Systemic Cafe 27th May 2013: “Suicide”: a conversation on how therapists can work most effectively with people who are suicidal

Welcome to the next Systemic Cafe where FTAI members, colleagues & friends meet to socialise, share ideas, observe, or participate in a short discussion, have a drink & relax. As always it is free. It was our desire to come together in a relaxed atmosphere of friendship and therapeutic curiosity that has made the Systemic Cafe so appealing. We have a great venue with a cosy fire, comfortable seats and warm ambiance (a fine, private section of the original Bar at the old Berkley Court Hotel – now renamed The Clyde Court Hotel).

Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
(3 mins.from Lansdowne Rd. DART, 15 mins walk from Grafton St.)
Date: Monday 27th May 2013
Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm
Topic: “Suicide: a conversation on how therapists can work most effectively with people who are suicidal.”

Suicide is a subject that we are learning more about all the time so as to help our clients and
ourselves in this difficult area. One of our starting speakers is Deirdre Flynn who is the Director of Student Counselling at Trinity College, Dublin and has been working in the College Service since 1993. Deirdre is a Psychotherapist and has published articles on the impact of client suicide on therapists. We are waiting on confirmation from two other speakers who will join Deirdre to start the conversation.

This is an area that is very challenging for therapists. How can we best prepare ourselves for working with people who are suicidal? Which preventative approaches have been found to be most effective? How might a ‘systemic perspective’ be useful in these situations?

Exploring the impact of client suicide on the therapist is something we can learn more about so as to support ourselves, family members and our colleagues. In our community of therapists, we have much experience that can be of help to each other.

For those coming directly from work, The Clyde Hotel has a ‘Bar Food’ menu (at your own expense!). The discussion starts at 7pm.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) = 2 hours CPD certificates will be issued by the Family Therapy Assoc. of Ireland (FTAI). See you @ the Systemic Cafe

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