Scott Wooley Two Day Workshop

Scott Wooley will present this two day Workshop entitled  ‘Using Emotionally Focused Therapy when working with couples’ on  7th/8th October 2011 at the Westin Hotel in Dublin city centre.

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a leading, revolutionary, empirically supported approach for treating couples.

Day 1 of this workshop lays out the theory and techniques of EFT and helps participants learn to de-escalate difficult couples and engage withdrawn partners.

Day 2 builds on the first day and focuses on softening pursuers, creating lasting secure bonds between partners, using 7 empirically derived steps to heal the devastating impact attachment injuries, and treating trauma in the context of couples therapy.

Video of therapy and supportive research is used throughout the two days to illustrate how EFT is used to help couples heal and develop long-term healthy bonds.

This two day Workshop will be held on Friday 7th & Saturday 8th October 2011 at the Westin Hotel (at College Green), Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2.

Workshops are from 10am – 4pm, with registration from 9.30am.

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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 home page. The launch of the website last Saturday was timely because family therapy was never needed as much as it is today.

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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.

Mara de Lacy welcoming 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’ internalised other,’ Karl presented an enthralling, challenging and, as many of those present will attest, a very moving learning experience.

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Systemic Cafe on March 22nd

Following on from the success of the first Systemic Café in November 2010, our next gathering is about to happen! This is a new idea to create a space where FTAI  members, colleagues and friends can meet to socialise, share ideas, observe, or participate in a short discussion, have a drink & relax. It is free. It is an expression of our desire to come together in a more casual setting. This time we have a larger, more suitable space in the same venue:

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Two day workshop with Dr. Karl Tomm

This two day workship entitled “Deconstructing Shame & Guilt and Opening Space for Apology, Forgiveness & Reconciliation” will be held on 13th-14th May (Friday & Saturday) 2011 in The Davenport Hotel, Dublin 2.

The workshops will run from 10am-4pm with registration from 9.30am each day.

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Learning from Loss



It is difficult to address the topic of loss tonight without at the same time coming face to face and re-membering one’s own losses – and with the multitude of ways in which life and living has brought great gifts and great losses to my own life. Read more

Clanwilliam Institute Conference 14 April 2011

The Clanwilliam Institute are presenting a conference entitled Therapy as Social Construction; evolving challenges in relational practice by Dr Sheila McNamee on 14th April 2011 in the Grand Canal Hotel, Ballsbridge.

The cost is €90 with a special student rate of €50.Contact 01-6761363 or to book your place.

Closing date of application is 31st March 2011.

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