Entries by FTAI

Report on EFTA CONFERENCE – Athens 28 September – 1 October 2016

Now that the 9th EFTA conference is over and we have had time to recover our energies and reflect on the experience, I am writing to update you on what was a very busy and productive conference for our Irish participants. First some background – The European Family Therapy Association (EFTA) is the European association […]

#Love – 21st Century Relationships – Trish Murphy

Want sex and intimacy? You need courage and honesty Broadside: Loss of sexual desire after the early stages can prove difficult to fix Mon, Sep 19, 2016, , Irish Times Trish Murphy Perhaps sex is another area of our lives that we have to excel in and we are too exhausted or too fearful of […]

The Recent Tragedy in Cavan

The Recent Tragedy in Cavan Sometimes it is hard to make sense of a senseless act. Some things are even harder to acknowledge. As individuals, families and communities, we are all struggling to comprehend the recent events in Cavan. One thing that makes sense is that we need to talk. It may not always be […]

Remember – Leaving Cert results do not determine the future

Not all students will get desired results but there are ways to lessen the feelings of failure Anne McCormack Irish Times – Tuesday 11th August 2015 Planning ahead and thinking about ways to cope with possible disappointment may be useful for results day. Disappointment is an inevitable part of life. Everyone feels it at some […]


SYSTEMIC THERAPY AS TRANSFORMATIVE PRACTICE Eds. Imelda McCarthy & Gail Simon ISBN 978-0-9930723-2-1 Systemic Therapy as Transformative Practice is a substantial collection of writings on innovative, contemporary practice from leading edge therapists around the world. The book showcases ground-breaking systemic practice from Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Ireland, England, Canada, Sweden and USA. The writings address connections […]

M.Sc/PG Dip in Systemic Psychotherapy Family Therapy -Clanwilliam Institute

M.Sc. / PG Dip in Systemic Psychotherapy Family Therapy Clanwilliam Institute invites applications for the MSc in Systemic Psychotherapy for the 2016/2017 academic year, a four year part-time programme which is available in Dublin and Galway (with sufficient enrolment). This student-centred teaching approach provides a comprehensive approach that draws upon three principal theoretical and philosophical […]