22, 23 January 2024 - London / 24, 25, 26 January 2024 - Online
Perinatal Practitioner Training: 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 January 2024
This CPD is made up of 3 days of remote teaching, discussion, and experiential learning and up to 3 sessions of supervisory case consultation for experienced couple-trained clinicians. It will provide practitioners in private practice, voluntary sector organisations, and private healthcare providers with the therapeutic techniques to work with couples and depression, based on Couple Therapy for Depression, the evidence-based, NICE-approved treatment for mild to moderate depression.
The training will include:
Based on NICE guidelines, Couple Therapy for Depression is a brief integrative-behavioural treatment for depression for couples where one or both partners are experiencing relationship distress and depression. It has been developed by identifying best practice in a range of behavioural, systemic, psychodynamic, cognitive and emotionally focussed couple therapies evidenced in RCT effectiveness trials. Couple Therapy for Depression focuses on the relational aspects of depression and on factors that reduce stress and increase support within the couple, using the relationship as a resource for recovery and relapse prevention.
This course provides private counselling and psychotherapy practitioners training in Couple Therapy for Depression.
The training will include:
This course is suitable for non-NHS couple therapists and counsellors who want to gain a working knowledge of a brief, evidence-based approach to working with couples who suffer from depression, to support and enhance their existing therapy skills.
Kate is Tavistock Relationships' Head of Couple Therapy for Depression, Projects and Business Development. She is a qualified couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist and is registered with BPC and BACP. In addition to her clinical and training responsibilities, she has coedited Engaging Couples: New Directions in Therapeutic Work with Families, alongside Chris Clulow and Andrew Balfour, published by Routledge.
Velia is a couple psychodynamic psychotherapist and psychosexual therapist. She is Training Team Leader for CTfD, delivering trainings and supervising NHS therapists. Alongside this role, Velia sees clinical cases within Tavistock Relationships’ general and psychosexual services, as well as within the Mentalization-Based Therapy team. She also has a private practice in London. Velia is registered with BACP and COSRT.
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