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Advanced Couples Training: Working Confidently with Infidelity

Advanced Couples Training: Working Confidently with Infidelity

24Aug(Aug 24)9:30 am25(Aug 25)4:30 pmAdvanced Couples Training: Working Confidently with InfidelityA workshop for therapists9:30 am - 4:30 pm (25)(GMT+00:00) suite 201/308 Pacific Highway Crows Nest

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This two day, advanced couples training workshop, will offer your practice an expanded knowledge on working with infidelity and betrayal in adult love relationships . The training will solidify existing skills and add new insights into your work with couples. In particular, fine-tuning techniques and interventions in support of your clients and in promoting the best opportunity for relationship repair and healing.

Utilising aspects of Gestalt couples therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy and Behavioural Models, participants will develop specific skills and interventions to enhance their couple’s therapeutic practice. It will, furthermore, support participants in to work effectively with complex couples issues.

To deepen and support learning, the workshop will include live and/or recorded demonstrations of couples’ therapy by the facilitators!

This workshop will benefit you:

  • To feel more confident in handling couples therapy sessions, dealing with complex and conflictual couples
  • To support your clients to get the most out of their session and to repeat appointments
  • To build your reputation and success as a couples therapist

Workshop outcomes will include

  • Overview of contemporary therapeutic thinking around Infidelity
  • Understand key thematic considerations to support meaningful & effectiveintervention
  • Knowledge of staged intervention strategy to support recovery process
  • Skills to support couples to rebuild after infidelity
  • Opportunity to reflect on and avoid common traps in working with infidelity
  • Practical skills development for participants to utilise immediately in theirpractice
  • Experiential exercises throughout to assimilate learnings


This workshop attracts 12 x CPD points for PACFA and AASW

Other Attendees Feedback:

“Sean’s depth of knowledge, authenticity, skill and energy left me feeling deeply inspired in my work with couples. An outstanding workshop” – G.F.

“ Sean’s experience, passion and knowledge gave me many practical and useable tools to take away. I so appreciated his comfortable and authentic presence” – L.O.

“This workshop has given me many extra skills for my couples work. Sean’s gentle and attuned facilitation was outstanding and i left very inspired ” – A.H.

“Sean is passionate, and has great depth of knowledge. This compilation of material is both inspiring and foundational ” – M.T.



Sean Tonnet (MGest, BSocSc, ADip Welfare)

Sean has been working with people for over 25 years and as a full time therapist, clinical supervisor and group facilitator for the past decade. Based in Northern NSW, his reputed and respected practice reflects his comprehensive training in Gestalt therapy, EFT for couples and group leadership. Specialising in relationships, Sean melds creative relational Gestalt methods and contemporary psychotherapy, neurobiology and mindfulness practices within a safe and sacred space. His work has been reviewed on radio, television and in print, making him a highly sort after relationship therapist within the Northern Rivers. Don’t miss this opportunity to train with an Australian based and leading couples therapist!

Tondi Gilfillan (MGest, BSocAnth(Hons)

Tondi has been working in the Northern Rivers Area for the last 9 years as a reputable specialist couples therapist and group facilitator both in the community sector and in private practice. Tondi has extensive experience working with couple complexity with key interest in recovery from infidelity, prenatal and perinatal relationship support and step- family complexity. With a background in Gestalt, Tondi’s work with couples is strongly influenced by her training with EFT and Doug Southeren, the work of John and Julie Gottman, Esther Perel, Hakomi, contemporary thinking in neurobiology and trauma as well as wisdom gleaned from her own personal trials and tribulations surviving a long term relationship.

Between them, Tondi and Sean have over 12,000 case hours working with couples.


August 24 & 25th, 2019

The Relational Institute Australia

3/166 Pacific Highway

North Sydney


August 24 & 25, 2019


Early Bird rate ( Before June 30th): $395 + GST

Full Rate: $ 450 + GST

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