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Seminar: Rob Weatherill and “Lacan in the End Times”

Seminar: Rob Weatherill and “Lacan in the End Times”

By Freud Lacan institute (Fli)

This seminar explores, with Rob, his recent book’s themes of fatherhood and their role in modern society and the decline of mental health.

Rob Weatherill and “Lacan in the End Times”

Date: Friday 31/03/2023

Time: 6pm-8pm

Venue: Mariner Room, Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin A96 K063 and by Zoom

Cost: €17.07

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This seminar takes place in-person. Those who cannot attend in person are welcome to register and attend by Zoom, and will be emailed a Zoom link prior to the event.

Join us on Friday March 31st for an exploration of Rob’s most recent book Lacan and the End Times. In the Name of the Absent Father. A native of Dublin and a practicing and supervisory psychoanalyst, Rob for over four decades has been an active member of the emergent and contemporary psychoanalytic community in Ireland. This seminar is an opportunity to recognise Rob’s work and consider his most recent book which draws from psychoanalysis, philosophy, theology, and cultural and critical theory to consider some of the most serious and consequential issues of our time. The book explores themes of the father and connections to modern society and mental health. Rob’s deep concerns about the state of our world are inspiring, stimulating, and provocative.

In the seminar, Rob will introduce the book and read several extracts. This will be followed by a conversation about the book’s themes and Q&A with the audience. Copies of Rob’s book will be available for sale.

Bio: Rob Weatherill is a practicing and supervisory analyst in Dublin, a member of IFPP and ICP and a founder member of APPI. He has a Master’s degree in psychotherapy from St. Vincent’s University Hospital as well as the European Certificate in Psychotherapy. He taught psychoanalysis in UCD, TCD, and the Milltown Institute of Philosophy and Theology and currently convenes two supervision groups that meet fortnightly. Rob has written many papers and articles exploring the interface between psychoanalysis and culture published in Ireland and abroad, has been cited 600 times. He has written six internationally published books and edited one other including most recently The Anti-Oedipus Complex, Lacan, Critical Theory and Postmodernism (Routledge, 2017) and Lacan and the End Times. In the Name of the Absent Father(Routledge, 2023). He is a member of the Editorial Board of Lacunae (Ireland) and Sitegeist London.

Spring-Summer Seminar Dates For Your Diary*

  • Friday March 31, 6-8 pm. Rob Weatherill (Dublin) and “Lacan in the End Times”
  • Friday April 21, 6-8 pm. Kevin Murphy (Dublin) and his recent book on “Asexuality”
  • Saturday May 6, 10-1. Calum Neill (Edinburgh) and “The Ethics of Psychoanalysis”
  • Saturday May 20, 10-1. Leon Brenner (Berlin) and “Autism and the Voice”

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Calling From A Distant Room, A Seminar With Anne Alzarez

Calling From A Distant Room, A Seminar With Anne Alzarez

Date: Saturday, 15th April 2023

Time: 10am – 12pm

Location: Online

Cost: €15 – €40

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The Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (IFPP) is delighted to welcome Anne Alvarez to present a seminar on working with clients from a neurodiverse background.


The paper begins with a mention of recent very helpful psychoanalytic publications on the subject of Aspergers Syndrome, then discusses the question of accurate description and the even more difficult one of possible aetiology. It goes on to discuss the issue of possible overlap with personality disorder: Work with a difficult and cold but also eventually loving adolescent girl is described. It shows how an analyst found a way of cracking the code with a confused and puzzling neurodiverse young man.

Anne Alvarez

Anne Alvarez, PhD, M.A.C.P is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist (and retired Co-Convener of the Autism Service, Child and Family Dep’t. Tavistock Clinic, London, where she still teaches.). She is author of Live Company: Psychotherapy with Autistic, Borderline, Deprived and Abused Children. and has edited with Susan Reid, Autism and Personality: Findings from the Tavistock Autism Workshop. A book in her honour, edited by Judith Edwards, entitled Being Alive: Building on the Work of Anne Alvarez was published in 2002. She was Visiting Professor at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Society in November 2005 and is an Honorary Member of the Psychoanalytic Centre of California. Her latest book, The Thinking Heart: Three Levels of Psychoanalytic Therapy with Disturbed Children was published in April 2012 by Routledge.


Saturday, 15th April 2023

Presentation of seminar by Anne Alvarez 10am – 11am

Discussion / Q & A 11am – 12 noon

Ticket Prices

Early Bird Ticket (until 31/03/2023) €30

Full Price Ticket €40

Student Early Bird Ticket (until 31/03/2023) €15

Student Full Price €20

A recording will be available for ticket holders for 30 days after the event ends.

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Race for Mental Health: Cultural Humility Training (Two-Day Training Workshop) (EDI)

Race for Mental Health: Cultural Humility Training

Presented by The School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health, DCU.

Date: March 31st – April 1st, 2023

Time: 9:30am – 5pm

Location: DCU – School of Nursing & Human Sciences, 620 Collins Avenue Extension, Whitehall, Dublin 9, D09 X984, Ireland

Cost: €90 – €200


This is a two-day event to take place on Friday March 31st and Saturday April 1st 9.30am to 5pm the aim of which is to promote considerations around race within mental health practices in Ireland, but most especially with relevance and reference to how key organisational bodies and institutions could be included in such conversations exploring race and mental health.

Irish Council for Psychotherapy Response to RTÉ Investigates

Irish Council for Psychotherapy Response to RTÉ Investigates: Ireland’s Unregulated Psychologists

The Board of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP) recognise the need for the profession of Psychotherapy to be a regulated profession under the auspices of CORU.

The process of regulating Psychotherapy has begun with the establishment of the Counselling and Psychotherapists Registration Board in 2019. ICP are committed to support CORU in their work to aid the opening of a register for Psychotherapy as soon as possible.

In the interim the public need to be able to access high quality care and support. ICP operates a national register of psychotherapists at and is the only Irish body that can accredit therapists to the European gold standard approved by the European Association of Psychotherapy (EAP). We rely on international standards of excellence as we work toward a state regulation of the profession in Ireland.

6th March 2023


Stay In The Game (Seminar) (21 April 2023)

Stay In The Game: Mental Skills for Sport and the Workplace (Seminar)

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy Ireland (CBTI) are delighted to announce their next event. Stay In The Game is a unique seminar focusing on the challenges we might encounter across sport and the workplace, and how we can overcome these obstacles by developing mental toughness and resilience. CBTI are delighted to be joined by guest speakers Dr Stuart Beattie, Nadia Portelli, and Nuala Moore for this very special event.

Date: Friday 21st April 2023

Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

Location: Spencer Hotel, Excise Walk, International Financial Services Centre (IFSC), Dublin 1, D01 X4C9

Cost: €195 – €235


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For caregiving professionals, high-performance athletes, and everyone in-between – it has never been harder to combat occupational turnover intentions, burnout, fatigue, frustration, and cynicism in the aftermath of an overworked COVID-19 world. This seminar will suggest how we can overcome these obstacles by examining the psychological resilience skills possessed by ultra-athletes, and how we can translate these highly beneficial skills into our own professions, sporting endeavours, and everyday lives.

Extreme endurance sports carry a significant physical and mental toll which can have profound transformational capabilities. Ultra-athletes possess a high-level of resilience and mental fortitude to succeed within their respective competitions – key skills which are applicable to everyday life. Extreme endurance sports are described as ‘meaningful’ and ‘life-enhancing’ (Immonen et al.) with the potential to be used as therapeutic interventions to address everyday psychological issues.

This unique seminar focuses on the challenges we might encounter across sport and the workplace, and how they often result in cognitive depletion and catastrophe. Our accomplished speakers will suggest how individuals can utilise mental hardiness skills to develop mental toughness and overcome these obstacles.

Topics include aspects of personality; psychological skills; cognition; emotional and behavioural regulation; leadership and the training environment; mental toughness; mental strength and behaviour in training and competition; maximising tolerance of diversity and unpredictability; and motivation.


Tickets for this event are limited, and early booking is highly advised. Members of CBPI are eligible for discounted registration fees. You can sign-up for the event by clicking here. The pricing options are as follows:

Ticket Category CBPI Member (Per ticket)

Early bird rate                 €195     

Regular rate                     €195     

Group rate (4+ tickets)    €195     

General Public (Per ticket)

Early bird rate                 €220

Regular rate                     €235

Group rate (4+ tickets)    €220

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Challenges Faced When Working Psychoanalytically with Children & Families (Seminar)

Challenges Faced When Working Psychoanalytically with Children & Families (Seminar)

By Irish Institute of Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists (IICAPP)

Date: Friday March 31st, 2023

Time: 3pm – 5:30pm IST

Location: Carmelite Community Centre 56 Aungier Street Dublin 2 D02 T258

Cost: €33.15

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Marigemma Rocca will present examples of three different cases involving simple trauma, complex trauma and parent-child work.

This seminar looks at the psychoanalytic psychotherapy model and both the advantages and challenges it poses in this current climate.

The Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) in the UK has published a review of the evidence of the effectiveness of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Marigemma Rocco will present examples of 3 different cases involving simple trauma, complex trauma, and parent-child work.

We know that psychoanalytic psychotherapy can bring about change. This seminar will provide the opportunity to explore how change happens in different clinical settings using a psychoanalytic psychotherapy frame. Time will be given to discussing the issues raised with specific regard to the situation in Ireland. Therapists are invited to think about their own clinical work and bring examples, if they wish, for discussion.

About Marigemma Rocco: Marigemma Rocco is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, trained initially as a Clinical Psychologist in Italy, before training as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Anna Freud Centre London. She has held a position of Clinical Lead in CAMHS until two years ago, when she retired. She has been working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services for over 25 years, assessing and providing therapeutic interventions and consultations to children, adolescents, and their families.

She has provided consultations to Social Workers and contributed to the development of a dedicated mental health service for looked after children in a CAMHS Service. She has a special interest and expertise in assessing the relationship between parents and their children for Court Assessments. She now works in private practice.

Attendance via Zoom: The Zoom option is only available to IFCAPP members. Please contact


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Society for Psychotherapy Research SPR 2023 – Dublin 21 – 24 June 2023

Society for Psychotherapy Research SPR 2023 – Dublin 21 – 24 June 2023

The upcoming 54th International Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research will be held at Trinity College Dublin on 21st – 24th June 2023. Please find here the link for the conference.

Working with Torture Survivors from a Refugee Background (IFPP Seminar)

Trauma – A Seminar with Aisling Hearns of Spirasi

Date: Saturday February 18th, 2023

Time: 10am – 11:30am GMT

Location: Online

Cost: From €7.50

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The Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (IFPP) is delighted to welcome Aisling Hearns of Spirasi to present this seminar on Working with Torture Survivors from a Refugee Background.


  • 10am – 11am: Working with Torture Survivors from a Refugee Background (Aisling Hearns)
  • 11am – 11:30am: Q & A/Discussion (All)

This is an online event and Zoom login details will be sent to all ticket purchasers before the event.

This event will be recorded and made available to all ticket holders to view for 30 days shortly after the event closes.

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As we see an increase in people with significant trauma this seminar will form a reflective space for working with survivors of torture.

The Speaker

Aisling Hearns (MA in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy) is the head of psychotherapy in Spirasi. Spirasi is the rehabilitation centre for survivors of torture in Ireland. Aisling has several degrees in the area of mental health and has just concluded a doctorate in psychology in Trinity College Dublin. Aisling’s role in Spirasi is to provide individual and group psychotherapy to survivors of torture and oversee the wider therapy team.

Spirasi is Ireland’s national centre for the rehabilitation of survivors of torture. The majority of their clients are people currently seeking asylum in Ireland after fleeing persecution in their country of origin. Spirasi offers a holistic rehabilitation model which includes therapeutic, psychosocial, medico-legal, education and integration supports to survivors. This workshop will outline the impact of the torture and the refugee experience, the triple trauma paradigm, and how to work with a survivor of torture from a refugee background. As nearly 20% of Spirasi clients identify as LGBTQ+ and Spirasi ‘s LGBTQ+ clients have often been subject to a lifetime of trauma, rejection, and torture, this workshop will explore the additional difficulties this community experiences.

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UUP & EAP Joint Symposium on Ethics February 24th 2023

Ukrainian Umbrella Association of Psychotherapy (UUP) and European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP) are pleased to announce a Symposium on Psychotherapy on Ethics that will be held online on Friday February 24 of 2023, which is the anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine.

This is a free event open to psychotherapists, and it is necessary for participants to register if they wish to attend the Symposium. The event is taking place on a sensitive date and during a time of violent conflict, which inevitably adds to the challenges presented for the Symposium discourse. This event builds on the World Council for Psychotherapy Statement regarding the invasion of Ukraine, which was adopted by EAP. UUP and EAP respectfully request that everybody attending this event will conduct themselves in a considerate and respectful manner.  We welcome to the Symposium psychotherapists who unequivocally support the World Council for Psychotherapy Statement (link to the document). In addition, we reserve the right to act in response to any disruptive or inappropriate conduct.

To take part in this free event for psychotherapists it is necessary to register. Please register by 4pm Irish Time (GMT) / 5pm CET on Wednesday, February 22 by visiting here:

Once you have registered, you will receive your personal login link for the Symposium. Attendance at the whole Symposium is equivalent to 6.5 hours of CPD.

Please find here the invitation and program.

Foundation Course in Group Analysis 2023

Foundation Course in Group Analysis 2023

Weekend Training Programme 

We are often at a loss as to what might be going on in the dynamics of groups, especially when difficulties arise as they always do!  This one-year course is open to people who are interested in deepening their understanding of group dynamics in both personal and professional settings, and learning about the potential applications of group analysis in clinical and/or organisational contexts. The Foundation Course is also the first step in the requirement towards the clinical training in Group Analytic Psychotherapy.

Drawing on theories of founding pioneer in Group Analysis, S.H. Foulkes, who was always of the view that individuals can only be understood in the context of their groups, this experiential foundation training develops an in-depth understanding of how group dynamics influence the individual and how the individual’s dynamics influence the group. The training also explores the ‘unconscious’ dynamics in groups.

This well regarded and long running training programme is offered in block format over nine weekends from September 2023 – June 2024.

The main elements of the programme are experiential, both in small and large groups and also through theory, work discussion and case study groups.

If you are interested in finding out more, information briefings will be held via ZOOM and in person by

by The School of Psychotherapy, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4 on:

  • Wednesday 8th March 2023: 6.30pm – 8pm (ZOOM)
  • Friday 31st March 2023: 6.30pm – 8pm (ZOOM)
  • Thursday 20th April 2023: 6;30pm – 8pm The School of Psychotherapy, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4 (in person)
  • Wednesday 3rd May 2023: 6:30pm – 8pm (Zoom)

For further enquiries or to register your interest and receive a link to these events please contact Georgina Dunlevy, Group Analytic Course Administrator at

Closing Date for Course Applications: Friday 2nd June 2023

Additional information can be found at The School of Psychotherapy @ St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin and MSc in Group Analytic Psychotherapy (UCD).