Intimate Encounters

An Introduction to Parent-Child Psychotherapy

“Intimate Encounters” is a 12-week course aimed at mental health professionals who wish to work therapeutically with children.

Parent-Child Psychotherapy is a treatment that aims to help young children identified as suffering from emotional symptoms or behavioural problems by focusing on the parent-child relationship. The aim of this course is to introduce professionals to the practical and theoretical underpinnings of this work.

Participants will be introduced to key readings and concepts in the field of parent-child psychotherapy. The importance of transference, counter-transference as well as observation in parent-child psychotherapy will be explored. There is opportunity for continued supervision and practical exposure to the parent-child cases after the completion of the course.

Given the nature of the course, the size of the training group will need to be contained. Spaces are therefore limited. For more information please contact Nicole Canin at or 0833817803.

Lecturer: Nicole Canin

Dates: Every Wednesday 26th August -11th November.

 CPD Points: 36

Cost: R5200 (A deposit of R1600 is required to book your place. Payment of the outstanding amount can be made in monthly instalments at the end of each month (R1200 per month). Alternately, the full amount can be paid at any time during the course)