The training you need to become a confident and skilled Couple and Family Therapist

Do you want to increase your skills and confidence when working with couples and families? Would you like practical training you can apply immediately? Would you like to learn from real life case studies, presented by an expert Therapist and Trainer?

The Couple and Family Training Centre provides practical, relevant and inspirational training in the specialist fields of Family and Couples Therapy.

Our training is tailored specifically for Therapists, Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers and professionals working in Mental Health.

Courses can also be tailored for large groups and corporations.

The Couple and Family Training Centre was founded by Jacqueline McDiarmid who has more than 16 years experience as a Family and Couples Therapist, Lecturer and Trainer. She did so in response to demand by new and experienced mental health practitioners who wanted more opportunities to build on their theoretical knowledge and advance their confidence when working with families and couples.

Listen to Clinton Power from Australia Counselling interview Jacqueline McDiarmid on how she works with high conflict couples

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Applications now open for Professional and Student Mentoring Groups

These groups, convened and mentored by Jacqueline McDiarmid, provide a supportive forum for professional challenges and professional development. Share, learn, network and grow. read more

Date: Fortnightly and Monthly
Cost: Affordable Payments TBC

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Upcoming Seminars and Training Opportunities

Registration for the following courses is usually opened two months ahead of the course date. If you would like advance notice for a particular course or courses, please Contact us for details.

  • Working with Families and Estrangements
  • Working with Affairs and other Betrayals
  • Working with High Conflict Couples
  • Basic Counselling Skills
  • Couples Observation – Post Milan Work
  • Working with Parents and Families
  • Experiential Day – Couple and Family Work
  • Working with Challenging Couples

If you would like to contribute your ideas/requests for training, or if you are a private organisation wanting tailored training, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jacqueline is also the Director of Sydney Couple and Family Specialists. This private practice located in Sydney CBD is dedicated to providing highly specialised treatment in couple and family work. Please see this link for further details.

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