Relational Depth with Mick Cooper
Saturday October 3rd 2020
What does it mean to engage with clients at a level of emotional depth? How can therapists facilitate their ability to encounter clients in this way? This workshop will give participants an opportunity to explore their experiences of relational depth, and how it feels to meet others at this level of intensity and intimacy in both their therapeutic practice and everyday life. Through small group exercises, pair work, discussion and theory input, the workshop will help participants develop a deeper understanding of such encounters, and also how they come to deepen their levels of relating in their therapeutic work.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Understand the nature of relational depth
Articulate their own experiences of in-depth relating
Understand the latest research findings on the nature, impact and prevalence of relational depth in therapy
Recognise means of deeepening levels of relating with clients
Recognise their own chronic strategies of disconnection and other barriers to relational depth
Who is the course suitable for?
The workshop is appropriate for training and practising counsellors, psychotherapists, counselling psychologists and other mental health professionals.
Mick Cooper is a Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of Roehampton and a chartered counselling psychologist. Mick is author and editor of a range of texts on person-centred, existential, and relational approaches to therapy, including Existential Therapies (Sage, 2003), Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sage, 2005, with Dave Mearns), and Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sage, 2011, with John McLeod). Mick has also led a range of research studies exploring the process and outcomes of humanistic counselling with young people. Mick’s latest book is Existential psychotherapy and counselling: Contributions to a pluralistic practice (Sage, 2015).
Location and booking information
|Date||Saturday October 3rd 2020|
|Time||9.00am - 4.30pm|
|Price||£149 (Includes tea & coffee served morning & afternoon. Lunch will need to be purchased separately).
£119 for Roehampton students
|Payment||Please book here via the university eStore.|
|Venue||Whitelands College, University of Roehampton|
|Address||Whitelands College, University of Roehampton, Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD|