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Irish Council for Psychotherapy National Conference

“The Role of Psychotherapy in a Healthy Ireland”

18th October 2017

Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin
Today, the Irish Council for Psychotherapy held an important conference The Role of Psychotherapy in a Healthy Ireland , hosted by MEP Nessa Childers.
Key speakers were:

Dr Pat Bracken retired Clinical Director of The Mental Health Service in West Cork

Barbara Fitzgerald, most recently President of the European Confederation of Psychoanalytical Psychotherapies (2012-2016)

Anne Colgan board member of the European Association for Psychotherapy

Senator Colette Kelleher.
The conference collated the views of participants on the title topic and this will be made available to all in due course.

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Original post: Family Therapy Association of Ireland

Supervision from a Gestalt Perspective

The 5th in the IAHIP Autumn Series of Workshops

Sunday 12th November 2017
10.00a.m. – 4.30p.m.
IAHIP Office, 40 Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin

The workshop gives participants the opportunity and space in which to explore awareness, contact, process, incorporating transference and counter-transference from a Gestalt perspective.

We work collaboratively and creatively in an experiential process exploring the relational, to understand the dynamics between the person as a therapist and the client, paying particular attention to the “now”.

Karen Ilean Shorten M.I.A.H.I.P. M.E.A.P. M.ICP. MI.A.C.P. S.I.A.H.I.P.
Karen trained in Humanistic, Integrative Psychotherapy and clinical supervision and then
went on to train and specialise in Gestalt Therapy. She has a successful clinical supervision practice as well as dealing with individuals, groups and families.
Karen worked as a facilitator of intensive group therapy with the Irish Gestalt Centre for 16 years and she delivered a Gestalt Module in a number of training organisations. Currently Karen is studying with SALD (Sacred Art of Living and Dying) as an Anam Cara Apprentice. She has been teaching and working from Humanistic and Integrative perspective (specialising in Gestalt) for over 20 years.

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Original post: Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy

The Business of Therapy, Starting a Psychotherapy Practice

The Business of Therapy: a workshop facilitated by Jude Fay

This is the 5th workshop in our series of workshops organised by IAHIP

Sunday 22nd October 2017 10.00a.m. – 4.30p.m. IAHIP Office,

40 Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin

Therapists are trained to work with their clients, but often, the training gives little or no direction about how to earn a living from their newly acquired skills. If you have little experience of self-employment or running a business, you will need to develop the skills and mindset of being self-employed to create a private therapy practice. Establishing and developing a therapy practice is a process, and, like any process, it can evoke old wounds and hurts from the past. We come to working as therapists with an intention to help those in need. Sometimes that objective can seem to be at odds with earning a reasonable living. This and other challenges face the nearly and newly qualified therapist when first setting up their practice. This workshop is designed to provide information and support to therapists and counsellors who are setting up or have recently set up in private practice. It is also an opportunity to network with other practitioners who are starting out. We will explore the practicalities of starting a practice, the practice you would like to create and the services you can provide. You can begin to identify your preferred clients and the channels through which to attract them. The course content includes: What’s involved in being self-employed; practicalities, pros and cons, legal and professional requirements; Clarifying your profile; What services are you providing?; Who are your preferred clients?; Financial goals?; How much do you hope to earn from your practice?; Typical costs and expenses; Pricing and charging for your work; Finding work; Marketing your services; Getting your name known; Self-care, support …read more

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Treating Depression – Integrating Evidence Based CBT Protocols Into Your Practice

(1 Day CPD Workshop)

This is the Second Day of our Autumn CPD workshops, these workshops will give you the confidence to enhance your existing counselling/psychotherapy practice and add greatly to your skillset. They will teach you how to integrate evidence-based interventions, in a timely and appropriate way, into your core therapeutic approach.

Research has indicated that psychotherapy is moving more and more toward an integrated approach and that;
“ethical guidelines for counsellors and psychologists appear to be headed in the direction of requiring therapists to know evidence-based research (what techniques actually work with what clients with what problems) if they are to exercise an appropriate standard of care for their clients.”

(Jones-Smith, 2014.)

Why offer these three particular workshops, and why as a series?
We know that depression, anxiety, and panic attacks are each highly prevalent conditions and we know that they frequently co-occur. And where a person is affected by more than one of these mood disorders, they tend to experience greater distress and disruption, poorer quality of life, and poorer treatment outcomes. These three workshops will give you the confidence to treat each difficulty separately and, where the client is presenting with more than one, the skill to proceed appropriately.


Rosario Nolan is a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and CBT supervisor and is a fully accredited member of both the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She is based in Navan, Co. Meath, where she has been running a successful private practice for the past seventeen years. To learn more visit our website


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Original post: Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy

Principles of Sesame Drama and Movement Therapy Foundation Course

Special Purpose Award at Level 8 (10 credits)

The course consists of a number of weekend modules.

Dates 12/13/14 January,16/17 February, 23/24 March,

13/14/15 April, 11/12 May, 7/8/9/10 June

Interviews Fri 20 October 2017, Fri 1 December 2017

Fee € 1480

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The Sesame Approach uses movement, story-making, play and non-verbal communication as indirect, right-brain-responsive therapy which has been in practice worldwide for 53 years. It was born of a dream, Jungian based and draws on theories of human development and embodied metaphor.

A part-time course is being offered for the first time in Ireland in Cork, starting January 2018.

The course is open to applicants who wish to explore Dramatherapy with a view to further training as a professional, and to registered health/educational/spiritual practitioners wishing to extend their way of working to include the creative arts.

Modules covered are:

· The Sesame Approach and the craft of therapy

· Human Development and Analytical Psychology (Ericson, Jung)

· Story making and myth enactment

· The use of body, movement and touch (Laban, Lindkvist)

Students will be required to attend monthly modules in Cork. The learning style gives equal balance to experiential learning and theoretical understanding. The course will be delivered by senior Sesame trainers


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Original post: Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy

IAHIP Workshop 1 – Contemplative Dance as a support to Supervision

Saturday 23rd September 2017 10.00a.m. – 4.30p.m.

IAHIP Office, 40 Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin

Contemplative Dance practice provides therapists in supervision with a route to understanding how we metabolise our own internal states and those of our clients through the body awareness and action. Its a gentle way to cultivate presence and to explore somatic countertransference.

In this experiential workshop participants will be introduced to the Contemplative Dance Practice ( translated by Dance Movement Psychotherapist Bernadette Divilly to explore the supervision process within psychotherapy. Contemplative Dance Practice(CDP) mingles the discipline of meditation and improvisation in a simple structure using personal awareness practice, open space and discussion/ reflection time. Participants will practice tracking kinaesthetic delight and cultivating awareness while engaging with the four pillars of mindful movement practices. Deep play in open space practice will be used to move with the supervision process, including the roles, responsibilities and tasks. The intention is to apply the CDP model to support supervision as interactive field. Attention will be directed towards client care as the core activator of the movement process. This workshop is focused on being a support to the supervision processes and not as supervision. Its primary purpose will be to welcome and be with the unknown kindly. This workshop is suitable for experienced supervisors and professionals who are engaging with supervision in a variety of contexts.

Bernadette Divilly is a Choreographer, Dance Movement Therapist & Dancer with an MA in Somatic Psychology & Dance Movement Therapy from Naropa University Boulder CO and Hons BA in Psychology from NUI Galway.

IAHIP Accredited Members and Pre-Accredited Associates €70

Qualified Psychotherapists of other Professional Organisations/Bodies €90

Student Placement available in Athlone

Placement Opportunity Athlone

A limited number of voluntary places are available with

Athlone Affordable Counselling Service for therapists who are in the final year of their training and have been passed by their training college to see clients.

Trainees must attend for interview and be willing to work in alignment with the values and principles of The Dancing Soul and adhere to the code of ethics of IAHIP

Please send your CV to and suitable applicants will be called for an interview.

All therapists working at the Dancing Soul must be an associate member of IAHIP (or iacp) and will be Garda Vetted

for details: or phone 09064 90607

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Original post: Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy

Facilitated Supervision Group – Athone and Naas

Places are available for experienced psychotherapists in four person facilitated supervision group one in Naas and another in Athlone.
Of his experience over three years of being a member of such a group the faciliator Jim FitzgGibbon says “Processing the work as member of a facilitated supervision group is of enormous benefit to myself and my clients.”

CPD certificates will be available.
Depending on numbers the sessions will last 90 mins up to 150 mins. Cost will be less than 40 euro per member.
It is hoped to meet on a monday lunch time at number 5 Dublin Rd, Naas. Meeting on a wednesday evening or Thursday morning at number 2 Garden Vale Athlone.
If you have queries please call Jim at 0877555680 or email

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The Business of Therapy- Starting and Developing a Therapy Practice

One Day Workshop


Jude Fay

8th September 2017

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Jude Fay workshop

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Original post: Family Therapy Association of Ireland

Have you booked your place for Volunteer Induction Day for IAHIP members and Pre Accreds

Saturday September 16th

9.30am – 4.00pm

click here to book place (Free)

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
Accreditation & Re-Accreditation Appeals
Supervision and Supervisor Accreditation
TSAC (Training Standards)
Inside Out
Regional Development Officer and Regional teams
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

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