Presenter: Michele Hayes
Endings offer up a powerful transformative process but one that we naturally want to avoid because of the difficult and painful issues involved in separation.
No matter how self aware and enlightened we strive to be, as therapists we still run the risk of processing endings as an intellectual exercise or even as a fait accompli; especially given the increased propensity for enforced endings and time limited therapy. We may unwittingly collude with the client to skirt around this difficult process.
Using Schrodinger’s Cat Paradox as a means of exploring different perspectives on endings, this paper 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. The presentation takes the audience through the author’s personal journey of endings and how this impacted her work with clients. It is given in the spirit of compassionate enquiry and aims to raise the profile of the importance of self- awareness in practitioners and the rich contribution this makes to reflections about the therapeutic relationship. There will be space for discussion at the end of the presentation.
Michele Hayes recently arrived into Australia from the UK. A Registered and Accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), and a Clinical Member of QCA and PACFA, her background is in acute psychiatric care providing psychotherapy to patients as part of a multi disciplinary team and later, in private practice. Her private practice, Zoetix, supports clients to get to the heart of the matter through relationship. She has over 14 years experience working with couples, individuals and groups.
WHERE: Relationships Australia 159 St Pauls Terrace Spring Hill on the corner of St Pauls Tce and Warren St opposite the Villa Maria Church Nursing Home. There is some parking under the building and free parking in Warren St and other side streets after 5pm BUT please note that St Pauls Terrace is a clearway and if you park there you will be towed.
WHEN: 5.00pm Friday 15 September 2017. Enjoy light refreshments, including wine, juice and snacks and a chance to meet, talk and network with other counsellors from 5.00pm. Topic presentation starts 5.30pm and concludes at 7.00pm.
Please click on this link https://www.trybooking.com/259236 to make your online booking now and take advantage of the Early Bird Price.
Early Bird – payment needs to be made by Friday 8 September 2017
Members: $16 Non Members: $21
Full Ticket: (9 September – 15 September)
Members: $21 Non Members: $26
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This event attracts 3 Professional Development points.
QCA Committee Professional Development Program