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SAT 04 APR
SRC - Two Day Workshop - 4th April & 5th April 2020 CPD Presenter: Bronagh Starrs
The Woodward Suite, The Kingsley Hotel, Cork
04-04-2020 , 05-04-2020   Registration: 4th April for both days - 09:30 - Start:10:00 - 16:30
13 CPD hours
Because of the rapidly evolving nature of the situation with COVID-19, the IACP have made the decision to postpone all scheduled IACP events for March and April.

SRC - Therapeutic Intervention with Adolescents - 4th & 5th April 2020


Presenters Bio: 

Bronagh Starrs is Programme Director for the MSc Adolescent Psychotherapy in Dublin Counselling & Therapy Centre in partnership with University of Northampton and Founder & Director of Blackfort Adolescent Gestalt Institute. She maintains a private practice in Omagh, Northern Ireland, as a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, academic and trainer, specialising in working with adolescents. Bronagh is an adolescent development specialist and has considerable experience teaching and presenting throughout Ireland and internationally on the developmental implication of trauma on the adolescent journey. Her book Adolescent Psychotherapy - A Radical Relational Approach (Routledge, London) has received international acclaim.


Workshop Outline: 

This workshop aims to offer an alternative to the typical treatment approaches which are available to clinicians who work with an adolescent client population. In the last number of years schools, counselling organisations and those in private practice have experienced a notable increase in both referrals and direct requests for therapeutic support for adolescents. Professionals can feel out of their depth with the complexity of the work with adolescent clients.Establishing relationally meaningful therapeutic alliances with the adolescent and securing the young person’s commitment to engaging with a supportive adult in the first place requires rich appreciation and close attention to nuanced contact episodes from the outset. During the training, emphasis is placed on development of the therapeutic relationship and commitment to the adolescent’s first person experience.


CPD Certs will be emailed to participants after attendance at the Workshop


Please Note:
IACP will continue to monitor the situation about the Coronavirus and will adhere to any further recommendations issued by the HSE and/or the National Public Health Emergency Team.

Our IACP planned events will continue but we do ask any attendee, if they have recently returned from an affected area, that they do not attend these events, and to follow the advice of the HSE here.


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