The Couple through the Life Cycle

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Tavistock Relationships

16 July 2024 - 19 July 2024

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Price: £899.00 (£765.00 Trainee/NHS)


The Couple through the Life Cycle: Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy International Summer School 2024

The Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy Summer School is for couple-trained therapists already working in the field, and provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in cutting-edge thinking with a world-leading couple psychoanalytic psychotherapy institute. In order to join this course, you will need to apply by filling out the application form below.

This course will explore the challenges to the couple relationship at key points in the life cycle; the developmental obstacles to the capacity to form and sustain intimate relationships, the difficulties of parenthood, and the move from two to three or more, the capacity to survive challenging life events, including illness, and, later in the life cycle, the difficulties inherent in retirement and old age.

You will learn and grow as a couple therapist through theoretical seminars and twice-daily intensive clinical discussion groups, and will study alongside like-minded people from the UK and around the world. Included in the course fee is the cost of a theatre ticket to a London show, which will be attended as a group on the Wednesday evening, and discussed in a seminar the following day.

Seminars and clinical discussion groups will be led by experienced members of Tavistock Relationships. The programme is currently in development and will be available in March.

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