Professional Counselling Association
of the ACT and NSW Inc
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming events

    • 25 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 26 Nov 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • Karstens Sydney, 111 Harrington Street, The Rocks, 2000



    Richard teaches the Mirroring Hands approach and technique over 2 days although you can only attend one day or both days.

    Day 1 - Beginners: for those unfamiliar with the technique or wishing to review the basics.

    Day 2 - Advanced: for those who have have completed Day 1 or are familiar with Mirroring Hands and wish to advance their practice. 

    See the website for details -

    www.richardhill.com.au/mirroring-hands-workshop


    Early Bird price of $190 per day and Day 2 discount of just $350 available until October 18.


    Limited places 6 CEU hours per day. 


    • 23 Jun 2018
    • 9:30 AM
    • 24 Jun 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Central Coast - Wyee

    Introduction to the Art of Couple and Relationship Counselling

    Doug Sotheren is the Trainer and Presenter for each weekend, as Doug is in semi-retirement he may not get a chance to run this course again, so it may be your last chance to attend. 


    Weekend 1 - 23rd  & 24th June 2018

    Weekend 2 - 21st & 22nd July 2018

    Weekend 3 - 18th & 19th August 2018

    Weekend 4 - 22nd  & 23rd September 2018

    Weekend 5 - 20th & 21st October 2018


    Contact: Linda Elsey 

    Phone: 02 4359 1976

    Email: linda@crystalwatershealing.com.au

    Please note: this workshop is limited to a max of 16 people, so be quick before you miss out as numbers are filling fast.

    The weekend is fully catered for, which includes lunch, morning & afternoon tea. If you have any dietary requirements this can be accommodated.  

    Cost $400.00 per person per weekend (payable on the weekend) or full payment $2,000.00


    Art of Couple and Relationship Counselling

    Introducing both the skills and theory underlying a successful practice in Couple Counselling this five weekend program aims to allow graduates to develop the practical skills and theoretical underpinnings of a range of models in couple therapy.

    Doug Sotheren brings the summation of forty-five years of working with couple relationships and the journey through the many models of relationship counselling that have emerged over that time.

    Beginning with experiential exercises that explore the nature of the “Between” the reality of the bi-personal field that emerges when two people enter into committed relationship. Doug will demonstrate basic patterns of skills in making connection with each partner and the relationship, and his method of shaping all interventions to create a relational focus.

    The group will then explore a range of theoretical models that may be used to inform couple counselling practice. Alongside of these models participants will practice with video feedback the base skills in couple counselling and the ways in which these are shaped by the use of the theories of choice.

    Participants will have the opportunity to briefly review the following theories that can be included within the couple counselling meta-model presented: Attachment, Object Relations, Marital Contract, Narrative, Couples Developmental, Multi-generational Family Systems, Couples Communication, Somatic and Narrative models. Techniques from these models will also be explored.

    The weekends will be in workshop format with use of structured exercises, demonstrations, and practice of skills. The theoretical components of the workshop will be covered by the provision of handouts so that the majority of the workshop time can be experiential and interactive.

    We need a good mix of males and females to attend the workshops.


    Click below for the workshop outline 

    Workshop Outline 


    TRAINER: 

    Doug Sotheren   first trained as a relationship counsellor in 1970.  He has undertaken further training in Gestalt and Family Therapy.  In the late 1980’s he developed an interest in body focussed, or Somatic models of counselling and has undertaken further training in this field.  For eight years, from 1973, he operated a counselling centre in Western Sydney and then was involved in the creation of the LifeCare Counselling Service in Sydney.  In 1989 he began a private practice as a Counsellor/Therapist, and human relations consultant on the NSW Central Coast. In 1993 he was involved in creating the Coast Care service on the Central Coast.

    His experience includes over 25,000 hours of counselling and thousands of hours of intensive group training for counsellors and other health professional throughout Australia.  He has been involved in training Relationship Counsellors since the late 1970’s. He is a Clinical Member and Registered Supervisor of Australian Association of Relationship Counsellors, a Life Member of Christian Counsellors Association, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has a BA in Sociology and an M.Th. with focus on the family systems.

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