Upcoming Clinician Workshops

Space Between Counseling Services is committed to providing continuing education opportunities for mental health practitioners. At SBCS, we veiw the opportunity to engage in continued learning as a necessary component of practitioner growth. Below you’ll find a list of our upcoming training opportunities available to mental health clinicians in the Baltimore region and beyond.

We periodically add new workshops to this page, so be sure to check in frequently.


As an individual clinician, have you ever wondered how couples therapy could not only enhance your client's relationships but also improve your work together in individual counseling? Many clinicians may not fully understand the role that couples work plays in individual therapy.

Date: Monday, March 11, 2019

Hosting Location: The Ferentz Institute

Located inside the Doubletree Hilton Hotel

1726 Reisterstown Road Baltimore, MD 21208 

Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sign-up HERE: https://www.theferentzinstitute.com/event/new-working-couples-2/


The curriculum is catered to anyone who primarily works with individual clients and would like to gain knowledge and insight on how to collaborate with the couples therapist.

Clinicians will gain a multimedia approach to couples work including: couples therapy tapes, clips from popular movies and various educational sources to gain understanding of the couples therapeutic process and the unique features of modern ‘coupleship.’  Additionally, clinicians will participate in group experiential sessions that will allow them to learn new therapeutic interventions, put themselves in the couples “hot seat” and learn why it is so valuable for individual therapists to be a collaborator in the couple’s therapeutic process rather than perhaps being an unintentional opposing force.

Participants will also explore RLT and PACT based interventions that encourage clients to move towards relational empowerment, deep safety and relational joy.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand how to collaborate with a couple’s therapist versus being an unintentional opposing force in the couple’s work process and how to refer before crisis.

  • Describe when to recommend couples therapy & provide examples that show up in individual therapeutic work.

  • Identify the benefits of Relational Life Therapy (RLT) and Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) and gain a basic understanding of RLT and PACT based therapeutic interventions.

  • Provide understanding of the Window of Tolerance, Allostatic Load & basic elements of Neuroscience.

  • Discuss why “Top Down” / “Bottom Up” therapy models in Couples Therapy matters to the couple.

  • Provide examples of modern relationship issues utilizing the contributions of Esther Perel.