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Key Information

SummerSchoolLondonScene250pxThe Tavistock Relationships summer schools are intensive CPD programmes that offer students the opportunity to learn about couple work or to develop their existing practice.

We offer two summer schools based in London, which run across four days from Tuesday to Friday, beginning at 10am and ending at 5pm. A theatre visit is offered as an integral part of each of these programmes on the Wednesday evening, but the rest of the evenings will be kept free for students to enjoy London’s rich arts calendar of theatre, concerts and exhibitions. These summer schools are taught in central London and are popular with professionals living in the UK as well as international students from around the world.

Galway 150px Rory Hennessey on UnsplashWe are also for the first time offering a summer school based in Galway, Ireland, which will also run across four days, but from Thursday to Sunday. It will be taught by experienced psychotherapists and trainers from Tavistock Relationships, and its content will be closely related to the Developing school programme.

Tavistock Relationships is located at Hallam House, 56-60 Hallam Street, London W1W 6JL, which is close to Great Portland Street tube station and others, and to Euston, King’s Cross and St Pancras railway stations. The Galway programme will run at Evidence-Based Therapy Centre, 1st Floor, Geata na Cathrach, Fairgreen Road, Galway.

 

Our Summer School programmes

The following summer schools are available for students depending on their level of experience:

Developing Skills in Couple Work 
Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 July 2020:

For qualified professionals in individual, child, family and group therapy who are interested in finding out more about the couple relationship.
See programme and application details.

Advanced Couple Therapy
Tuesday 7 to Friday 10 July 2020:

For qualified couple-trained therapists to explore theory and technique in couple therapy.
See programme and application details.

Couple Psychotherapy International Summer School Ireland
Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 July 2020:

For qualified professionals in individual, child, family and group therapy who are interested in finding out more about the couple relationship.
See programme and application details.

 

Programme details for 2020:

 

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Developing Skills in Couple Work, International Summer School

Course code: SC5

Dates: Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 July 2020

Fee: £699 course fee (includes £50 deposit to be sent with application form)

Venue: Hallam House, 56-60 Hallam Street, London W1W 6JL

This course is open to those interested in learning more about couple relationships and about working with couples from a psychodynamic perspective. It will be useful to individual counsellors and individual, child, family and group psychotherapists, and to those in the helping professions, such as clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers.

The course aims to:

  • Introduce the central concepts used in understanding unconscious processes in couple interaction.
  • Offer a framework for understanding conscious and unconscious communication in couples that is grounded in theory, clinical case examples and seminar discussion.
  • Enable you to begin to make use of psychodynamic concepts in formulating and understanding the relationship aspect of your work with couples or individuals.
  • Give each participant the opportunity to present some work and learn from the work of others.

Two lectures each day will include:

  • Transference and countertransference in couple therapy
  • Working with the sexual relationship
  • Unconscious processes in the couple relationship
  • Thinking about the couple in individual work

There will also be two participant clinical presentations each day, providing an opportunity for attendees to discuss their own material in small groups led by experienced couple therapists.

The cost of the programme includes a theatre ticket. The group will attend a performance of a play featuring the couple relationship on the Wednesday evening at 7.30pm, which will be followed by a discussion the next day.

How to apply:

Download and complete the Developing Skills in Couple Work, International Summer School 2020 Application Form (click here).

We request that all applications are completed in an electronic word processing document. Please DO NOT handwrite your submission.

We prefer applications to be sent via email to training@tavistockrelationships.ac.uk 

Or applications can be sent to: Training Tavistock Relationships, Hallam House, 56-60 Hallam Street, W1W 6JL

*Applications closing date: To be announced.

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Advanced Couple Therapy, International Summer School –
Living with Catastrophe: Recovery and Its Limits

Course code: SC6

Dates: Tuesday 7 to Friday 10 July 2020

Fee: £699 course fee (includes £50 deposit to be sent with application form)

Venue: Hallam House, 56-60 Hallam Street, London W1W 6JL

The 2020 advanced couple therapy summer school will consider the effects of various kinds of traumatic experience on the life of the couple, and the capacity or otherwise for these ruptures to be survived.

Catastrophic experiences such as illness, bereavement, affairs and loss of employment, as well as experiences triggered by the social or political environment, may challenge a couple’s projective system as well as their capacity for thinking. Ruptures from the past may also overshadow the relationship in the here and now.

The summer school will explore how a couple can be helped in analytic couple psychotherapy to think about the meaning of the traumatic event.

Theoretical and clinical presentations will explore this thinking in terms of the couple relationship, and consider potential ways forward.

The advanced summer school is for couple-trained therapists already working in the field and provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in cutting-edge thinking at a world-leading couple psychoanalytic psychotherapy institute in the heart of central London.

You will learn and grow as a couple therapist through lectures and twice-daily intensive clinical discussion groups and will study alongside like-minded people from the UK and around the world. Seminars and clinical discussion groups will be led by Tavistock Relationships staff members, all experienced couple therapists, including David Hewison and Andrew Balfour.

The cost of the programme includes a theatre ticket. The group will attend a performance of a play featuring the couple relationship on the Wednesday evening at 7.30pm, which will be followed by a discussion the following day.

How to apply:

Download and complete the Advanced Couple Therapy, International Summer School 2020 Application Form (click here).

We request that all applications are completed in an electronic word processing document. Please DO NOT handwrite your submission.

We prefer applications to be sent via email to training@tavistockrelationships.ac.uk 

Or applications can be sent to: Training Tavistock Relationships, Hallam House, 56-60 Hallam Street, W1W 6JL

*Applications closing date: To be announced.

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Couple Psychotherapy International Summer School Ireland

Course code: SC Ireland

Dates: Thursday 23 July to Sunday 26 July 2020

Fee: £550 (includes £50 deposit to be sent with application form)

Venue: Evidence-Based Therapy Centre, 1st Floor, Geata na Cathrach, Fairgreen Road, Galway

This course is similar in content to our well-established London-based summer school Developing Skills in Couple Work. The course is running this year for the first time in Galway with two experienced psychotherapists and trainers working within the Tavistock Relationships model of couples psychotherapy, Linsey Blair and Marian O’Connor.

Galway, a city renowned for its spectacular scenery and traditional Irish music, is on the west coast of Ireland, two hours’ drive from Dublin. It is the European City of Culture 2020 and will be running its International Arts Festival from 13 to 26 July 2020, which will overlap with the summer school.

The Couple Psychotherapy International Summer School Ireland 2020 is open to those interested in learning more about couple relationships and about working with couples from a psychodynamic perspective.

It will be useful to individual counsellors and individual, child, family and group psychotherapists, and to those in the helping professions, such as clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers.

The course aims to:

  • Introduce the central concepts used in understanding unconscious processes in couple interaction.
  • Offer a framework for understanding conscious and unconscious communication in couples that is grounded in theory, clinical case examples and seminar discussion.
  • Enable you to begin to make use of psychodynamic concepts in formulating and understanding the relationship aspect of your work with couples or individuals.
  • Give each participant the opportunity to present some work and learn from the work of others.

Two lectures each day will include:

  • Transference and countertransference in couple therapy
  • Working with the sexual relationship
  • Unconscious processes in the couple relationship
  • Working with conflict and violence
  • Attachment in the couple
  • Thinking about the couple in individual work.

There will also be two participant clinical presentations each day, providing an opportunity for attendees to discuss their own material in small groups.

Summer school attendees are encouraged to bring any learning from their individual attendance to theatre, film and music events at the Galway International Arts Festival back into the lectures and seminars to enrich their understanding of couple dynamics.

How to apply:

Download and complete the Couple Psychotherapy International Summer School Ireland Application Form (click here).

We request that all applications are completed in an electronic word processing document. Please DO NOT handwrite your submission.

We prefer applications to be sent via email to training@tavistockrelationships.ac.uk 

Or applications can be sent to: Training Tavistock Relationships, Hallam House, 56-60 Hallam Street, W1W 6JL

*Applications closing date: To be announced.

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To enquire further about 2020 summer schools or any of our trainings: email Training@TavistockRelationships.ac.uk

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