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Working with Couples, 12-13 February 2018, Auckland

February 12 @ 9:00 am - February 13 @ 5:00 pm


Working with Couples workshop flyer

Workshop with Nic Beets, Clinical Psychologist

Lots of us feel understandable anxiety about inviting the raw emotion of a distressed couple into our therapy room.  A primary aim of this workshop is to increase your confidence in working with couples.  Rooted in Nic’s 25 years of practice with couples and families, PLUS the wisdom from the recommended reading*, this course will give you insight into what really works and what doesn’t!

Learn from someone who is one of the few psychologists in the country who specialises in couple therapy.

The workshop will help you apply your existing skills in a couple therapy context. It does not teach a specific model of therapy but looks at common issues that arise when relationship problems present, such as:

  • staying in charge of process and structure; keeping you and your clients safe
  • why intimate relationships get harder to do over time and what to do about it
  • how clients protect themselves out of relationship and what they can do instead
  • starting therapy with impact to maximise your credibility and your client’s hope
  • avoiding common traps re confidentiality and getting off-side with one partner
  • how to prevent and de-escalate unproductive conflict
  • using a systemic, non-blaming conceptualisation in practice with couples
  • how to empathically confront, especially where clients lack self-awareness
  • addressing sexual issues as a normal part of adult intimate relationship
  • working across cultures and power differences & much more

This workshop is intended for all practitioners, regardless of how much or little training you have had in working with couples. Perhaps you are quite experienced in working with couples but are always looking for a fresh perspective. Maybe you have had some training in a couple’s therapy model, but are lacking confidence in actually working with them. Wherever you are coming from about working with couples this workshop will be of value to your practice.  Here’s what previous participants have said:

“Wonderful! Great learning opportunity professionally & personally”  “Great workshop”  

“Very enjoyable and informative.  Held my interest”    “Excellent and lively”

“Enjoyed it, learned lots.  Very stimulating”    “Everything was relevant”

“Does help with organising thinking re couple work”

*Recommended reading:  “If Only I Had Known…. Avoiding Common Mistakes in Couple Therapy” Weeks, Odell & Methven


Book online HERE and SAVE OVER $50– early bird price is $494.50 incl GST

Registration includes a delicious lunch, morning and afternoon tea.



February 12 @ 9:00 am
February 13 @ 5:00 pm
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Sorrento Function Centre, Auckland
One Tree Hill Domain
Auckland, New Zealand
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