Borders, Boundaries & Mental Health Conference

 12th October 2018

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Conference on Borders, Boundaries & Mental Health  hosted by Nessa Childers MEP in association with Irish Council for Psychotherapy.

When will it take place?

The event will be held on Friday 12th October in Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Golden Lane, Dublin 8.

What is it about?

The conference will explore the issue of borders & boundaries and how they impact our mental health.  The themes of the seminar will include:

  • Brexit: how has it impacted on identity and belonging?
  • Economic & Social boundaries which ensure the welfare of some and not others
  • Sexual boundaries and how they are being exploited
  • Social Media and the boundary between reality & fantasy

Who should attend?

Anybody interested in mental health, politics, social justice, sexuality and social media.

What can I expect from it?

Presentations and panel discussions from experts in their fields and a clear understanding of how psychotherapy can and does have an important role in helping society to understand the impact of borders & boundaries on mental health. The event will also provide an opportunity for individuals to network.

The conference will be chaired by Cathal Mac Coille, former presenter of Morning Ireland on RTE Radio 1

9.15 – 9.45 Registration
9.45 – 10.15 Welcome Anne Colgan, Chair of ICP

Jean Manahan, CEO of ICP

10.15-11.15 Brexit and Mental Health

Presentations and Panel Q&A

Nessa Childers, MEP

Pat Hunt, Vice Chair of the UK Council for Psychotherapy

Barbara Fitzgerald, Psychotherapist and Chair of ICP’s Psychoanalytic Section

11.15 – 11.45 Tea / Coffee
11.45 – 12.45 Economic and Social Boundaries

Presentations and Panel Q&A

Dr Rory Hearne, Policy Analyst, Writer and Lecturer

Cllr Gary Gannon, Social Democrat

Gerry Myers, Psychotherapist and Lecturer

12.45-1.45 Lunch
1.45 – 2.45 Sexual Boundaries

Presentations and Panel Q&A

Julie Browne, Psychotherapist with One in 4

Brian Finnegan, Editor of GCN (Gay Community News)

Dermod Moore, Psychotherapist and Psychosexual Trainer

2.45 – 3.45 Social Media Boundaries

Presentations and Panel Q&A

Joanna Fortune, Psychotherapist and Sunday Times Columnist

Mary McGill, Researcher, Writer and Lecturer

Anne McCormack, Psychotherapist and Author

3.45 – 4.00 Closing Remarks Anne Colgan, Chair of ICP
4.00 End of Conference

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The conference is funded by the Group of the Progressive alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament.

  • Photos from Conference 2017