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WA Marriages, Partnerships and How to Survive them: Working with Couples

Event Details
Date: 16 August 2019
Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm
Venue: City West Lotteries House, WA
State: Western Australia
CPD hrs: 5

Registrations (limit 30 places)

Early Bird Pricing till Mon 5 August 2019

Members- $180.00 (inc GST)

Non Members $210.00 (inc GST)

Standard Pricing from Sat 3 August 2019

Members- $200.00 (inc GST)

Non Members $250.00 (inc GST)

Organiser: AASW WA Branch
Further information

WA Branch Manager

PH: (08) 9420 7240


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The Intimate Committed Relationship: how it can grow us up (if we’re willing) and how to work with it.

This interactive workshop is for social workers (AASW WA) and family therapists (AAFT WA) who are interested in developing their understandings and skills in counselling and casework with couples (applicable to married or de-facto, straight or gay). This workshop is based around Noel Giblett's book Marriage is for Grown Ups.

Who should attend?:

Professionals who work with couples who are interested in understanding intimate committed relationships (personally and professionally).

Goals for the course:

  • Participants will have the opportunity to engage with an approach to couples work that re-envisions our assumptions, expectations and frameworks; and empowers practitioners and clients to work with difficulties and differences in a constructive, life-giving way.

Learning outcomes for participants:

  • Deepened and broadened reflection on the nature of the intimate committed relationship;
  • A framework for understanding the inherent challenges, difficulties and disillusionments that lie therein; and
  • Ideas about ways of working with those challenges (etc).

Presenter: Noel Giblett

Noel Giblett is an Individual & Relationship Counsellor, Clinical Social Worker and Spiritual Director in private practice in Perth. He has been working in these fields for over thirty five years (in private practice for ten years) principally with men and couples.

He conducts seminars, workshops and retreats—and has published articles in several journals—on various aspects of men’s issues, relationships and spirituality. His first book was Homecomings: Stories from Australian Vietnam Veterans and Their Wives (AGPS 1987, 1989).

In 2018 he self-published through Amazon his twenty-year writing project, Marriage is for Grown-ups: How your Relationship is trying to Grow You Up (for couples and those who work with couples).

Noel has been married to Les for forty years and they have two young-adult children, two dogs, two cats, two cars… and two Martin guitars!

For more information, go to

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers