Date and time: Friday 4 November 2022, 2022, 10am to 1pm
Speaker: Anne Power
Fee: £50 (or £40 if booked and paid for by Friday 23 September 2022) - alumni discount available
Total number of places available: 40
Venue: Online via Zoom
In this online workshop, Anne Power will draw on her research, in which she interviewed 18 contented couples in the US and the UK, and which formed the basis of her new book, Contented Couples: Magic, Logic or Luck?
As clinicians we might be familiar with thinking about what has gone wrong in the couple relationship, or what might never have been established in the first place, but we are perhaps less familiar with thinking about what makes couples successful.
Anne will describe how she arrived at the focus of her research and why it was important to her to include couples in arranged marriages and self-arranged relationships, as well as those who met through romance.
She will consider the following questions: what are partners doing right that makes a long-term relationship work?; when couples have been to therapy earlier in their relationship, how do the benefits show up later?; when couples have got through stormy times without therapy, how is this possible?; if a good enough relationship is inherently therapeutic, how can we understand what constitutes good enough?; do stories of happy couples have a message for single clients?
Anne will give a presentation, which will be followed by a discussion in the group.
Suitable for: Practising couple psychotherapists
Anne Power has qualifications from The Bowlby Centre, Westminster Pastoral Foundation, Tavistock Relationships, Relate and in EFT. Her clinical work has been in voluntary settings, in the NHS and in private practice in London where she now works online with couples and supervisees. She has taught on a number of therapy trainings in London.
Contented Couples: Magic, Logic or Luck? was published in 2022 and reflects on interviews with 18 long-term couples. Anne’s first book, Forced Endings in Psychotherapy, investigated the process of closing a practice for retirement or other reasons. Her published papers explore attachment meaning in the consulting room and in the supervision relationship.
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