connectEDspace - support for young people

Young people can face all sorts of pressures – including problems at school, with friends or at home.
connectEDspace is a website by Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV), dedicated to young people to help provide all the information they need to deal with the stuff they go through each day.

Aboriginal Family and Relationship Support

RAV provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and individuals to help strengthen family relationships.

Counselling provides an opportunity to talk with a professionally trained person to discuss couple issues, conflicts with friends, relationship breakdown, parenting, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, grief, sexual problems, childhood sexual abuse, stress and work related tensions and disputes.


Professional Development

We are proud to offer a range of workshops providing professionals with opportunities to expand their knowledge and skills to help their clients and customers.

Collaborative Couple Therapy Workshop: Dan Wile

A two-day workshop providing a unique model for therapists to move couples beyond a spiral of alienation and into a cycle of connection.

Even experienced therapists can be challenged in their efforts to move couples beyond the patterns of intense adversarial interaction and withdrawal that frequently characterise couple conflict.

This workshop will present the principles of the model and equip participants to begin to use doubling - the signature method of this approach - in their own therapeutic work. Doubling involves the therapist speaking as if they were one of the partners talking to the other.

Workshop attendees will learn to:

  • act as a spokesperson and advocate for each partner
  • identify and highlight each partner’s struggles
  • find ways to empathize with both partners, even when this is challenging
  • identify and respond to issues before they escalate
  • identify wishes or needs that may be expressed as complaints or demands
  • help partners to be joint troubleshooters in dealing with relationship challenges.

"Wile is a genius and the greatest living marital therapist."

- Dr John Gottman

About the presenter

Dan Wile is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in California, and the developer of Collaborative Couple Therapy. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, where he also received his PhD. He has 40 years’ experience as a couple therapist. Dan has published several books on couples therapy and delivers workshops on couples therapy around the world. He is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology.


  • Please read our workshop cancellation statement here.
  • RAV Training
  • (03) 9261 8702
  • DoubleTree by Hilton - 270 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
    • Starts 9:30am Wednesday 28 June 2017
      • 29 June 2017

      9:30am - 4:30pm

  • Two-day workshop. 9:30am - 4:30pm.
  • $850
  • For student pricing, please see the student workshop listing.

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