• person on computer videoconferencing with others in view

    Psychotherapy CPDs and Conferences 

therapists in summer school couples therapy lecture

Developing Skills in Couple Work - Summer School

This course is open to those interested in learning more about couple relationships and about working with couples from a psychodynamic perspective.

It will be useful to individual counsellors and individual, child, family and group psychotherapists, and to those in the helping professions, such as clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers.

Key information

Date and time: 12-15 July 2022, 10am-5pm 

Trainers: Tavistock Relationships Clinical Training Staff

Fee: £699

How to apply: By application form - see section near the bottom of this page.

Venue: Hallam House, 56-60 Hallam Street, London W1W 6JL

Access: Our trainings take place on upper floors, accessible by lifts with the following specification: Type 1 provides only limited accessibility for persons using a manual wheelchair as described in EN 12183:2014 or an electrically powered wheelchair of class A described in EN 12184:2014. This car accommodates one wheelchair user without an accompanying person.

  • Overview

    This course is open to those interested in learning more about couple relationships and about working with couples from a psychodynamic perspective. It will be useful to individual counsellors and individual, child, family and group psychotherapists, and to those in the helping professions, such as clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers.

    The course aims to:

    • introduce the central concepts used in understanding unconscious processes in couple interaction
    • offer a framework for understanding conscious and unconscious communication in couples that is grounded in theory, clinical case examples and seminar discussion
    • enable you to begin to make use of psychodynamic concepts in formulating and understanding the relationship aspect of your work with couples or individuals
    • give each participant the opportunity to present some work and learn from the work of others.

    Two lectures each day will include:

    • transference and countertransference in couple therapy
    • working with the sexual relationship
    • unconscious processes in the couple relationship
    • thinking about the couple in individual work.

    There will be two participant clinical presentations each day, providing an opportunity for attendees to discuss their own material in small groups led by experienced couple therapists.

  • Who is it for?

    For qualified professionals in individual, child, family and group therapy who are interested in finding out more about the couple relationship.

  • About the trainers

    This Summer School will be delivered by Tavistock Relationships staff.

How to apply

Please download and complete the application form.

We request that all applications are completed in an electronic word processing document. Please DO NOT handwrite your submission.

We prefer applications to be sent via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Other CPD courses and conferences

Student testimonials

Really good sessions with interesting and informative material.

A former student

Enquire about this course

If you'd like to know more about this course or have any questions you need answered, our team is happy to help.

Ask Now

Booking issues

If you experience any problems during booking, please contact the Training Administration team on 020 7380 8288 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note all bookings are non-refundable.

Get in touch with us

Send us an email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd like to know more about this course or have any questions. Our team is happy to help.

Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Please choose an option
Invalid Input
Invalid Input