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This half day course held in the mornng is part of a full day event focusing on how we can better support clients. 
This presentation will introduce the participants to the unconscious processes involved in falling in love. It will provide an understanding of what goes wrong in relationships that leads partners to separate and divorce. 
Participants will learn how they can find themselves unwittingly drawn into their clients’ psychological worlds, often behaving in ways that leave them feeling perplexed and strained. 
The second part will act as a surgery for participants to present and discuss problematic areas of their work. 

Speaker - Dr Amita Sehgal 

Dr Amita Sehgal is a couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council through the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology. She works as a Visiting Lecturer at Tavistock Relationships, and maintains a private practice in Central London. For more information on Amita please click here

Who is this training relevant for / Who should attend? 

The course is open to family lawyers at any stage in their career who are interested in developing psychologically attuned practice. 


Key learning objectives 

Key learning points 

The seminars aim to increase awareness of: 
the psychological processes of falling in love, what goes wrong and why do people seek to divorce; 
patterns of behaviour in separation and divorce; 
how family lawyers can get drawn into the client’s psychodrama; 
taking your feelings seriously and harnessing these to work more effectively. 

By the end of the course you will be able to... 

Identify being inappropriately drawn into the psychological dramas of your clients; 
Extract yourself from these psychodramas and reinstate boundaries; 
Deepen your understanding of what is going on for your clients (this could lend you the advantage on your opposing side); 
Do better for your client by understanding the psychological issues of their particular case better. 

Event Pricing 

This event consists of a single half day courses. It is part of a wider programme across the 12th and 13th October. If you would be interested in taking part in some, or all, of the other courses and to take advantage of the discounts available then please follow the link here - BOOKING COURSES OVER THE TWO DAYS 
•The delegate rate for this morning course only is £150.00 + VAT 
Discounts are also available for bookings of 3 delegates or more. For further information please contact 


13 Oct 2017 Broadway House, London Info
Broadway House is an impressive Edwardian style conference venue in London located at the heart of Westminster directly opposite St James’s Park tube station.
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13 Oct 2017 Imparando - London Info
The Imparando City of London Learning Centre is an excllent training facility. It is a spacious, hi-spec, purpose-designed venue offering a superb mix of seminar rooms, and conference and event spaces close to London’s financial and legal centres.
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Unconscious Contracts: Understanding Divorce This course introduces the participants to the unconscious processes involved in falling in love. It will provide an understanding of what goes wrong in relationships that leads partners to separate and divorce. Info

Event Timing 

09.00 - 09.30 
Registration and Tea / Coffee 
09.30 - 11.00 
First Session 
11.00 - 11.15 
Tea / Coffee Break 
11.15 - 12.45 
Second Session and Close 
12.45 - 13.45 
Lunch - You are invited to stay for lunch 

CPD Certificates 

A CPD certificate will be provided at the end of the course. As a half day course this will be for 3 CPD points.