RTG Events

Saturday 21st March 2020

Understanding & Recognising Sex and Porn Addiction

Justin Marsh
Therapist, Director and Clinical Associate of
The Laurel Centre

This CPD workshop will offer a thorough understanding of sex addiction from a biopsychosocial viewpoint. Ultimately only the ‘addict’ can decide if their behaviour is ‘addictive’ or out of control but this intense and information packed CPD will help therapists to guide the client in making that decision. It will provide a definition of sex addiction, will help recognise different classifications and causes of sex addiction. It will help participants understand sex addiction from a biopsychosocial perspective and will provide participants with tools to help clients self-diagnose either an active addiction or their ‘at risk’ behaviours. The workshop will provide an understanding of the cycle of addiction including triggers and underlying issues. It will give an overview of treatment options and look at the impact of disclosure / discovery on partners and their reactions. We shall learn to SURF (4 stage partner recovery).

Further details and an application form can be obtained by following this link.

Members' Notices

Does your organisation need help? Trainee counsellor looking to volunteer
I am in my second year of a three-year Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice programme (Prof. Dip Psy C.) and would love to donate my time over the next year to a counselling service that helps those in need. I bring a deeply rooted desire to help individuals of all walks of life work with their challenges through counselling. I have an empathic and positive approach grounded within an ethical framework. I will bring commitment and dedication to the agency I work with and can be flexible with hours/days available.
If I can help you, please contact me at hutchins.marion@gmail.com or on 07964 860603.

Client Assessment and Initial Consultation Training
Basingstoke Counselling Service are holding a two day course on the above subject. Furter details can be found by folllowing this link. RTG members a discount of 10% on both early bird and standard rates.

Invitation to Val Parker's Book Launch
Val Parker, who gave a presentation at our June meeting last year, would like to invite you to celebrate the launch of her book:

"A Group-Analytic Exploration of the Sibling Matrix: How Siblings Shape our Lives" on

Saturday 8th February 2020 at 5.30pm at the

Institute of Group Analysis, 1 Daleham Gardens, London, NW3 5BY

Please RSVP to Ruby Martin, ruby@groupanalysis-uk.co.uk. Numbers are limited so please register your interest as soon as possible.

An Evening with Susie Orbach
Chiltern Counsellors Network presents An Evening with Susie Orbach "In Conversation" with Joan Bristow. Reflections on the future of the body and identity in the age of social media. Thursday 26 March 2020 7.30 at the Elgiva, Chesham. Booking www.elgiva.com - tickets £25.

RTG Notices

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Committee Vacancies
We are currently looking for volunteers to support the work of the RTG if you feel able to contribute please do get in touch. All Committee activities are eligible for CPD. Contact the committee: k.likhtman@gmail.com or click here

Free on-line CPD from the Home Office   click here
A recent study revealed that 137,000 women in England and Wales are estimated to be living with the consequences of FGM. To address this issue, the Home Office is championing a proactive approach and has launched this free online FGM training package (2015). You can also visit our February 2016 talk by Fatum - by visiting the programme page and selecting her talk. The talk gives links to the relevant information and training.

PREVENT: have you had your training?


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