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COVID-19 Working Group

Dear Members

Over recent months we have all been rapidly adjusting to the Covid-19 pandemic, and we are very aware that Accredited members, Pre-Accredited members and Student members have been working through a wide range of concerns and difficulties, both personally and professionally. It has been an anxious, frightening time, and financially precarious for many.

Now we are moving into a period of re-opening, tentatively heading back into face to face work and additional concerns are rising up to meet us. Members are looking for guidance not only about working online, but now also about the transition, that is already underway, back to safe practice in face to face work.

The Governing Body has set up a Covid-19 working group, made up of GB members and other IAHIP Committee members, to respond to questions and bring clarity and guidance as much as possible in this unprecedented time. The office has received many different Covid-19 queries over a wide area of concern, and we have been working on these through the summer. We have also been in contact with accredited and non-accredited training courses so we can address concerns and queries coming in from student members. The working group is preparing practical recommendations to the Governing Body for working in the new phase of the pandemic.

As you can appreciate it is a challenging and complicated task! None of us have had to navigate this before, and there are important balances to be found in all areas, between valuable new working practices on one hand and ensuring quality of work and good ethical standards for clients and students on the other.

The Governing Body will be ready to give more guidance for the therapists, supervisors, students and trainings in early September, not only addressing the working implications over recent months, …read more

Original post: Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy

Therapy Rooms to Rent

Beautiful Consulting Rooms at Oscailt Integrative Health Centre

Situated in the heart of Dublin 4, Oscailt is home to a variety of integrative health practitioners dedicated to serving both the local and wider community.  We have a variety of large group rooms and smaller consulting rooms available.  Many of the rooms are furnished with plinths which make them very suitable for various forms of body work.

We offer rooms on a one-off hourly basis and block bookings on a more regular basis.   For practitioners wishing to locate their practice at Oscailt we also offer the opportunity to be represented on our website for a small fee.

Oscailt has all the amenities associated with a professional centre including kitchen facilities, bathrooms and a waiting area.  We also have a full-time Manager who oversees the smooth running of the centre.

If you are a qualified therapist wishing to be part of a dynamic community of integrative health practitioners and would like a beautiful space to locate your practice, come and have a look at what we offer.

Oscailt Room Hire

For more information, please contact Jan between Monday to Thursday on:

Tel:  01 6603872

Email:info@nulloscailt.com

IAHIP Covid-19 Working Group

COVID-19 Working Group

Dear Members

Over recent months we have all been rapidly adjusting to the Covid-19 pandemic, and we are very aware that Fully Accredited members, Pre-Accredited members, and Student members have been working through a wide range of concerns and difficulties, both personally and professionally. It has been an anxious, frightening time, and financially precarious for many.

Now we are moving into a period of re-opening, tentatively heading back into face to face work and additional concerns are rising up to meet us. Members are looking for guidance not only about working online, but now also about the transition, that is already underway, back to safe practice in face to face work.

The Governing Body has set up a Covid-19 working group, made up of GB members and other IAHIP committee members, to respond to questions and bring clarity and guidance as much as possible in this unprecedented time. The office has received many different Covid-19 queries over a wide area of concern, and we have been working on these through the summer. We have also been in contact with accredited and non-accredited training courses so we can address concerns and queries coming in from student members. The working group is preparing practical recommendations to the Governing Body for working in the new phase of the pandemic.

As you can appreciate it is a challenging and complicated task! None of us have had to navigate this before, and there are important balances to be found in all areas, between valuable new working practices on one hand and ensuring quality of work and good ethical standards for clients and students on the other.

The Governing Body will be ready to give more guidance for therapists, supervisors, students and trainings in early September, not only addressing the working implications over recent months, but also …read more

Original post: Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy

Spirasi June 26 – International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Spirasi June 26 – International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Date: Friday June 26th 2020

Time: 11am – 12pm

Location: Online event

Register: Eventbrite

This year Spirasi, Centre for Care of Survivors of Torture, will host a webinar to mark the UN Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

About this Event

To mark the occasion we have invited Jens Modvig, chairperson of the UN Committee Against Torture as our keynote speaker. He will speak about the work of the Committee and the importance of rehabilitation for torture survivors. He will be joined by members of Spirasi’s Survivors group: Ebrahim Demestani who will speak about his experience of torture in Bahrain, Ali Alrfay who will talk about his journey from Syria to Jordan, and Wandile Mbhele who will share her experience of relocating to Ireland.

The World Stopped, Torture Didn’t #WorldWithoutTorture

For more information:

Spirasi

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June

International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims

The Subject and the Clinic: A Seminar with Dr. Alain and Dr. Catherine Vanier

Date: Saturday June 20th 2020

Time: 3pm – 5pm

Place: Online

Cost: €20

The registration fee is €20. The seminar will take place on Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent before the seminar begins. To register please email nade.chekurova@nullgmail.com or click on the Eventbrite link.

Background

What does it mean to be a subject? Is subjectivity something guaranteed from birth or is it something which emerges with the family and language? What can go wrong and can anything be done to prevent the collapse of the subject? What are the clinical implications for the psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, social worker or the doctor?

To discuss these questions Espace Analytique Dublin has invited Dr Alain Vanier (psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, professor and a medical doctor) and Dr Catherine Vanier (psychoanalyst and psychologist) to speak about the conditions for becoming a subject and in particular Dr Alain Vanier’s hypothesis of the supposition of the subject. Usually subjectivity is very much linked to the person’s speech. But Dr Vanier suggests that what allows this subjectivity to emerge is not our own but the words of the Other. According to Dr. Vanier ‘’before speaking, the subject] is spoken of in outline’’. The first subjective speech emerges from the Other and as Catherine puts it ‘’The subject is in the Other’’. The space preserved for something that is not there yet plays a crucial role for the human being. Could an incubator suppose subjectivity? Could the baby, or indeed anyone survive care deprived of words? If the baby cannot become an object for the Other what is there to lose in this relation to the Other?

In this seminar Dr Alain and Dr Catherine Vanier will introduce us to this psychoanalytic theory and share how it has helped their practices. All are welcome to attend. We strongly encourage multiple disciplines and perspectives. The seminar includes a talk and time for questions and interdisciplinary discussion.

The Irish Council For Psychotherapy is Recruiting for a CEO (Part-Time)

The Irish Council For Psychotherapy is Recruiting for a Part-Time Chief Executive Officer 

The Organisation

The Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP) is the national umbrella body for psychotherapy in Ireland. Currently it represents over 1,500 psychotherapists nationwide. It is also the national awarding body for the European Certificate of Psychotherapy.

The objectives of ICP are :

  • To consolidate and promote psychotherapy as a free and independent profession.
  • To promote the wider provision of psychotherapy for the public.
  • To contribute to public health by encouraging high standards of training, practice and ongoing education of psychotherapists.
  • To maintain and monitor a National Register and a European Register of accredited psychotherapists in Ireland.

About the Role

The position of CEO is expected to lead and shape the future of ICP. In conjunction with the Board of Directors, members and staff. The CEO role will drive organisational activities in alignment with core objectives and provide leadership and strategic direction focused on  the development and promotion of the profession nationally. The Board of Directors delegates responsibility for management and operational activities of the organisation to the CEO. This role will report directly to the Board of Directors and will be based in Dublin .

  • Reporting to: Board of Directors
  • Terms: A half-time contract as a sole trader for one year (0.5 WTE)

Experience

  • Potential candidates must have experience in a senior organisational role, preferably at CEO level, of at least three years, ideally within a similar organisation
  • Track record of driving change and transformation within an organisation.
  • Successful track record in building relationships with stakeholders and developing partnerships across a broad range of disciplines within the sector.
  • Broad experience of good Governance including regulatory compliance, HR policies and procedures, company law and quality and safety requirements.

Educational Qualification: 

  • Potential candidates will have a minimum of a third-level qualification, with post graduate training / qualification in leadership and/or management.

Evidence-Based Skills: 

  • Previous CEO experience or equivalent
  • A proven track record in the field of psychotherapy and mental health (essential)
  • Excellent strategic development , planning and implementation skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and networking skills; the role requires extensive representation to a diverse range of external stakeholders and statutory bodies .
  • Ability to engage with social media platforms and PR formats to promote organisation
  • A knowledge of the field of statutory regulation of healthcare professions would be an advantage.

CEO Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • The CEO will be responsible for the overall management and implementation of ICP’s strategic objectives as agreed with the BOD.
  • The CEO will report to the Board of Directors and comply with ICP Constitution and Governance requirements.
  • To ensure the ICP, the umbrella body for psychotherapy in Ireland, and therefore the profession of psychotherapy is represented to the fullest extent in all processes associated with proposed regulation of the profession with CORU
  • To keep up to date and fully informed of ICP governance and company structure, in particular ICP sections and member organisations

Media and PR: 

  • To raise the profile of psychotherapy in the public domain in liaison with the media sub-committee.
  • To keep abreast of media, references/reports that are relevant to psychotherapy and mental health.
  • To drive digital strategy for ICP, including social media, website, content strategy and media partnerships
  • To manage relationships with PR partners and other ICP suppliers.
  • To prepare position papers for Government agencies in conjunction with the media sub-committee and the BOD as the need arises.
  • To keep the Minister for Health and other Government offices informed of any relevant ICP activities.
  • To ensure inclusion of ICP viewpoints and contact details on relevant news developments etc.
  • To promote the high standards of training and expertise of our registrants with all relevant stakeholders in the sector including HSE, Tusla, The Irish College of Psychiatry, and the Irish College of General Practitioners.
  • To represent, and increase the profile of ICP at any conference, campaign launch or relevant mental health events particularly those that are open to the general public.
  • To monitor relevant developments in psychotherapy in Europe and broader environment

Infrastructure: 

  • To convene the ICP subcommittees and oversee their development; ensure the completion of projects and tasks and to encourage registrants to become involved in these subcommittees.
  • Oversee all ICP registration processes in collaboration with key personnel and individual Sections
  • In order to make public representation on behalf of ICP, the CEO must harness the knowledge base within ICP and the wider community in mental health care
  • To liaise with the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP) on behalf of ICP
  • To negotiate with health insurance companies and Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) in relation to insurance cover for ICP accredited psychotherapeutic interventions.

Application Process:

IAHIP UPDATE 22nd MAY 2020

IAHIP UPDATE 22nd MAY 2020IAHIP OFFICE:
IAHIP continue to review the office and administration situation as the Covid-19 situation unfolds. A decision has been taken this week to allow limited access for some staff to the IAHIP office. With this change we can now resume processing applications for pre-accreditation, accreditation and re-accreditation. If you are waiting to submit any applications you can now forward these by post to the office – 40 Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

RETURN TO WORK:
There have been enquiries regarding a return to work from members in light of the government’s list of essential services. IAHIP cannot give specific guidance as to when individual members can return to work. This decision lies with employers, and those who are self-employed, taking the necessary precautions and adhering to government, HSE and Health & Safety Authority (HSA) guidelines
For members considering a return to work, we strongly recommend that you familiarise yourself with the ‘Return to work safely protocol’ booklet and adhere to their guidelines in order to ensure your own safety and the safety of your clients. This booklet can be accessed here: https://dbei.gov.ie/en/Publications/Return-to-Work-Safely-Protocol.html

The current list of essential service providers under public health guidelines can be accessed below and under Human Health and Social Work Activities, therapy is listed (if essential).
https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/dfeb8f-list-of-essential-service-providers-under-new-public-health-guidelin/#human-health-and-social-work-activities

Governing Body
IAHIP

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ICP Update Regarding Return to Work Safely Protocol

It is appreciated that significant planning may be required to move to a new model of operating with the challenges of COVID-19, however, it is the responsibility of employers (and self-employed persons) to apply a risk-based approach to returning to work and to prepare to apply the precautions necessary to comply fully with the public health advice.

Each individual psychotherapist must make their own practice decisions and abide by HSE Covid-19 guidelines.

Useful Links

Online Psychological Support for essential workers during the Covid-19 pandemic

IAHIP, the professional body representing over 1,000 humanistic & integrative psychotherapists in Ireland, is offering free psychological support to essential workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Individual IAHIP accredited therapists have volunteered to offer various forms of online and/or telephone support.


Many essential workers fall outside the remit of the HSE psychological support service and IAHIP is aware of the potential psychological and emotional impact that working in essential services during the Covid-19 pandemic can have on individuals and their families.

IAHIP wants to support such workers during these difficult times, and we believe that they could benefit greatly from professional support.

Essential workers do not need any referral, and can make contact with a therapist directly on the volunteer register below
For further information or questions regarding thissupport service you can contact us by email: admin@nulliahip.org as the head office remains unmanned in line with HSE recommended guidelines.


Register of IAHIP Volunteers

First name Last name Email Mobile Address 3 County
Chris Murray mail@nullcounsellingni.co.uk tel:07713222509 Belfast Co Antrim
Sean O’Tarpaigh sean@nullcranncounselling.com tel:083 166 2783 Baile Na Manach Co Bhaile Atha Cliath
Mary Sheill marysheillsolace@nullgmail.com tel:087 958 8499 Co Carlow
Lisa Betts lisabetts1@nullhotmail.com tel:086 156 2453 Co Carlow
Mary Dowd marybedowd@nullgmail.com tel:087 0541330 Cavan
Vivienne Carson viviennecarson@nullymail.com tel:085 1480683 Co Clare
Jean Colleran pureblissennis@nullgmail.com tel:086 3008063 Co Clare
Margaret Collins Smyth margaretcollinssmyth@nullgmail.com tel:085 832 2686 Co Clare
Lorraine Grennan lorrainegrennan@nullyahoo.ie tel:0830417123 Co Clare
Colette Keane colet.keane@nullgmail.com tel:087 2668 509 Ballyea Co Clare
Orla McGuinness orlam.mcguinness@nullgmail.com tel:087 692 7815 Co Clare
Carmel McMahon carmel_mcmahon@nulloutlook.com tel:087 679 9301 Co Clare
Joanne Hanrahan joannepsychotherapy@nullgmail.com tel:087 7133737 Liscannor Co Clare
John Hartley john.johnhartley@nullgmail.com tel:087 663 7701 Co Clare
Valerie O’Brien Quinn valobq@nullgmail.com tel:087 2929 087 Co Clare
Ann O’Neill ann9@nullicloud.com tel:087 657 5285 Sixmilebridge Co Clare
Mary Keane anamcharapsychotherapy@nullgmail.com tel:087 298 9145 Ennis Co Clare,
Rosarie Coleman rosarie@nulleirpro.com tel:087 939 5645 Cork
Barbara Devaney barbara@nullbarbaradevaney.com tel:087 647 9275 Cork
John Horgan sean.c.ohargain@nullgmail.com tel:086 398 7654 Cork
Ita McSwiney itamcswiney@nullgmail.com tel:087 2387094 Ballintemple Cork
John O’Mahony Johnomahony1000@nullgmail.com tel:086 832 2718 Commons Road Cork
Sylvester O’Toole silotoole@nullgmail.com tel:086 1727280 Cork
Bernadette Nolan bernadette_nolan@nullhotmail.com tel:087 790 2230 Fairhill Cork
Claire Barry clairebarry4@nullhotmail.com tel:086 284 1052 Cobh Cork
Alessio Faggioli psychotherapycork@nullgmail.com tel:089 965 6818 Cork
Evelyn Finn evefinn@nullgmail.com tel:087 239 8332 Co Cork
Colette Green colettegreen1@nullyahoo.ie tel:086 826 7687 Co Cork
Ann Irwin annirwin21@nullyahoo.com tel:087 944 4525 Waterfall Co Cork
Ted Leahy tedleahy1@nullhotmail.com tel:086 1598 077 Co Cork
Deborah O’Neill Fearon growingmindfully@nullgmail.com tel:086 379 2788 Co Cork
Jerome Riordan jeromeriordan@nulleircom.net tel:087 769 1919 Glounthaune Co Cork
Jacinta Ryan jacintaryan12@nullgmail.com tel:086 773 3350 Co Cork
Mary Stanton mtstanton284@nullgmail.com tel:087 956 1969 Co Cork
Peter Thompson peter@nullthewellcentre.ie tel:0877545787 Co Cork
Emma Vaughan emmamcsweeney@nullymail.com tel:086 2618461 Donoughmore Co Cork
David Wyse david57ys@nullgmail.com tel:087 930 8866 Newmarket Co Cork
Caroline Fenton cmfenton@nullgmail.com tel:086 888 7973 Fermoy Co Cork
Mary Brigid Lawlor marybrigidlawlor13@nullgmail.com tel:087 953 1590 Midleton Co Cork
Sally O’Reilly info@nullsallyoreilly.com tel:087 …read more

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Telephone and Online Psychological Support For Essential Workers During Covid-19 Pandemic

IAHIP, the professional body representing over 1,000 humanistic & integrative psychotherapists in Ireland, is offering free psychological support to essential workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Individual IAHIP accredited therapists have volunteered to offer various forms of online and/or telephone support.

A register of volunteer therapists can be found here on the IAHIP website

Many essential workers fall outside the remit of the HSE psychological support service and IAHIP is aware of the potential psychological and emotional impact that working in essential services during the Covid-19 pandemic can have on individuals and their families.

IAHIP wants to support such workers during these difficult times, and IAHIP believe that they could benefit greatly from professional support.

Essential workers do not need any referral, and can make contact with a therapist directly here on the volunteer register.

For further information on IAHIP visit their website www.iahip.org or contact them by email admin@nulliahip.org as the head office remains unmanned in line with HSE recommended guidelines.