Divorce Counselling Skills

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 Divorce touches the lives of family members, communities and larger society. Whether you are the leaver or levee the choice to separate will come with a gambit of unexpected spinoffs. Divorce or separation is packed with a range of losses. Of divorce it has been said that it is like a death expect you still need to see the person for some on a daily basis. In this course you will be challenged to think about the complex emotions that are experienced by all affected parties. You will explore the skills and technique used to guide a couple through an identify shift from “married couple” to co parents. Lastly you will explore skills and knowledge to hold the family system as it goes through a transition. The essence of the divorce dynamic is captured in quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: “The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving. I didn't want to destroy anything or anybody.”


Please note

  • A minimum requirement to attend this training is the Basic Counselling Skills 1 and 2 trainings or a recognized Basic Counselling skills training. 
  • Recognition of non FAMtrac trainings will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Please view our CPD guidelines.



Kindly note that bookings for this training need to be made at least 10 days prior to the first day of training.  Please forward proof of payment to famtracadmin@famsawc.org.za in order to finalize your booking. 


Please Click Here for our Bookings and Payment guidelines.

Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of this training the participant should be able to:

  • Identify the possible factors contributing to divorce
  • Recognize polarized couples
  • Demonstrate an understanding of structured separation
  • Describe the process of divorce mediation
  • Describe the separation process
  • Explain the impact of divorce on children
  • Identify the relevant sections of the child care act
  • Demonstrate through role play a working understanding of the dynamics of a divorced couple
Course Outline: 
  • Possible factors contributing to divorce
  • Separation/ Divorce Process
  • Polarized couples
  • Working with couples who are moving towards divorce
    •  Objectives of Divorce Counseling
    •  Counseling Issues
    •  Counsellor Tasks
    •  Counsellor’s Strategies
Price: R750.00