Working with the Parental Couple Work Discussion Group

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Knowledge of couple relationship enhances therapeutic interventions when working with children and families.


Therapeutic work with parents and carer's is a core aspect of many CAPTs clinical practice. Currently, much parent/carer work is with individual adults and not enough opportunity arises to think deeply about the parental couple. 


The series aims to help the clinician consider and better understand how couple dynamics impact the family and influence the internal world of the child. 


The series will include readings, presentations and discussion of clinical material. Group members will be expected to bring clinical work with parental couples (i.e where both parents are in the room) for presenting in the group. This may be face to face work or via online video. Parents may be co-habiting, separated, divorced, of whatever sexuality and gender, and be birth, adoptive, step-parents or kinship carer's.


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Alison Bruce is a Child, Adolescent and Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist she is on staff at Hammersmith CAMHS, runs a mother and infant project, is a visiting clinician for Tavistock Relationships, teaches for Birkbeck University and works in private practice.


Simon Cregeen is a Child, Adolescent and Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. He worked for many years in Manchester and Salford in CAMHS, and now works privately with young people (16-26 years) and couples. He has a particular interest in work around adoption and Looked After Children. Simon teaches and supervises other psychoanalytic clinicians, has written a number of published papers, and is co-author of a book on adolescent depression (Karnac 2016).



The work discussion group will comprise of 10 monthly sessions. The group will meet on Tuesdays, 16:30 – 17:45 via Zoom on the following dates:

  • 28 September 2021
  • 19 October 2021
  • 23 November 2021
  • 25 January 2022
  • 22 February 2022
  • 22 March 2022
  • 26 April 2022
  • 24 May 2022
  • 28 June 2022
  • 26 July 2022

Open to all Qualified ACP Members. 


Limited to 12 spaces - Book early to avoid disappointment


This CPD work discussion group is not intended as a full couple psychotherapeutic training.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests should be made in writing to A full refund will be issued six weeks prior to the event. Refunds will be subject to a £20 admin fee. For any cancellations thereafter, refunds cannot be issued. 


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September 28th, 2021 4:30 PM through July 26th, 2022 5:45 PM
United Kingdom
Event Fee(s)
Working with the Parental Couple (10 sessions) £ 300.00