How to lose your clinical balance, while holding on to your therapeutic bearings, and other ideas on working therapeutically with a ‘treatment resistant’ client diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder
Salvador Minuchin, a provocative psychotherapist whose pioneering work with teenagers shifted the focus from their individual symptoms to their family relationships, died on Monday in Boca Raton, Fla. He was 96. Please see obituary below.
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.
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.