Presence Oriented Relationship Therapy (PORT)
Presence Oriented Relationship Therapy (PORT) is a comprehensive integrated approach to working with couples. It was developed in-house by Steven with the Relate Team to rapidly prepare our interns to see clients.
In essence PORT is based on a framework that enables therapists at widely different levels of experience to track progress in therapy both moment to moment in the session and over the arc of the therapy journey.
PORT intentionally incorporates major strengths from 5 of the top approaches for working with relationships* in addition it is strongly influenced by Narative Therapy and Mindfulness and is suitable to help practitioners in these models or others to both incorporate their own learnings and particular skills plus cherry pick particular strengths of other models.
PORT training will help you feel more confident and grounded in your work and confident in your ability to engage, calm and progress couples in relationship therapy in a way that is flexible and responsive to the needs of different couples and responsive to individual differences within the partnership. Additionally it has the strengths of being both research, evidence and practice based.
*Click here to find out more about these 5 other approaches that Steven has trained in and that are incorporated in some way into PORT.