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CO-DEPENDENCY, NARCISSISM, ADHD AND ADDICTION – WHAT’S THE LINK?

… 95% of your clients are affected!

(14 CPD points)

Co-dependency as a condition is often misunderstood – and its crucial link with narcissism, ADHD and addiction missed by many helping professionals. As 95% of clients are affected, this is a detrimental loss.
However, experience shows that when the co-dependent realises how co-dependency, narcissism, addiction and where relevant their spectrum disorder feed into each other, they then fully understand how to take their power back! Our job as helping professionals is to help them see that.
Through my work I have developed a helpful model that addresses these issues and it is my client’s experience (young and old) that the model works. Now, your clients can benefit too!” – Margaret Parkes
Programme Outline:
This intensive and experiential programme is based around a therapeutic model for working with co-dependent adults and young people who come from an emotionally abusive and neglectful family of origin. It also highlights how co-dependency can be central to many addictions. Being goal focused, this model encourages the helping professional to be aware of their own co-dependency, and how it might impact on their client work. It supports the professional to take an interactive role in their client’s recovery (check www.margaretparkes.ie for more information).

Facilitator:

Margaret Parkes (Dip. Psych., BA, MSc.) has practiced as a psychotherapist and systemic practitioner for over 15 years. She is a qualified and …read more

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Exploring the Dynamics of Attachment in Adult Life™

This is a course over 2 weekends for professionals offering an opportunity to explore their own experience of attachment dynamics in the context of a confidential closed experiential group. The work will be supported by didactic input and time for reflection, application and analysis.

Facilitator: Tessa Normand MIAHIP, ICP

Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor

Each Course runs over 2 Weekends ( CPD 28 hrs )

either

Course 1 Sat 9th /Sun 10th & Sat 23rd / Sun 24th Sept 2017

or

Course 2 Sat 4th / Sun 5th & Sat 18th / Sun 19th Nov 2017

10.00am – 5.30pm

Venue: 11, Herbert Place, Dublin 2

This course seeks to address the fact that our work requires us to respond to the needs of others and too often we don’t create the conditions to support our own personal and psychological development.

Experiences of care-seeking and caregiving have their roots in infancy and shape our expectations and responses to care-seeking and caregiving in adult life.

As professionals offering a service in the field of mental health we will be aware of the many different ways that people express their care-seeking needs, and how difficult it is sometimes to interpret these accurately and respond. People who have had contradictory experiences of caregiving will often tend to miscue professional caregivers so that any attempt at caregiving can be frustrated.

Participants will be introduced to the Theory of Attached Based Exploratory Interest Sharing (TABEIS)

as developed by Dorothy Heard and Brain Lake and also to the practice of Exploratory Goal Corrected Psychotherapy (EGCP) developed by Una McCluskey.

The dynamics of attachment consist of several goal-corrected systems. These are care-seeking, care-giving, sexuality, exploratory interest sharing with peers, the personal system for self- defence, the internal supportive or unsupportive environments and the personally created external supportive environment. The theory suggests that these …read more

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Revenge Porn by Trish Murphy

At the beginning of many relationships, couples regularly send pictures on smartphones of themselves in erotic poses. This is playful, teasing and suggestive, and it assumes confidentiality and trust in the relationship.  However, there is now quite a trend for jilted lovers to post naked or suggestive pictures of their ex on websites dedicated to so-called ‘revenge porn’ and to accompany the images with nasty commentary. This elicits much other comment and can be highly derogatory and libellous.  As this occurs in open view, the victim’s work or academic colleagues, children, family and friends are often able to access the material, and it can cause enormous distress and embarrassment.  The victim, and not the perpetrator, often feels the blame and shame in these cases.

 

‘…there is now quite a trend for jilted lovers to post naked or suggestive pictures of their ex on websites dedicated to so-called ‘revenge porn’ and to accompany the images with nasty commentary.

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It is true to say that the victim of revenge porn has nothing to be ashamed of, but saying this does not take the sting out of other people having access to your intimate life.  The message has to be not to send revealing pictures of yourself until you are sure of the relationship and you know you can completely trust your partner.  As Padraig O’Morain states in his Irish Times column ’…even when the image is made with the consent of whoever is depicted, how is it right or fair that these moments of lust-driven gullibility should be punished by sustained public humiliation? And how fair is it that the smirking rat behind it all should be able to inflict this humiliation on his ex without consequences for himself? Not right or fair at all. Bring on the law.’  (25th Nov 2014)

 

It is easy to blame the medium for the problems we encounter, but of course it is our use of the medium that is within our control.  The issue of revenge porn needs to be tackled at multiple levels: the law is being enacted to put the consequences on the perpetrator but there is a social condemnation that still creates shame and suffering for the victim.  There needs to be more discussion at private and public levels so that this public shaming is not acceptable or indulged in by any of us.

 

‘The issue of revenge porn needs to be tackled at multiple levels: the law is being enacted to put the consequences on the perpetrator but there is a social condemnation that still creates shame and suffering for the victim.’

 

 

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Irish Times December 2016:

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is to legislate to make stalking, including cyber stalking and revenge porn criminal offences.

Ms Fitzgerald received approval from Cabinet at its last meeting of the year to draft the Non-Fatal Offences (Amendment) Bill to address loopholes in current legislation.

The Minister will create two new criminal offences, including making it illegal to intentionally post intimate images of a person online without their consent.

The legislative change will also extend the offence of harassment to ensure it includes activity online and on social media.

It will also expand the offence of sending threatening or indecent messages to digital forms of communication.

The Tánaiste said the Government’s legislation followed a report by the Law Reform Commission, which recommended changes.

“The speed and scale of modern online communication can magnify the damage done by harmful communications,” said Ms Fitzgerald.

 

“Jealousy” – by Trish Murphy

Jealousy is an overpowering emotion and it can make misery of a life.  At its core is a sense of worthlessness or low self-esteem where the sense of self can be threatened by the success or lack of attention of another.  The reaction is often to retaliate, to bad-mouth the other person or seek to bring them ‘down a peg or two’.  This is not fitting with the description of self that anyone would like to have but the danger is that if jealousy is allowed continue without checking, it can become the default characteristic of the person.
Perhaps it stems from the survival-of-the-fittest position where security and success only lies at the top of the pile but there is no doubt that insecurity lies at its heart.  It begins with comparison: the other person is getting more credit than me; my partner will be drawn to someone more attractive than me; my friend has a bigger house, fancier car, more beautiful body; the list is endless.  Instead of tackling the real issue which is the self-esteem issue, we tend to think the problem will be solved by promotion, more success or a more compliant partner.  As anyone who has suffered from jealousy knows, this is not the case and there is always more comparison, always someone who is doing better or is better liked than me.

“If we can delay our response by even a few minutes and calm our bodies down by breathing or observing,

we might be able to access our intelligence and realise where the problem is and how to solve it. “

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There is a saying that a person was ‘blinded by jealousy’ to describe the motivation for subsequent actions.  The truth in this is that when we are emotionally flooded by jealousy and rage, our intelligence cannot work and we say and do things that we deeply regret when we cool down. This is the beginning of the cycle of jealousy and anger followed by shame and guilt.  What a destructive pattern to engage in.

The first step to dealing with this is self-awareness: usually the jealous behaviour will be pointed out by people who love or care for the jealous person.  The trick is to be grateful to the person for pointing it out and accept that they are telling you for your own best interest.  Of course behavioural change is desirable but more importantly some self-compassion is what is needed.  Rather than make yourself feel better by achieving more or cutting off the commentator, take some time to sit with the difficult feelings and have some sympathy and tenderness for the difficult time you are having.  When we feel slighted or passed-over, our reaction is often swift and rage takes over.  If we can delay our response by even a few minutes and calm our bodies down by breathing or observing, we might be able to access our intelligence and realise where the problem is and how to solve it.

 

The cause of the problem is insecurity or low self-esteem and the solution is to feel competent and okay right now – not to feel brilliant or the best.  We often indulge and expand the jealous feeling by endless thinking and speculation of how the other person is wronging, ignoring or undeservedly succeeding over us.  Once the feelings are calmed down, this thinking can be challenged by simply focusing outwards and hooking your intelligence on what is actually happening right now rather than on speculation.  If hurt or damage has been caused to others, there is a need to apologise, forgive yourself and completely let it go.  Jealousy is a tough feeling to overcome, so be compassionate and take it one step at a time.

Induction Day for IAHIP members who wish to volunteer on any of the twelve IAHIP sub committees.

IAHIP needs your support and help to meet the increasing demands from our services.

Following on from discussions during our Consultative Forum in November 2016 and during the Friday evening Kaisan before our AGM in March 2017, we have decided to hold an Induction Day for new IAHIP volunteers. It is an opportunity to be initiated into the organisation.

We invite you to attend our first Induction Day which will be held in the IAHIP Offices Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire on the 16th September 2017.

The daily tasks of IAHIP are carried out by an administration team, without whom we could safely say there would be no IAHIP! The other workings of the organisation are carried out by teams of volunteers who work on the various committees. In total there are 12 committees, with additional sub committees being set up on an ad hock basis from time to time as the needs dictate. Currently there are c 80 volunteers giving of their time to ensure the smooth running of our wonderful organisation.

The twelve committees are:

Governing Body

Ethics

Accreditation

Re-Accreditation

Accreditation & Re-Accreditation Appeals

Supervision and Supervisor Accreditation

TSAC (Training Standards)

Inside Out

Regional Development Officer and Regional teams

Complaints

PTCRC (Psychotherapy Training Course Recognition)

Finance Working Group.

We can promise you an interesting day where you will learn about the history of IAHIP and hear from one committee member from each of the twelve committees. A light lunch will be provided for participants. 6 CPD points will be awarded for attendance.

Please think about attending the Induction Day even if you are not able to volunteer on any of the committees in the immediate future. We look forward to your support at any time in the future.

Carmel Byrne, Kay Noonan, & Karen Shorten

IAHIP Induction Day Committee

Summary:

The date for this Induction Day is: Saturday 16th September.

Time: …read more

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Exploring the Dynamics of Attachment in Adult Life™

This is a course over 2 weekends for professionals offering an opportunity to explore their own experience of attachment dynamics in the context of a confidential closed experiential group. The work will be supported by didactic input and time for reflection, application and analysis.

Facilitator: Tessa Normand MIAHIP, ICP

Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor

Each Course runs over 2 Weekends ( CPD 28 hrs )

either

Course 1 Sat 9th / Sun 10th & Sat 23rd / Sun 24th Sept 2017

or

Course 2 Sat 4th / Sun 5th & Sat 18th / Sun 19th Nov 2017

10.00am – 5.30pm

Venue: 11, Herbert Place, Dublin 2

This course seeks to address the fact that our work requires us to respond to the needs of others and too often we don’t create the conditions to support our own personal and psychological development.

Experiences of care-seeking and caregiving have their roots in infancy and shape our expectations and responses to care-seeking and caregiving in adult life.

As professionals offering a service in the field of mental health we will be aware of the many different ways that people express their care-seeking needs, and how difficult it is sometimes to interpret these accurately and respond. People who have had contradictory experiences of caregiving will often tend to miscue professional caregivers so that any attempt at caregiving is frustrated and can end up as a frustrating experience for both parties.

Participants will be introduced to the Theory of Attached Based Exploratory Interest Sharing (TABEIS)

as developed by Dorothy Heard and Brain Lake and also to the practice of Exploratory Goal Corrected Psychotherapy (EGCP) developed by Una McCluskey.

The dynamics of attachment consist of several goal-corrected systems. These are care-seeking, care-giving, sexuality, exploratory interest sharing with peers, the personal system for self- defence, the internal supportive or unsupportive environments and the personally …read more

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Two Day Workshop in Sexuality – Theory & Practice

This two-day workshop will explore how issues related to sexuality can and will emerge in the clinical space.

12 CPD Hours

The aim of the workshop is to encourage thought and discussion on the subject of sexuality, from a practical point of view and how it relates to the practice of counselling and psychotherapy, the development of the therapeutic relationship and current perspectives on the subject.

This course will be of interest to therapists and therapists in training or those who have a clinical role with clients experiencing emotional or psychological distress.

Content:

The workshop will include content aimed at deepening participants’ knowledge, skills and competencies in working with sexual issues. Sexuality is a vital dimension of the human experience and is likely to emerge in many ways. The two days will include discourse, discussion and practice work in the following areas:

  • Sexuality in the clinical space;
  • Working with diversity;
  • Sexual functioning and dysfunction;
  • Therapists’ comfort in exploring sexual issues;
  • Clinical skills for exploring sexuality.

Format:

The workshop will include a blend of theoretical lectures, experiential exercises, skills training, group work and class discussion. Learners will be encouraged to reflect, engage and participate in a range of experiential work designed to increase comfort and competence in exploring the area of sexuality in clinical practice.

Facilitator: Donna Bacon, M.Sc. Clinical Psychology, B.A. Psychology (Hons), Dip Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Cert CBT.

Dates: Saturday 12th of August 2017 and Sunday 13th of August 2017, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Award: IICP Certificate of Attendance and Participation. CPD: 12 hours

Venue: IICP Education and Training, Killinarden Enterprise Park, Killinarden, Dublin 24

Cost: €140 (€20 Discount for IICP Students/ Alumni)

To apply on line: https://www.iicp.ie/cpdcourses/sexuality/ or call IICP office on 01-4664205.

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Psychoanalysis and Sexuality Clinical Conference

Psychoanalysis & Sexuality Today Clinical Conference: Psychosocial Influences on Transference & Countertransference in Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy

Saturday, 21 October 2017 from 9:00 am-5.15 pm

National Museum of Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7

This conference has 17 clinical speakers from all the psychoanalytic organisations on the island of Ireland: IFPP, APPI, IAPA, IFCAPP, IGAS, NIIHR, IPAA, ISLP, ICLO-NLS and NIASP. Speakers include Julie Brown, Gráinne Casey, José Castilho, Barbara Fitzgerald, Noreen Giffney, Belinda Moller, Ian Miller, Ann Murphy, Pauline O’Callaghan, Barry O’Donnell, Ray O’Neill, Medb Ruane, Florencia Shanahan, David Smith, Julie Sutton, Eve Watson and Rob Weatherill.

The conference is organised on the occasion of the publication of the book “Clinical Encounters in Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Practice & Queer Theory” (New York: Punctum Books 2017, 494 pp., 30 chapters, 32 contributors), eds. Noreen Giffney and Eve Watson.

The Conference will be of interest to anyone interested in psychoanalytic or psychodynamic contributions to therapeutic practice, particularly the unconscious dynamics underpinning the therapeutic relationship: transference and countertransference.

The conference is sponsored by the Psychoanalysis + initiative and the Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland (APPI – www.appipsychotherapy.com)

6.5 CPD points will be awarded by the Psychoanalytic Section of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP).

Places are limited and we expect the conference to book out, so early registration is advised. Booking is via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/psychoanalysis-sexuality-today-clinical-conference-tickets-34075099540

For further information, the conference brochure and registration details are available from Noreen Giffney (info@nullpsychoanalyticpsychotherapyclinic.ie) and Eve Watson (eve.watson@nullleesonanalytic.com).

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Induction Day for IAHIP members who wish to volunteer on any of the twelve IAHIP sub committees.

IAHIP needs your support and help to meet the increasing demands from our services.

Following on from discussions during our Consultative Forum in November 2016 and during the Friday evening Kaisan before our AGM in March 2017, we have decided to hold an Induction Day for new IAHIP volunteers. It is an opportunity to be initiated into the organisation.

We invite you to attend our first Induction Day which will be held in the IAHIP Offices Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire on the 16th September 2017.

The daily tasks of IAHIP are carried out by an administration team, without whom we could safely say there would be no IAHIP! The other workings of the organisation are carried out by teams of volunteers who work on the various committees. In total there are 12 committees, with additional sub committees being set up on an ad hock basis from time to time as the needs dictate. Currently there are c 80 volunteers giving of their time to ensure the smooth running of our wonderful organisation.

The twelve committees are:

Governing Body

Ethics

Accreditation

Re-Accreditation

Accreditation & Re-Accreditation Appeals

Supervision and Supervisor Accreditation

TSAC (Training Standards)

Inside Out

Regional Development Officer and Regional teams

Complaints

PTCRC (Psychotherapy Training Course Recognition)

Finance Working Group.

We can promise you an interesting day where you will learn about the history of IAHIP and hear from one committee member from each of the twelve committees. A light lunch will be provided for participants. 6 CPD points will be awarded for attendance.

Please think about attending the Induction Day even if you are not able to volunteer on any of the committees in the immediate future. We look forward to your support at any time in the future.

Carmel Byrne, Kay Noonan, & Karen Shorten

IAHIP Induction Day Committee

Summary:

The date for this Induction Day is: Saturday 16th September.

Time: 9.30 a.m. to 16.00 p.m.

Venue: IAHIP office, …read more

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Symposion, Attachment Perspectives on Borderline Personality Disorder: Implications for Therapy

A one-day workshop with Dr. Gwen Adshead

When: 23 September, 2017

Where: The Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street, Cork

Cost: €90.00. Tea and coffee included.

CPD Hours: 5.5

Attachment theory provides useful perspectives on emotionally unstable or borderline personality disorder (BPD); both in terms of how the disorder develops and in terms of therapy. Both clients and therapists may struggle with trust, high levels of negative affect, and therapeutic ruptures. Attachment needs in such clients are highly aroused and often extremely difficult to assuage. Understandably, BPD clients can not only struggle to participate in the therapeutic alliance, but can also view therapists as aloof, uncaring, antagonistic or unsympathetic.

At this practical and interactive workshop that would be relevant for psychotherapists, clinical psychologists, counsellors and psychiatrists, Dr Gwen Adshead will use a perspective based on attachment theory and the tenets of mentalisation to explore:

  • How the psychopathology of emotional instability develops
  • Hostile, helpless states of mind and epistemic trust
  • The relationship with disorganised attachment and its sequelae
  • How this understanding informs our therapeutic approaches
  • How this understanding influences the way we think about families and their therapeutic needs
  • Language and threat: use of ‘why‘ questions, silence and poor mentalising
  • Preventing and managing attachment anxiety

Gwen will not only present material based on published evidence; but also, use group discussion and ‘live supervision’ of cases brought by participants as part of the workshop. Participants are welcome to bring vignettes of clinical material that can be shared and discussed within the normal boundaries of confidentiality.

About the speaker

Dr Gwen Adshead MBBS, MA, FRCPsych MSt is a forensic psychiatrist and psychotherapist. She is trained as a group analyst and in mindfulness based cognitive therapy. She has worked in the NHS with a wide variety of clinical problems: including violence perpetrators, trauma survivors and mothers who struggle to care for their children. She has worked …read more

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