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Short Term Counselling The ability to provide effective counselling over the course of a few sessions is an essential requirement for counsellors and therapists seeking employment within the NHS, voluntary sector, student counselling services or employee assistance programmes. This workshop provides a two-day intensive introduction to the theory and practice of Time-Limited Counselling and Psychotherapy, with a particular focus on key principles of brief dynamic therapy. The weekend combines theoretical input, experiential work, group supervision and opportunities to experience time-limited work from both the client's and therapist's point of view. We will be examining our attitudes towards time and considering the merits or otherwise of time-limited approaches versus longerterm work. A large portion of the weekend will be given over to working with the concepts of the Triangle of Conflict and Triangle of Person - as developed by David Malan and his associates at the Tavistock Clinic in the 1960's and 70's. En route, we will revisit our understanding of transference, countertransference and psychological defences. There will also be input on client assessment and contracting for time-limited work. Like time-limited counselling itself, the workshop aims to make best use of a limited, known number of hours contained within a firm time boundary. It therefore demands a high level of focused participation from attendees. Where possible, participants should be prepared to present their work with clients for discussion in the group.

Short Term Counselling The ability to provide effective counselling over the course of a few sessions is an essential requirement for counsellors and therapists seeking employment within the NHS, voluntary sector, student counselling services or employee assistance programmes. This workshop provides a two-day intensive introduction to the theory and practice of Time-Limited Counselling and...

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