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Green Ribbon

As a social media profile raising exercise for FTAI,


we are organising a gathering in:


Venue:     Merrion Square Park (nearest the Holles Street Entrance


Date:       15th May 2017 Time:                   6.30p.m

The intention is to show our participation in and support for the Green Ribbon campaign     


With an eye to social media,  participants would be photographed wearing green ribbons with a banner heading “Family Therapists support the Green Ribbon Campaign”. We have some green ribbons to distribute to participants and could all be done very quickly. The photos would be uploaded onto our FB page, Twitter Account and Web page.

Please ring Deirdre Hayes 086-3895777, upon arrival.

Integrative Cognitive-Affective Therapy (ICAT); a structured, short-term psychological treatment for bulimia nervosa


Workshop – Integrative Cognitive-Affective Therapy (ICAT) for Bulimia Nervosa

Workshop Title: “Integrative Cognitive-Affective Therapy (ICAT); a structured, short-term psychological treatment for bulimia nervosa”

Venue: Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8.

Date: Friday November 25th, 2016 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Cost: €45.00 (includes afternoon coffee/tea/snack)

Workshop Facilitator: Gerard Butcher

Enquiries re payment etc. to: Gerard Butcher 01-8726930 or

This introductory workshop is limited to 45 places in total and is aimed at those who are familiar with treatment of eating disorders.


Recent research suggests that emotion is an important factor in the aetiology and maintenance of eating disorders. Thus, emotion, and its management, may play an important role in the treatment of eating disorders. Integrative cognitive-affective therapy (ICAT) is based on a theoretical model that emphasises the importance of momentary emotion as a maintenance mechanism for binge eating and other eating disorder symptoms. A randomized controlled comparison of integrative cognitive-affective therapy (ICAT) and enhanced cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT-E) for bulimia nervosa (Wonderlich et al, 2014) concluded that ICAT was associated with significant improvements in bulimic and associated symptoms that did not differ from those obtained with CBT-E. This suggests targeting emotion and self-oriented cognition in the context of nutritional rehabilitation may be offered as an Innovative approach to the treatment of eating disorders.

This skills-based workshop will:

  1. Present a brief review of the integrative cognitive-affective therapy (ICAT) model
  2. Identify its common links with CBT-E
  3. Present the cornerstones of ICAT treatment
  4. Outline the four phases of ICAT that are required in therapy
  5. Demonstrate the practical aspects of delivering ICAT


Wonderlich SA, Peterson CB, Crosby RD, Smith TL, Klein MH, Mitchell JE, Crow SJ. (2014) A randomized controlled comparison of integrative cognitive-affective therapy (ICAT) and enhanced cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT-E) for bulimia nervosa. Psychological Medicine. Feb;44(3):543-53

18 Apr 2015 09:30 : Balint Workshop


At Group Analytic Practice

9:30 am- 4:30 pm, Saturday, 18th April 2015

Are you a health professional working with individual clients or patients? Are you interested in thinking about the dynamics of the relationship?

This one day workshop at Group Analytic Practice will be of interest to many, for example, general practitioners, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, counsellors, teachers, and mental health professionals, with or without experience of Balint work.

Balint groups provide a framework for reflecting on your practice. Michael Balint described the clinician as the most potent drug. This work aims to increase therapeutic effectiveness and develop self-awareness; it can also be used very effectively in teaching and training.

Enjoy a day in the centre of Dublin, where you can share and explore your feelings about your patients or clients in the safety of a small confidential group. The day will include workshops where you will have an opportunity to observe or even lead a Balint group, if you have prior experience of participating in Balint groups. It is useful if participants come prepared to think about their relationship with a particular client.

A certificate of attendance and CPD points will be provided at the conference end.

Registration will be at 9:30 on Saturday morning. Numbers are limited so booking is essential. The closing date for the registration is April 10th. The cost for the day is €60, which includes tea and coffee.

For further information and booking

contact Balint Workshop at

or Group Analytic Practice

Global House, 29 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1

Phone: (01) 878 6486

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