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Headspace and Australian Psychological Society host PD for Mental Health Practitioners : Family Inclusive and Systemic Therapy

  • Headspace Geraldton 193 Marine Terrace Geraldton, WA, 6530 Australia (map)

This workshop will cover the following areas:

  • Introduction to Systems Theory & Family Therapy.
  • Assessment from a Systemic Framework.
  • Developing a Therapy Plan.
  • Family & Couples Therapy.
  • Exploring communication skills by the therapist and for clients.
  • Implementing strategies & techniques in therapy after the Assessment.
  • How to encourage “complainants” and “visitors” in the therapy room to become “clients” or “customers”.
  • How to use Systemic Theory in Individual Therapy.

Learning outcomes
At the end of the workshop participants will have:

  • Gained sound understanding of Systemic Theory and its application in therapy.
  • Gained the ability to do a thorough assessment of a couple and a family in therapy.
  • Developed clear ideas about how to pursue therapy after the assessment.
  • Improved the ability to work with Couples and Families.
  • Gained the ability to implement communication skills in your therapy.
  • Gained the ability to use systemic ideas in your therapy.
  • Gained knowledge of how to engage clients & enhance motivation for change in therapy.
  • Be able to make use of the workshop in Individual, Couple & Family Therapy.

About the presenter(s)

Aldo Gurgone is a Clinical Psychologist who works with Families, Couples and individuals. He is Clinical Director of the William Street Family Therapy Centre. He has over 40 years’ experience doing therapy. He established the William Street Family Therapy Centre in 1987 as a centre of excellence in family and relationship therapy as well as in professional training. Aldo, is a well-known Australian relationships therapist and has worked and supervised trainees in various parts of Australia, as well as Italy, the UK, Singapore, Malaysia, & Peru. 

He conducts a private practice at the William Street Family Therapy Centre, and has wide experience having worked in psychiatric hospitals, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Centres, Out-Patient Adult Mental Health Centres, University Counselling Services and Multi-Cultural Psychiatric Centres. He enjoys working with individuals, couples and families.

APS - Mid-West WA Branch
Contact Nick Duigan
0427 049 029

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