05 Jul 2013 10:00 : An Integrative Approach to Infant Mental Health




Irish Association for Infant Mental Health

Affiliated with

World Association for Infant Mental Health

In Association with

College of psychiatrist of Ireland




European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

15th International Conference

Precongress Training Institute


An Integrative Approach to Infant Mental Health


Detection of IMH in Primary Care – Dr Palvi Kaukonen Finland & Dr Antoine Guedeney France

Assessment of the parent-infant interaction quality – Dr. Kaija Puura, Finland

Clinical work with infants in the paediatric setting – Dr Campbell Paul -Australia

Treatment modalities in IMH – Dr Miri Keren, Israel

Clinical Infant Mental Health Presentation

Chairs: Catherine Maguire, President IAIMH

Dr. Aoife Twohig MRCPsych

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25 May 2013 11:00 : Understanding Trauma: Professor Ivor Browne


The Irish Psycho-Analytical Association Presents:

Professor Ivor Browne:

Understanding Trauma


Professor Ivor Browne has been a controversial figure in Dublin and Ireland for many years. A psychiatrist, he is well known for many things – his contribution to the Peace Process in the North (for which his work in Derry is well known); his Foundation for Human Development and his continued questioning of psychiatric orthodoxy in the Ireland of yesterday and indeed today. His passion for music goes back to his early years and he is well known for his musicianship. The title of one of his best known books gives the flavour of the man: Music and Madness.

Crucially, Ivor carried out innovative work on the treatment of trauma, the subject of this lecture.


Date:               25 May 2013

Time:              11am – 1.00pm

Venue:            The Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire

Entry:              €20 (€15 for the unwaged)

2 CPD points awarded by the Psychoanalytic Section of the ICP

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29 Mar 2014 09:00 : Conference with Dr. Judy Gammelgaard





The Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy  


Conference with Dr. Judy Gammelgaard



Saturday 29 March 2014



Betweenity: Understanding the Distorted World of Borderline Relationships



Judy Gammelgaard is author of Betweenity: A Discussion of the Concept of Borderline (Routledge, London, 2010), and of numerous psychoanalytic articles informed by French psychoanalytical theorists and D.W. Winnicott.  She is Professor and Head of the Centre of Psychoanalysis at the Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen; is a training analyst and a member of the Danish Psychoanalytic Society, and of the International Psychoanalytical Association. 


She deals particularly with the difficulties of  those who cannot benefit from ‘good experiences’ in therapy or in life owing to the distortions which arise in their close relationships. She addresses the dynamics underlying  their suspended limbo existence owing to lack of internal (good) object representation which produces defensive relational forms informed by ‘the logic of desperation and the logic of indifference’.


In addition to the conference presentation, Dr. Gammelgaard will attend a viewing of the film Shame (directed by

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25 May 2013 10:00 : Children First Guidance: Limits to Confidentiality. A Clinical Seminar with Ellen O'Malley-Dunlop

The Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Children First Guidance

Limits to Confidentiality

A Clinical Seminar with Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop
Brandsma Room, Ground Floor, Carmelite Community Centre, 59 Aungier Street, Dublin 2
From 10.00am to 1.00pm on Saturday 25th May, 2013

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09 May 2013 19:00 : Lecture by Professor Elisabeth Rohr: "Images of the Unconscious – working in foreign places"

The Irish Institute of Group Analysis


                                                   in conjuction with


The School of Psychotherapy


 at St. Vincent’s University Hospital.





  A Lecture by : Professor Elisabeth Rohr.


Images of the Unconscious- working in foreign places”


Elisabeth Rohr is Professor for Intercultural Education at the Philipps University, Marburg, Germany. She is a group analyst engaged in profit and non–profit national and international organizations. Her main research topics are: Christian Fundamentalism in Latin America; Identity conflicts in female adolescent migrants in Germany; female body modifications and Clinical Supervision. She has established group analytic supervision training in post-war Guatemala over the last 10 years.


DATE:     Thursday May 9th 2013


TIME:      7pm. – 8.30pm


VENUE:  The School of Psychotherapy. S.V.U.H. Elm Park.


FEE:         €10 payable at the door.




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30 May 2013 09:00 : De-medicalising primary mental health care: Can we afford to, can we afford not to?

De-medicalising primary mental health care: Can

we afford to, can we afford not to?


Revolutionising access to psychological care in Europe


Hosted by Nessa Childers MEP

In association with the Network for

Psychotherapeutic Care in Europe (NPCE)

University of Limerick 30 & 31 May 2013

Examining the political, social and scientific challenges to improved public access, through primary care, to psychotherapy across the EU – key speakers from Ireland, Europe and the US will present papers addressing different aspects of primary mental health care.  This conference is aimed at increasing our knowledge and understanding of the issues facing primary mental health care and of identifying ways and means of facing these challenges.

Who should attend – This conference is for professionals across all disciplines – clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors, general practitioners, primary mental health care workers – as well as researchers, policy makers and all stakeholders who have an interest in and are working in primary mental health care or would wish to do so.

Participants will gain a clear insight into the contribution of talk therapies to primary mental health care as well as an understanding of how non-medical primary mental health services can be delivered efficiently and effectively.


The conference is being held over two days, and registration is essential. Delegates can register for either day, or register to attend both days.  Registration is €25 per day.  This includes lunch and refreshments during the conference.   

For more information:

Phone: Bronwen Maher 087-7841937 or


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10 May 2013 20:00 : The Poetics of Loss

The Poetics of Loss


Dariane Pictet


Loss presents us with a shattering of the delicate balance we have struck between the fierceness and beauty of existence. Poetic imagery dissolves the lonely tears of loss and reconnect us to the immediacy of shared experience Drawing on poems from Rumi, Mary Oliver, Rilke among others, Dariane Pictet will explore how bereavement can become a gateway to Jung’s process of individuation.


Dariane Pictet is a Jungian Analyst and author of Rumi – Poet of the Heart, and Kali- Goddess of Destruction, both published in The Jungian Odysseys Series by Spring Books, she also edited two Anthologies of Poetry. Originally from Geneva, Switzerland, she holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University and a Diploma from the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich. She also trained with Marion Woodman and completed the BodySoul Leadership program. She is a senior analyst with The Guild of Analytical Psychology and Spirituality, The Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists and The International School of Analytical Psychology-Zurich.


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12 Apr 2013 20:00 : Gollum Shadow or Guide in the Darkness

12th April 2013 Start: 8pm


Gollum Shadow or Guide in the Darkness?


Aileen Young


Gollum is a central character in J.R.R Tolkien’s epic tale, The Lord of the Rings. His preoccupation with the ring, which he calls his ‘Precious’, results in him becoming a literal shadow of the Hobbits he is pursuing while trying to get the Ring. Symbolically, he is also a shadow figure, representing all the qualities that civilized Hobbits, and humans, find repulsive and abhorrent. Can you imagine Gollum as your ‘new best friend’? Would you be ready to trust this slimy, smelly, dirty, untrustworthy murderer to lead you to ‘the Land where the Shadows Lie?


In this talk, the focus of attention will be on the mercurial nature of Gollum and on his relationship with Frodo, as a means of exploring the psychological aspects, and the consequences of confrontation with the Shadow.


Aileen Young is a Jungian Analyst, and a former Chairperson of IAPA. She works in private practice in north county Dublin and has given lectures on Jungian topics on several training courses in Dublin.


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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.


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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


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