The ABCs of Relational Therapy: Part I – Back to Basics

Course content: the last twenty years have seen a significant shift in psychotherapy with the relationship, rather than cognitive insight, now being understood as the primary curative factor. The relational turn has brought with it a multitude of theories of intersubjectivity however, and the link between theory and practice seems to become ever more complex.

In Part I of this two part course we will bring the theory back to basics. Using case material, we will explore the fundamentals of relational working and start to build a bridge between theory and our personal practice. We will consider the difference between relational therapy and other forms of practice and ask ourselves how do we know when we are engaged in a relational endeavour? Participants are invited to bring case material and there will be opportunities for case supervision during the course of the day.

The Trainer: Helen Rowland PTSTA has a keen interest in the therapeutic relationship, theories of intersubjectivity and how we translate theoretical knowledge into technical competence in the consulting room.

Who is this course for? The course is suitable for newer practitioners who want to consolidate their theory or the more seasoned therapist who wants to re-visit the theoretical underpinnings of relational therapy.

Do I need to attend both Part I and Part II? No, you won’t be required to book both parts as they act as stand-alone courses in their own right.  You can read about Part II here

The Venue: this course takes place at Physis training, 427a Otley Road, Adel, Leeds LS16 6AJ

Cost: £100 per day

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