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National Supervisors Forum - Dublin - IACP Accredited Supervisors Only

National Supervisors Forum - Presenter: Dr. Liz Rolls ; Honorary Research Fellow, University of Gloucestershire.

Event Details
Aisling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8
10.30 - 3.30
5 Hours

Locating Supervision/ Locating yourself

"Some reflections on the psycho-social space that supervision occupies"

An opportunity for supervisors to help locate and reflect upon themselves - as people and as supervisors - in their own personal, organisational and cultural context, so we can consider these aspects in relation to their supervisory role, and to the complexity of what they 'hold'.

Format:  Presentation & Workshop

Dr. Rolls asks all participants to come prepared with :

*Examples of a supervisee with whom they have had challenges; and/or a client where little progress has been made

*A reflective on their organisational culture; what it's like to work where they do and what particular challenges they face that is invluencing their capacity to supervise.

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Timeframe for statutory registration


Draft regulations to designate the professions of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and to establish a registration board will be ready for submission to the Houses of the Oireachtas for their approval during the present session, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has told the Dail.


The Minister recently concluded a public consultation on  his proposal to regulate counsellors generally under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005.


On foot of the consultation process, He has decided to proceed with the designation of two distinct professions under the Act, that of counsellor and psychotherapist. Each will have its own register under one registration board. This decision has been communicated to the Health and Social Care Professionals Council, the relevant professional bodies and all the respondents to the public consultation process.


Subject to the approval of the Houses, the next step will be the appointment of the 13 members of the registration board, following the submission of suitable candidates for the Minister's consideration, by the Public Appointments Service. The aim is that the registration board will be in a position early in the New Year to begin the task of drafting the various bye-laws to allow it to establish its registers.



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