These are posts that have been republished from websites run by the member organizations of ICP, as well as other posts related to psychotherapy in Ireland.


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


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

27 Apr 2019 13:00 : NIIHR Clinical Seminar with Jamieson Webster

The Northern Ireland Institute of Human Relations is delighted to be welcoming Lacanian analyst, author, and cultural critic Jamieson Webster to Belfast later this month – for a clinical seminar on Conversion Disorder.

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10 May 2019 15:00 : Supervision Seminar on Sexual Trauma with Professor Arnold Rachman by The Irish Psycho-Analytical Association.

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11 May 2019 10:00 : IPAA Conference 2019: The Budapest School of Psychoanalysis

Irish Psycho-analytical Association of Ireland Conference – 6 PSI/ICP/IACP CPD points. Featuring Dr Arnold Rachman & Dr Judit Meszaros

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Clanwilliam Institute Open Event 16th April 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:


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Original post: Family Therapy Association of Ireland

South Dublin, Wicklow IAHIP Regional Meeting

Dear Member,
South Dublin, Wicklow IAHIP Regional Meeting

Venue:- Bray Counselling & Therapy Centre, 9, Brennan’s Tce., Strand Road (Seafront), Bray

Date:- Friday, March 22, 2019

Time:- 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Tea and coffee provided.

The topic of this regional meeting is:

Embodying Self-Care as Psychotherapists

As psychotherapists, we are professionals in the areas of self-awareness, self-connection and supporting people to develop the necessary foundations for their own healing, evolution, and wellbeing.

And yet… when it comes to our own self-care, this can be lacking. There can be a gap between our ideals of what we ‘should’ be doing or what we convey to our clients, and the reality of our own practices. Different things can get in the way when it comes to ‘filling our own cups’ and ensuring we have the proper resources and supports in place for our own personal flourishing, as well as therapy practices.

This can range from less-than-ideal schedules, ways of working that are not really aligned with our personal needs as practitioners, to neglecting health, or prioritising clients’ needs over our own, and experiencing vicarious trauma or burnout. There is also the reality of being self-employed for many psychotherapists, and the need to ensure a sustainable income and healthy finances.

This evening will be an opportunity to explore the topic of self-care for psychotherapists together, including a discussion of people’s self-care needs at different levels (mind, body, emotional, transpersonal), experiences of typical barriers or impediments to good practice, as well as supportive and practical tips and tools. This will be done via a combination of information inputs, personal inquiry worksheets, creative expression, and discussions.

Delphine O’Keeffe (M.I.A.H.I.P)

Delphine is an Integrative psychotherapist, having trained in Humanistic and Psychodynamic approaches. Her approach is informed by an existential outlook and a respect for people’s personal choices. Delphine has worked in various counselling centres in Dublin …read more

Original post: Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy

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


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.

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Jigsaw is now recruiting ICP registered psychotherapists

Jigsaw is now recruiting ICP registered psychotherapists

Help to create an Ireland where every young person’s mental health is valued and supported.

At Jigsaw we are committed to leading a nationwide transformation in the area of youth mental health. By joining our team, you will play a key part in helping us to create an Ireland where every young person’s mental health is valued and supported. We have a strong presence in communities across the country, with our 12 Jigsaw services currently providing mental health support to young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties. As an organisation, we’re continuing to grow. So if you have the skills and experience we require, along with the passion to support young people on their journey, we want to hear from you.

Our Jigsaw clinical teams are growing. If you are a Psychologist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Mental Health Nurse, or ICP registered Psychotherapist, and are interested in:

  • A full-time permanent role in either Dublin or Galway
  • The Clinical Manager role in Dublin 15
  • Our new role of eMental Health Clinical Manager
  • Forming part of a national panel for a Jigsaw Clinician or Senior Clinician role
  • Sessional contract work across our services nationally

Please visit our website for a full list of clinical vacancies, job descriptions and application forms:

As Jigsaw has not employed Psychotherapists to date, we understand that potential applicants may have questions about the clinical roles, the therapeutic work involved or about the organisation generally. In an effort to provide as much information as we can as early as possible in the recruitment process, we are holding an evening event in the Jigsaw National Office in Dublin City Centre (map link) to which any Psychotherapist with an interest in Jigsaw is invited.

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09 Feb 2019 08:00 : Darian Leader – Sleep and Dreams

Darian Leader, psychoanalyst, author and international speaker will speak on this problem which many of us suffer from.

Bookings on Eventbrite

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IAHIP – Last Workshop of our Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 Series


A Few Places Still Available – Please Book Now

Sunday 27th January 2019 (Please note the date change from 20th to 27th)

The Underground Stream: An Introduction to Curative Writing

Facilitator: Martina Breen

This workshop draws upon the principles of The Intensive Journal method and Depth Psychology, originated in 1960 by psychologist Dr. Ira Progoff. What we discover as we work with the Journal method is that there are levels of awareness beneath the surface of our consciousness which hold the key both to the problems and the potentialities of our life. Personal and spiritual development comes about through working at an inner level, at one’s depths, a level below our outer consciousness.

The Underground Stream workshop offers you a practical way of getting in touch on a deeper level with beliefs and patterns of thinking that may be hidden from our conscious awareness. Once we know what they are, we can take steps to eliminate or alter the ones that limit us.

The biggest difference between keeping a regular chronological journal and working in this method is the way thoughts, feelings, and experiences are captured; The Underground Stream workshop facilitates a dialogue between the self and the pertaining issues in one’s life, enabling you to become sensitive to the elusive threads of their inner lives and a definite way of working with them.

You do not have to like to write or be a good writer. No one is reading what you write except you. This workshop is open to all. No previous experience in the journal process is necessary.

Facilitator Bio

Martina Breen is a Psychotherapist, trained with Irish Gestalt Institute (formerly IGC) and has an expansive training background which she draws from in working creatively with individuals. She has experience in research, …read more

Original post: Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy