Working with Mid-Life Transition - Julia McGuinness




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Instant Access — Recorded on 16th & 17th June 2021

Approved for 6 CPD/CE credits


TRAINING information

This is an on-demand training event. Watch anytime, anywhere at your convenience.

All course content related to this training will be accessible for 365 days after purchase.

Registration for this event will close on 16th June 2022.


Mid-life transition is not technically a mental health diagnosis, though its symptoms may come under the heading of adjustment disorder. It can slip the net of precise definition and yet various thinkers have identified a cluster of common hallmarks. Its very existence may be disputed, yet it resonates with many people’s experience. Some of these people may be our clients.
This course will look at the landscape of mid-life transition: the concept; definitions of its key features and presenting issues; relevance to contemporary context. We will look at a model of understanding that emerges as a way of containing and working with midlife transition in counselling. We will explore the therapeutic task facing the mid-olescent, in responding to this life-stage creatively. We will also look at the distinctions between a mid-life crisis versus transition, and to what extent the mid-life lens offers a useful approach in facilitating work with clients.

Learning Objectives

This workshop will give you:
  • An understanding of mid-life transition
  • Identification of its key issues and themes
  • A working framework for its definition
  • Opportunity to appraise its application to client work
  • Therapeutic tasks for the mid-olescent client

About the Speaker

Julia McGuinness is a counsellor (MBACP Accred), writer and writing therapist based in the North West. She has a long-standing interest in mid-life transition – having made an ‘early’ one herself – which precipitated her own counselling training and subsequent writing of her book Making the Most of Midlife (SPCK 2006)
Initially an English teacher, she re-trained as a counsellor, gaining a Post-Grad Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from Leicester University in 2001. She has worked in a GP Surgery and with various Employee Assistance Schemes and Charitable Trusts, alongside private clients.


CPD & CE credits available: 6

How do I receive these credits?

The participant must pass the multiple-choice test with a minimum score of 80%. There is a maximum of three attempts to achieve this.

The post-test is included in the price of the training.

Does my regulatory body accept the credits?

The CPD & CE credits awarded can be used towards your declaration to any governing regulatory body in your state or country, provided the content is relevant to your discipline.

Our trainings are accredited by:

– The CPD Group, London
– Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
– Australian Counselling Association

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Working with Mid-Life Transition - Julia McGuinness

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