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MSc in Systemic Therapy Information Evening, Clanwilliam Institute

‘MSc in Systemic Therapy Information Evening
Monday, April 29, 2013 in Dublin

Clanwilliam Institute,
18 Clanwilliam Terrace, Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2.

Clanwilliam is hosting an Information Evening about our 4-year Masters programme on 29th April
(5 – 7 pm). The event will allow anyone (social workers, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, school guidance counsellors, graduates of counselling courses, others) interested in getting a degree in Family Therapy to meet our training staff and have all your questions about the course answered.
For details on the MSc in Systemic Therapy please visit our website:’

Original post: Family Therapy Association of Ireland

Supervision Training Course


     Certificate in Integrative Supervision



Supervision in some form is viewed as a key component of many professions in the provision of support to practitioners, enhancement of ongoing learning, and, to a greater or lesser degree, it offers some protection to the public. This course is intended for people from a variety of disciplines who are intending, beginning or already practising supervisors.  It is designed to enable individuals to extend their understanding and knowledge of supervision, incorporating theoretical input with opportunities for group discussion and experiential exercises.



This course will be of interest to professionals who work in an integrative manner. It will be of particular interest to counsellors, psychotherapists, guidance counsellors, psychologists, healthcare professionals, probation officers, social services personnel, managers, and all who supervise the work of others in the helping professions.


  • Definitions and purpose of supervision.
  • Models of the supervisory process will be explored including those of Page and Wosket, Hawkins and Shohet.
  • Learning Styles.
  • Consideration of the training development and supervisory needs of supervisors.
  • Opportunities to role-play in triads as supervisor, supervisee and observer, using participants’ own case work.
  • Exploration of transference, counter-transference and the parallel process.
  • Reflection on the similarities and differences of supervision in a one-to-one, group or organisational context.
  • Consideration of Multicultural, Ethical and Professional issues.


The core ethos of IICP is to provide a student centred, warm and supportive learning environment. The programme is highly interactive, experiential and taught through lectures, small group work, role-play and assignments.


Day One:          Thurs 23 May 2013                  Day Two:         Fri 24 May 2013

Day Three:       Sat 22 June 2013                     Day Four:         Sat 20 July 2013

Day Five:          Sat 24 August 2013                  Day Six:           Thurs 12 September 2013

Day Seven:       Fri 13 September 2013            Day Eight:         Fri 11 October 2013

Day Nine:         Thurs 07 November 2013        Day Ten:          Fri 24 January 2014

Day Eleven:      Fri 28 February 2014               Day Twelve:     Fri 21 March 2014

Day Thirteen:    Fri 09 May 2014

Class will run each date from 9.00am-5.00pm in IICP.

Certificate in Integrative Supervision – Information and Registration Form


Original post: IAHIP Classified Ad

Ulster Regional Group Meeting: Saturday 11th May 2013

An Ulster Regional meeting has been organised:

Date:                            Saturday 11th May 2013

Meeting time:                10.00am – 12.00pm

Venue:                          Silver Birch Hotel, 5 Gortin Road, Omagh.

The Regional Meetings are open to all our members and we hope that you will be able to attend.

If anyone wishes to make contact with me for any reason, I can be reached at

Brenda Wynne McKervey, Ulster Regional Representative

Original post: Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy

Rooms to let for accredited counsellors / psychotherapists

Dublin Counselling & Therapy Centre

41 Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin 1

 ●   Rooms to Let   ●

 for accredited counsellors / psychotherapists

 in a long-established Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre (founded 1990) near to the City Centre.

Spacious rooms, reasonable rates and possibility of referrals

 For further information contact Paul O’Donoghue

tel. 01 8788236       e-mail:

Original post: IAHIP Classified Ad

Advanced Mindfulness Courses

Autumn Mindfulness workshops at Oscailt:

Advanced Mindfulness Courses

Mindfulness and Beyond

 Mindfulness is rooted in a particular psychological matrix which is compatible with although different from our western psychological models.  This course will explore the psychology of mindfulness placing it within the context of Buddhist psychology and comparing it with our own psychological models.   During the course we will examine and discuss:


  • 1.          The Anatomy of Mindfulness
  • 2.        The ‘self’ from the perspective of mindfulness
  • 3.        Eastern and Western approaches to well/ill being
  • 4.       The unconscious from Eastern and Western perspectives
  • 5.        The 7 factors that support mindfulness
  • 6.       The 5 factors that hinder the cultivation of mindfulness.

     Four Foundations of Mindfulness (Satipatthána Sutta)

    All mindfulness trainings, including MBSR and MBCT, are based on the Satipatthána Sutta. This sutta (text) is recognised by all schools of Buddhism as the most fundamental and comprehensive teaching on the practice of mindfulness. It outlines the four places – body, feelings, mind and objects of mind – where mindfulness is cultivated.  During the course we will explore this text and engage in some of the practices outlined to deepen our understanding of mindfulness.


    The above courses will be run between September and December 2013.  Please check our website for more details.


    These courses will be facilitated by Mary O’Callaghan IAHIP EAP.  As well as being an experienced mindfulness trainer, Mary is an accredited psychotherapist and supervisor.  She has an MA in Jungian Studies. Before becoming a psychotherapist she lived as a buddhist nun and underwent intensive training in buddhist psychology and meditation practices.  She is now committed to integrating mindfulness practices into everyday life.

    Residential Retreat:  Mindfulness of the Body  

    This retreat, led by Mary O’Callaghan, will take place on Cape Clear Island between 20th and 23rd Sept 2013.  (For information on this retreat check our website.)


    Oscailt, 8 Pembroke Road, Dublin 4     (01) 660 3872 

    Original post: IAHIP Classified Ad

    Exploring and Owning Your Power and Authority

    Galway Psychotherapy & Consulting

    Annual Summer Experiential Workshop

    Exploring and Owning Your

    Power and Authority

    Thursday, 27th June, 2013, to Saturday 29th June, 2013.

    Mike O’Halloran and Evelyn P. Gilmore

    The workshop provides an opportunity for psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, educators, managers, health care professionals, and allied professionals, to enhance their awareness of their own power and authority.  In addition, as participants gain greater awareness of these aspects of themselves, they will gain greater insight as to how to help their clients explore and own their own power and authority. Many individuals do not fully own their own powerfulness and project it onto others: friends, partners, siblings, colleagues; or onto organisations, and experience themselves as relatively powerless in interpersonal or organisational life.  In addition, individuals who may be formally qualified as professionals, or who may be formally appointed to roles with authority, experience difficulty exercising their authority, due to internal feelings of powerlessness.

    The ‘internal world’ of the person is fundamental to how he or she experiences and uses power and authority.  This, in turn, is largely a function of the person’s relationships with past authority figures such as parents and teachers.  Self-doubt, can lead to the person never being able to fully experience his or her powerfulness, whilst it’s opposite, an inflated self-image, can lead to authoritarianism. When individuals explore their relationship with power and authority, they can experience much greater aliveness and energy, an expanded sense of personality, and greater choice in life.

    During the three days, participants will be provided with an opportunity to explore the following:

    • Exploring and Owning Your Power and Authority
    • Past experiences and Internalised Images that You Hold
    • Enhancing Your Own Sense of Internal Power
    • Sexuality, Gender, and Power
    • Enhancing Awareness of Beliefs and Feelings about Power
    • Doubting yourself and it’s impact on Powerfulness
    • Gaining greater awareness of how you Project Power onto Others
    • Working with the Body
    • Exploring the Power of Powerlessness
    • Exploring the Fear of our Power
    • Gaining greater aliveness, excitement and being afforded greater choice in life

    Style of the Workshop

    The learning over the three days is highly experiential with a focus on participant’s process and experience. We will use Gestalt work, Biodynamic work, attention to Dreams, and small and large Group Process. The work will include Music, Movement, Dance, Drawing, and Guided Visualisation to bring into the present aspects of the participant’s relationship to Power that are normally outside awareness.

    Mike O’Halloran, M.A., B.A., E.C.P., M.I.A.H.A.P., M.I.A.C.P.

    Mike is a Gestalt Psychotherapist and Trainer who has been involved in the training of Counsellors and Psychotherapists since 1990.  Some of his trainings and workshops include “Gestalt Psychotherapy Intensive” and “Existentialist Psychotherapy Intensive.”  Mike has previously facilitated workshops for professionals with Evelyn on “Sexuality, the Body, and Body Image”, and “Exploring and Owning the Shadow”.

    Evelyn P. Gilmore, B.A., M.Sc., Reg. Psychol., Ps.S.I., M.I.A.H.I.P.

    Evelyn is a Consultant Psychologist and a Biodynamic & Integrative Psychotherapist. She has an Honours Degree in Psychology from N.U.I.G., a Masters in Psychology from DCU, and a Diploma in Biodynamic & Integrative Psychotherapy. She has facilitated trainings for professionals in Group Facilitation, Body Image and Food Issues.   Evelyn has previously facilitated workshops for professionals with Mike on “Sexuality, the Body, and Body Image”, and “Exploring and Owning the Shadow”.

    Workshop Details/Reservation Details

    The workshop will be held in the Croi Nua Spirituality Centre, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway, and will run from 9.30am to 5pm., each day. The total cost of the workshop is €390.  If you would like to reserve a place on the Workshop, please complete the attached booking form and forward it, with a non-refundable deposit of €200 to Galway Psychotherapy & Consulting, 1 Devon Place, The Crescent, Galway. Telephone 091-861638 or 086-8391756.


    Please reserve a place for me on the “Exploring and Owning Your Power and Authority” Workshop. I enclose a booking deposit of €200




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    Original post: IAHIP Classified Ad

    Working with Gender and Sexual Diversity

    A workshop is taking place on Saturday June 22nd in the Sheldon Park Hotel, Kylemore Road, Dublin 12 for counsellors and psychotherapists working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender clients or anyone who would like to improve their understanding of working with Gender and Sexual Diversity.

    This training is being given by Dominic Davies FBACP of Pink Therapy

    This one day workshop will explore contemporary perspectives on working with gender and sexual identities, an area which has generally not been included in the training for most therapists, and yet gender and sexual minority clients are over represented in the therapy populations and research shows, have poorer mental health and higher substance abuse issues than the majority population. This is believed to be due to minority stress and not indicative of any underlying psychopathology.

    This workshop will explore the social context for gender and sexual minorities and look at some of the key tenets of gender and sexual diversity therapy and how these can be integrated into the current theoretical models of the participants and explore some things to bear in mind in working with non-monogamies and same sex relationships.

    For further information visit
    The cost of this workshop is €100 for the day.

    Brochure: Working With Gender and Sexual Diversities

    Original post : IAHIP Classified Ad

    Trish Murphy, Chair FTAI, responds to question about relationships – Irish Times 6th March 2013

    KATE HOLMQUIST – Irish Times Wednesday, 6th March 2013

    Q My widowed father has been in a very happy long-term relationship but is now uncertain about continuing with it and wants to break up.
    My siblings, who live abroad, have always encouraged this relationship, as it assuages their consciences about not visiting often enough and the burden of care falling with me.
    At the moment he is well and independent, but they like him having a companion to be there to prevent loneliness and to be there in a crisis. But I feel that he should make whatever choice he
    Original post: Family Therapy Association of Ireland

    Grown-up sleepovers: Kate Holmquist Irish Times. Terence Herron FTAI, responds to the question

    Grown-up ‘sleepovers’

    Tell Me About It – Kate Holmquist answers your questions

    Tue, Mar 26, 2013, 00:00 – Irish Times
    Original post: Family Therapy Association of Ireland