15 Jan 2024


9:30 am - 4:30 pm




Workshop Dates: 15th & 16th January, 21st & 22nd February 2024

Where: Online – Zoom

Working with Couples Effectively Across Cultural, Ethnic, Class, Gender and Racial Divides: 

This online four-day intensive training course in an innovative, evidence-based methodology for working most effectively with couples who have cultural, racial, ethnic and/or class differences. 

This course coheres Janet Reibstein and Hannah Sherbersky’s Exeter Model for couples work with Reenee Singh’s work on differences in culture, ethnicity, and race within families and couples toward a model for how to work effectively and productively with couples with such differences. You will be joining participants from across the country in directly learning skills within an Innovative Evidence-Based Systemic-Behavioural Methodology.

Reibstein and Singh’s book, The Intercultural Exeter Couples Model : Making connections for a divided world through systemic-behavioural therapy (Wiley, 2020) forms the basis of the training. Each participant receives and works with the book as part of the course.

Through concentrated, supervised experiential and precisely-focused video learning you will hone clinical skills evidenced for their effectiveness in such work. There will be a mix of learning in large group discussion and smaller break out rooms.

You will understand the context of racism in which the lives of intercultural couples are embedded and get a clear framing of how to keep culture, race, ethnicity, class, gender, et al differences at the front and centre of your therapeutic work. 

You will learn to think within a paradigm-shifting way: you will integrate systemic with CBT thinking to gain a new perspective in how to intervene. 


IFT Zoom
Zoom - details are issued separately by email.


  • Reenee Singh
    Reenee Singh
    CPD Contributor

    Dr. Reenee Singh is a Consultant Family and Systemic Psychotherapist, currently working at the Child and Family Practice, where she is a Director. She is the Founding Director of the London Intercultural Couples Centre, the past CEO of the Association of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice in the UK, and a past editor of the Journal of Family Therapy. Reenee is a Visiting Professor at the University of Bergamo. She is the author and editor of four books, including the co-authored ‘The Intercultural Exeter Model’ with Janet Reibstein. She has published numerous academic articles in peer reviewed journals in the areas of ‘race’, culture, intercultural couples and qualitative research. Reenee is an Associate Faculty member at the Singapore University of Social Studies. She presents her work at national and international conferences and teaches all over the world.

  • Janet Reibstein
    Janet Reibstein
    CPD Contributor

    Dr. Janet Reibstein is Professor Emerita in the School of Psychology at the University of Exeter, where she directed the postgraduate programme in family and couple therapy, for MSc and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology students. She also ran a research and clinical training clinic in a model of therapy (The Exeter Model) designed to accord with NICE Guidelines for behavioural therapy with couples when there is a diagnosis of depression. She was Advisor to the Expert Reference Group convened to delineate best practice in this area, and was on the Expert Reference Group on systemic therapy and Clinical Consultant to the research and training organization, One plus One: The Information, Training and Support Research Trust on Relationships; the author of the UK Parenting Plan (distributed to all divorcing couples with children by the courts); the “Listening to Children” booklet also given to separated/divorcing parents; the Separated Parents Information Programme (for couples with children, ordered by the courts); and co-author of two separation/divorce programmes on-line for helping couples manage post-separation issues with children. She is on the national Clinical Advisory Group at Relate and the advisory Steering Committee to the national Employers Initiative Against Domestic Abuse (EIDA) and for twelve years on the Academic Advisory Board to The Mind Gym, a business consultancy that bases their interventions on well-evidenced psychological research with the brief to advise on relationships She is the author of a number of books and numerous publications, both in the academic and in the popular media and has broadcast two Radio 4 series on couples, as well as a 5- part Channel 4 series based on her work, called Love Life. Her book, with Dr Reenee Singh, The Intercultural Exeter Model is in press and due for publication by Wiley-Blackwell in 2020. She is on the Faculty of the Children and Family Practice, and the London Intercultural Couples Centre, where she has a private practice.

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