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.

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06 Oct 2018 10:00 : The Scene within the Scene

Subjectivity, Identity & the Nature of Perception. Hosted by Donna Redmond, Psychoanalyst, with Paola Mieli, Psychoanalyst, Apres Coup, New York & Barry O’Donnell, Psychoanalyst.

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Original post: Psychoanalytic Section Events Calendar

IAHIP Autumn Workshops

Last Call for Participants for this Weekends Workshops

Saturday 22/09/18 Workshop 2 Just Say ‘YES’ – Applied Improvisation Comedy

Maureen Levy

The old saying that ‘Laughter is the best medicine’ is born of the fact that humour reduces stress levels and improves mental health. Working therapeutically with any individual mirrors the improvisational comedy approach. It is two or more people cooperating in a process that is uncertain. There will be unexpected twists and turns that each party must adapt to, in order to work toward a satisfying conclusion. The skills of managing this process are very similar to those of the Improvisor.
Stress is due to the perception that our skills and abilities are not sufficient to meet the demands placed on us. Humour will adjust these perceptions by offering us a new view of our skills. Appropriate humour also can be used effectively in therapy, as it can help clients have an “Aha” moment as their perspective on a situation shifts.

Using the basic rules of Improvisational comedy, this workshop will introduce therapists to the basic techniques of Applied Improvisational Comedy in order to expand their creativity and flexibility with their client work, and also bring great joy and laughter into their own lives.
This workshop is experiential and fun, teaching us to listen and be fully present in the moment. It is deeply profound and transformational work that continuously positively impacts the lives of everyone who has participated.

Sunday 23/09/18 Workshop 3. Purely Elemental (Earth, Air, Fire, Water)

Patricia Chalmers

Purely Elemental aims to explore the subtle qualities of the elements and their influence on the way we think, feel and act. The workshop offers some input, guided meditation and an opportunity for reflective …read more

Original post: Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy

EFTA AFT Conference: Manchester, September 2018. Title: D/Evolving Identities

NFTO Meeting Manchester 2018

Meeting of the NFTO Chamber of EFTA.
33 participants from 16 countries considered the question of identity from multiple perspectives in true systemic fashion.

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Original post: Family Therapy Association of Ireland

22 Sep 2018 09:00 : The Clinic of Discreet Madness: Work Psychoanalytically with couples

Workshop 2 Practical Applications

In keeping with APPI’s two-year theme Psychoanalysis in the 21st Century the Executive Committee and the Education Action Group are delighted that Marie Walshe has designed and will deliver a two part short course: The Clinic of Discreet Madness: Working Psychoanalytically with couples.

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15 Sep 2018 09:00 : The Clinic of Discreet Madness: Work Psychoanalytically with couples

In keeping with APPI’s two-year theme Psychoanalysis in the 21st Century the Executive Committee and the Education Action Group are delighted that Marie Walshe has designed and will deliver a two part short course: The Clinic of Discreet Madness: Working Psychoanalytically with couples.

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Original post: Psychoanalytic Section Events Calendar

12 Oct 2018 18:15 : Resilience. The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope

Mental Health and the Arts Series.

The long term impact of childhood trauma.

A public screening & discussion of the documentary film Resilience

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06 Oct 2018 09:30 : Symposium

Understanding & Working with Early Relational Trauma and Borderline States of Mind

A seminar with Marcus West author of Into the Darkest Places – Early Relational Trauma and Borderline States of Mind (Karnac 2016), is a training analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology and an EMDR practitioner. .

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08 Sep 2018 10:00 : The Self Divided

Stories of Madness – Presentation and treatment of Psychotic Illness
Hosted by Donna Redmond & and Ross Skelton.
Haya Oakley worked directly with RD Laing.
Patrick McCabe is also speaking and will read from The Butcher Boy.

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Relational Suicide Assessment – workshop with Douglas Flemons

Relational Suicide Assessment:

Client and Family Risks and Resources

One Day Workshop

With

Douglas Flemons

The hopelessness and desperation of our suicidal clients, as well as the high-stakes involved in working with them, can invite us to adopt a kind of therapeutic tunnel-vision—a singular focus on individual risk factors. Attending to such dangers is critical, of course, but family therapists know better than anyone that behaviors, thoughts, and emotions only make sense in context. To evaluate clients’ imminent risk of making an attempt, it is necessary to consider how their relationships with significant others could be contributing to the danger. And then these intra- and interpersonal risks can only be properly understood within the context of the individual and family resources for responding resiliently to the suicidality.

This workshop will prepare participants to undertake relational suicide assessments—empathically-grounded conversations with clients, oriented to developing an “insider’s” understanding of clients’ risks of making an attempt alongside their potential for safely navigating the dangers. We will explore how to effectively broach possible suicidality, ensure that clients don’t feel interrogated, juxtapose different sources of information to help make safety decisions, work collaboratively with clients and family members in the construction of a safety plan, and take care of ourselves throughout the process. We’ll also touch on postvention considerations—how to work with families and schools after someone significant has taken his or her life.

The Presenter

Dr. Douglas Flemons is Professor of Family Therapy, Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, and Co-Director of the Office of Suicide and Violence Prevention at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Florida, USA. A licensed marriage and family therapist and AAMFT Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor, Douglas was the Director of Student Counseling at NSU for over six years. He is the lead author of Relational Suicide Assessment, as well as the author of books on hypnosis …read more

Original post: Family Therapy Association of Ireland

Diamond Approach Ireland

Diamond Approach Ireland

The Diamond Approach offers an experiential understanding and awareness of our personality and of our deeper nature. It is an open approach, welcoming people where they are and helping them take the next steps appropriate to their own personal, unique development. The Diamond Approach grew out of, and in response to the needs of people leading ordinary lives in our current Western culture. It is an evolving path of self-realization and human maturity based on an original synthesis of modern discoveries in the field of psychology and a new paradigm about spiritual nature.

“The Diamond Approach is a superb combination of some of the best of modern Western psychology with ancient (and spiritual) wisdom. I recommend the Diamond Approach as probably the most balanced of the widely available spiritual psychologies/therapies” Ken Wilbur from the cover of “The Unfolding Now”

“A masterpiece of integration of both the spiritual and psychotherapeutic traditions which is essential material for anyone concerned with helping others to develop a deeper sense of personhood or to liberate themselves from the repetition compulsion to suffer that defines the neurotic condition” David Boadella from the cover of “Pearl beyond Price”

An ongoing group has formed that uses the in-depth experiential teachings of the DA to support the self realization and development of the group and of its individual members. The group meets in a weekend format four times a year and is still open to new participants. The meetings are held in Castletown, Port Laoise. The teaching team is led by Jim Terrien together with John Smalenskas and Breda Perrem, two teachers resident in Ireland who also carry out ongoing individual session work with Diamond Approach students.

Our next weekend will continue our focus on true …read more

Original post: Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy