Conference: Friend Not Foe – Developing the Researcher Role in Therapeutic Practice

Cork Counselling Services presents a 2 day conference, Friday 5 – Saturday 6 May 2017, in Marymount University Hospital & Hospice, Cork.

A selection of experienced and new generation counsellors and psychotherapists present papers and posters on a wide variety of research topics.

Guest speaker: Professor Mick Cooper

Cork Counselling Services is delighted to welcome internationally renowned Professor Mick Cooper pioneer and recognised authority in the field of counselling and psychotherapy and a chartered psychologist. Author of Essential Research findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy, The Facts are Friendly and other well known texts from relational depth to existential & pluralistic approaches to counselling & psychotherapy.

Prof. Cooper is a Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of Roehampton, south London; and a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. Mick’s main area of research interest has been school based counselling. He is currently seconded as the National Advisor for Counselling for the Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme by the Department of Health, England.

Conference aims
To develop the researcher role in counselling and psychotherapy practice.
To promote engagement with research at all levels of practice; from counselling undergraduates to experienced practitioners.
To generate knowledge and research discussions between students, academics and practitioners.
To disseminate research findings from student and practitioner research studies on core themes of counselling interest.

The 2 day conference is €150 (includes lunch and refreshments) and you can book here with Eventbrite.

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