COVID-19 – IAHIP office is currently closed

Dear Members

Due to the latest Government guidelines, our IAHIP office is currently closed. For the moment, all of our processes are being covered remotely so please rest assured that your applications and requests are still being dealt with.
To reach us, please email one of the following email addresses and we will gladly assist you:

Office Manager ;

manager@nulliahip.org ;

Yours Sincerely
IAHIP Administration

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Original post: Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy

Note from Chair – On Behalf of Governing Body

Dear Members

We are aware that many of you may be feeling anxious and isolated as the reality of Covid-19 touches all our lives. Many, if not all, have had to make the decision to discontinue face to face therapy sessions in order to protect the safety of your clients, yourselves and the wider community. You may well be at home, self-isolating and keeping the required ‘social distance’.

Telephone/Online Therapy

The use of video and phone sessions for client work has been sanctioned for accredited and pre-accredited members, however text sessions have not.

Some of your clients may have opted for telephone/online sessions. For those of us unfamiliar with online therapy, offering such sessions can be a bit daunting. It is far from ideal, but it may be the only way to offer support to our clients at this time. It will be a learning and an adventure for them and for us, and given our capacity for creativity and adaptation, it need not be too terrifying.

Please see the link below for a 9-hour online introductory training for online therapy which may be helpful in the current situation: https://www.kateanthony.net/shortcoursementalhealth/

Making Connections

We would encourage you all as individuals to reach out to your colleagues in IAHIP to offer and receive support. Make contact by phone, email, WhatsApp etc. so that you don’t feel so isolated, especially if you are ‘home alone’!

Members Forum

We will soon have a members’ forum on the website which will enable people to talk to each other, exchange ideas, share how you are managing and receive support.

However, this is still 6-8 weeks away from being up and running.

In the meantime, we recommend that members utilize the IAHIP Members Network Page on Linkedin where people can communicate with one another and support each other by sharing/getting guidance on work …read more

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Coronavirus – Information regarding Financial Assistance from Government

Dear Members

Please find three links that might help you with application for some financial help from government. There is general information on this one below.

https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/social_welfare/social_welfare_payments/unemployed_people/covid19_pandemic_unemployment_payment.html

There is a very easy form and the payment will go on for 6 weeks.

https://www.gov.ie/en/service/be74d3-covid-19-pandemic-unemployment-payment/

During this time, you must fill out the regular form below, which is a longer more indepth one.

https://www.gov.ie/en/service/a030c1-jobseekers-benefit-self-employed/#apply

I hope this is helpful information.

This is just to ensure that people are not without money.

Governing Body. IAHIP

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WHO Mental Health Considerations

Click on link below to access World Health Organisation considerations during COVID-19 outbreak

WHO Mental Health Considerations during Covid-19

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Explaining Covid-19 to Children

Explaining COVID-19 (Coronavirus) to Children

Let the child/young person’s questions and their age guide as to how much information to provide:

• very young children need brief, simple information and reassurance that they are safe and that the people they care about are safe. They may ask Will I get sick? Will granny/grandad die?

• reassure them that nurses and doctors are working hard to ensure that people throughout the country stay healthy

• explain that at the present moment very few people in this country are sick with the virus

• tell them that not everyone will get the virus and that the vast majority who get it recover fully

• older children may need help to separate reality from rumour and fantasy. Either provide or direct them to where they can find accurate, and factual information about the current status of COVID-19. Having such knowledge can help them feel a sense of control

Children and young people look to the adults in their lives to guide them on how to react to worrying and stressful events.
If the adults in their lives seem overly worried, their own anxiety may rise:

• if they are anxious, let them talk about their feelings and guide them in reframing their thoughts and concerns to a more helpful way of thinking

• give them extra attention and time, to talk about their concerns, fears, and questions. o Remember they do not always talk about their concerns readily. Watch for clues that they may want to talk, such as hovering around while you do the dishes and so on

• it is very typical for younger children to ask a few questions, return to playing and then come back with further questions

Department of Health and Department of Education and Skills

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Covid-19 and Social Welfare Payments

In these uncertain times, many people are worried about the impact of Covid-19 on their finances.
The link below may also be of some assistance in relation to social welfare payments.

Keep well everyone.

FTAI Executive Committee

Covid-19 and Social Welfare Payments

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Updated Communication: Therapy and supervision SESSIONS using telephone and video communication DURING PERIOD OF COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)

Updated Communication: Therapy and supervision SESSIONS using telephone and video communication

Dear Members

Further to our Bulletin of the 11th March in connection with COVID – 129 (Coronavirus) we wish to advise the following:

The use of video and phone sessions has been sanctioned for accredited and pre-accredited members however text sessions have not.

Please note that students training as therapists or accredited members working towards supervision accreditation cannot offer sessions through phone or video, however they can receive supervision from qualified and accredited supervisors.

The Governing Body will continue to monitor the situation and communicate with the membership accordingly.

Governing Body IAHIP

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Original post: Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy

Updated Communication: Therapy and supervision SESSIONS using telephone and video communication DURING PERIOD OF COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)

Updated Communication: Therapy and supervision SESSIONS using telephone and video communication

Dear Members

Further to our Bulletin of the 11th March in connection with COVID – 129 (Coronavirus) we wish to advise the following:

The use of video and phone sessions has been sanctioned for accredited and pre-accredited members however text sessions have not.

Please note that students training as therapists or accredited members working towards supervision accreditation cannot offer sessions through phone or video, however they can receive supervision from qualified and accredited supervisors.

The Governing Body will continue to monitor the situation and communicate with the membership accordingly.

Governing Body IAHIP

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Original post: Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy

Therapy and supervision SESSIONS using telephone and video communication DURING PERIOD OF COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)

Re: Therapy and supervision SESSIONS using telephone and video communication DURING PERIOD OF COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)

Dear Members

In light of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, where it becomes necessary for reasons of personal and community safety, IAHIP will formally recognise “video and telephone communication” but not other forms of electronic communication (e.g. WhatsApp) for therapy and supervision sessions carried out by IAHIP psychotherapists and supervisors for the duration of this epidemic. Please inform yourselves as to the safest means of communication with your clients / supervisees. You may also need to check with your insurers before commencing therapy using the above methods. Please ensure your ongoing supervision and support.

Such hours will also be counted towards accreditation for pre-accredited members or supervisors working towards supervision accreditation for the first time.

The above applies to this period of uncertainty in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and will not be a permanent ruling.

Governing Body. IAHIP

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice from ICP

Dear Registrants.

During this uncertain time, ICP wishes to ensure that its registrants remain safe while carrying out their consultations with clients. To do this, it is necessary to remain informed and updated through regular newsfeeds from the HSE in relation to COVID-19 and public health. Please note that some newsfeeds seem to exaggerate fears and assume the worst. The key is to remain level-headed and follow the recommendations from the experts.

Consultations

It is entirely a personal decision if you wish to continue with consultations. However we trust that you will pay attention to the HSE guidelines required when coming into contact with the public.  Please download the HSE COVID-19 poster and place in your consultation rooms.

For details on online consultations, please check the website of your individual sections for further information.

Self-Care

Every health care practitioner abides by their professional Code of Practice. Self-care is an important part of this code.

The ICP office will remain closed until March 29th. We will be working remotely so please contact us at admin@nullpsychotherapycouncil.ie

Be well.

ICP

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