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Emerging Therapies in Counselling & Psychotherapy Conference

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Conference

"Emerging Therapies in Counselling & Psychotherapy "



The field of Counselling and Psychotherapy is constantly growing and emerging. In this ever-evolving world of differing client needs and multi-therapeutic approaches, it is essential that we as professionals are aware of emerging therapeutic applications within the work. With much talk of impending regulation and with an eye on strengthening the profession there is a need for today’s therapist to remain engaged and aware of such emerging therapeutic approaches and how they are best applied to differing client populations.

In this, the sixth National Counselling & Psychotherapy Conference, we will delve into three emerging therapeutic movements within the field. Emerging trends within the Person-Centred approach, within Schema Therapy and within Emotionally Focused Therapy will be explored by leaders in their fields. An opportunity to understand how these are currently applied when working with clients, with a view to understanding how we can apply these in our own therapy practice, will be provided. This will be achieved via keynote speaker sessions in addition to smaller group experiential seminars.

The Conference is designed to be relevant to qualified and student Counsellors and Psychotherapists, other therapeutic disciplines and all helping professionals with an interest in Counselling & Psychotherapy. The conference aims to equip attendees with transferable skills for working with clients, in addition to insight and information in relation to these emerging therapeutic approaches.

The programme will feature speakers from Europe, including Ireland. There will be a strong emphasis on practical skills and experiential learning, grounded in up-to-date theoretical approaches. There will be ample opportunity too for networking, debate and discussion.

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Dr Gitta Jacob

Dr Gitta Jacob

Gitta is a clinical psychologist and CBT and Schema Therapist and supervisor with a PhD from the University of Freiburg. Gitta works as a therapist with Veovita Health, Hamburg. She also develops and leads clinical programmes for the GAIA Group, Hamburg, a pioneer since 2001 in the development of digital therapeutic software. The company’s objective is to offer modern, integrated and cost-effective treatment for people with different mental disorders.

Before joining GAIA Gitta worked as a clinician and research fellow at the University Medical Center of the University of Freiburg. Gitta’s research interests are both in the more basic mechanisms of psychopathology and the development and evaluation of innovative treatments in severe mental disorders. She has received funding for her research from several national and international organizations and published more than 100 clinical and research papers, chapters and books.

She is a co-author of ‘Breaking Negative Thinking Patterns’ (2015) and ‘Schema Therapy in Practice: An Introductory Guide to the Schema Mode Approach’ (2012). Gitta was formerly Vice-President of the International Society of Schema Therapy.

"Combining Gestalt, CBT, and Scientific Testing: Clinical Approach and Effectiveness of Schema Therapy"

Schema Therapy is a recent development mainly for people with personality disorders or other chronic mental health conditions. It integrates CBT with experiential techniques and basic psychodynamic ideas. Several studies show effectiveness and cost-effectiveness in borderline and cluster C personality disorders. This talk will give an overview of the case formulation and treatment approach of schema therapy. We will discuss how schema therapy is built on traditional therapeutic elements and still new unique in its approach.

Seminar

Gitta will also facilitate a seminar on the issue of case formulation. She will demonstrate how to conceptualise an Schema Therapy case with a participant's example and discuss the treatment plan.

Gillford D’Souza MIACP

Gillford D’Souza MIACP

Gillford works in the psychological arena as a counsellor and psychological therapist. He supervises many professionals working in the area of psychological healing and wellbeing. He is passionate about learning within his open, pluralistic Humanistic approach. He is director of Awakenings Counselling and Psychotherapy Services and is an Ex-Cathoirleach of the IACP.

As an experienced Educator he continues to facilitate creative learning in working with issues of mental, emotional and relational distress towards recovery and wellbeing. www.awakening.ie

Humanistic Psychology, The Third Force: The Power Of Presence

Gillford explores the amazing power of Presence within a Humanistic Framework. Often misunderstood and undervalued, the Essence of Human Relationship as the basis for any Therapeutic Encounter will be underscored.

“When I am intensely focussed on a client, just my presence seems to be Healing” Carl Rogers

James Parrin IAHIP

James Parrin IAHIP

James Parrin is a psychotherapist and the Irish representative for Dr Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy in Ireland. He is registered as a certified EFT therapist and EFT supervisor/consultant with ICEEFT (The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy). James is the founder of the EFT Ireland Community and coordinator for Dr Sue Johnson’s training programs in Ireland.

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples

EFT is a model of therapy with a clear experiential structure and approach designed to assist couples in awareness and departure from their repetitive cycles of distress, towards a relationship of closeness and intimacy. The goal of EFT is to create a positive emotional bond between partners; a secure base where accessibility and responsiveness are present. This is achieved through the EFT framework and a series of three recognisable stages: Cycle de-escalation, Restructuring Interactions and Consolidation. EFT is supported by empirical research based on clear, explicit conceptualizations of marital distress and adult love.

“I love both working with couples and assisting therapists who are learning to work with couples because my practice is finally grounded in a very effective model of therapy incorporating attachment theory and the power of engaging with a couple’s hidden emotions in an experiential way, which gets me right down into the heart of the matter. I highly encourage therapists to learn more about EFT.” J.Parrin

Full Price Tickets:

  • Full Price: €140
  • PCI College Graduates*: €120
  • PCI College Current Students*: €85
Lunch and Tea & Coffee included
Tickets are non-refundable in all personal circumstances.
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