4 Days of Online Training in Couples’ Therapy

April 2021 (TBA)

Presence Oriented Relationship Therapy (PORT)

Intensive Introduction 

Full fees $700, Early bird booking by 1 March $650

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Presence Oriented Relationship Therapy


4 days in April 2021, 8.30am – 4.30pm 
Early bird by 1 March $650


PORT is an integrated approach that allows new and experienced clinicians to more easily and systematically implement strategies from a variety of approaches, in a way that supports their clients’ connection. You will be provided with both a simple therapy progress map and an in-session guide of where the couple is at, so problems can be instantly detected, and appropriate strategies employed. Additionally, PORT is ideal to up skill therapists wanting to make a rapid transition to effective work with couples.

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“Steven’s teaching is excellent – I appreciated his willingness and desire to help colleagues by passing on ideas, knowledge and skills which I imagine is a lot of years (and hard work) in the making. I felt supported and encouraged in my learning, and in no way was I made to feel inferior as a beginner! Thank you so much.” James – Auckland



About Steven Dromgool, Relate’s Director

Steven Dromgool is New Zealand’s most cross trained marriage and relationship therapist. Steven’s passion is equipping clinicians effectively and rapidly to dramatically increase their effectiveness and enjoyment in working with couples.  Trained in Imago Relationship Therapy, Gottman Method, EFT and PACT, he was a contributor to the development of Humanistic Existential Approach to Relationship Therapy (HEART) and led the Relate Team in the development of Presence Oriented Relationship Therapy (PORT). Steven is also currently completing The Development Model.


Presence Oriented Relationship Therapy (PORT) Training is designed to prepare trained individual therapists to work effectively and safely with couples.

You will learn to:

  • Understand the relevant research about what makes marriage work and what predicts divorce
  • Identify the processes shared by all of the top approaches to working with couples
  • Deescalate and interrupt escalating conflict between couples
  • Understand Avoider/Pursuer dynamics
  • Apply the cycle of Relationship and developmental stages couples go through
  • Understand and explore common gender and socialisation patterns that influence therapy engagement and outcomes
  • Apply the AARNI model to track couples progress in therapy
  • Reflect on your own relationships and therapy journey and identify future growth areas


TBA April 2021


A Zoom invitation will be sent to you via email which you can use to log in each day to attend the training remotely.

You will be able to interact with the other training participants, ask questions and see visual presentations. In addition, a training manual will be sent to you for PORT.


Bookings are only confirmed with payment

Please pay now via bank transfer to:
Account Name: Steven Dromgool
Account 012433 640052853
Please put your LAST NAME in the reference


PORT, 4-day presentation, including intensive group work and practice, facilitated by Relate Director, Steven Dromgool:

  • $700 Full fees
  • $650 before 21 August


The following cancellation fees will be charged if you choose to cancel or do not attend:

  • 4 weeks prior to training – administration fee of $100
  • 2 weeks prior to training – 50 % of fee
  • Less than one week prior – 100% of workshop fee

At Relate’s discretion, you may be accommodated in future training sessions, should you be unable to attend at late notice. In this event, you will still be obliged to pay the $100 administration fee.

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By booking and paying for this training you agree that you have read and agree to the above conditions.