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20 Apr 2013 09:15 : Working Psychotherapeutically with People with Borderline Personality

The Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (IFPP) presents

A One-Day Clinical Conference

With contributions from professionals working in the areas of psychoanalytic psychotherapy, clinical psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience as follows:

Richard Blennerhassett

John Foden

Julie A.  Kelly

MaryRose Kiernan

Evelyn McCabe

Ian S. Miller

Paul Moore

Ann Murphy

Toni O’Brien Johnson

John O’Connor

Mary Pyle


This one-day clinical conference on working psychotherapeutically with people with borderline personality focuses on longer-term approaches informed by psychoanalysis to working with this client group: contemporary Kleinian psychoanalytic psychotherapy, transference-focused psychotherapy (TFP) and mentalization-based therapy (MBT). Speakers and discussants reflect upon the challenges facing psychoanalytically-informed treatments within contexts where shorter-term, sometimes fixed-term, approaches tend to be the treatment of choice. In this, the conference sets up a space for productive dialogue between psychoanalytic psychotherapy and other psychotherapies, psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience around the difficulties facing this client group and the challenges encountered by people who work clinically with clients who present in this way. In effect, the conference showcases longer-term, psychoanalytically-informed and process-based treatment models as an alternative to shorter-term, symptom-reduction-based approaches. The conference also explores the psychiatric designation ‘borderline personality disorder’ and how and whether such a diagnostic category is clinically useful. The conference, furthermore, includes contributions from the fields of neuroscience and neuropsychoanalysis for thinking about aetiology, diagnosis and treatment. This event develops on from and builds upon the ‘Working with Borderline States: A Clinical Conference with Otto Kernberg’, convened in 2010.


Original post : Psychoanalytic Section Events Calendar

The Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and the Dublin Bi-Logic Group host

The 8th International Bi-Logic Conference

Title:   Correlation of Matte Blanco and Bion’s thought

Date:      Friday 21st – Sat 22nd September 2012

Venue:  The Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland

Conference Fee:  €130 (excluding Conference dinner), €80 student fee (excluding dinner)


Download full details of the Conference (PDF) and booking form:  BiLogic International Conference Poster and Programme


13 Apr 2013 10:00 : Psychoanalytic Section Supervision Top-Up Course




The Psychoanalytic Section of the ICP is sponsoring a “top-up” Supervision training which will count towards 25 hours of the overall requirement of 100 hours for ICP Analytic Section Registration.


Dates:                                               12th January 2013


                                                            9th February 2013


                                                            9th March 2013


                                                            13th April 2013



Venue:                                             Group Analytic Practice (GAP)

                                                            29, Lower Abbey Street,

                                                            Dublin 1.


Time:                                                10.00am to 4.30pm



Cost:                                                  €300

                                                            Cheques to be made payable to:

                                                            The Psychoanalytic Section of the ICP

                                                            and sent by prior arrangement to:

Noel Keane,

John’s Lane,

94/95 Thomas St, Dublin 8.

email address:



There are a limited number of additional places available on this course (3 or 4), so applications will be on a first pay basis.

Contactnoelkeane@nulleircom.netfor information


Original post: Psychoanalytic Section Events Calendar

The Irish Institute of Group Analysis

presents a lecture entitled



Date:           Thursday 14th June, 2012

Time:           7 pm – 8.30 pm

Venue:        The Library, The School of Psychotherapy, St. Vincent’s University Hosp, Elm Park

CPD points:  1 1/2

Admission:  €10

For further information download flyer (PDF file) Steinar Lorentzen lecture

“Madness” Understanding Psychosis: Subjective Experience and Psychological Approacheses

A clinical conference hosted by Shine, St Vincent’s Hospital Fairview and Dublin City University


Date:     25th May, 2012

Venue:  Edmond Hall, Marino Conference Centre, Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue

Fee:        €60 (€30 for unemployed/students – ID required)


For further information contact:


Tel:          (01) 8842404


Download PDF files of full programme






Raising Constructivist Voices: anticipating 21st century challenges

The 11th Conference of the European Personal Construct Association

Friday 29th June to Sunday 1st July 2012

Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

15 CPD points apply for ICP Members

Please visit our website

Download full details of the Seminar (PDF file) EPCA Conference Flyer June-July 2012


President Higgins opens ICP Second National Conference

The President of Ireland formally opened the ICP second national conference on psychotherapy today which is taking place in Dublin Castle.

Remarks made by President Higgins when he officially opened the conference can be seen here.

A Professional Development Seminar on Complexity and Organisational Change

The Irish Institute of Group Analysis will host

Professor Ralph Stacey – Professor of Management at the University of Hertfordshire – for a day on leadership, change and complexity in organizational practice.

Saturday 3rd March 2012

Dublin (location TBC)

This conference has been awarded 6 CPD points by the Psychoanalytic  section of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP). 

Download Full Details of the Seminar (PDF)

3rd Annual IFPP Psychoanalysis and Film Festival

The 3rd Annual IFPP Psychoanalysis and Film Festival takes place on 3rd/4th February 2012.

The theme this year is Screening Seductions / Framing Fantasies.

Each film costs €5 with a €20 fee for the complete 2 days.

Download the Film Festival Flyer for full details.