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Search and Reunion in Adoption- A Systemic Practice Application with Narrative and Nuance

Presenters:

Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao

and

Dr. Valerie O’Brien

Outline of Workshop:

  • Context of search and reunion in Ireland – Where the law is now? What is possible and not possible?
  • Clinical Issues in Search and Reunion issues.
  • Case Studies and Narrative information to explore belief systems
  • How are Open Adoption and Search and Reunion alike and different?

Opportunities to discuss case issues

Click on link below for further details and application form

Search and Reunion in Adoption – Application Form

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Original post: Family Therapy Association of Ireland

Kate Middleton Went to Family Therapy to Support Her Brother, James

Somme Centenary Commemorations In France

Family therapy can serve individuals, couples and families. As the article below states- not everyone needs to be there all the time, – people can attend in ones and twos, but it can open up conversations that really go a long way towards recovery.

  • In a new interview with The Telegraph, James Middleton opened up about his struggles with depression and his personal road to recovery.
  • His entire family—including Kate Middleton—took part in family therapy sessions with him to show their support.

Kate Middleton’s brother, James Middleton, is opening up his struggles with depression—and how his sister, the Duchess of Cambridge, dropped everything to help with his recovery.

In a new interview with The Telegraph, James described his personal battle with depression, which he, like many people, kept to himself for a long time. When James realized he needed help, however, he went to a private psychiatric hospital, where he voiced the fact that he was dealing with suicidal thoughts for the first time.

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“I remember thinking, ‘I might have to answer this one truthfully, because I want them to help me,’” he explained of confronting the doctor’s questions about suicidal ideation. “So I said, ‘Well, actually, yes, but I don’t think I’ll ever action it.’ In my report it said I had suicidal thoughts but wasn’t a threat to myself.”

Once James reached out and made a point to be honest about what he was going through, his journey to recovery (which included nearly a year of cognitive behavioral therapy) could begin.

“Before I started it I was completely lost,” he said, describing therapy as like, “sitting in a chair with a ball of wool made up of eight different colors, and then a …read more

Original post: Family Therapy Association of Ireland

World Mental Health Day 10th October 2019

World Mental Health Day 10th October 2019

World Mental Health Day 10th October 2019
#weneedtotalk
See www.familytherapyireland.com to access list of accredited Systemic Family Therapists. FTAI therapists see individuals, couples and families.

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Original post: Family Therapy Association of Ireland

Sex Work: Contemporary discourses and the therapeutic context

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Date: 25th September 2019

Time: 6.30p.m.

Venue: Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2.

Topic: Sex Work: Contemporary discourses and the therapeutic context

Speakers:

  • Rebekah Leacy
  • Adeline Berry
  • Kate McGrew
  • Miriam Ryan

All will speak on the same topic, but from different points of view.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) = 2 hours. CPD certificates will be issued by the Family Therapy Assoc. of Ireland (FTAI). See you @ the Systemic Cafe

Date for your Diary Systemic Cafe 25th September 2019

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Original post: Family Therapy Association of Ireland

Monica Whyte, President EFTA, opens EFTA conference in Naples

Monica Whyte President EFTA

Monica Whyte, President EFTA and FTAI member, opens EFTA Conference in Naples on 11th September 2019.. Title: Visible and Invisible: Bordering Change in Systemic Family Therapy. FTAI wishes you all the best, Monica.

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Original post: Family Therapy Association of Ireland

Our son stole from us to fund his cocaine habit

IRISH TIMES 7th August 2019
TRISH MURPHY

Tell me about it: We cleared his debt and he promised to stop taking drugs but now he is partying again

PROBLEM: We were always very proud of our son. He is 24 years of age and still lives at home. He is our only child and up until recently treated us with great respect. We always knew he was fairly bright, but he struggled academically and, unlike his cousins and peers, did not go to college directly. We were never really concerned as he has a gregarious personality and we were confident he would make his own way in life.

After school, he managed to talk his way into a sales job and undertook a few short courses. Two years ago, he secured employment in a large, fast-paced firm where everything is focused on deadlines and commission. Initially, he seemed very happy and delighted to be working as part of a team and has had amazing travel opportunities. About six months ago, my wife noticed he was partying more than normal and often with different people. She also thought he was not as happy as usual and starting to be dismissive of both of us.

Since he became an adult, we had never minded him bringing girls home, but recently there have been a number of strangers at our breakfast table, which can be uncomfortable. About a month ago, things came to a head when he took my credit card and withdrew a large sum of money. He has used my card in the past but never without permission. It was the first time I had ever been really angry with him.

He broke down crying, saying he had started using a bit of cocaine to help him keep up with his workload, but that he was now …read more

Original post: Family Therapy Association of Ireland

Systemic Cafe 14th May 2019 Non-Violent Resistance (NVR)

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Date: 14th May 2019

Time: 7.00p.m. – 9.00pm

Venue: Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2.

Topic: Non-Violent Resistance (NVR): An integrated,
structured and systemic response to child to parent violence and abuse.

Training in the NVR programme, originally designed by Dr Declan Coogan (NUIG), will be introduced to Family Therapists who work with parents/carers who feel they have lost their authority in the relationship with their child. We will also focus on de-escalation skills, increasing parental presence and building stronger relationships.
There is growing evidence that building or restoring parental authority through NVR is also proving to be successful in addressing child and adolescent anxiety and self-harm. NVR is increasingly being used in foster care to reduce conflict and strengthen relationships. Join the growing number of child welfare practitioners around Ireland and Europe who are using NVR successfully.
The training is provided by Catrina Scanlan and Madeleine Connolly- both are practitioners, supervisors and trainers in the NVR programme, having completed their training as NVR practitioners and trainers with Dr Coogan.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) = 2 hours. CPD certificates will be issued by the Family Therapy Assoc. of Ireland (FTAI). See you @ the Systemic Cafe

Date for your Diary Systemic Cafe 14th May 2019

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Original post: Family Therapy Association of Ireland

Clanwilliam Institute Open Event 16th April 2019

CLANWILLIAM INSTITUTE
DISCOVER OUR MSC IN SYSTEMIC PSYCHOTHERAPY
OPEN EVENT

TUESDAY APRIL 16TH, 2019
17:30 – 19:00

This comprehensive programme in Systemic Psychotherapy/Family Therapy has particular relevance for professionals in the health, social services, education, and related disciplines. This programme, which is recognised as one of the foremost psychotherapy training courses in Ireland has been running, subject to review and revision, for twenty-five years. The programme fits with academic and professional training requirements emerging from both Irish and European Academic and Professional bodies.
Please visit our website for more detailed brochure:
https://www.clanwilliam.ie/

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: TRAININGADMIN@nullCLANWILLIAM.IE

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Original post: Family Therapy Association of Ireland

Monica Whyte appointed as President of European Family Therapy Association (EFTA)

Monica

It is with great pleasure that we announce Monica Whyte’s recent appointment as President of the European Family Therapy Association (EFTA). It is the first time that Ireland has held this position and is a testament to Monica’s work on our behalf in Europe.

Monica previously served as Chair of the NFTO section of EFTA since 2013 and has represented FTAI in Europe for many years.

We are extremely proud of Monica, whose hard work and popularity in Europe is reflected in her appointment as President of EFTA.

We send her every good wish in her new and exciting role.

http://www.europeanfamilytherapy.eu

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Original post: Family Therapy Association of Ireland

Imelda McCarthy Festschrift

Brochure 1

A Festschrift for Imelda McCarthy Phd was held in December last in the University of Bedfordshire, who created a Fifth Province to celebrate one of systemic field’s pioneers. A wonderful occasion – as shown in the photos below! Congratulations Imelda!


Imelda and Michael McCarthy
Nollaig Byrne, Monica McGoldrick, Imelda, Phil and Laura Fruggeri (Milan)
gail and Imelda
Irish group back at Dublin Airport

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Original post: Family Therapy Association of Ireland