The Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy Education (CCPE) is offering a postqualifying professional Diploma in Transpersonal Couple Counselling and Psychotherapy.
If you possess a postgraduate diploma in counselling, psychotherapy or psychology accredited by the either the BACP, UKCP, BASRT (COSRT) or BPS then you may be eligible to apply for the training.
Why Train as a Couple Therapist?
Many qualified counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists practice couple therapy without any postqualifying couple therapy training but in actuality the understanding and application of psychological theories and skills, and the use of the 'Self' are radically altered than when applied to individual, psychosexual, family or group therapies.
This course provides an integrative training that addresses the main theories that inform couples work e.g. Psychodynamic, Systemic and Cognitive approaches delivered and integrated from within a Transpersonal context. The course offers an opportunity for therapists to develop the skills that enable them to work creatively with couples facing the challenges of being in a relationship.
The Transpersonal Context
The transpersonal perspective asserts that all human beings are a part of the whole (collective unconscious) while respecting the rich difference and diversity of individuals, couples, families, groups, cultures etc. For example, that when facilitating couples therapy we (the therapist) understand that the relationship is made up of two unique individuals that may have come from very different cultures with very different life experiences and worldviews but when the couple join they form a unique entity in itself and at the very basic level of this entity is something we call non-duality.
The concept of non-duality gives the couple therapist an understanding that within the relationship are the projected out parts and archetypal aspects of the self into the other that if made conscious, owned and taken back in potentially realises a more individuated individual and relationship.
Thus the higher function and purpose of primal wounding and subsequent conflict within a relationship is transpersonal as it proffers the opportunity for both partners to reclaim the opposites in the self.
The course consists of nine weekends at monthly intervals from January to November during the academic year.
Each student is offered the opportunity to gain;
Most afternoons will comprise of small group practice sessions followed by supervision in small groups facilitated by one the tutors.
Module Saturday & Sunday
Module 1: 19th & 20th January - Alchemy of Relationships
Module 2: 23th & 18th February - Systems and Developmental Theories
Module 3: 16th & 17th March - Polarisation, Conflict and Crisis
Module 4: 27th & 28th April - Couples in Context
Module 5: 18th & 19th May - Observed Skills Practice
Module 6: 15th & 16th June - The Psychosexual Couple
Module 7: 14th & 15th September - Biology, Brain and Behaviour
Module 8: 19th & 20th October - The Creative Imagination
Module 9: 02nd & 03rd November - Cycle of Life, Death, and Re-birth in Relationships
Course Fees: TBC for 2021