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The workshop will look at what it means to be a person-centred practitioner, inside and outside of the
counselling room, and whether or not we can integrate different approaches to a person-centred way of working
without doing a disservice to the approach.
There are currently a large percentage of practitioners assigning themselves as person-centred alongside other
approaches and working in what may be described as an integrative way of working.
In his article in Therapy today,
Chris calls in to question this approach to working and highlight what seems to be a
growing misunderstanding and misrepresentation of the person-centred approach.
He also argues for a re-examination of why we practice the approaches that we do and how we can often use our belief
in human nature to shape our practice but also highlight possible mismatches in our ways of working.
Chris would love to just be able to discuss this issue to help learning and understanding for both himself and others
He is open to have his ideas turned on their head!
This seminar will be an informal presentation, discussion and experiential exercise based on Jay's recent PhD research.
This involved interviewing 12 therapists of various orientations about how they ‘made sense of’ pluralistic approaches to therapy. Cooper & McLeod’s (2007/2012) articulation of a pluralistic ‘framework’ or approach for therapy suggested that different clients need different approaches at different times. This pluralistic approach might manifest within a therapist’s practice or more broadly might manifest, as a perspective, within service providers (e.g. the NHS) so that clients are offered choice of therapists and approaches and are actively encouraged to collaborate in decision-making around these issues.
These ideas are controversial because they raise problems around (1) the strong correlation between therapist identity and approach,(2) flexible practice and (3) differences of opinion around the assertion that all you need is ‘the relationship’.
Is collaboration with clients, accepting uncertainty, and identifying ‘common factors’ that ‘work’ the way forward?
Is there the prospect of peace in our time or just new arguments to add on top of the old ones?
And of course, the elephant in the room for many counsellors and psychotherapists, CBT, will also be discussed in relation to pluralistic approaches to therapy.
'The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.' You may or not know about all about Gestalt theory but you will know all about how it feels to experience Fritz Pearls approaches and his theoretical idea of the different ways he offers of working with clients. Unlike Carl Rogers client centred non directive approach, Pearls is directive.
So this seminar will give you the opportunity to experience guided fantasies with symbolic feedback.
Phrases like 'A holistic approach is important';' reversal technique.;' 'Focus on language, both the verbal and the non-verbal output and any Incongruence's;' may be used, however alongside the theory you can treat yourself to some selfish confidential personal growth.
Oh and by the way it will be fun !
Myths and their characters have informed and guided us for millennia and still evoke feelings in us today. They contain words and images which we can draw on in our work as therapists.
In this interactive workshop we will explore myths and archetypes for our own personal journey and for working with clients.
We will use expressive art and movement to engage our imagination to experience the characters and bring the themes to life.
Have you qualified as a counsellor or psychotherapist in the last three years, or are you about to qualify? Perhaps you’re asking yourself – Where do I go from here? How do I put this learning into practice? What do I need, to be the practitioner I want to be?
This interactive seminar will help you to explore these questions and share ideas for developing yourself and your therapeutic work. Meet, share and learn more about your post-qualifying options via your choice of two of three interactive workshops. Afterwards, notes will be available for you for all three groups. The choice of workshops will focus on self care & support, professional & personal development and/or private practice.
This is an opportunity to consider the potential next steps in your counselling career and personal development, to meet and collaborate with fellow practitioners with a broad range of experience and to have some fun!