3rd DCU Supervision Conference, 3-4 Sept 2021 (Virtual) – Registration Open!

Clinical Supervision: Exploring, Enlivening & Enhancing Practice

The Psychotherapy Department in Dublin City University, Ireland, are delighted to host our 3rd Supervision Conference, which will be online only on the 3rd and 4th September, 2021. This conference brings together leading international and national experts in the field who will provide keynote speeches and masterclasses focused on the role of supervision in exploring, enlivening and enhancing practice.

The conference will offer masterclasses, contemporary research papers and round table discussions on key supervisory issues. The conference schedule is designed to be of relevance to healthcare practitioners, including counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, social workers and nurses who are providing and receiving supervision and supervision consultation.

This is an online-only conference.

The fee for this two-day conference is €80 (single day tickets are not available).

Register Here:

3rd DCU Supervision Conference, 3-4 Sept 2021 (Virtual) – Registration Open!

 

Mental Health Contagion – The Untold Story

Mental Health Contagion – The Untold Story

Date: Friday July 2nd, 2021

Time: 12pm – 2pm

Location: Online event

Cost: €12 – €24

Book tickets via Eventbrite.

This is the first in a series of events brought to you by Minding my Mental Health Ltd. We have brought together mental health professionals, to collectively set the scene that is the catastrophic state of mental health today.

The aim is to highlight the very real, and serious problems we currently have with mental health, to bring it to the forefront of discussion, as recognition of the problem will be the first step in addressing it.

Episode one is outlining the problem and there will be further episodes which will look at solution possibilities.

The consequences of the pandemic are causing serious issues for mental health, both as a creator of problems and a trigger to existing problems. It is our aim to have an open conference which discusses the seriousness of the problem across all facets of our communities. Mental health is something relevant to everyone, it is not just for the clients or patients or the mentally ill, it is for everyone. This is not an us- them problem, it is an all of us issue.

We have brought together a number of different mental health clinicians, each speaking about their own perspective on the ways they have seen the pandemic have an impact in their clinic. Many of us work in isolation and are so busy dealing with the surge in people seeking treatment that we haven’t had time to speak about what is happening and look at ways of addressing it collectively. This seminar is open to professionals and members of the public as this is something that affects us all both personally and professionally.

This event is organised by Minding My Mental Health Ltd.

For booking tickets and further details please see our website Minding My Mental Health.

 

Survey on Psychotherapy in Europe During the COVID-19 Lockdown 2020

Survey on Psychotherapy in Europe During the COVID-19 Lockdown 2020

In Autumn 2020 the European Association for Psychotherapy conducted a survey asking Psychotherapists all over Europe how they had responded to the pandemic.  Please click here for a very interesting summary of the results which shows how Psychotherapists have successfully adapted to work with online methods and have continued to offer Psychotherapy to those who need it across Europe in an effective and sustained way.

 

Courting, Coupling and Un-coupling: The Truth In Relationships – Seminar 2

Courting, Coupling and Un-coupling: The Truth In Relationships – Seminar 2

Date: Saturday 24th July 2021

Time: 10am – 12pm

Location: Online event

Cost: €22.20 – €43.55

Refund Policy: Refunds up to 30 days before event

Tickets via Eventbrite

About This Event

Practical Considerations: Assessment, Treatment/ Choice of Modality, Review

As part of its programme of Continuing Professional Development, APPI presents the second seminar on working psychoanalytically with couples.

In this second seminar Marie will continue on from Seminar 1 and discusses Courting, Coupling and Un-coupling: the truth in Relationships – Assessment, Treatment/Choice of Modality, Review.

Psychoanalysis offers a unique perspective in the treatment of a couple, where the subject to be held in mind by the analyst is a dyad. Because the sexual couple in a stable relationship continues to prevail as the ideal relationship for most subjects, it has always been a preoccupation of our individual work. The couple clinic requires a treatment in which the transference is not to the individual subjects but to the couple whose suffering and failure they have brought to the couch.

As in the clinic of the individual, the fundamental concepts of drive, transference, repetition and the unconscious inform our diagnosis and treatment of the couple’s conflicts and accommodations, its symptoms and sublimations. As in the clinic of the child and adolescent, the multiplicity of transferences demands discretion in the direction of the treatment, and the theme of separation requires the conscious safeguarding of subjects who may be facing hysterical, even psychotic, collapse.

Who Is This Seminar Series For?

  • Practitioners wishing to extend their practice to working with couples will gain an appreciation of the difficulties to be faced in modulating their work to facilitate a dyad as the analysand.
  • Practitioners already working with couples will have an opportunity in this series to reflect upon the theoretical and technical concepts relating to this particular clinic at part of their continuing professional development.
  • The seminars further offer an opportunity to practitioners working with individuals and young people to broaden their understanding of the working of this system as a symptomatic construct.

Marie Walshe is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist working with young people, adults and couples in Dublin. A Registered Practitioner of the Association for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in Ireland [www.appi.ie], she has been a training analyst, lecturer, supervisor and tutor on post-graduate programmes in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. In addition to presenting at psychoanalytically-informed seminars in Ireland and the UK, Marie’s work has been published in Irish peer journals and she contributed a chapter to a recent textbook on Irish psychoanalysis with young people. Marie’s interest in relationships is an acknowledgement of the fundamental fact that we are each constituted in a relationship and so, how we are desired, determines who we become.

Seminar Host

Elin Payne is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in Galway. A member of APPI since 2011, she is a member of the APPI Executive Committee.

Confidentiality

This is a clinical seminar series in which clinical material will be discussed. Attendees asking questions and offering comments during the seminars must respect the confidentiality of clients by avoiding all identifying details. We expect all attendees to privilege any clinical material shared during the series, and forebear from sharing it outside the seminar.

CPD

Two CPD points are awarded for this seminar.

Recording

The seminar will not be recorded. No recording is permitted.

Tickets

Please note that tickets are limited. Separate booking required for each seminar.

Courting, Coupling and Un-coupling: The Trouble With Relationships – Seminar 1

Courting, Coupling and Un-coupling: The Trouble With Relationships – Seminar 1

Date: Saturday 17th July 2021

Time: 10am – 12pm

Location: Online event

Cost: €22.20 – €43.55

Refund Policy: Refunds up to 30 days before event

Tickets via Eventbrite

About This Event

Theoretical Considerations: Applying Psychoanalytic Concepts to working with Couples

As part of its programme of Continuing Professional Development, APPI presents a two-part seminar on working psychoanalytically with couples, with Marie Walshe, Registered Practitioner member of APPI.

In this first seminar Marie will examine relationships and provide a platform for thinking about how psychoanalysis informs the work with couples.

The impact of the pandemic will be explored: as the nuclear social unit, how has the couple survived the enforced isolation of the longest lockdown in Europe? Has the Imaginary rapport of the love relation operated as a defence against the Real threat of Covid?

Psychoanalysis offers a unique perspective in the treatment of a couple, where the subject to be held in mind by the analyst is a dyad. Because the sexual couple in a stable relationship continues to prevail as the ideal relationship for most subjects, it has always been a preoccupation of our individual work. The couple clinic requires a treatment in which the transference is not to the individual subjects but to the couple whose suffering and failure they have brought to the couch.

As in the clinic of the individual, the fundamental concepts of drive, transference, repetition and the unconscious inform our diagnosis and treatment of the couple’s conflicts and accommodations, its symptoms and sublimations. As in the clinic of the child and adolescent, the multiplicity of transferences demands discretion in the direction of the treatment, and the theme of separation requires the conscious safeguarding of subjects who may be facing hysterical, even psychotic, collapse.

 Who Is This Seminar Series For?

  • Practitioners wishing to extend their practice to working with couples will gain an appreciation of the difficulties to be faced in modulating their work to facilitate a dyad as the analysand.
  • Practitioners already working with couples will have an opportunity in this series to reflect upon the theoretical and technical concepts relating to this particular clinic at part of their continuing professional development.
  • The seminars further offer an opportunity to practitioners working with individuals and young people to broaden their understanding of the working of this system as a symptomatic construct.

Marie Walshe is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist working with young people, adults and couples in Dublin. A Registered Practitioner of the Association for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in Ireland [www.appi.ie], she has been a training analyst, lecturer, supervisor and tutor on post-graduate programmes in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. In addition to presenting at psychoanalytically-informed seminars in Ireland and the UK, Marie’s work has been published in Irish peer journals and she contributed a chapter to a recent textbook on Irish psychoanalysis with young people. Marie’s interest in relationships is an acknowledgement of the fundamental fact that we are each constituted in a relationship and so, how we are desired, determines who we become.

Elin Payne – Seminar Host

Elin Payne is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in Galway. A member of APPI since 2011, she is a member of the APPI Executive Committee.

Confidentiality

This is a clinical seminar series in which clinical material will be discussed. Attendees asking questions and offering comments during the seminars must respect the confidentiality of clients by avoiding all identifying details. We expect all attendees to privilege any clinical material shared during the series, and forebear from sharing it outside the seminar.

CPD

Two CPD points are awarded for this seminar.

Recording

The seminar will not be recorded. No recording is permitted.

Tickets

Please note that tickets are limited. Separate booking required for each seminar.

Click here for Eventbrite link to Seminar 2

Saturday 24th July 10am – 12pm

Courting, Coupling and Un-coupling: The Truth in Relationships

Practical Considerations: Assessment, Treatment / Choice of Modality, Review

Episode 6. The Trouble With Relationships

Episode 6. The Trouble With Relationships

In the latest Off The Couch podcast from the Irish Council for Psychotherapy, clinical psychoanalyst Marie Walshe and clinical psychotherapist Stephanie Regan talk about inertia in relationships and how to face problems positively.

The conversation then goes on to establish why relationship psychotherapy can become as – and if not more – important than career coaching, and also how to address fear, anxiety and a lack of communication.

‘Psychotherapy Off the Couch’ is a brand-new podcast from the Irish Council for Psychotherapy. Each week, it brings listeners topical discussion and conversation with leading psychotherapists from across Ireland regarding a wide range of subjects, from relationships and resilience to coping strategies and children.

#psychotherapyoffthecouch #psychotherapy #listen #podcast #loneliness #isolation #irishcouncilforpsychotherapy #relationships #pandemic

Episode 6. The Trouble With Relationships

Episode 5. Facing the Demons

Episode 5. Facing the Demons

In this episode, clinical psychoanalyst Rob Weatherill and clinical psychotherapist Stephanie Regan explain what psychoanalysis is, who needs it and how it can help individuals to face their demons.

It’s for those who want to know how the pieces of their whole life story fit together, the past and the present as well as their interior and exterior lives.

Whilst psychoanalysis is certainly not about immediate improvement or a quick fix, more so, it’s how have you come to be where you are.

Rob believes that so many of us are strangers to ourselves and we have become programmed to be estranged from ourselves. Psychoanalysis looks at the culture people are born into, the family and the extended family.

‘Psychotherapy Off the Couch’ is a brand-new podcast from the Irish Council for Psychotherapy. Each week, it brings listeners topical discussion and conversation with leading psychotherapists from across Ireland regarding a wide range of subjects, from relationships and resilience to coping strategies and children.

#psychotherapy #listen #podcast #loneliness #bereavement #isolation #irishcouncilforpsychotherapy #relationships #pandemic #psychotherapyoffthecouch

Episode 5. Facing the Demons

 

Lacan’s Schema L in Clinical Use (FLi) Webinar Presentation

A Freud Lacan Institute (FLi) Webinar Presentation

Lacan’s Schema L in Clinical Use with Guest Discussant Dan Collins

Date: Saturday July 10th, 2021

Time: 2pm – 4pm (by Zoom)

Location: Online

Cost: €22.20

To register click on the Eventbrite link.

This seminar considers how Schema L is clinically applicable. A diagram such as Lacan’s Schema L provides an invaluable support to psychoanalytic clinical work as the schema maps the imaginary and symbolic axes of transference and pinpoints various positions and moments during an analysis. This seminar with Dan Collins will trace how Schema L orients the development and progress of a clinical case by highlighting psychoanalytic interventions and positions as they are mapped on the diagram. All are welcome, practitioners new and less experienced, and anyone seeking to explore this important conceptual invention of Lacan as it is applied in a clinical case.

Bio: Dan Collins, PhD, MSW, is a psychoanalyst living and working in Buffalo, NY. He is the education director of the Lacan Toronto psychoanalytic group, and there he presents an annual seminar. He is also an overseas member of APPI and the founder of Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups. Dan is also a translator of Lacan and Jacques-Alain Miller and has translated, among other texts, Lacan’s Seminar 24.

There will a group discussion after the speaker’s presentation and seminar participants are invited to contribute and join in.

Registration Fee: €20 euro. Those with difficulty with the fee can write to coursedirector@nullfreudlacaninstitute.com Registrants will be sent a zoom link shortly before the seminar begins.

Freud Lacan institute (FLi)

FLi is dedicated to supporting and promoting psychoanalysis in Ireland and around the world. It brings together clinicians, students, scholars, researchers and anyone interested in Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis is a unique practice in treating mental suffering and is a revered approach to thinking about the world. It is used in cultural, literary, film, and art theory and has links to philosophy, medicine, and neuroscience. FLi collaborates with organisations such as APPI (Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland) to support the exploration of important and topical issues of local, national and international interest. FLi aims to make psychoanalysis accessible to all those who are interested in it. See www.freudlacaninstitute.com

 

 

Episode 4. The Question of Abuse

Episode 4. The Question of Abuse

When it comes to the subject of sexual abuse there are many layers that need to be gently and safely unpicked because trust has often been compromised, manipulation could have happened and grooming taken place.

Clinical psychotherapists Stephanie Regan and Eileen Finnegan discuss that when the after-effects are untangled and the memory is triggered, facing the outcomes can be done positively, with the right psychotherapist.

‘Psychotherapy Off the Couch’ is a brand-new podcast from the Irish Council for Psychotherapy. Each week, it brings listeners topical discussion and conversation with leading psychotherapists from across Ireland regarding a wide range of subjects, from relationships and resilience to coping strategies and children.

#psychotherapy #listen #podcast #loneliness #bereavement #isolation #irishcouncilforpsychotherapy #relationships #pandemic #psychotherapyoffthecouch

Episode 4. The Question of Abuse

Episode 3. More Than Talk! How Psychotherapy Differs From Other Forms of Help

Episode 3. More Than Talk! How Psychotherapy Differs From Other Forms of Help

How does psychotherapy fit into the schema of mental health care? And how do you identify how to navigate what kind of therapist an individual might like and a type of therapy that might be best for them?

In this podcast clinical psychotherapists John O’Connor and Stephanie Regan tell listeners that psychotherapy’s central purpose  is the deeper examination of the human experience. It involves a time frame and a commitment and an interest in exploring one’s life.

Stephanie identifies that psychotherapy goes ‘wider and deeper’ looking at the roots of things and asks whether there is a focus on the present followed by a focus on the past?

‘Psychotherapy Off the Couch’ is a brand-new podcast from the Irish Council for Psychotherapy. Each week, it brings listeners topical discussion and conversation with leading psychotherapists from across Ireland regarding a wide range of subjects, from relationships and resilience to coping strategies and children.

#PsychotherapyOffTheCouch #psychotherapy #listen #podcast #loneliness #bereavement #isolation #irishcouncilforpsychotherapy #relationships #pandemic #psychotherapyoffthecouch

Episode 3. More Than Talk! How Psychotherapy Differs From Other Forms of Help