Exploring Relational Practice Through Clinical Dilemmas

This online Exploring Relational Practice Through Clinical Dilemmas workshop is aimed at people who want to develop or enhance their ability to work relationally with clients. It is for all levels from first year trainees to qualified practitioners.

Workshop outline

Alistair will present a series of therapeutic conundrums, all taken from real life clinical examples. Participants will then break into small groups to think about how they might respond to these dilemmas, for example: “if the client said/did this… what would your next intervention be, and what is your clinical thinking behind that?” We will then come back into the wider group and discuss how the different interventions would lead to different directions in the therapy, and if there are any ethical or intersectional concerns to consider.

There will be three rounds of clinical conundrums all based around working relationally.

  • The first will focus on the therapeutic frame
  • the second on therapeutic potency
  • the third on self-disclosure.

Each round will be preceded by a short, accessible teach on the subject so that participants have a scaffolding to think about the types of responses that may be appropriate.

Workshop goal

The goal of this workshop is for participants to leave with a comprehensive understanding of what a two-person, relational approach is, and an enhanced ability to employ relational interventions within their clinical practice.


Alistair Berlin

Alistair is a PTSTA with a PGCert in Higher education for teaching counselling and psychotherapy and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He maintains a private practice as a psychotherapist and supervisor in London. He trained at the Metanoia Institute and has taught there for the past three years. His theoretical and clinical focus is on a present-centered, relational approach to psychotherapy. He has published a number of academic articles on psychotherapy and is particularly interested in teaching relational TA theory in a way that is accessible and usable in practice.

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Course Delivery: The Exploring Relational Practice Through Clinical Dilemmas workshop will be delivered online using Zoom

Maximum Participants: 40

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The course cost is £95

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Refund policy: 50% refund will be given for cancellations with more than 7 days notice.


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