Mags Clark-Smith

What is the Therapeutic Relationship?

The first contact you have with a client is so important. The relationship you develop is about trust.  Establishing trust from the outset is key to healing.  Non-verbal communication is paramount to building trust and confidence between the practitioner and the client.

We’re delighted to offer this new training course developing your professional relationship skills.  Run only in the UK last year, this is the first time it’s being offered in Ireland.

The aim of this course is to help practitioners embrace the responsibility of their role in professional relationships and to enable them to practice, develop and expand on their personal therapeutic skills.  These skills help enormously outside of professional practice too!

What others have said about this course.

“The course content has made me review how I work and how to blend your ideas with what I currently do. It has solved a lot of my issues. Listening to others on the course about how they practice and define themselves was also very insightful.”

“I found the pair work really helpful- some exercises helped get perspective on what the clients’ perspective might be and how different listening techniques come across.”

“What I found most useful for my work was when we talked about our role.  It helped me get clear on everything I offer, and it was really helpful to hear others too”.

“I so enjoyed your training and came away revitalised.” 

This is a brief summary of the areas to be covered:

  • The importance of the therapeutic relationship

  • Listening skills – exercises, role play, and discussion

  • Ethical practice – direction and examples of challenging situations

  • Confidentiality

  • Introduction to some theoretical models which may be used for clients with stress induced pain e.g. Person Centered, Psychodynamic, CBT, and Transactional Analysis – a light introduction.

  • Active techniques drawn from the above for use with clients – you’ll be able to apply these new skills straight away.

  • The role of creativity – helping clients who are stuck

  • The use of supervision and reflective practice – looking after yourself, as a practitioner, especially when working with more difficult cases.

Mags will set this course up as a safe learning environment, as we take a deep dive on exploring working with others.  Plenty of tuition, practical exercises giving you the confidence to use other methods, and have fun.

This is an opportunity to understand and know yourself better, to present yourself authentically. This will, in turn, develop a more trusting and deeper connection with clients.

The course is presented by

Mags Clark-Smith MA, PGCE, BCPT, BMC Dip

Many of you first met Mags at the TASK conference in 2015, and we’re delighted to have this opportunity to run this special workshop that will help healthcare practitioners enrich their clinic sessions and treatments.


Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd March 2017

CityNorth Hotel, 10am – 5.30pm each day.

Investment: €297

Early Bird: €247 (deadline: 20th February 2017)

Deposits taken of €125 till we reach minimum numbers

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