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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Original post: Family Therapy Association of Ireland

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.

New and Amended Bye Laws 2020-21 with tracked changes

New and amended Bye Laws 2020-21 with tracked changes

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Original post: Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy

The Culture-Breast in Psychoanalysis

We are fed at the breast of culture, not wholly but to differing degrees. The Culture-Breast in Psychoanalysis: Cultural Experiences and the Clinic focuses on the formative influence of cultural objects in our lives, and the contribution such experiences make to our mental health and overall well-being.

The book introduces ‘the culture-breast’, a new clinical concept, to explore the central importance played by cultural objects in the psychical lives of patients and psychoanalytic clinical practitioners inside and outside the consulting room. Bringing together clinical writings from psychoanalysis and cultural objects from the applied fields of film, art, literature and music, the book also makes an argument for the usefulness of encounters with cultural objects as ‘non-clinical case studies’ in the training and further professional development of psychoanalysts and psychotherapists. Through its engagement with psychosocial studies, this text, furthermore, interrogates, challenges and offers a way through a hierarchical split that has become established in psychoanalysis between ‘clinical psychoanalysis’ and ‘applied psychoanalysis’.

Combining approaches used in clinical, academic and arts settings, The Culture-Breast in Psychoanalysis is an essential resource for clinical practitioners of psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, counselling, psychology and psychiatry. It will also be of interest to researchers and practitioners in the fields of psychosocial studies, sociology, social work, cultural studies and the creative and performing arts.

Table of Contents: Series Editors’ Preface; Foreword by R.D. Hinshelwood; Preface: A the breast of culture; 1. Thinking clinically with the psychosocial; 2. Encounters with cultural objects as case study; 3. The culture-breast; Afterword: Experience and the no-breast; References; Index.

Noreen Giffney MIFPP, MICP, MNIIHR, MUKCP, MCPJA is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, a psychosocial theorist and the director of the ‘Psychoanalysis +’ initiative. She lives in County Donegal and is a Lecturer in Counselling at Ulster University in Belfast.

Reviews

‘A subtle, imaginative and brilliant work; The Culture-Breast in Psychoanalysis proposes an entirely new way of understanding the relationship between psychoanalysis and culture. It proposes that cultural experiences available through film, literature, music and the visual and performing arts can offer a frame, a space, and an encounter with an object, much like the “breast” in early infantile life, so that we can, in a psychoanalytic sense, “learn from experience”’. Lisa Baraitser, Professor of Psychosocial Theory, Birkbeck, University of London, and Psychoanalyst, M. Inst. Psychoanalysis.

‘It is an experiment in reaching between the heights of conceptualisations on the one hand, and the depth of personal experience on the other. It is this “reaching-between” that we need to accomplish in a much more everyday way, as these reflections portray. We must be as well as have our experiences’. From the Foreword by R.D. Hinshelwood, Psychoanalyst, and Emeritus Professor of Psychoanalysis, University of Essex.

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