30th Irish Adlerian (Virtual) Conference 2022

30th Irish Adlerian (Virtual) Conference 2022

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Clonmel Co. Tipperary. Clonmel Ireland





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Welcome to the 30th Irish Adlerian (Virtual) Conference. Summer Conference will run from the 9th of July until the 10th of July 2022

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Welcome to the 30th Irish Adlerian (Virtual) Conference.

Summer Conference will run from the 9th of July until the 10th of July 2022

Saturday 9th July 2022

Day 1 Workshops

Safe Trauma Therapy with Anthea Millar (10.30am - 12.30pm)

In recent years there has been a greatly increased understanding of the complex interactions of neurobiology and psychosocial aspects of trauma. This in turn has enabled the development of more effective, and crucially, safer, approaches to trauma therapy which integrate very well with an Adlerian approach.

This workshop will introduce some of the essential principles and skills for safe and enabling therapy.

Couples Relationship with Zivit Abrams (1.30pm - 3.30pm)

Every couple has a couple contract. When future partners meet, a hidden contract is being signed, without their knowledge. The clauses of the contract specify what each of them will give, and what each of them will get in the relationship. It is “signed” and closed without conscious deliberation.

When we meet, we shall discuss this contract. Understanding it enables us to help couples when they get into difficulties.

Addictions: Simple Steps into a Difficult Situation with Jim Holder(4pm - 6pm)

Individuals simply move from a feeling of inferiority to positive mood states through the use of chemicals which will inevitably bring an addicted person full circle back to the now double fold feeling of inferiority.  Treatment is about exploring the addiction process and the movement through insight and personal courage to enhanced social interest.

Sunday 10th July 2022

Day 2 Workshops

Dreams: A Bridge to the Future with Kim Lee Own (10.30am - 12.30pm)

Dreams and daydreams are one of the ‘portals’ to the psyche, in Adlerian theory, along with Family Constellation and Early Recollections, . That is, they are ways of understanding a person’s style of life – their individual blueprint for how to negotiate the world. A great deal can be learned from them, when trying to understand oneself and become more self-aware. Just as the rest of our personality is unified, so too are our dreams and daydreams. What appears in them fits within the pattern of our lifestyle and reflects our hopes, fears and private logic. In this short presentation, we will look at Adlerian concepts, consider how dreams are ‘the factory of emotions’ and how this helps us – and our clients – prepare for what life has in store for us. We will also look at what our dreams can tell us about our lifestyle (personality), and how we view ourselves, others, events and the world in general.

Introduction to Early Recollections and their Uses with Bruce Tate(1.30pm - 3.30pm)

Early Recollections (ERs) play a central role in Adlerian therapy. In ERs we uncover strengths and resources alongside nonverbal messages and descriptions of how we view ourselves, others and life. We might also gain insight, including about our movement and priorities in life. Working with ERs helps to develop insight and encouragement and along with identifying personal strengths, creativity and resources, can help promote choice and an improved sense of personal wellbeing.During the session I will introduce theory related to ERs, outline the basic practice of working with them in the context of Adlerian theory and then move on to give a demonstration to show how to start to explore a memory.

Psychological Muscle with Paul R. Rasmussen, Ph.D.(4pm - 6pm)Psychological muscle is proposed as the means for doing the heavy lifting that life requires and is presented in this workshop as the critical dimension of mental health and as a necessary focus of effective therapy.  In this workshop, we discuss the three tasks of life (Work, Social, Intimacy) and some of the life tasks, including Spirit, Self-Care and Courage and address the qualities necessary to fulfil those tasks. Often the relationship between the Life Tasks and common markers of mental health and mental illness are lost. We will consider their relationship to the Crucial C’s, Early Recollections and Lifestyle and to the importance of Social Interest.

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