On Demand Workshops

Counselling in Relationships

Helping Families Develop Healthy Connections

 Counselling in Relationships
$219.00
8.5

Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEC)

Relationships are central to every person’s well-being, and family relationships are the foundation that influences how we all continue to grow and connect with others throughout life. Families are extremely diverse, and so our ways of supporting them need to be equally wide-ranging and unique to each relationship dynamic. This workshop is based on the variety of family structures and helping strategies described in CTRI’s book, Counselling in Relationships. Different family relationships will be explored, and common themes that can help counsellors feel more confident in supporting the diversity of families they serve will be identified. Participants will learn to apply principles and strategies that will guide them to be more effective and responsive in their work with families.

Trainer: Marwa Fadol, MA, RPsych

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Describe a range of diverse family structures
  • Name factors that contribute to healthy in family systems
  • Distinguish what will contribute to patterns of connection or disconnection
  • Demonstrate steps for repair in relationships
  • Identify areas of further self-awareness and reflection for supporting relationships

Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • The Diversity of Family Structures
  • The Role of Attachment in Family Connections
  • Components of Health in Family Systems
  • Patterns of Disconnection in Family Systems
  • The Cultural Context of Systems
  • Helping Change Happen Within Systems
  • Indigenous Insights for All Counsellors
  • Skills for Engaging Family Systems
  • Supportive Strategies for Repairing Relationships
  • The Importance of Counsellor Self-Awareness and Reflection

Target Audience

This is an intermediate level workshop intended for social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, and anyone wanting to gain an increased capacity in their counselling skills.

Trainer: Marwa Fadol

MA, RPsych

Marwa is a Registered Psychologist in Alberta and holds a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. In addition to training with CTRI, she is a Mental Health Therapist, providing triage and assessment to people struggling with addiction and mental health concerns. She also has a private practice where she works with families around various issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and family relationships. Additionally, Marwa consults with community and faith-based organizations on topics related to mental health. As a clinician she believes that people are the experts in their own lives and have within them the strength and capacity to enact change. Marwa approaches her work through an attachment and developmental lens and sees that her role as a therapist is to help empower people to write their own life stories, explore their own values and beliefs about how the world works, and develop authentic, fulfilling relationships. She is also a contributing author of CTRI’s book, Counselling in Relationships, and is the author or editor of several of CTRI’s training materials, including those on the topics of attachment and counselling in relationships. As a trainer she brings warmth and humour and draws on her varied experiences to make for an engaging, relevant training experience. Read blogs written by Marwa here.

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