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Systemic Cafe Cork – Hard Times: Come again no more…

This Systemic Café is organised by members of the Cork Family Therapy Network.

We wish to welcome all to our first systemic evening. The theme for this evening is: Austerity and its implications for everyday lives, relationships, home and work as well as our emotional wellbeing.

This systemic café will give us an opportunity to share ideas, enjoy conversation and reflect with those interested in how families can be supported through these challenging times.

Speakers include:
1. Declan Roche. Systemic Psychotherapist, Knockanrawley Family Resource Centre, Tipperary.
2. Lydia Sapouna. Lecturer Applied Social Studies, UCC.
3. MáirínODonovan.Systemic Psychotherapist/ Principal Social Worker, West Cork CAMHS.

This event is funded by the Family Therapy Association of Ireland (FTAI) and refreshments are available.
No need to book,

2 CPD points awarded by FTAI

Date: 18th October 2013
Venue: Market Cafe, Perry Street, Cork.

Click on link below

Systemic Cafe Cork 18th October 2013

Original post: Family Therapy Association of Ireland


The 8th European Family Therapy Association Congress is due to take place in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 24th – 27th 2013.

The scientific programme is now complete, and can be viewed on the EFTA Congress website. We are delighted to let you know that we have 10 participants from Ireland involved in the conference at all levels – from workshop presentations, symposiums, sub-plenary, plenary participants and chair discussions.

To view the full programme, and to access registration details, please visit the EFTA congress website at:

Original post: Family Therapy Association of Ireland

Dublin Regional Meetings

Dublin Regional Meetings – (Greater Dublin Area, Louth, North Wicklow and Kildare)


 Dublin South/North Wicklow Regional IAHIP Meeting
Date:- Friday – 20th September, 2013

Time:- 7.00pm – 9.00pm

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

Following a lovely summer with some beautiful holiday weather, we are calling our first meeting of the autumn on Friday 20th September. For anyone thinking of coming along for the first time, the meetings so far have been really well attended with interesting, varied discussions, and opportunities to meet with colleagues and chat over a coffee or two!  So, have a think about what you would like to discuss/explore at the meeting and be sure to raise it on the night. We look forward to seeing you on the 20th.

Please email to advise your attendance.

Regional Co-ordinators:- Ann Burke and Anne Randolph


Dublin Centre & North Regional IAHIP Meeting

 A Dublin (Centre & North) regional meeting has been organised:

Date:       Wednesday 11th September 2013

Time:        7.30pm -9.00pm.

Location:  Fairview Therapy Centre, 21 Fairview, Dublin 3

At this meeting, we will discuss such matters as co-creating a regional structure, developments within the organisational life of IAHIP, and the general experience of our membership within IAHIP. These meetings are designed to give members an influential voice and it is an opportunity to find out about what is happening within the organisation.

If there is anything you would particularly like to see on the Agenda please e-mail Breda Butler:

All Dublin regional members are welcome to attend and we hope to see you there.

Regional Co-Ordinator:-  Breda Butler

Original post: Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy

CBT Workshop

The National Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapies is running an Advanced CBT Workshop:

The Therapeutic Relationship as a change Agent in CBT

Presenter:  Nikolaos Kazantzis, Ph.D. Melbourne, Australia

Date:  20th September, 2013

Time:  9.30 am – 4.30 am

Venue:  Best Western Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8

Contact Maria McCarron 01 8842419, email or

Anne Marie Reynolds 086 8097865

Download booking form here.

Body Psychotherapy Course September 2013

6-day training in how to read and work with the body in psychotherapy. This is a practical course covering:

Day 1: (am) The Body and Attachment; (pm) The Body and Character Structures – Biodynamics.

Day 2: The Psychodynamic Story of the Character Structures.

Day 3: (am) The Body and Trauma; (pm) Reading the Body.

Day 4: The Body and Awareness: (am) Mindfulness; (pm) Focusing.

Day 5: (am) The Body and Character Armour.

Day 5: (pm) The Body and Expression – Gestalt.

Day 6: (am) The Body and Expression – Psychodrama.

Day 6: (pm) The Body and Shame.

The course will contain concise outlines of theory followed by experiential exercises to bring the theory to life. The course is specifically designed to be of practical value in the room with our clients.

Dates: Saturday: (2013) September 14, October 12, November 16, (2014) January 18, February 15, March 22.

Time:9.30am – 4.30pm.

Cost: 480 euros, payable by the beginning of the course (Maximum of 10 participants)

Venue: Oscailt, 8 Pembroke Road, Dublin 4.

For enquiries or bookings, call Thomas Larkin MA, MIAHIP, MIACP, on 085 7283697. Details at

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2013 Conference Summaries now online

The summaries of papers and workshops to be presented at the IAHIP Conference “A Gathering of Psychotherapists… 21 years on: Value and Values of Psychotherapy” at The Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, on Friday 18th October, 2013 are now online at, in PDF file format.

You are reminded that the Early Bird discount fees for booking your place at the conference expire on the 31st July 2013.

Further information about the conference, including how to book, can be found at the Conference Page.

Original post: Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy

Diploma Training Programme in Supervision

 Dublin Counselling & Therapy Centre

41 Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin 1


This long-established Diploma course is open again to accredited psychotherapists and counsellors who have at least 5 years clinical experience and who are working, or beginning to work, as supervisors of psychotherapists or counsellors, and who wish to receive accreditation as supervisors.

The course provides participants with a comprehensive and systematic approach to the theory and practice of supervision. It will be run over a twelve month period beginning in November 2013, and will provide participants with more than 100 hours of training.

Course tutors: Maeve Lewis, Mary Hilliard & Brían Howlett

For application form or further information, contact the Centre at the above address or phone

01 8788236 or e-mail:

As course places are limited, early application is advised.

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IAHIP Conference 18th October 2013

You are invited to attend

A Gathering of Psychotherapists…. 21 years on:

Value and Values of Psychotherapy.”

Friday 18th October 2013, Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.

Registration begins at 8.30am

Please complete the booking form at the conference page at and return to the IAHIP office, 40 Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.

Early Bird booking fee available before the 31st July 2013. You may pay online if you prefer.

Original post: Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy

Best Practice in Recording and Report Writing for Allied Health Professionals

Best Practice in Recording and Report Writing for Allied Health Professionals

One Day Intensive Training Programme
La Touche Training

Date: Saturday, 14th September 2013

Time: 9.30a.m. – 5.00p.m
(Registration from 9.00am)

Venue: Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8.

A one-day intensive training programme for Allied Health Professionals which equips them with the necessary knowledge and skills to create clinical records and reports that adhere to best practice standards, and that will stand up to legal scrutiny.

For course brochure and application form, please contact:

Ann Daly, FTAI, 73, Quinn’s Road, Shankill, Co. Dublin.
Tel: 01-2722105 E-Mail:

Please note that attendance at this training will carry 6 ½ CPD points towards the FTAI CPD requirements.

Original post: Family Therapy Association of Ireland

Inside Out: Life Mastery Workshops

Inside Out: Life Mastery Workshops
2 x 1-day Workshops, Sat 21st Sept & Sun 17th Nov, Wicklow Mountains
These two days are an opportunity for you to Master Your Life as well as having some Time-Out at a great location to Connect With Yourself.  The workshops combine Energetic Clearing and Re-alignment with Self-reflection, Experiential Learning and Tools to help you live your life from a Higher Perspective: Retrieving Your Own Guidance, Releasing Your Blocks and Creating Your Reality in a way that matches who you really are.  Includes guided experiential meditations. Topics 1-4 will be covered in the first workshop and topics 5-7 will be covered in workshop two. “Brilliant” “Amazing”  ”Beyond anything”.

1. RAISING YOUR VIBRATION: How to get yourself into a good place and maintain this, What it means to raise your vibration.

2. POWER OF THE MIND: Looking at the negative and positive aspects of the mind; How to still the mind and use it to your advantage. Exploring the true power of your mind.

3. EMOTIONAL AWARENESS: Understanding your emotional system, Learning to release trapped emotion easily; Using the emotional system as guidance, How to connect with your Spirit.

4. BELIEF SYSTEMS: How we create belief systems, How belief systems shape us and How to release limiting beliefs energetically.

5. WHAT’S YOUR PURPOSE?: Find out more about who you really are and the true purpose of your life.

6. CONSCIOUS CREATING (manifesting): Understand how we create, Learn tools to help you consciously create that which is most aligned for you.

7. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: Review, How you can use the tools learned in your everyday life, Questions & Answers on applying these.

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