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Professional Development in the Auckland Region

Professional Development in Auckland

Talkingworks is delighted to support the therapy community by posting information about training events of interest to counsellors, psychologists and psychotherapists. Send us your event information and we will post it on this noticeboard for free.
 
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Imago Fundamentals - Two Day Training in Working with Couples

Presenters: Brenda Rawlings and Peter McMillan
Peter and Brenda 2012-250The aim of this training is to improve your effectiveness in working with couples. Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT) is a coherent, comprehensive and dynamic theory and practice, offering an effective, research-based method for working with couples. Learn how to offer couples systematic, structured support to transform painful dynamics, create safety and connection, and increase passion, whilst guiding them toward greater understanding of their attachment and other developmental needs. There is an option, following this Two Day Training to participate in further training to become a Certified Imago Therapist.

You will -
  • Be introduced to the theory and practice of Imago Relationship Therapy, including demonstration and practice of Imago Dialogue
  • Understand the stages of relationship from romantic love through disconnection, frustration and conflict, to restored connection and mature love
  • Learn how to incorporate understandings from neuroscience in your work with couples
  • Learn how to coach attuned, connectional experiences for couples
  • Learn how to hold couples safely in processes which offer them the opportunity and capacity to make sense of their negative interactional cycles.

Brenda Rawlings MNZAC and Peter McMillan MNZAC Clinical Instructors, Imago International Training Institute Brenda and Peter are amongst New Zealand’s leading relationship experts. They have been specialising in working with couples since 1998 and present Imago Clinical Training for Psychologists, Psychotherapists and Counsellors in both New Zealand and Australia. Their trainings have also been well received internationally. They have also participated in trainings in most major couples modalities and bring this expertise into this dynamic two day training. Brenda was Dean of the Imago International Training Institute (USA) from 2011 to 2016 and recipient of the Harville Hendrix Award for Clinical Excellence, 2013.
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When: 07/08 May 2021 2021
Where:  Ponsonby,  Auckland.
Cost:  $425 Early Bird to 7 April. $495 thereafter
Contact:  Marg Hargreaves
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Transgenerational Family Therapy Workshop

Trainer: Mandy Kavanagh-Vincent MSc Systemic Psychotherapy with Couples & Families

Mandy Vincent 2019-200The Psychology Group proudly presents this one day workshop, exploring Transgenerational Family Therapy (Murray Bowen, Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy, James Framo); the use of Genograms in assessment and therapeutic intervention, the Family Life Cycle (Carter & McGoldrick) and the concept of Family Myths & Scripts, (Byng-Hall).

Transgenerational Family therapy is interested in examining family dynamics over at least two or more generations. It explores how the past affects the present and proposes that current family patterns derive from unresolved issues in the family of origin. It seeks to understand how families maintain and transmit their unique identity, culture and traditions from one generation to the next; particularly the rules that govern communication of beliefs, behaviours and acquired practices across generations.

In conjunction with transgenerational concepts, it is important to understand the Family Life Cycle which is a series of developmental stages, both emotional and intellectual that a family passes through overtime; significantly influenced by culture in terms of what is ‘normal.’ These concepts enhance transgenerational thinking and can help families make connections that fit for them.
A Family Script is a family’s shared expectations of how family roles will be performed in different contexts. Family Myths and Legends are stories passed down generations and retold again and again. They provide moral tales and indicate how the family and it’s members should behave.

This workshop is appropriate for Social Workers, Nurses, Psychiatrists, General Practitioners, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Counsellors and Occupational Therapists and other professionals working with families.
 
About the Trainer: Mandy Kavanagh-Vincent MSc Systemic Psychotherapy with Couples & Families
Mandy has 30+ years’ experience in working with Couples, Individuals and Families in various Public Health, NGO and Social Service organisation; Corporate settings; and in Private Practice. She has worked in Mental Health services in the UK and New Zealand since 2001 and has significant experience of working with Children and Young People aged 5 – 18 years; struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Self-harm and Eating Disorders.

Mandy specialises in working with couples having marital/relationship and communication difficulties, blended/step-family issues and parenting challenges, mental health and addiction challenges. She is skilled and experienced in working with distressing and challenging relationship difficulties and the different contexts of those seeking therapy.

Mandy has extensive experience in supervision and training of other professionals, including lecturing for 7 years on the Post Graduate Certificate in Systemic Therapies at Otago University. Mandy is also trained in Family Based Treatment for Eating Disorders, Gottman Couples Therapy (Level 1), ACT, Trauma Based practice with children and young people and Single Session Family Consultation.
 
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When:  Tuesday 18th May 2021 9.15am – 4.30pm
Closing date for applications:  7 May 2021 at 5pm
Where:  The Uxbridge Centre, The Green Room, 35 Uxbridge Road Howick, Auckland
Cost: $220 plus GST
More info:  https://www.tpgroup.co.nz/events
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Imago Fundamentals - Two Day Training in Working with Couples

Presenters: Brenda Rawlings and Peter McMillan
Peter and Brenda 2012-250The aim of this training is to improve your effectiveness in working with couples. Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT) is a coherent, comprehensive and dynamic theory and practice, offering an effective, research-based method for working with couples. Learn how to offer couples systematic, structured support to transform painful dynamics, create safety and connection, and increase passion, whilst guiding them toward greater understanding of their attachment and other developmental needs. There is an option, following this Two Day Training to participate in further training to become a Certified Imago Therapist.

You will -
  • Be introduced to the theory and practice of Imago Relationship Therapy, including demonstration and practice of Imago Dialogue
  • Understand the stages of relationship from romantic love through disconnection, frustration and conflict, to restored connection and mature love
  • Learn how to incorporate understandings from neuroscience in your work with couples
  • Learn how to coach attuned, connectional experiences for couples
  • Learn how to hold couples safely in processes which offer them the opportunity and capacity to make sense of their negative interactional cycles.

Brenda Rawlings MNZAC and Peter McMillan MNZAC Clinical Instructors, Imago International Training Institute Brenda and Peter are amongst New Zealand’s leading relationship experts. They have been specialising in working with couples since 1998 and present Imago Clinical Training for Psychologists, Psychotherapists and Counsellors in both New Zealand and Australia. Their trainings have also been well received internationally. They have also participated in trainings in most major couples modalities and bring this expertise into this dynamic two day training. Brenda was Dean of the Imago International Training Institute (USA) from 2011 to 2016 and recipient of the Harville Hendrix Award for Clinical Excellence, 2013.
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When: 18/19 June 2021
Where:  Ponsonby,  Auckland.
Cost:  $425 Early Bird to 7 April. $495 thereafter
Contact:  Marg Hargreaves
Brochure:  arrow-10download
To Register:  arrow-10online
 

 

Being In Your Body: trauma aware yoga & mindful movement groups

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Presenter: Louise von Maltitz and Jessica Devi 

‘Being In Your Body’ is a 6 week course that supports anyone who may have suffered from adversity at any time in their life and feels a body centred approach may be helpful. The course uses gentle movement, yoga, reflectivity and mindfulness based techniques to invite you into relationship with your body at a pace that feels helpful, life affirming and healing for you.

Facilitated by Jessica Devi (Yoga Therapy, Somatic Movement Therapy, Restorative Movement Psychotherapy) and Louise von Maltitz (Registered Therapist MNZAC and Comprehensive Nurse RCpN).
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When: 6 week courses running in 2021
Course 1: 23 Feb- 30 Mar
Course 2: 13 Apr- 25 May
Course 3: 8 June- 13 July
Course 4: 3 Aug- 7 Sept
Course 5: 14 Sept- 19 Oct
Course 6: 2 Nov- 7 Dec
Where:  81 Clyde Rd, Browns Bay, Auckland, 0630.
Cost: 6 week courses. $150 per course.
Contact:  Jessica  021 884 518  or  jessica@yogawithin.co.nz
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