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Specialist course for counsellors and psychologists



Our Specialist Course in Couple Therapy is now in its 30th year and enrolments are currently open for our February 2020 intake.

This course is designed for counsellors and psychologists seeking to develop knowledge and specialist skills to work with couples experiencing a range of difficult issues. It equips participants to respond flexibly to couples’ particular needs, world views and situations, using an integrative therapeutic approach which is grounded in evidence-based models and contemporary practice.

Recognising the limitations inherent in a single theoretical model, the course provides participants with training in a range of theories and practices. A ‘Therapeutic Self’ module enhances participants’ understanding of what shapes them as therapists, enabling them to remain reflective in what is often an emotionally charged field.

Teaching methods include interactive presentations, supported by carefully selected readings and application of theory and methods through case discussion and live demonstrations. Workshops provide students with opportunities to practice couple therapy skills.

Graduates of the stand-alone course have the option to pursue an additional supervised internship at one our client-delivery centres. Both the course and post-course options can be applied towards membership of the Australian Association of Relationship Counsellors (AARC). The course is also an accredited component of the Swinburne University Master of Social Science (Couple Counselling) at the second year level.

For more information or to discuss whether this course is right for you, call (03) 9261 8702, email us or view the course listing.

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