Introduction to sexual and relationship therapy

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th October 2016

Facilitated by Cabby Laffy, this 2-day CPD weekend workshop is designed for qualified therapists who would like to become more skilled in working therapeutically with clients who describe in therapy some kind of sexual problem or relationship difficulty, through this CPD workshop which explores this fascinating area of human sexuality. The workshop gives an overview of working with individuals, couples, and other relationships.

Cabby has developed this training event in response to feedback from many therapists  who feel that issues about sexuality and relationships were not adequately addressed in their original training. This workshop will offer knowledge and skills to help practitioners work more confidently with issues around sexual functioning and relationship dynamics.

This CPD training offers an introductory route to the 8-day Certificate in Couple Therapy starting in March 2017, facilitated by Cabby Laffy with The Grove.  This 2-day workshop is also an introduction to the approach taken at the Centre for Psychosexual Health (CPH), for those who may be considering undertaking Cabby’s 2-year training course: Diploma in Integrative Psychosexual Therapy.

The next dates are Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October 2016, at Spiral Therapy Centre, (2 Shelburne Road, London N7 6DL) regularly used by Cabby Laffy for her training courses.

The times are 10am to 4:30pm each day.

The fee for the 2-day workshop is £250 + VAT = £300. This includes all training materials and a certificate for 12 hours’ CPD.

 

To enquire or enrol, please email Sarah Briggs at The Grove: [email protected]

 

This weekend workshop for qaulified counsellors and psychotherapists offers an introduction to working with individuals or couples wishing to explore this fascinating area of human sexuality. Through teaching and experiential work, including role-plays and skills practice you will gain some insights and tools to work with psychosexual issues. This is a CPD workshop where the learning is absorbed by attendance and participation on the course. There is no assessment other than attendance and participation. Although a reading list is provided, there is no formal requirement for further reading – although additional reading is recommended to enhance your professional development subsequent to the course.

 

Programme contents

The workshop will:

  • Provide an introduction to the Homeodynamic Model for Psychosexual Health
  • Introduce the main issues presenting in psychosexual therapy
  • Consider the similarities and differences working with individuals, couples and relationships

 

Teaching methods

The programme will include:

  • Didactic teaching
  • Experiential exercises to explore issues
  • Discussion in small groups and in the full group

 

 

The facilitator: Cabby Laffy

 

Cabby Laffy tutor for The GroveCabby Laffy has been a facilitator of trainings and workshops since 1991. She has also worked as a psychotherapist with individuals and couples, and a supervisor for individual and couple work, for twenty-five years. She is a UKCP registered and NCP accredited psychotherapist, a COSRT accredited psychosexual therapist, a supervisor, an educator and group facilitator, and a member of PCSR. Cabby’s book LoveSex: An Integrative Model for Sexual Education (Karnac 2013) presents a model for psychosexual health. Cabby is available for one to one and couple therapy, training and supervision.

 

Cabby has created a Homeodynamic Model for Psychosexual Health, which offers an integrative understanding of human relationships and sexuality encompassing the physical, emotional, spiritual, and our social and cultural environment. This approach includes research from neuroscience, complementary and alternative health therapies and cognitive behavioural therapy, and draws from eastern sexual healing practices as well western approaches to psychosexual therapy. The Homeodynamic Model is taught at Cabby’s Centre for Psychosexual Health – www.psychosexualhealth.org.uk – primarily through a two year Diploma in Integrative Psychosexual Therapy.

Cabby has been a facilitator of trainings and workshops since 1991. She also works as a psychotherapist and supervisor with individuals and couples, and has been a clinical supervisor for complementary health practitioners working in the community. She is a UKCP and NCP registered psychotherapist, a psychosexual therapist, and a member of COSRT and PCSR. She has recently published LoveSex through Karnac Books – her book about psychosexual health.

Cabby employs a Homeodynamic Model for Psychosexual Health, which offers an integrative understanding of human relationships and sexuality, encompassing the physical, emotional, spiritual, and our social and cultural environment. This approach includes research from neuroscience, complementary and alternative health therapies and cognitive behavioural therapy, and draws from eastern sexual healing practices as well western approaches to psychosexual therapy.

Cabby runs a diploma course in integrative psychosexual therapy at The Centre for Psychosexual Health – www.psychosexualhealth.org.uk. She is an experienced practitioner in her client work and training roles, with a speciality in psychosexual therapy.

 

 

Feedback from other workshops facilitated by Cabby on couple therapy

Comments made by previous participants on this CPD workshop:

“I found the workshop via the Internet. I probably put couples therapy training into the search engine, but can’t quite remember. I thought it was excellent. Our group worked very well together and was of a high standard of professionalism. Cabby was really good at facilitating and engaging us. I learned lots, not just about working with couples, but it has also enhanced my understanding of the relational dynamics in my own practice with individuals. The handouts were clear and helpful : I have already followed up certain aspects and bought some of the suggested books.”

“Relaxed, non-judgmental & inclusive. Material was concise and relevant. Reassuring and therefore empowering.”

“I enjoyed Cabby’s style she is very knowledgeable. I would have found it more useful to have had a more detailed discussion regarding specific interventions when working with couples. The networking was good and the role plays.”

These comments were made by participants in the July 2012 workshop facilitated by Cabby Laffy:

“I learnt a lot, had a great time and feel it was very worthwhile. Cabby was a great facilitator/lecturer, I am going away feeling empowered and excited about couple working, something that I have wanted to do for a few years. I would recommend this workshop to anyone interested in the subject.”

“This workshop has given me a useful insight in to working with couples, (what to expect, useful interventions and ways to cope when things get difficult). This will enabled me to start working with couples, an area that I have wanted to work in but until now was unsure of what extra skills I might need to move from 1-2-1 work.”

“I found the workshop in Therapy Today; the whole workshop was useful with the most useful bit being to focus on the relationship and associated skills practice. I have put much of it in place already and will build up this acquired knowledge through supervision and CPD. Course leader was very good and facilitated learning.”

“Some very practical stuff about length of sessions, homework, permission to be more directive and some psycho-sexual stuff.”

“The mix of theory and practice – very affirming. Good central London venue.”

 

 

 Venue information

The venue is Spiral Therapy Centre, (2 Shelburne Road, London N7 6DL) regularly used by Cabby Laffy for her training courses.

The times are 10am to 4:30pm each day.

Tea, coffee, and biscuits are provided during the workshop.  Catering is not included in the course fee. But there are many coffee shops and cafes nearby offering refreshments and lunches.

 

Course fees

The fee for the 2-day workshop is £250 + VAT = £300. This includes all training materials and CPD certificate for 12 hours’ attendance.

How to apply

Please email Sarah Briggs, Director of The Grove Practice, [email protected] to express your interest and receive an application form. Or you can call her on 07973 368512 for an informal discussion about the course. Once you return the application form along with your payment, your place on the workshop will be confirmed.

Cancellation policy

The Grove fully intends to deliver the programme as advertised.  However, in the event of unforeseen events or factors outside the organisers’ control, such as but not limited to venue circumstances, tutor illness or change in availability, The Grove reserves the right to alter the venue, dates, content, tutors or format of the course, while using best endeavours to maintain the intended style and material as far as possible.  If such circumstances arise, where the programme is not delivered as advertised, the participant may choose whether to attend the revised programme or to receive a refund.

Once the application form and payment have been received by The Grove Practice, the participant’s place will be confirmed as a booking.

In order to fulfil our obligations to the tutor(s) and venue, as well as to the other participants who have signed up to the programme, no refund will be given within two months of the start of the programme.

However, if you wish to cancel your booking more than two months before the start of the programme, please email Sarah Briggs, Managing Director, via [email protected] to request a refund. Refunds are granted at the discretion of The Grove Practice, taking into consideration the circumstances applicable to the student’s request for a refund.

 

Complaints procedure

The Grove fully intends to deliver the training as specified in the publicity materials and course handbook, to a high standard. If you have any concerns or preferences, please raise these with the tutor in the first instance, so that your comments may be explored and addressed.

However, if this initial step does not resolve any complaint, a written submission must be made to Sarah Briggs, Managing Director of The Grove Practice, 4 Wimpole Street, London W1G 9SH.

The Directors of The Grove will investigate the complaint, involving any relevant input from the Core Tutor and/or any tutor(s) involved. A meeting may be held between the Directors (Sarah Briggs and Ben McKie) and the complainant.  The Directors will make best endeavours to resolve the issue to the complainant’s satisfaction.  However, the Directors’ decision will be final.

That said, if any tutor raises a concern regarding the contribution or academic standard of any participant, this will be addressed during the lifetime of the course in an endeavour to support the student in completing the course satisfactorily.