Relational Depth in Therapy and Counselling

1 day 6:00pm – 8:00pm 7 CPD hours

Course Brief

What does it mean to connect to others in an in-depth way? What are the effects of relating deeply to clients in therapy, and how can such a such an encounter be facilitated? This workshop led by an internationally renowned Professor Mick Cooper will give participants an opportunity to explore their experiences of relational depth, and how it feels to meet others at this level of intensity and intimacy: in both their therapeutic practice and everyday life.

What does it mean to connect to others in an in-depth way? What are the effects of relating deeply to clients in therapy, and how can such a such an encounter be facilitated? This live Zoom workshop will give participants an opportunity to explore their experiences of relational depth, and how it feels to meet others at this level of intensity and intimacy: in both their therapeutic practice and everyday life.

Through small group exercises, pairs-work, discussion and theory input, the workshop will help participants develop a deeper understanding of such encounters, and also how they come to deepen their levels of relating in their therapeutic work.

The course consists of three 2-hour sessions, delivered once a week:

  • Session 1: Experiencing relational depth, in and out of therapy
  • Session 2: Disconnection and distress
  • Session 3: Deepening our levels of relating with clients

By the end of this interactive Webcast, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the nature of relational depth
  • Articulate their own experiences of in-depth relating
  • Understand the latest research findings on the nature, impact and prevalence of relational depth in therapy
  • Recognise means of deepening levels of relating with clients
  • Recognise their own chronic strategies of disconnection and other barriers to relational depth

To understand Professor Mick Taylors thinking and work on relational depth in counselling, have a look at his recent SlideShare

VIDEO: Mick Cooper’s Keynote speech at the 2019 Manchester Conference

This workshop will run over three days, once a week in 2-hour sessions, delivered at a convenient time in the evenings, between 18.00 and 20.00 UK time.

  • 18 November 2020, between 18.00 and 20.00 UK time:

    Session 1: Experiencing relational depth, in and out of therapy

  • 25 November 2020, between 18.00 and 20.00 UK time:

    Session 2: Disconnection and distress

  • 02 December 2020, between 18.00 and 20.00 UK time.

    Session 3: Deepening our levels of relating with clients

The recording will be available for 60 days after the event to all the participants.

Course Tutor

Prof Mick Cooper
DPhil CPsychol FAcSS FBACP AFBPsS

Mick Cooper is an internationally recognised author, trainer, and consultant in the field of humanistic, existential, and pluralistic therapies. He is a Chartered Psychologist, and Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of Roehampton.