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Launch of new video about Couples and Family Therapy in Ireland

Orla Barry, the Director of Mental Health Reform, attended our AGM on 13th April  2013 and formally launched our new video about Couples and Family Therapy in Ireland. The video is an overview about the benefits people can expect from attending counselling with members of our association. The video also looks at the cost and […]

Reducing Substance Misuse with vulnerable children and young people

These NICE Pathways have been published at http://pathways.nice.org.uk There are references to various systemic therapies, including in the Costing report: In the category of working with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people, there are references to family-based interventions and ‘intensive interventions (such as family therapy) for those who need it’.

A Social Constructionist Approach to Research John Shotter

30th January 2012.  Institute of Family Therapy, London There is a tendency to treat circumstances we find bewildering or disorienting, ones which are strange and new to us, as posing a problem for us. Thus we often respond to such events by seeking a solution to them, by trying to explain them. This classical problem-solving […]

Systemic Cafe – Monday, 26th September

Welcome to a new season of Systemic Cafe. Following on the success of last year where FTAI members, colleagues & friends met to socialise, share ideas, observe, or participate in a short discussion, have a drink & relax we are ready to roll again. It is free. It was our desire to come together in […]

FTAI Website is launched by RTE’s Joe Duffy

The Family Therapy Association of Ireland, FTAI held its AGM in the Aisling Hotel, Dublin on Saturday 28th May. As soon as the business was completed the delegates gathered for the official launch of the new FTAI website.

Why we all need a little Family Therapy

The Family Therapy Association of Ireland (FTAI), which is the professional body of systemic therapy, has just launched a new website so anyone who needs a therapist can find one in their local area. Therapists are listed in various specialities and can be found on the website by looking in the pull-down menu on the […]

Report on Workshop by Dr Karl Tomm

On May 13th last, some 60 family therapists from all over Ireland gathered at the Davenport Hotel in Dublin to engage in a two-day workshop lead by Dr Karl Tomm. Familiar to all of us for his seminal work in developing particular styles of therapeutic engagement, for example, interventive interviewing and the use of the’ […]