Presenter: Karol Misso
Love continues to be the major criterion – certainly in the western world – for seeking a life partner. It is also promoted as the major ingredient for a happy functional family and providing an environment for well-adjusted children. However, research and clinical experience in relationship counselling and family therapy have demonstrated otherwise. The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, the presiding bishop of the American Episcopal Church, was applauded by many for a homily at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex for ‘singing’ the praises of love – “Love is the only way” – “there is power in love”. Given their own life experiences, I wonder what thoughts were going through this groom and bride?
Healthy relationships must be co-constructed within the context of the many vagaries of a highly consumer-oriented and technological global world of the 21st century; a world which offers individuals immense possibilities in terms of relationships, without the restraints of previous generations. With the noblest of intentions and carried along by the wave of an aggressive ‘marriage industry’ and the myth of love, many find themselves ill-equipped for the demands of stable, mutually rewarding relationships.
The resultant fall out with its inevitable tragedies, pain and disruption is evident for all to see. This brief presentation will assist practitioners in working with couples and families to:
- Distinguish between fact and fiction: insightful data and media hype
- Sharpen their knowledge of the development and the maintenance of skills in relationship building
- Teach resilience in the face of discontent, dissatisfaction and disenchantment
Presenter: Karol Misso is a PACFA Registered Counselling Therapist and a Fellow of QCA. He has tertiary qualifications in Psychology & Counselling. He has over 25 years experience in Counselling and was a Senior Relationship Counsellor, Supervisor and Educator at Relationships Australia: a Tutor, Sessional Lecturer, Course Coordinator, and Supervisor at QUT. He has presented on a range of subjects at International, National and Regional Conferences. Karol currently has a Private Practice in the Northern Suburbs.
Where: Relationships Australia. 159 St Pauls Terrace, Spring Hill
When: Saturday 20 October, 9:15am-10:45am. Enjoy networking with other counsellors from 8:45am. Topic presentation starts 9:15am and concludes at 10:45am
Please click on this link https://www.trybooking.com/428274 to make your online booking now and take advantage of the Early Bird Price.
Early Bird – payment needs to be made by Sunday 7 October 2018
QCA/PACFA Members: $18 Non Members: $23
QCA/PACFA Members: $23 Non Members: $28
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This event attracts 1.5 Professional Development hours.
QCA Committee Professional Development Program