DCU Psychological Society - Therapeutic Methods Panel Discussion

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DCU Psychology Invites you to their Therapeutic Methods Panel Discussion

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Speakers include Dr. Daniel Flynn, Aisling Brennan, Noémie Cattez & Dr. Ruth Dixon

Dr. Daniel Flynn:

Daniel Flynn is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Principal Psychology Manager Co-ordinating Adult and Child/Adolescent Mental Health Services in the HSE across counties Cork and Kerry, Ireland and is Adjunct Professor at the School of Applied Psychology University College Cork, Ireland.

Dr. Flynn has accumulated 20 years’ experience of working in mental health services. His clinical interests are in working with individuals who struggle to regulate emotions and engage in high risk self-harm behaviors. He is also interested in the impact of these behaviors on families. He has been involved in delivering interventions, training staff and research.

Dr. Flynn is the clinical lead for the national implementation of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in the Irish Health Service (HSE) and is a Family Connections Leader trainer having delivered training in Ireland, the UK, Spain and Poland in this intervention.

Aisling Brennan:

Aisling Brennan is the Chairperson of the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists. She holds an MA Art Therapy, MA Applied Spirituality and Bachelor of Education. Her art therapy practice, True Self, True Art, is based in Co. Laois where she provides art therapy, wellbeing and spirituality services.

Noémie Cattez:

Noémie is originally from France and trained as an Arts Manager and Dancer before graduating from a Masters in Dance Movement Psychotherapy from Goldsmiths, London.

She is running her practice Moving Souls in South Donegal and surrounding areas. Having had a broad range of experiences across multiple countries, art forms (music, dance, fiber crafts) and languages (French, English, Movement), Noémie is passionate about connecting to and using the body to support the provision of an empathetic, respectful and embodied interpersonal space for clients of all ages, genders and backgrounds to explore whatever they need.

Noémie is particularly interested in working with mental health, trauma, empowerment, relationships/attachment and motherhood.

Noémie is on the executive council of the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists since 2019

Dr. Ruth Dixon:

Having completed her core studies in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Ruth went on to concentrate her studies in the area of Trauma, studying with world renowned trauma expert Babette Rothschild in London UK, as well as numerous courses with the National Institute for Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM).

Ruth is currently an advanced student with the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. The Somatic Experiencing® method is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders.

The SE™ approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma.

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