Entries by adaly

Pathways and Outcomes: A study of 335 referrals to the Family Welfare Conference (FWC) service in Dublin

Pathways and Outcomes: A study of 335 referrals to the Family Welfare Conference (FWC) service in Dublin.  Dr Valerie O’Brien UCD with Hannaleena Ahonen FWC Service Leader in TUSLA, Dublin, has completed a study of the Family Welfare Conference service. The purpose of the study is threefold. Firstly, it aims to provide, through a file […]

How self-confidence can nurture your mental health

  Irish Times: 1st September 2015 Anne McCormack Young people need to be supported to learn how to validate themselves so they do not depend on feedback The numbers of young people presenting to hospital emergency departments because they have self-harmed or are at risk of self-harming has increased again this year. This creates huge […]

How to find out what a client wants in therapy? Narrative and Collaborative practices when working with client preferences.

   A 2 day workshop with Geir Lundby and Rolf Sundet. Date: 22rd and 23rd October 2015 Venue: Clayton Silver Springs, Cork. Cost: €150 or €75 per day. This workshop is aimed at experienced Psychologists, Therapists, Social workers, Family Therapists or anyone who works therapeutically with individuals or families. CPD points are available for each […]

Remember – Leaving Cert results do not determine the future

  Not all students will get desired results but there are ways to lessen the feelings of failure Anne McCormack  Irish Times – Tuesday 11th August 2015 Planning ahead and thinking about ways to cope with possible disappointment may be useful for results day. Disappointment is an inevitable part of life. Everyone feels it at […]

Holiday Harmony: a guide for parents and teenagers

Holiday harmony: a guide for parents and teenagers Try to coordinate your and your teen’s expectations to make this a relaxing, stress-free summer Anne McCormack Irish Times Tue, Jul 14, 2015, 01:00 Few parents relish the long break from school that stretches ahead for their teenagers. Summer jobs are practically nonexistent these days, and unless […]

A week in my…Family Therapy Practice – KAREN LEONARD

A week in my . . . family therapy practice:  KAREN LEONARD ‘There’s a lot of expectations on families and parents to get things right’ Karen Leonard, family therapist: “There’s a lot of pressure on teenagers in terms of social media, the points system, their image and their sexuality.” Photograph: Brian Farrell Irish Times Tue, […]

Systemic Cafe on Statutory Registration 25th May 2015

  DATE FOR YOUR DIARY    Date:              25th May 2015    Time:             7.00pm – 9.00pm    Venue:           Hampton Hotel (formerly Sachs Hotel)                            19-29, Morehampton Road, Donnybrook, D.4 Topic:            How Statutory Registration might impact on membership of FTAI and the practice of members  employed within statutory sector, especially in circumstances where […]

Working with Adolescents in the Context of the Family

Crosscare Teen Counselling Working with Adolescents in the Context of the Family Road Maps and Toolkits: What works? The family, both absent and present, is a major influence on young people. Keeping both parents and teens in mind is a vital, challenging and exciting opportunity for those working with them. Mary Forrest and Fidelma Beirne […]

Why our partners matter most to us

Why our partners matter most to us Our most important relationships are not with blood relatives but with partners and friends Irish Times Sat, Mar 21, 2015,  Kate Holmquist In a stressful and fast-changing world, who do we rely on? The Family Values survey, conducted by Ipsos MRBI on behalf of The Irish Times, shows […]

Sex Crime Victims should be able to meet offenders – Report

  Criminal justice system ‘inherently ill-equipped’ to deal to sex crime challenges Facing Forward report says: “Victims recognise very quickly that an adversarial criminal justice system reduces them to being a witness for the State and gives them very little opportunity to explain the impact of the abuse on their lives.” Irish Times Ruadhán Mac […]