Understanding Couple Relationships: Intro Course

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Tavistock Relationships

15 April 2024 - 08 July 2024

Time: 19:00 - 20:30

Price: £1,250 (with 20% discount for NHS and public sector staff)

Location: online


This 11-week online evening course takes place on Monday nights (except May bank holidays). It explores the central theoretical concepts of psychodynamic couple therapy is designed for people who want to understand more about the world of couple relationships as well as those considering a career change.

We will cover the following topics during the course:
– What brings the couple together?
– Shared unconscious relationship and couple fit
– Working with couples in therapy: The ‘couple in mind’
– What binds the couple together? Unconscious phantasy and beliefs
– It’s not me, it’s you: understanding projective processes in the couple
– Sex and sexualities
– Aggression and violence in the couple
– Couples and parenting
– Ageing and the couple
– Depression and other psychological problems
– Attachment styles within couple relationships
– Intergenerational aspects in couple relationships

We offer participants the time and space to reflect together upon the nature of working with couples and the couple relationship. We welcome students from many countries and backgrounds and no previous experience is required.

TR is a world centre of excellence for couple and individual psychotherapy training and the teaching staff for this course are active therapists experienced in working within the TR setting.

(Please be aware this course does not result in a clinical qualification allowing you to undertake any form of practice in the field of Couple Psychotherapy and Counselling.)

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