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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

Episode 2. Using Play as Language in The Clinic of the Child

Episode 2. Using Play as Language in The Clinic of the Child

Joanna Fortune has witnessed a considerable spike in the number of parents wanting help with their children’s behaviour during the pandemic. Often parents contact her when they are in crisis. In this podcast, Joanna advises that it is often difficult to get help ‘immediately’ when demand is so high. It is hard for therapists to say to parents ‘I’m going to have to get you to wait’. Often parents are coming to therapy in a ‘reactive way’ as opposed to proactive- parents are very much ‘in it’- the problem has been going on for a long time.

In this phase of urgency and particularly during this pandemic, Joanna uses online platforms to undertake a therapeutic parenting consultation, to make better sense of the problem and to identify what are the overt behaviours and moreover what are the emotional and physical states that are underpinning the behaviour that has caused the parent to reach out for help?

In this podcast, listeners will learn how to name and contain problems and how to prevent them from escalating further.

‘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.

Reading Studies on Hysteria with Dr André Michels

Reading Studies on Hysteria with Dr André Michels  

Date: Saturday May 29th 2021

Time 10am (Ireland)

Location: Online Event

Cost:  €30

What can we learn from Studies on Hysteria in our work today in Ireland? How can we think about trauma and hysteria? Can trauma cross over generations?

This seminar will begin with a presentation of a clinical case concerning a woman who was born in an Irish orphanage. The seminar will then continue with a discussion on the themes of trauma, transgenerational trauma, hysteria, and symptoms. André Michels will be participating and answering questions as they emerge. His clinical and theoretical experience includes extensive work on transgenerational trauma.

2 CPD points will be awarded for attending the seminar.

Dr André Michels is a psychiatrist and a psychoanalyst in Paris and Luxembourg; member of Espace analytique (Paris), Après-coup (New York), Psychoanalytisches Kolleg (Berlin); author of numerous articles; editor of Actualité de l’hystérie (2001), Les limites du corps, le corps comme limite (2005), Norm, Normalität, Gesetz (2012).

To register please email: nade.chekurova@nullgmail.com  or click on the following Eventbrite link

Psychotherapy off the Couch

Psychotherapy Off the Couch

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1757680/8506358

The Pandemic Effect on Your Psyche with Trish Murphy

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1757680/8506358-episode-1-the-pandemic-effect-on-your-psyche

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ICP Launches New Podcast – Psychotherapy Off the Couch!

The Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP) Launches a New Podcast, Psychotherapy Off the Couch!

With this podcast Psychotherapy Off the Couch, ICP has brought together a collaboration of experienced and well-known psychotherapists, who are aware that the general public is eager to know more about how to look after their mental wellbeing.

The Irish Council for Psychotherapy wants to make a vibrant contribution to the national conversation on mental health.

Psychotherapy has a unique insight into the recent pandemic and the mental health issues of our time. This past year has been like no other and psychotherapists have been responding on Zoom to stressed parents, adolescents, children and couples and to those who feel depressed and alone. “The issues and struggles that are dealt with in psychotherapy are mostly complex and multi-layered and, as in life itself, the answers are not neat, complete and definite. In this way psychotherapy reflects the life we live and the struggles we have, something that makes this podcast so interesting.”

Its debut programme The Pandemic Effect on Your Psyche being launched today 13th May 2021, looks at the pandemic’s effects on our mental health.

With additional episodes being released every week, the podcast will give listeners a greater understanding of how to care for their inner worlds. Psychotherapy Off the Couch will become a go-to resource for those seeking answers about psychotherapy and to see if it is a route worth exploring for them.

The podcast is hosted by clinical psychotherapist, Stephanie Regan.  She explores diverse, challenging and highly emotive subjects with her guests, and casts a bright light into an area that, until now has remained in the quiet of the therapy room.

The topics include:

  1. The Pandemic Effect on Your Psyche with Trish Murphy
  2. Using Play as a Language in the Clinic of the Child with Joanna Fortune
  3. More Than Talk! How Psychotherapy Differs from Other Forms of Help with John O’Connor
  4. The Trouble with Relationships with Marie Walshe
  5. Facing the Demons with Rob Weatherill
  6. The Question of Abuse with Eileen Finnegan

Stephanie comments: “This podcast, Psychotherapy Off the Couch, is a wonderful project to be involved with, as we emerge from the challenging times of the pandemic.”

The podcast can be downloaded from Buzzsprout.

About Stephanie Regan

Stephanie Regan is a Clinical Psychotherapist. She works in private practice in Dublin, Ireland. She is a frequent contributor to media – radio, TV and in print. Stephanie is a graduate of University College Dublin, where she also studied Mathematics, Economics and Social Work.