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Working with Couples and Sex & Porn Addiction 2-Day Masterclass with Paula Hall a live CPD event

* Please note terms and conditions are as per The Laurel Centre's booking terms for this workshop only Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training's usual terms and conditions do not apply for this event. Bookings are non refundable except in exceptional circumstances.

Booking link via the Laurel Centre

* Each day runs 10am-4:30pm

This two day masterclass, which is being delivered in conjunction with The Laurel Centre, will give relationship counsellors the skills to work with couples whose relationships have been impacted by sex or porn addiction, or CSBD (Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Disorder).  The workshop will focus on providing practical strategies for identifying and guiding couples through the 3 phases of relationship work, namely impact, meaning and moving on. The role of therapeutic disclosure will be discussed along with therapeutic interventions to build commitment to individual recovery as well as couple recovery, whilst avoiding common pitfalls that can lead to addiction relapse or further trauma for partners. The workshop is interactive and experiential and hence limited to a maximum of 25 participants with time provided for small group skills practice.

Aims 

  • To understand the impact of sex and porn addiction on intimate relationships
  • To identify the influence of social context and diversity on couple reactions
  • To understand how controversies and confusions around nomenclature and conceptualisation impacts recovery
  • To identify the independent therapeutic needs of the compulsive partner, the partner and the couple
  • To identify the 3 stages of relationship work – impact, meaning and moving on
  • To provide tools and therapeutic strategies for helping couples manage the traumatic ‘impact’ stage of discovering sex addiction
  • To understand the what, why, when and how of undertaking a therapeutic disclosure
  • To provide tools and therapeutic strategies to help couples develop ‘meaning’ from what’s happened to their relationship and to themselves as individuals.
  • To help counsellors move clients from focussing on the survival of the relationship to focussing on the journey to reaching a decision
  • To provide tools and therapeutic strategies to support relationship recovery for couples ‘moving on’ together including rebuilding trust and intimacy
  • To understand the role of psychosexual therapy
  • To provide tools and therapeutic interventions to support healthy couple separation
  • To identify and recognise risks of addiction relapse and partner re traumatisation