Relational Suicide Assessment – workshop with Douglas Flemons

Relational Suicide Assessment:

Client and Family Risks and Resources

One Day Workshop

With

Douglas Flemons

The hopelessness and desperation of our suicidal clients, as well as the high-stakes involved in working with them, can invite us to adopt a kind of therapeutic tunnel-vision—a singular focus on individual risk factors. Attending to such dangers is critical, of course, but family therapists know better than anyone that behaviors, thoughts, and emotions only make sense in context. To evaluate clients’ imminent risk of making an attempt, it is necessary to consider how their relationships with significant others could be contributing to the danger. And then these intra- and interpersonal risks can only be properly understood within the context of the individual and family resources for responding resiliently to the suicidality.

 

This workshop will prepare participants to undertake relational suicide assessments—empathically-grounded conversations with clients, oriented to developing an “insider’s” understanding of clients’ risks of making an attempt alongside their potential for safely navigating the dangers. We will explore how to effectively broach possible suicidality, ensure that clients don’t feel interrogated, juxtapose different sources of information to help make safety decisions, work collaboratively with clients and family members in the construction of a safety plan, and take care of ourselves throughout the process. We’ll also touch on postvention considerations—how to work with families and schools after someone significant has taken his or her life.

The Presenter

Dr. Douglas Flemons is Professor of Family Therapy, Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, and Co-Director of the Office of Suicide and Violence Prevention at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Florida, USA. A licensed marriage and family therapist and AAMFT Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor, Douglas was the Director of Student Counseling at NSU for over six years. He is the lead author of Relational Suicide Assessment, as well as the author of books on hypnosis and psychotherapy (Of One Mind), family therapy and Eastern philosophy (Completing Distinctions), and academic writing (Writing Between the Lines). He is also the co-editor, with his wife and colleague, Dr. Shelley Green, of three editions of Quickies: The Handbook of Brief Sex Therapy. Douglas presents nationally and internationally on suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention; relational hypnosis and hypnotherapy; brief therapy; meditation; and relational couple therapy.

28th June 2018

10.00a.m – 4.00.p.m

Registration: 9.30a.m

Wynn’s Hotel,

Lower Abbey Street,

Dublin 1

Places limited – please book early

5 CPD points apply

Click on link below for application form

Douglas Flemons Flyer

 

 

Conceptualising, Applying & Integrating Systemic Therapy in Child Sexual Abuse : Workshop with Diane Hanly

24th November 2017

 

Family Therapy understands the benefits of therapeutically supported dialogue amongst family members when challenging issues and difficulties need to be discussed. Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) might be considered one of the most challenging, distressing and direction-changing issues that a family has to contend with. In the Irish context the majority of cases of alleged sexual abuse do not go to court therefore there is significantly more pressure on social and therapeutic services to address the needs of the young people and their families.  Different reactions and coping mechanisms mean that services privilege meeting with children, siblings and parents separately in order to address their competing needs.  CSA can also be an evocative and difficult area .  For further details on this workshop and booking form, please click on link below.

Diane Hanly 24th November 2017

THE ROLE OF PSYCHOTHERAPY IN A HEALTHY IRELAND

ICP Conference 1ICP Conference 2ICP Conference 3

VOBRIEN ICP Conference

FTAI Member, Valerie O’Brien

PANEL DISCUSSIONS AT THE

Irish Council for Psychotherapy National Conference

“The Role of Psychotherapy in a Healthy Ireland”

18th October 2017

Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin
Today,  the Irish Council for Psychotherapy held an important conference The Role of Psychotherapy in a Healthy Ireland , hosted by MEP Nessa Childers.
Key speakers were:

Dr Pat Bracken retired Clinical Director of The Mental Health Service in West Cork

Barbara Fitzgerald, most recently President of the European Confederation of Psychoanalytical Psychotherapies (2012-2016)

Anne Colgan board member of the European Association for Psychotherapy

Senator Colette Kelleher.
The conference collated the views of participants on the title topic and this will be made available to all in due course.

SYSTEMIC CAFE 19th June 2017

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

 

    Date:               19th June 2017

    Time:              6.30p.m.

    Venue:            Wynn ’s Hotel, 35-39, Lower Abbey Street,   Dublin 1.   

   Topic:             “Wounded Healers- Deconstructing the

                              personal-professional dichotomy in Mental Health”

 

Speakers:       Sarah Houston

                           Shalom Lambert

 

The speakers will introduce the topic and we hope that, once opened to the floor, conversation will flow.

 

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) = 2 hours. CPD certificates will be issued by the Family Therapy Assoc. of Ireland (FTAI).      See you @ the SYSTEMIC CAFE

 

Systemic Cafe 19th June 2017 Final Flyer

 

 

 

TENI WORKSHOP (Transgender Equality Network Ireland)

TENI WORKSHOP

(Transgender Equality Network Ireland)

with Vanessa Lacey

This workshop will explore a broad view of transgender issues including a brief history, complexity of identities and experiences of trans peop  le and their families. There will be a mix of presentation delivery , reflexivity and plenty opportunity for interaction through small group work and larger discussion which will include some personal experiences of the presenter.  Vanessa’s background is Psychology based which facilitates a unique training approach , integrating personal experience, empirically based research and psychological insight. The afternoon will specifically focus on family based interventions which is an essential element of our work with TENI and an introduction to the theory of Ambiguous Loss as a framework for addressing gender transition in families.

Friday 21st April 2017

10.00a.m – 4.00.p.m

Registration: 9.30a.m

Wynn’s Hotel,

Lower Abbey Street,

Dublin 1

 

Click on link below for further details:

TENI Workshop 21st April 2017

 

Places limited – please book early

 

5 CPD points apply

 

SYSTEMIC CAFE – Working in a Medicalised World 13th February 2017

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

 

    Date:               13th February 2017

    Time:              7.00pm – 9.00pm

    Venue:           The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club,   9, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Parking is at half price in St. Stephen’s Green Centre and is available for as long as you want and the most you pay is €10 (i.e. it is capped at €10)

Topic:             “Working in a Medicalised World”

Speakers:

Deirdre Dooley:  Head of Training, Mater/UCD Family Therapy Training Programme.

Peter McCartan: Formerly of Beaumont Hospital, Peter is a registered Family Therapist and Registered FTAI Supervisor. 

Yvonne O’Meara: Senior Medical Social Worker, Our Lady’s Hospice & Care  Services. Registered Systemic Family Therapist.

 

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) = 2 hours. CPD certificates will be issued by the Family Therapy Assoc. of Ireland (FTAI).      See you @ the Systemic Cafe

 

Date for your Diary Systemic Cafe 13th February 2017