£25.00 for registered members
£35.00 for non members
(members should sign in first and use the link in the members area to receive the members discount rate).
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This workshop has been Cancelled due to COVID-19.
Hopefully we will be able to reschedule when restrictions have eased.
Sussex Counselling & Psychotherapy Annual General Meeting 2020
The Sussex Counselling and Psychotherapy Annual General Meeting will now be held on 8th August at the Holiday Inn, Brighton BN1 2JF at 10am. We will, of course, be mindful of any social distancing measures that will probably be in force at that time.
Please do you best to attend as a number of Committee positions need to be filled. Further details will be sent shortly.
Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom
‘....The new psychology must be easy to understand, so that it can be taught to anyone who wants to learn it, and it must be easy to use once we understand it. Our present psychology [External Control Psychology] has failed. We do not know how to get along with each other any better now than we ever have. Indeed the psychology we have embraced tends to drive us apart...’ (Dr William Glasser 1988)
The seminar is an overview of William Glasser's Choice Theory which maintains that we are internally motivated (to try and fulfil our 'wants' and 'needs') and that our behaviour is 'total' and made up of interconnecting 'components' that are always present as part of that behaviour. (click Details below for more...)
As someone who is a non-directive counsellor with Rogerian skills and nonjudgmental positive regard, you can now add to your toolbox some practical directive skills. By putting the various 'theories into practice' we can work on a variety of issues, using NLP, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, CBT, or any other theoretical approach which seems appropriate when working with your client.
It will be an actively involved workshop offering you an opportunity to practice in a supportive group.
This interactive workshop is based upon a real complaint procedure experienced by a Psychotherapy and Counselling Union (PCU) member, which raised many issues and dilemmas. To explore these dilemmas, we will each be tied together with coloured twine to create a living network and experience how each person in the system, clients, therapists, supervisors, professional bodies, insurers, solicitors and so forth impact each other. As each person moves in the network (or workshop room), each crosses the string and pulls on others.
The workshop will be a lot of fun. This highly interactive process will help us look at all the stakeholders involved in a complaint and how they interact in ways that may or may not be useful. During the debrief, we may consider how complaints contain a transformative seed. People don’t generally complain about something they don’t care about. We and the professional registration bodies could treat complaints as a doorway to deeper commitments with clients and ourselves. The language of complaints tells us what we can’t stand (Shohet, 2017). The language of commitment tells us what we stand for (Kegan & Lahey, 2009). PCU is committed to change how complaints are worked with. The philosophy underpinning this workshop is that by supporting therapists we support clients.
Dr Philip Cox (D.Psych, CPsychol, EuroPsy)
HCPC reg, BACP (Snr Accred)
BPS Psychotherapy Section Chair
BPS Psychotherapy Section e-letter editor & Facebook co-editor
BPS Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS)
Psychotherapy & Counselling Union adviser for professional complaints