New for 2019 – Introduction to the Bader-Pearson Developmental Model

A new four-day introductory training in understanding and working with the ‘Developmetal Model’ in couples counselling.

The Developmental Model was created over 30-years ago by two psychologists in the US; Dr. Ellyn Bader and her husband Dr. Peter Pearson, who also jointly founded the Couples Institute.

Our course will cover the following topics:

  • The ‘three strands’ of the Developmental Model: Differentiation Theory; Attachment and Neuroscience;
  • The five stages of development in adult relationships, and the goals/tasks of each stage;
  • The three types of couples that present for couples counselling;
  • How to assess and diagnose a couple using The Couples Questionnaire;
  • The Paper Exercise: a key exercise to ascertain and diagnose six major problems in the couple’s ability to handle conflict, negotiation and communication;
  • How the Developmental Model works with hostile and avoidant couples;
  • Facilitating the Initiator-Inquirer Dialogue to strengthen differentiation in relationship;
  • How to help couples repair ruptures in their relationship;
  • The Fire Drill: an exercise to clarify what the couples aspire to create in their relationship;
  • Working with and disrupting symbiosis;
  • Facilitating differentiation;
  • Key negotiation principles; strategies for making decisions;
  • How to work with affairs and betrayals using the Developmental Model; different types of lies within relationship.

Dates set for 2019

The next London course is scheduled as follows:

First weekend: 9 & 10th March 2019
Second weekend: 6 & 7th April 2019
Times: 10am to 4.30pm
Venue: The Deborah Ubee Trust, 20 Egerton Drive, Greenwich, London SE10 8JS (a short walk from Greenwich mainline and DLR station)

Cost: £450 early bird; £470 if booked after 15 January 2019.