Venue: The Jansen Newman Institute Pyrmont Campus

Date: Saturday 25th November 2017
Address: Level 5, 235 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont
Time: 9am – 4pm
PD Points: 7

REGISTRATION COMMENCES AT 8:15am. For all attendees, please ensure you are at the venue by 8:45am. Morning and afternoon tea will be catered however please BYO lunch. 

Would you like more practice working with couples and families?

A one-day experiential seminar with Couple and Family Therapist and Lecturer Jacqueline McDiarmid will give you the opportunity to put systemic theory into action, and practice the skills needed to work confidently with couples and families.

Through active role play and team work, you will practice managing the sometimes challenging dynamics between therapist and a couple or family.

The day will be underpinned by Systemic theory and Imago and Gottman ideas, although there is assumed knowledge and the emphasis will be on practical application.

During the course of the day you will have the opportunity work in small groups learning the following:

  • Setting up a session.
  • Getting into the "active" mode of a couple and family therapist.
  • Formulating circular questions.
  • Conducting a relationship scan.
  • Obtaining a behavioural sequence.
  • Putting together a summary at the end.
  • Learning some Imago techniques.
  • Learning how to apply Gottman ideas.

Please note: there is an expectation that you will be an active participant throughout the day.

Numbers for this seminar are strictly limited due to the experiential nature of the training. This course has reached full capacity. 

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Jacqueline McDiarmid MCFT, B.Couns., Dip. Psych, is the Director of the Sydney Couple and Family Specialists, a private practice in Sydney and the Director of The Couple and Family Training Centre where she runs professional development training sessions and a mentoring program for those who wish to work in couple and family therapy. She currently lectures in the Masters program at the Jansen Newman Institute and guest lecturers at various universities. Jacqueline is well known for her work with couples and families and is passionate about offering clients the opportunity to experience a safe and productive place to work with well trained Couple and Family Therapists. Jacqueline is a Clinical Member of the Family Therapy Association of Australia and a Clinical Member of PACFA.