Live Online Training - 4 Hours

Couples Therapy: Neurodiversity and relationships

Additional specialist training for those working with couples or helping with relationship issues…

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Neurodiversity and relationships Live Online Training

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  • Date: Thurs 28th Nov 2024

  • Accredited CPD Certificate: 4 hours

  • Length: 4 Hours (8.45am–1.00pm BST)

  • Tutor: Jennifer Broadley

  • Price: £110 per person

Includes course notes and access to a recording of the event


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Fresh, engaging and very, very informative. I learnt things to use in my personal life as well as with the couples I work with

Live training delivered online Join Jennifer Broadley on Thursday 28th November 24 for another jam-packed session live online via Zoom. You will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions. Simply book your place and we will send you email confirmation – your Zoom link will be sent the day before the event.
BONUS RECORDING – the training is recorded, in case anyone experiences technical difficulties, so you will also get a recording for 2 weeks afterwards to maximise your learning.
Can’t make this date, then please register your interest and we’ll let you know as soon as another date is available.

This additional training session gives us more time to look at how neurodiversity can impact relationships

CPD Provider LogoIn most cases, applying the skills and techniques learned in the Couples Therapy Online Masterclass is all that’s needed to help a couple move forward in their relationship. Sometimes though, some extra focused knowledge of the challenges within specific types of relationship can help a therapist assess more quickly and meaningfully the relationship dynamic, allowing them to more effectively help the couple find a constructive and compassionate way forward. During the training you will explore how to help couples where one or other is level 1 autistic, or has ADHD. 

Why take this course

Neurodiversity has been given significant media attention recently, which is all hugely positive. As a result though, more people are seeking out information and answers for their questions and personal experiences. As part of that process, they may well seek some counselling or therapy. It’s important then that, as therapists or counsellors, our knowledge, skillset, language and stories stay as up-to-date and relevant as possible to best serve our clients. In this session, we take time to clarify what’s most helpful and identify practical steps that can help.

Jennifer's knowledge and experience shone through

What will you learn

  • Debunking the myths about neurodiversity – and replacing them instead with newer, more positive and inclusive research-based thinking
  • The value (or not) of a diagnosis – and the possibility of mis-diagnosis 
  • The challenges when one or both partners are neurodiverse 
  • The most effective tools to support a re-steer back to respect and compatibility
  • What to look out for with right- and left-brain-orientated neurodiversity
  • How best to get mutual emotional needs met when two partners have different priorities, awareness and emotional expectations
  • Having a neuro-divergent child – and how that can impact a relationship (positively and otherwise)
  • Managing expectations – around the speed of change, and the consistency of more-respectful and kinder behaviours after therapy is complete
  • Strategies that could work well with a neuro-divergent partner – and when might we have to get more creative
  • A therapist’s next steps – when they suspect one or both of a couple is neurodivergent. 
  • And much more…

You will also have the opportunity to ask Jennifer questions and benefit from the discussions resulting from those asked by others.

Who is this course suitable for?

  • Anyone working with couples, perhaps as a relationship counsellor or couples therapist, who would like further insights and ideas for helping couples when one or more is neurodivergent
  • Anyone who has previously attended our Couples masterclass 1-day workshop (live or in person)
  • If you already work with couples in your salaried work or private practice and you want to develop more insight into the different ways neurodivergence can impact couples specifically, and relationships generally, then this online training is for you.
Please Note

Please Note

This course is not a substitute for therapy.

CPD Provider LogoThis course has been independently accredited by the internationally recognised CPD Standards Office for 4 hours of CPD training.

On completion of this training you’ll receive CPD certificates from the College and the CPD Standards Office.

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If you can’t make this course, please complete the form below and we’ll email you when another date becomes available.

Reviews for this course

4.7/5 (35 Reviews)
  1. Latania Kennard, School Psychologist

    This course is absolutely packed with leading edge, practical information for supporting people with Autistic and ADHD brain designs. It gave me new empowering language to use, like “brain designs”. As well as attending the live training, I have watched the replay and got even more out of it. I don’t currently work with couples and it doesn’t matter, the course was the most helpful training for my work with people with neuro-divergent brain designs. Absolutely excellent and already significantly having a positive impact on people I support.

  2. Morvarid Sahafi, Level 3 Counselling Student

    I am absolutely amazed by all of your courses, especially the recent one I took. Having previously completed the couple therapy course a few months ago, I must say that this one was truly outstanding. As an individual with autism, I found this course to be incredibly enlightening, teaching me things about myself that I had not discovered through extensive reading.The course was exceptionally informative and presented in a manner that was easy to understand and follow. Moreover, the instructor was absolutely excellent, providing inspiration for me to pursue a full diploma and specialise in the field of couple therapy and neurodiversity. I diligently made notes throughout the course and I often find myself revisiting them, as I genuinely learned an abundance of valuable insights about myself.

  3. Therapist and ADHD Coach

    As someone who is ND and sees a lot of individuals who are ND I thought this course had great information and guidance. I was really relieved that the content was up to date, respectful, positive and strength based as there is a lot of mis-understanding out there. A lot of info in a short space so very enriching.

  4. Kata, Teacher

    This course was mind blowing. I mean, I have some decent knowledge about neurodiversity, and I still found so many new info and new approach about it that will help me not just in the future and in therapy, but everyday life as well. Thank you so much!

  5. Beth Hamilton, Psychotherapist

    All of the HG courses are good but this one was exceptional. It was stuffed full of very interesting information. The handouts were great and Jennifer is an inspirational tutor. Amazing. Thank you

  6. Tahzeen Rizvi, Integrative Counsellor

    I learnt more than I have in numerous other courses. Still processing the information – so much was learnt.

  7. Sarah Swanton, Ops Director

    In just half a day, this course packs in so much! Jennifer does a great job of weaving together the intersection of neurodivergence and relationships and what that looks like through the lens of the Human Givens approach. You don’t have to be working with couples to get benefit from this training; if you have an interest in working with ND clients this is a course well worth attending.

  8. Clare Pargeter, HG Therapist

    I’ve come away with a greater understanding of autism/ADHD and appropriate language/communication to use around neurodiversity.
    The explanation of left brain and right brain context blindness was particularly helpful. As was the explanation of how to use RIGAAR with neurodiverse couples. (I would have loved handouts/notes of these sections to take away and refer to.)

  9. Jeannette Goodrum, HG Therapist

    This course has improved my understanding of neurodiversity in couple counselling. It highlights the differences between Autism and ADHD, how that is received in society and how it can cause problems in a relationship.

  10. Cathriona, Psychotherapist and Trainer

    The course helped further populate and crystalise my understanding of neurodivergence and the ways in which it can manifest individually and in relationships. I loved the concrete therapy examples and the possibility of rewind being applicable – subject to the individual’s ability to harness imagination and the need for that to be tested before embarking on it. And there were ‘aha’moments for me through it – which I didn’t expect to get. Thought I was already aware. For all of that and more – thank you!

  11. HG Therapist

    Thank you

  12. Aliya, HG Therapist

    A good overview of a very difficult subject with some great practical tips and useful metaphors.

  13. Julie Johnson, HG psychotherapist

    This was an extremely useful and accessible half day course. I was amazed at how much was covered and it has equipped me to feel more aware and informed regarding this complex issue.

  14. Humanistic Integrative Therapist

    The workshop gave me a deeper understanding of identifying potential neurodivergence within the therapeutic relationship and therefore informing my practice. Thank you.

  15. Psychotherapist

    Excellent overview of Autism type 1 and ADHD and how it may present in couples therapy. Some useful insights and interventions on how we may work with this issue in the therapy room.

  16. Lise Bratton, HG Diploma trainee

    I haven’t attended the first part of the Couples Therapy Course (yet) but was keen to learn more about ‘neurodiversity’ and working with people on, what appears to be, a very wide scale. The course was very helpful – thanks.

  17. Jackie Norton, Family Mediation

    Great course. Accessible language. Jennifer is so knowledgeable and open to varied questions.

  18. Psychotherapist

    I loved the presenter and her style of presenting and I thought the content will be super helpful in my couples therapy work. What is known about neurodiversity has greatly increased even in the last five years, and seeing it not just as a lack but as a difference with advantages as well as disadvantages has changed people’s perceptions of neurodivergent friends and family. I feel more confident of working in this field now with what feels like a more supportive framework.

  19. General Practitioner

    I found this course very interesting, informative and highly engaging. I learnt a lot today.

  20. Photographer, artist, coach

    I thought it was a good entry-level introduction, and I really like Jennifer and her way of presenting. My only comment is that Jennifer did go off track quite a few times, which meant some of the slides felt rushed. This was due to questions being asked that related to general couple counselling, which was not relevant to the course.

  21. HG Counsellor

    The two main areas of neurodiversity were comprehensively covered in a relatively short period and I definitely feel better equipped to counsel clients with AS, ADD or ADHD. Excellent and comprehensive notes to accompany the course.

  22. Emma Whymark, Counsellor

    I thoroughly enjoyed this course. The trainer was very knowledgeable and presented the material in an interesting and thoughtful way. I welcomed the opportunity to ‘meet’ other delegates in the breakout rooms. Course organisation, information and technology was excellent too. This was the first Human Givens course I’ve attended and I look forward to taking more training with you.

  23. Sarah Lemiech, Counsellor

    So well organised and informative. It was really nice to be on an online course where the presenter, Jennifer, was passionate about the subject, and really knew the presentation as well. I also really appreciated the fact that Jennifer could concentrate on the teaching element, whilst a lady on the Human Givens team managed all the technical stuff. This has been the best and most professional online course I’ve been on. I took a lot away from this regarding working with my own clients. Thank you.

  24. Human Givens Psychotherapist

    I work with children and families, many of whom are on the autistic spectrum or have traits. I found the course echoes much of what I encounter, but helped give a clearer insight into the parents’ relationship in the family. I enjoyed the theory from a Human Givens perspective.

  25. Retired

    As someone in a neurodiverse marriage, the course was both inspiring, encouraging, enlightening – a ‘light bulb moment’ furthering personal understanding and insight, connected to lived experience. A comprehensive overview: material was clearly presented, teaching specifically focused to application of presenting characteristics. Further benefit from shared experience with others on course, along with useful resource list. Thank you

  26. HR Consultant

    The course was full of useful information. I could see its application in the workplace and wider. Jennifer was very knowledgeable and personable and created an inclusive, open and safe environment for learning and exploration. I gained so much from this session. I highly recommend!

  27. Family Mediator

    This was incredibly interesting and helped me to understand why I might be struggling to get some people to negotiate because I am not appealing to their left/right brain thinking. I’m definitely going to try to implement some of this in my next case to see if it helps them to move forward.

  28. Human Givens Therapist

    This course was fresh, engaging and very, very informative. I learnt things to use in my personal life as well as with the couples I work with. And the presentation and tec support was very professional and efficient.

  29. Social Worker

    The presentation of this training was engaging, informative and enjoyable. The course was well structured with a balance of experience, knowledge and practical advice, peppered with relevant case studies. The HG fundamentals are woven throughout the presentation in a stimulating and enlightening way.

  30. Clare McDonald, Counsellor

    The course was incredibly interesting. I would greatly appreciate further courses surrounding neurodiversity. Thank you.

  31. Sue Crossland, Counsellor/Couples Therapist

    I found today a great CPD experience. Gained some very useful information about neurodiversity that will be helpful for both couples and individual client work, and some great tools for working with ND couples. Thank you.

  32. Counselling Therapist

    The blend of Human Givens modality and the ND training in couples was so insightful for me. I’m hungry to learn more about Human Givens as well as using the strategies presented for couples.

  33. Kaye Bewley, Psychotherapist, Author and Publisher

    Interesting concepts which I can put to use immediately with my own couple counselling clients. Raised my awareness of several challenges that are being faced in today’s therapeutic environment and helped me identify areas that need to be addressed with my own clients.

  34. Helga Moore, Therapist

    A very good overview of how to work with neurodiversity in relationships using the HG approach.

  35. Psychotherapist

    The course was well presented and explained – I would have liked another comfort break as the session was very long. Thank you, it was very informative.

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