Presenter: Michele Hayes
When clients finish working with us and bring their therapy to a close, how many endings are actually in the room? What are we paying attention to in those final sessions and what might support us to stay present and in relationship with the multiple processes right up until the very end?
Endings can offer up a powerful transformative process but one that we naturally want to avoid because of the difficult and painful issues around separation. No matter how self aware and enlightened we strive to be as therapists, we still run the risk of processing endings as a fait accompli and unwittingly collude with the client to skirt around this difficult process. In doing so, what might be missed?
Using Schrodinger’s Cat Paradox as a means of exploring different perspectives on endings, this webinar invites us to step inside the box and consider the cat itself as a metaphor for the therapeutic relationship and help connect us to the visceral/felt experience possible in the work with clients. Michele takes the audience through a personal journey of endings and how this impacted her work with clients. It encourages us to consider our own perspectives on endings and how it sits within our therapeutic practice.
There will be space for reflection and discussion at the end of the presentation.
Presenter: Michele Hayes trained as an integrative psychotherapist in the UK and has extensive experience working in acute psychiatric care supporting individuals, couples and groups with a range of diagnoses. She worked as part of a multi disciplinary hospital team as well as in private practice. Since arriving in Australia at the tail-end of 2015 Michele has focused on building her private practice supporting individuals and couples. Having worked extensively with a diverse range of clinicians and clientele, she believes the efficacy of different theoretical models is governed by the art with which they are practised. The alchemy of the therapeutic relationship forms the work within the work; potent and transformational. As such the therapist’s self awareness and reflective practice is core. Relationship remains at the heart of Michele’s private practice, Zoetix.
Michele is a Clinical Registrant of PACFA and QCA. She is also an Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Where: Online Webinar – using the software platform “Zoom”.
When: Tuesday 2 October, logon on from 5:50pm (AEST). The Topic presentation starts at 6pm (AEST) sharp and concludes at 8pm.
Note: Times are Australian Eastern Standard Time
IMPORTANT: You will need to register by Friday 28 September at the latest.
As this is an online webinar, an email will be sent to you beforehand with instructions on how to logon to the workshop via the Zoom platform. You do not need to have Zoom on your computer.
Prior to the webinar, QCA will email you a Zoom “invitation” link. Click on the link when you are ready to join the webinar.
Note the webinar link will be open from 5.50pm and you are free to login and join the online networking prior to the webinar starting at 6pm.
Please click on this link https://www.trybooking.com/411954 to make your online booking now and take advantage of the Early Bird Price.
Early Bird – payment needs to be made by Sunday 23 September 2018
QCA/PACFA Members: $16 Non Members: $21
QCA/PACFA Members: $21 Non Members: $26
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This event attracts 2 Professional Development hours.
QCA Committee Professional Development Program