Individual Therapy for Couples Problems - 1 day via ZOOM

Relationship Institute Australasia


Individual Therapy for Couples Problems - 1 day via ZOOM

Relationship Institute Australasia is the lead agency in Australia in relationship training and therapist certification.

Our trainers for this great day are Clinical psychologist Trish Purnell-Webb and AMHSW John Flanagan. Their guiding principle, is to utilisesound, evidenced-based approaches to help people build, repair and rejuvenate strong, sustainable relationships. Trish and John are also committed to developing and training relationship therapists across Australia, NZ, and Asia.

Together, they have more than 60 years of career experience in the fields of community engagement, organisational development, group process, clinical practice, relationship counselling, life coaching and professional training.

This one day workshop will explore the main evidenced-based theories and models relating to intimate relationships and how to assist an individual partner to make positive change through the use of psycho-education, cognitive and emotional self-exploration and behavioural interventions.The training will incorporate lecture, group discussion, video and Q & A.The research suggests that individual therapy that is focussed on the management of relationship issues has traditionally not only not been successful, but has been found to lead more frequently to relationship breakdown. However, statistics tell us that 86% of individuals presenting for therapy list relationship distress as one of their top 3 presentation issues. What is a well-meaning therapist supposed to do?

While more research needs to be conducted, emerging theories looking at individual therapy for couple problems (ITCP) suggests clinicians can become more equipped in offering couple sensitive individual therapy (CSI therapy). In this workshop, we focus on what knowledge, skills and processes help therapists and individuals to more successfully address couple distress with only one partner in attendance.

Outline of the Day

  • Evidence for and against ITCP
  • Pitfalls to be aware of
  • Therapist needs
  • Relationship  Models
  • Assessment
  • Therapeutic interventions

The effectiveness of the workshop will be evaluated through the use of a knowledge questionnaire and a course evaluation completed by each participant.


This event counts as 6 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements.

Where: LIVE via ZOOM and Face to Face When: Various dates available

Organisation – Relationship Institute Australasia


4/11/2021 9:00 AM - 5/11/2022 5:00 PM
E. Australia Standard Time
Online - Interactive Webinar

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