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What does it mean to connect to others in an in-depth way? What are the effects of relating deeply to clients in therapy, and how can such an encounter be facilitated? This workshop will give participants an opportunity to explore their experiences of relational depth and how it feels to meet others at this level of intensity and intimacy: in both their therapeutic practice and everyday life. Through small group exercises, pairs-work, discussion and theory input, the workshop will help participants develop a deeper understanding of such encounters and also how they come to deepen their levels of relating in their therapeutic work.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Understand the nature of relational depth
- Articulate their own experiences of in-depth relating
- Understand the latest research findings on the nature, impact and prevalence of relational depth in therapy
- Recognise means of deepening levels of relating with clients
- Recognise their own chronic strategies of disconnection and other barriers to relational depth
This workshop is appropriate for training and practising counsellors, psychotherapists, counselling psychologists and other mental health professionals.
The workshop will be held at the Grand Atlantic Hotel, Beach Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1BA on Saturday 30th March 2019. Registration will be 09:30 with Mick starting at 10:00. We expect to end at approximately 16:30.
Mick Cooper is an internationally recognised author, trainer and consultant in the field of humanistic, existential and pluralistic therapies. He is a Chartered Psychologist and Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of Roehampton. Mick has facilitated workshops and lectures around the world, including Australia, Lithuania and Florida. Mick's books include Existential Therapies(Sage, 2017), Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sage, 2018), and The Handbook of Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling(Palgrave, 2013). His principal areas of research have been in shared decision-making/personalising therapy, and counselling for young people in schools. In 2014, Mick received the Carmi Harari Mid-Career Award from Division 32 of the American Psychological Association. He is a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Academy of Social Sciences.
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