Working with Couples

 

A two-day professional development workshop in Christchurch with Walter Logeman.

Walter Logeman

If you work with couples, or would like to, this workshop is for you. The aim is to build on the work you already do and to gain confidence and competence with couples. Whatever your training, you will learn to be present with the couple. This is professional development work. You will be invited to identify your strengths and build on them is such a way as to enhance your practice. We use psychodramatic methods and principles to learn together.

Upcoming Sessions:

Friday 31 May – Saturday 1 June

Thursday 8 – Saturday 10 August

Friday 25 – Saturday 26 October

The theme for the August event is being with a couple. This may include: finding the balance between being proactive and client centred, teaching and holding a frame for the work, being with the couple in moments of activation and eruption.

The Themes

The theme for the May-June 2024 event is stepping into the shoes of the partner. Assisting partners to listen to each other is central to couple therapy. Listening enables the other to talk. To put it another way, the theme of this event is to assist partners to be (in their bodies) in such a way the other opens, accesses their experience, and heals.

The theme for the August event is being with a couple. This may include: finding the balance between being proactive and client centred, teaching and holding a frame for the work, being with the couple in moments of activation and eruption.

Past themes:
Unresolved childhood wounds and grief.

As couples become better listeners, childhood dynamics and grief can surface. Couples bring their social networks, past and present. Psychologically the room is full of people that impact the couple. We will explore and learn how we make these invisible entities visible, and work with them.

Engaging a couple.

Engagement begins with how the couple hear about you. Initial communications by phone, txt or email? How to engage the unwilling partner. Is this a suitable couple, are there concerns about drugs or violence?

Social forces.

Relationships are often shaped by cultural conserves of society, the social forces. This includes the class, gender and racial norms and conflicts that impact the couple.

When

Friday 31 May – Saturday 1 June 2024

More Working with Couples workshops are planned for 2024:

Thursday 8 – Saturday 10 August 2024

Friday 26 – Saturday 27 October 2024

Venue

Quaker Centre. 217 Ferry Road. The entrance is off Nursery Road.

Fee and Enrolment

$420. (Early bird: $380)
Deposit: $100 to secure a place

To enrol please email walter@psybernet.co.nz
Pay online: 03-0802-0058343-000

Walter Logeman

I am a Psychodramatist and a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner (TEP) in the psychodrama method. I have a postgraduate degree in social work, I’m an Imago Relationship Therapist and a member of NZAP. I work in private practice as a couple therapist, group worker and supervisor. I’ve conducted Working with Couples workshops since 2009.

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The workshop has a maximum of 12 places. UPDATE: Spaces are filling fast so get in now!