Skills Training in Couple and Family Work

Doreen Jones - Counsellor and Trainer
I valued the encouragement to be more directive, to keep a session more focused and to take control more.

Jan Harvey - Counsellor
A brilliant seminar. So helpful in identifying the differences between individual and couple / family work. I am now taking away clear templates I can use in my practice and a greater confidence in working in this field.

David Sokol - Senior EAP Consultant
An excellent balance of concept and exercises to come away with knowledge, experience and tools to use with clients.

Coaching Couples to Communicate

Liat Liling-Deutsch - Counsellor, Couple Therapist and Psychotherapist
Very relevant to my work with couples. Jacqueline's presentation was very captivating, engaging, well organised and informative.

Jody Hey - Student
Jacqueline is very engaging and I'm looking forward to the next seminar!

Sue England - Counsellor and Psychotherapist
I took away so much in sequencing, listening dialogue. Jacqueline is an engaging presenter, knowledgeable and practical.

Working with Difficult Couples

Christina Peak - Counsellor Catholic Care
Great practical applications – as someone new to couples counselling I found this very valuable.

Cath Leask - Counsellor
Excellent presentation - very clear and practical - thank you.

Denny Edwards- Social Worker - Family Therapist & Practitioner Lifeline
It has been very refreshing to listen and learn from a presenter that has systemic therapy as the foundation for counselling with couples.This presentation has extended my current knowledge in this area (systemic approach).

Peter Upton - Counsellor
Interesting and engaging seminar and extremely well facilitated.

Working with Parents and Families

Tegan - Psychologist & School Counsellor
I was very impressed by Jacqueline’s approach and clear techniques she uses in practice. This will be very helpful to implement in my current role as school counsellor.

Sarah - Youth Care Coordinator
I really enjoyed the practical tips and strategies that I can now take back and build on my practice.

Mandy - Counselling Coordinator
The presenter was very knowledgeable and engaging. The most helpful part of the workshop was using real case studies and valuable strategies.

Melinda - Clinical Psychologist
This workshop was so useful for my practice – Jacqueline’s no-nonsense approach was refreshing and I imagine is what makes her such a successful practitioner.

Therese - Counsellor & Group Worker
This one day program synthesised Family systems, clinical work and was a great refresher for me of this approach. Worthwhile and presented in a stimulating way.

Working with Affairs and Other Betrayals

Warrick Allan - Clinical Psychologist
Very well presented. Thanks! Jacqueline's skills in the field is very evident.

Carol Nedov - Relationship Specialist
I really like how Jacqueline designed today’s seminar. It was well balanced in terms of content, group participation, practical exercises and sharing of knowledge between the presenter and participants. Thank you!  

Emma Taylor MBM, BSW - Therapist
Terrific Presenter/Trainer - Thank you! Great balance between sharing tools/offering statement to use whilst also offering practice through role plays.

Colleen Hurll- Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Excellent presentation!! Interesting all the time! Informative. Stimulates ideas/perception and useful strategies. 

Elaine Carey - Clinical Psychologist Salvation Army
Thank you for adding some valuable tools to my toolkit.

Joyce Henry- Counsellor
Excellent. Very informative and able to be implemented into my practice.

Cassie Howse - Psychologist and couple and Family Therapist
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience in a relevant, practical and interesting way. I felt challenges and affirmed and have gained useful ideas for my practice.

Jan Harvey - Counsellor
The clear structure in the presentation was most helpful in giving me something to take away and apply to my practice. I mostly work with individuals and there was much that I could apply to that part of my practice but most significantly, I picked up on some differences in how I need to be as a Therapist when doing couples work. 

Michele Elsom - Counsellor
JM is a mine of information. Seminars are engaging, informative, practical and extremely valuable. 

Subhana Barzaghi - Psychotherapist
Wonderfully clear presenter. Well organised, very experienced Therapist and educator. Well balanced theoretical and practical skills with couple work.

 

Working with High Conflict Couples

Dr Siham Yahya - Clinical Psychologist
Jacqueline is an excellent presenter. She engaged very well with the attendees, answered all questions clearly and explained material thoroughly. The examples she used were excellent and very helpful. Thank you!

Kerryn Armor - Counsellor, Psychotherapist
I now wish I had done this course earlier in my career. I know I am a better counsellor now for having been here.

Gavin Crosisca - Sober Living Housing
I thought it was very informative and a well run seminar that has enhanced and confirmed the work I do with families in the A&D section.

Trevor Good (Masters Gestalt Therapy)
Jacqueline facilitated he course in a very warm and inclusive manner. Her ability to convey ideas and methods was very clear and she encouraged participants to engage in the process. The course matched exactly how it was advertised. Very good seminar which I would highly recommend.

Clinton Power, Gestalt Therapist
Jacqueline is an engaging and knowledgeable presenter who shares practical and helpful ideas and information to help you deepen your clinical skills and develop your confidence when working with couples.


Basic Counselling Skills

Christine Everett – Student Co-ordinator
I feel that I now have the tools to deal better with students in different situations. I found the examples of actions to take really helpful and clear…..for a moment I was considering becoming a counsellor

Clients in Crisis

Melissa Madonis – Psychologist
One of the best workshops I have ever attended. I loved the amount of practical tips that were given and the use of personal experiences. I will definitely be applying this knowledge in practice with my clients.

Kaye Coates – Counsellor
This seminar was excellent. Well presented, clear informative subject matter. The presenter was warm and friendly – she put everyone at ease and welcomed questions and comments. Well done.

Couples Observation – Post-Milan Work

Liz – JNI student
Extremely interesting, thought provoking and engaging. The ability to observe this couple in relation to their genogram and have all of the background knowledge to try and hypothesize is very valuable and worthwhile.
 

Andrea Croft – Psychologist
First time seeing a “live”couple session. Very enlightening and made even richer by the accompanying group discussion.
I would recommend this session for anyone who is interested in couple therapy.  

Cathy Clancy – Counsellor
Reinforced systemic thinking and it was truly valuable to observe someone else counselling. A worthwhile, important method of learning – I did not have enough of this style in my masters. 

Kerryn Amor – Social worker
The session was very insightful in that I became aware of my own issues and how I need to be able to put them aside. Also great to observe how an expert runs a session and how to be relaxed with people.

Alex Weber – Psychologist
The experience was one of a kind – thank you so very much.
 

Working with Couples in Crisis

Ron Dowd – Psychotherapist
I found this course very practical. Jacqueline’s style is informal, inclusive and encourages learning. I came away feeling energised about her approach to working with couples. One of the best PD course I’ve done.

Teresa Sanchez – Counsellor
It will help me contain client reactivity in sessions, particularly those with multiple issues and high volatility. Sue Murphy, Relationship & Family CounsellorIt was a wonderful revision of previous learning, plus really useful new information and strategies.

Fiona – Psychotherapist
It was accessible information, a nice relaxed atmosphere and a good way to refresh and revise knowledge.

Rev Edmund Kenny – Catholic Priest/Aged Care Chaplain I found the business-like delivery and examples from personal experience most useful.

 Chrystine Denney
I liked Jacqueline’s direct style, her knowledge, and the fact she shared real case examples.

 

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