£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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All personal data, both electronic and hard copy held by Sussex Counselling and Psychotherapy is kept confidential and secure and is not shared with any person or organisation. If seminar tutors need your email address to send you handouts, your permission will be sought beforehand. it will not be an automatic practice to hand over your details to tutors.

 

29
Feb
2020

Sex & Drugs & Therapy

29/02/2020 10:00 am -1:00 pm
£35.00

In Jay Beichman' seminar he hopes it will be controversial, interesting and fun!   Here is what Jay has written

'Therapy is entwined with countercultural movements. In the 1960s the Esalen centre in California attracted the likes of Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers, Fritz Perls, Gregory Bateson, Timothy Leary, Alan Watts and Aldous Huxley (amongst many others). Esalen is also (in)famous for developing the use of ‘encounter groups’.

The use of psychedelics such as LSD was also common at that time. Leary’s proselytising mantra ‘Turn on, tune in, drop out’ combined with Ken Kesey’s ‘acid tests’ evolved into a massive ‘hippie’ counterculture espousing the joys of ‘free love’ and ‘sex & drugs & rock & roll’. Perhaps this threat of unrestrained sexuality and hedonism is what led to LSD being made illegal in all the states of the USA by 1968. (click Details for more...)

 

28
Mar
2020

Helping Clients Find Hope - using life coaching with offenders behind bars

28/03/2020 10:00 am -1:00 pm
£35.00

Judi hopes that you will come and possibly challenge your own assumptions about what type of people end up behind bars. Explore ways that help people who are at rock bottom manage to find hope.

As Judi writes 'About eight years ago somebody asked me “If life coaching works with executives why wouldn’t it work with people in prison?” This interactive session will explore how a life coaching approach has helped hundreds of offenders to work out what they want to change in their lives, how to move forward and how to challenge the limiting beliefs that hold them back..

Judi worked in management development for 35 years before retiring in 2014. She has worked with the charity Coaching Inside and Out since its inception in 2000, mainly in women’s prisons.

03
Apr
2020

SCAP Social Event

03/04/2020 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
Free

All paid-up SCAP members are cordially invited to come along from 7pm on Friday 3rd April for a free drink and buffet meal and spend time meeting with other members, networking and chatting to the committee. The venue for the social will be the upstairs room at the Brunswick Pub at 1-3 Holland Road, Hove BN3 1JF. 


This is a good opportunity for you to tell us how we can serve you in future and to give feedback on our activities/CPD. We very much look forward to meeting you!

18
Apr
2020

Depression - A Way Forward

18/04/2020 10:00 am -1:00 pm
£35.00

Details soon

13
Jun
2020

Annual General Meeting

13/06/2020 10:00 am -1:00 am
Free

Sussex Counselling & Psychotherapy Annual General Meeting 2020

AGM followed by a free workshop

 

Extinction rebellion: How civil disobedience can impact your professional registration

The most urgent existential issue of our time is our care for the environment. We will consider whether negative political responses to direct action such as Extinction Rebellion (XR) are reflected in the responses or silence of psychotherapy’s regulatory bodies towards the climate emergency. The climate emergency, civil disobedience and professional conduct procedures represent the point where the social, political and personal intersect, and the point where we can unpack issues of power in psychotherapy.

The space will support us to explore how practitioners are increasingly asking ‘what happens to my career if I am arrested for civil disobedience’ such as during peaceful protest at an XR event? ‘Will I be accused of bringing my profession into disrepute?’ We are facing difficult truths. Philosophically, perhaps how we care for our planet reflects how we care for our clients and selves. We need to explore the forces at work in us, in our professions and in society as a whole when social, political, professional, personal and environmental relationships break down.

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

 

25
Jul
2020

Body & Mind

25/07/2020 10:00 am -1:00 pm
£35.00

 

Details coming soon 

05
Sep
2020

Choice Theory

05/09/2020 10:00 am -1:00 pm
£35.00

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...)

10
Oct
2020

Advanced Counselling Skills

10/10/2020 10:00 am -1:00 pm
£35.00

Details soon

14
Nov
2020

The shadow of Therapeutic Work

14/11/2020 10:00 am -1:00 pm
£35.00

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