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Our son stole from us to fund his cocaine habit

IRISH TIMES 7th August 2019
TRISH MURPHY

Tell me about it: We cleared his debt and he promised to stop taking drugs but now he is partying again

PROBLEM: We were always very proud of our son. He is 24 years of age and still lives at home. He is our only child and up until recently treated us with great respect. We always knew he was fairly bright, but he struggled academically and, unlike his cousins and peers, did not go to college directly. We were never really concerned as he has a gregarious personality and we were confident he would make his own way in life.

After school, he managed to talk his way into a sales job and undertook a few short courses. Two years ago, he secured employment in a large, fast-paced firm where everything is focused on deadlines and commission. Initially, he seemed very happy and delighted to be working as part of a team and has had amazing travel opportunities. About six months ago, my wife noticed he was partying more than normal and often with different people. She also thought he was not as happy as usual and starting to be dismissive of both of us.

Since he became an adult, we had never minded him bringing girls home, but recently there have been a number of strangers at our breakfast table, which can be uncomfortable. About a month ago, things came to a head when he took my credit card and withdrew a large sum of money. He has used my card in the past but never without permission. It was the first time I had ever been really angry with him.

He broke down crying, saying he had started using a bit of cocaine to help him keep up with his workload, but that he was now …read more

Original post: Family Therapy Association of Ireland

VHI HEALTH & WELLBEING, INTEGRATIVE HEALTH SPECIALIST

VHI HEALTH & WELLBEING, INTEGRATIVE HEALTH SPECIALIST

Vhi Health & Wellbeing DAC has been established by Vhi, Ireland’s No. 1 health insurer, to develop medical, health and wellbeing services for Vhi customers, in addition to Vhi’s current health care offerings.

 

We are looking for fully accredited Psychotherapists and Counsellors for the newly created role of Integrative Health Specialists. Successful candidates will be comprehensively supported in the development of their knowledge and competencies in relation to integrative health. You will play a key role in shaping and delivering the first fully integrative health practice in Ireland.

 

For further details and to apply please go to https://www.vhi.ie/about/recruitment

 

Integrative Health Specialist, VHI Health Specialist, VHI Health & Wellbeing (IHSJun19)

The Company

Vhi Health & Wellbeing DAC has been established by Vhi, Ireland’s No. 1 health insurer, to develop medical, health and wellbeing services for Vhi customers. Vhi currently provides a range of health and wellbeing services, such as through its SwiftCare Clinics, Screening Services and Hospital@Home.

The Opportunity

The Integrative Health Specialist (IHS) will play a key role within Vhi Health & Wellbeing, in shaping and delivering the first fully integrative health practice in Ireland to our customers and patients. The Integrative Health Specialist will design solutions with the client / customer that draw from a wide range of conventional, complementary and lifestyle services to provide exceptional experiences and outcomes. The IHS will also be comprehensively supported by Vhi Health & Wellbeing in the development of their knowledge and competencies in relation to integrative health.

Roles based in Dublin and in other countrywide locations.

The Role

In addition to what is outlined above, the IHS will have both a direct role with clients and also support corporate engagement:

 

  • Work 1:1 with clients / customers to develop a treatment or personalised plan, based on the best available evidence and established pathways, to help them achieve their goals.
  • Working with clients / customers, both 1:1 and in group setting, to support them in the promotion of a healthy lifestyle across a broad spectrum of health related areas.
  • Member of a multidisciplinary team (MDT) and actively participate in case reviews, huddles and MDT meetings.
  • Contribute to the development of new Integrative Health initiatives and solutions. Research & recommend potential new initiatives to be included in future phases of the Integrative Health Proposition.
  • Support Vhi’s engagement with existing and potential corporate clients through interaction with corporate facing Wellness Specialists and the corporate sales team, with a focus on the approach to developing a successful, integrated Integrative Health plan for those clients.

The Person

Potential candidates:

  • Degree level qualification in Psychotherapy / Counselling / Behavioural Change. Must have a keen interest in health and wellness.
  • Accredited with a relevant national body.
  • Minimum 2yrs relevant experience in an applied setting.
  • 3rd level coaching qualification would be beneficial.
  • Degree / Masters Qualification in another healthcare discipline would be an advantage but not essential e.g. nursing, physiotherapy, dietician, etc.
  • An interest in, or experience of Yoga, Meditation or Integrative Health is a distinct advantage.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Key additional attributes are exceptional planning and time management, strong interpretation and analysis of data, and ability to work across various levels within an organisation.
  • Flexibility required to work evenings and weekends as required, and also to travel on occasion.

 

The Next Steps

If you are interested in applying for the above position please submit your CV by going to https://www.vhi.ie/about/recruitment and clicking on the link for Integrative Health Specialist. A full role profile will be sent to applicants.

VHI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

 

IAHIP Supervisors Forum – Reflective Conversations to Support Supervisors

Announcing

IAHIP Supervisors Forum – Saturday 21st September 2019

“Reflective Conversations to support Supervisors“

An invitation to IAHIP supervisors to engage in conversations on the following themes:

Dilemmas & challenges in the practice of supervision…

Supervisor / Supervisee relationship dynamics…

Different approaches to supervision…

The psycho-educational dimension of supervision…

Venue – Ashling Hotel, Dublin

Registration from 9:30a.m.

Start 10:30 a.m. – Finish 4:30 p.m.

Note: CPD points awarded.

Lunch & refreshments not provided.

Workshop Flyer

Please email admin@nulliahip.org to book your place

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Original post: Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy

Professional Diploma in Clinical Supervision

Professional Diploma in Clinical Supervision (PAC Code: DC768)

One-year, part-time, NFQ Level 9

Applications are invited for the DCU School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Professional Diploma in Clinical Supervision, commencing September 2019. This course is suitable for experienced and accredited counsellors, psychotherapists and mental health practitioners who are seeking professional and career development in clinical supervision. It is also suitable for supervisors who are currently providing supervision but do not have formal supervision training. The Professional Diploma in Clinical Supervision provides a comprehensive university accredited training in the dominant theoretical approaches, conceptual models and modes of clinical supervision, taking an integrative, relational and evidence-based approach to supervision practice. Students will have the opportunity to apply supervision knowledge and skills to professional supervision practice with supervisees. The course involves 100 hours of training delivered on a modular basis between September and April, as well as internal and external supervision practice, in line with IAHIP and IACP criteria for supervision training.

Apply: www.pac.ie by 23rd June 2019

Further information: www.dcu.ie/courses/Postgraduate/nursing_psychotherapy_community/Professional-Diploma-Clinical-Supervision.shtml

E-mail: Dr Rita Glover, rita.glover@nulldcu.ie or Dr Aisling McMahon, aisling.mcmahon@nulldcu.ie

P: 01 700 7936 / 01 700 7915

Website: www.dcu.ie

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Original post: Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy

15 Jun 2019 10:00 : APW 3 Day Event on ‘The Drive

The event will include a range of papers from both National & International speakers and will feature keynote speaker Russell Grigg.

Register now at http://apwonline.org/conference-registration.html

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Original post: Psychoanalytic Section Events Calendar

16 Jun 2019 10:00 : APW 3 Day Event on ‘The Drive

The event will include a range of papers from both National & International speakers and will feature keynote speaker Russell Grigg.

Register now at http://apwonline.org/conference-registration.html

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Original post: Psychoanalytic Section Events Calendar

14 Jun 2019 10:00 : APW 3 Day Event on ‘The Drive

The event will include a range of papers from both National & International speakers and will feature keynote speaker Russell Grigg.

Register now at http://apwonline.org/conference-registration.html

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Original post: Psychoanalytic Section Events Calendar

Systemic Cafe 14th May 2019 Non-Violent Resistance (NVR)

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Date: 14th May 2019

Time: 7.00p.m. – 9.00pm

Venue: Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2.

Topic: Non-Violent Resistance (NVR): An integrated,
structured and systemic response to child to parent violence and abuse.

Training in the NVR programme, originally designed by Dr Declan Coogan (NUIG), will be introduced to Family Therapists who work with parents/carers who feel they have lost their authority in the relationship with their child. We will also focus on de-escalation skills, increasing parental presence and building stronger relationships.
There is growing evidence that building or restoring parental authority through NVR is also proving to be successful in addressing child and adolescent anxiety and self-harm. NVR is increasingly being used in foster care to reduce conflict and strengthen relationships. Join the growing number of child welfare practitioners around Ireland and Europe who are using NVR successfully.
The training is provided by Catrina Scanlan and Madeleine Connolly- both are practitioners, supervisors and trainers in the NVR programme, having completed their training as NVR practitioners and trainers with Dr Coogan.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) = 2 hours. CPD certificates will be issued by the Family Therapy Assoc. of Ireland (FTAI). See you @ the Systemic Cafe

Date for your Diary Systemic Cafe 14th May 2019

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Original post: Family Therapy Association of Ireland

27 Apr 2019 13:00 : NIIHR Clinical Seminar with Jamieson Webster

The Northern Ireland Institute of Human Relations is delighted to be welcoming Lacanian analyst, author, and cultural critic Jamieson Webster to Belfast later this month – for a clinical seminar on Conversion Disorder.

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Original post: Psychoanalytic Section Events Calendar