Divorce: Understanding Impact on & Use of the Child in Context of Divorce & Separation

Start date: Saturday, 30 June 2018 @ 10:00
Venue: 70 Warren Street, London W1T 5PB
Price: £118
The workshop will approach the subject of children in the context of divorce and separation including the use made of the child by the couple as part of the process of divorce and the impact of divorce on the child, and how this will be affected by the developmental stage of the child/children. Throughout, implications for the clinician’s technique will be considered and commented upon. There will also be a consideration of the legal processes in relation to children in the process of divorce.

Lets Talk About Sex

Start date: Saturday, 7 July 2018 @ 10:00
Venue: 70 Warren Street, London W1T 5PB
Price: £65
A half day workshop for psychotherapists, health workers (nurses, doctors, physiotherapists) and youth workers whose clients may have health, emotional or relationship issues which could affect the quality of their sexual relationships.

Being In the Moment

Start date: Friday, 21 September 2018 @ 10:00
Venue: 70 Warren Street, London W1T 5PB
Price: £118
This experiential workshop will offer participants an opportunity to discover and practise techniques used by actors to access, observe and respond to affect in others and themselves. It will give therapists a new take on how to enhance their ability to engage and be present in the here and now of the consulting room.

Anger and Creativity - The Dynamics of Aggression in Intimate Family Relationships

Start date: Friday, 12 October 2018 @ 10:00
Venue: 70 Warren Street, London W1T 5PB
Price: £118
This workshop will review theories of aggression and explore clinical presentations that illustrate the dynamics of aggression as played out in intimate relationships as well as between patients and therapists. Using attachment and psychoanalytic frameworks, the workshop will enable clinicians to gain a deeper understanding, and an increased capacity to work with this area of difficulty.

ConferencesConferences

Introduction to Couple Therapy Summer School

Start date: Monday, 2 July 2018 @ 10:00
Venue: TBC (in London)
Price: £900
Running from 2-7 July 2018, this is a six-day Summer School for people with little or no experience of working with clients, who are interested in finding out about working clinically with couples, and learning more about the couple relationship. Students will explore a range of themes in relation to intimate relationships. The course looks at the special character of the marital/couple focus and the theory underpinning this approach. In addition, the training can improve personal and professional relationships through developing greater self-awareness and an enhanced understanding of the dynamics inherent in any family or social group. We use a variety of teaching methods such as films, exercises, group discussions, readings, as well as role-plays on this course. By the end of the course, students will have formed a basic understanding of working therapeutically with couples. Please note: Suitable students completing the 2018 Summer Schools will have the opportunity to apply for our Masters' Programmes in the same year, courtesy of a special extended application deadline. The course will: - introduce marital and couple counselling theories with special emphasis on the psychodynamic approach - offer a framework for understanding conscious and unconscious communication in couples that is grounded in theory, clinical case examples and seminar discussion - introduce the range of skills that are used in couple work, with a chance to practice these in role plays - enable you to develop self-reflective skills by participating in experiential groups - reflect on changing trends in family and marital relationships as well as the impact of children on couples - explore the themes of divorce, affairs, and psychosexual problems, as well as issues around gender, sexuality and ethnicity - issues related to gender, sexuality and ethnicity.

Developing Skills in Couple Work Summer School

Start date: Monday, 9 July 2018 @ 10:00
Venue: 70 Warren Street, London W1T 5PB
Price: £699
Running from 9-12 July 2018, Developing Skills in Couple Work is a four-day intensive training introducing the core concepts of Couple Psychodynamic Therapy. Two lectures each day will include: Thinking about the Couple in Individual Work, Working with the Sexual relationship, Unconscious Couple Fit, Countertransference and Transference in Couple Therapy, Shared Unconscious Beliefs. There will also be two participant clinical presentations each day, providing an opportunity for attendees to discuss their own material in small groups led by psychoanalytic couple therapists. The course will be useful to individual, child, family, and group psychotherapists and counsellors, and those in the helping professions, such as clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers. Course aims: - Introduce the central concepts used in understanding unconscious processes in couple interaction - Offer a framework for understanding conscious and unconscious communication in couples that is grounded in theory, clinical case examples and seminar discussion - Enable you to begin to make use of psychodynamic concepts in formulating and understanding the relationship aspect of your work with couples or individuals - Give each participant the opportunity to present some work and learn from the work of others - Introduce the current thinking and practice of Tavistock Relationships. There will be a theatre outing on the evening of Tuesday 10th July (ticket included in fee)

Advanced Couple Therapy Summer School

Start date: Monday, 9 July 2018 @ 10:00
Venue: 70 Warren Street
Price: £699
Running from 9-12 July 2018. Title: Mourning, Loss, and the Creative Couple. Our four-day Advanced Summer School is for couple-trained therapists already working in the field. It provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in cutting-edge thinking at a world-leading couple psychoanalytic psychotherapy institute in the heart of central London. This year’s school will examine ideas around Mourning, Loss and The Creative Couple. Mourning may be for very real losses such as a death in the family, infertility, illness. Couples also need to mourn and let go of their idealised relationship in order to fully engage in the reality of the other. The school will examine not only different aspects of grief, loss and mourning, but also what it means to be a creative couple in the face of disappointment and sorrow. You will learn and grow as a couple therapist through lectures and twice-daily intensive clinical discussion groups and will study and learn alongside like-minded people from the UK and around the world. Seminars and clinical discussion groups will be led by Tavistock Relationships staff members, all experienced couple therapists. These will include: - Andrew Balfour, CEO - Krisztina Glausius, Head of Clinical Services - Dr David Hewison, Head of Research and Ethics; programme leader of the Professional Doctorate in Couple Psychotherapy - Dr Damian McCann, Head of Learning & Development - Mary Morgan, Reader in Couple Psychoanalysis and Head of MA in Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy - Marian O’Connor, Head of Professional Development: CPDs and Conferences - Kate Thompson, Head of Strategic Development - plus visiting lecturers. Daily schedule available on website. There will be a theatre outing on the evening of Tuesday 10th July (ticket included in fee).

Autumn Conference 2018: Learning from Experience, Innovating for the Future

Start date: Friday, 30 November 2018 @ 09:30
Venue: King's Building - King's College London
Price: £130
Celebrating Tavistock Relationships' creation in 1948 and the work of seven decades supporting couples and families, the event will feature guest speakers from both within the field of psychoanalysis and from related fields of health, social care and education. Other activities will include online events, web papers and lectures on topics that Tavistock Relationships has worked on and in many cases pioneered over the years, in the field of psychoanalytic and psychodynamic thought on couples and relationships. Chaired by Andrew Balfour, speakers will include: Professor Nick Pearce, Professor Brett Kahr, The Baroness Tyler of Enfield, The Baroness Hollins, of Wimbledon and Grenoside, Paul Burstow, Professors Philip and Carolyn Pape Cowan, Dr Renee Singh, Stanley Ruszczynski, Mary Morgan and Dr. David Hewison.

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