ICLO-NLS 11th Study-Day

ICLO-NLS 11th Study-Day

Date: Saturday, 29th April 2023

Start Time: 11am

End Time: TBC

Location: ORB G27 (CACSSS Seminar Room), O’Rahilly Building (ORB), College Road, Cork

Cost: €10 – €30

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Panic Point Body Anxiety Desire

The Annual Study Day of ICLO-NLS takes place in Cork for the first time, hosted at UCC, and aims at bringing together psychoanalysts and psychoanalysts in formation, scholars, artists, practitioners of various disciplines, to interrogate the concepts of anxiety, body, and desire from a plurality of perspectives, creating channels of conversation where we might lodge the panic points encountered in our diverse and rapidly changing registers of experience. The Irish Circle of the Lacanian Orientation (ICLO) is a Society of the New Lacanian School (NLS).

More information: Irish Circle Lacanian Orientation (ICLO)


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Book Seminar: Kevin Murphy on Asexuality & Freudian-Lacanian Psychoanalysis

Book Seminar: Kevin Murphy on Asexuality & Freudian-Lacanian Psychoanalysis

Date: Friday, 21st April 2023

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Location: Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin A96 K063

Cost: €17.07

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Join us on Friday evening, April 21st to celebrate and explore Kevin Murphy’s recently published book, Asexuality and Freudian-Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Towards a Theory of an Enigma (2023). In this compelling and richly researched work, Kevin draws on the libido theory of Freud and Lacan to give an account of asexuality which is “the experience of having no sexual attraction to another person.” The book contributes new understandings to this aspect of sexuality, adding to the range and breadth of what is means to be a sexual being.

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

The seminar will be of interest to clinical practitioners, psychotherapists, and students of contemporary sexuality. All are welcome, attendance in person or by Zoom.

Bio: Kevin Murphy (PhD) is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist practicing in Dublin. He is a RegPract member of APPI and a member of ICP.

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Psychoanalysis and the Culture-Breast (3): Performance Art, Amanda Coogan

Psychoanalysis and the Culture-Breast: Noreen Giffney (Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist) in Conversation with Amanda Coogan (Performance Artist)


Date: Saturday 25 March 2023

Time: 12pm – 2pm

Venue: Online & hosted by The Freud Museum, London

Cost: £15 – £20

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What happens to us emotionally and unconsciously when we listen to a song, watch a film, encounter an art object, or read a novel? How might the way we engage with cultural experiences relate back to our earliest encounters with the breast or bottle as infants? How might our encounters with cultural objects be understood as a feeding experience that provides us with sustenance? What might our making of, encounters with, and uses of cultural objects tell us about ourselves? How might psychoanalysis help us to reflect on these experiences? This event will invite attendees to enter into a shared experience with particular cultural objects, to facilitate individuals in the group thinking about their unique encounter with each object, but also to reflect on our experience with cultural objects in our lives more generally.


This online event hosted by the Freud Museum, London will feature a conversation between Dr Noreen Giffney (psychoanalytic psychotherapist, author of ‘The Culture-Breast in Psychoanalysis: Cultural Experiences and the Clinic’ and lecturer at Ulster University, Belfast) and Dr Amanda Coogan (performance artist, Belfast).


Attendees will be invited to enter into a shared experience with Amanda’s art performances and to reflect on our experience with cultural objects (art, film, literature, music) in our lives more generally.



Places are limited so early registration is advised. This event is organised around the idea of a shared experience and conversation, so attendance is necessary. A recording of the event will not be available to registrants.


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Dr Amanda Coogan is an internationally recognised and critically acclaimed artist working across the medias of live art, performance, photography, and video. Her expertise lies in her ability to condense an idea to its very essence and communicate it through her body. Using gesture and context she makes allegorical and poetic works that challenge expected contexts. Her works encompass a multitude of media: Objects, text, moving and still image but all circulate around her live performances. The long durational aspect of her presentations invites elements of chaos with the unknown and unpredicted erupting dynamically through her live artworks. Her work often begins with her own body and challenges the expectations of the contexts. Her work moves freely between solo presented live performances, group performances and living installation.


Dr Noreen Giffney is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and a psychosocial theorist. She is the author of the book, The Culture-Breast in Psychoanalysis: Cultural Experiences and the Clinic (Routledge 2021), and the author and/or editor of several additional articles, books and book chapters on psychoanalysis, psychosocial studies, and gender and sexuality studies. She is the Director of ‘Psychoanalysis +’, an international, interdisciplinary initiative that brings together clinical, academic, and artistic approaches to, and applications of, psychoanalysis. She lives in county Donegal and lectures on psychoanalysis and psychosocial studies at Ulster University, Belfast. This is her third year taking singing lessons and she has been enjoying the challenge of learning how to make sounds.


This event is co-sponsored by the Freud Museum in London, ‘Psychoanalysis +’, the Student Counselling Service at Atlantic Technological University Donegal, and the Centre for Communication, Media and Cultural Studies at Ulster University.

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 www.psychotherapycouncil.ie 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

Email: info@nullcbti.ie

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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 nb37@nulllive.ie


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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.