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Galway Counselling Studies Courses 

Foundation Course in Counselling & Psychotherapy. October 21st. Apply Now. 

Introduction to Counselling and PsychotherapyNext intake: October 4th. in Galway city.

Managing Stress though Cognitive Behavioural TherapyNext intake: October 3rd. in Galway city.

Job Vacancies

Fighting Blindness seeks to establish a panel of counselling psychotherapists (counsellors) which will be used on a call off basis to provide face-to-face counselling for clients of all ages, including children and young people (eleven years plus), under the Need To Talk (NTT) initiative in the counties of Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan and Louth. The Need to Talk counselling and confidence building initiative will be delivered through partnership between RNIB NI and Scotland, and Fighting Blindness in the Republic of Ireland. Applicants must be accredited members of the IACP and/or BACP and have trained in the integrative and humanistic approach to psychotherapy and practice in a person-centred manner. Interested persons should submit an up-to-date CV by e-mail to Ms. Una Gilmore, Project Manager, NTT at una.gilmore@rnib.org.uk by 21st Sept 2017. Applicant must detail his / her hourly rate, cancellation policy and specify the counties in which they would be interested in working. Link.

Psychotherapist/Counselor Case Manager - Dublin City Centre. Link.

Placement Opportunity at Athlone Affordable Counselling Service for therapists who are in the final year of their training and have been passed by their training college to see clients. Send your CV to info@thedancingsoul.ie and suitable applicants will be called for an interview. www.thedancingsoul.ie/affordable-counseling-service/ All therapists must be an associate member of IAHIP (or iacp) and will be Garda Vetted. Details: ph 09064 90607 info@thedancingsoul.ie  www.thedancingsoul.ie 

Addiction Counsellor Limerick. Closes 22/9: Link.

MyMoodandMe - Dublin Looking for a fully qualified and registered Psychologist / Counsellor. Link.

Psychological Support Workers Needed for the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU). Galway Rape Crisis Centre are currently recruiting female support workers for the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit. No previous experience is required. Comprehensive training provided. Volunteer support workers work as part of a team, and receive excellent support and supervision. More details from: www.galwayrcc.org/satu. Closes October 7th.

TTM Healthcare in partnership with our client in Dublin is currently recruiting Addiction Counsellors for contract work over the summer to work in a residential service and outpatient service in the city. Interested candidates must be accredited with a professional counselling / psychotherapy body e.g. IACP / IAAAC/ IAHIP. Link.

Dublin Simon Community Sure Steps Counselling Service is inviting applications for the position of a full time volunteer/intern counsellor. Candidates are required to have achieved a minimum two year diploma course in Counselling & Psychotherapy, with 100 client hours completed. Email a cover letter and CV to derekdempsey@dubsimon.ie. Closing: 22/09/2017. Further information from Derek Dempsey on 085 889 8022.


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MA in humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (Clinical) (Level 9 on the QQI National Framework of Qualifications validated by IT Carlow) at Tivoli Institute, Dublin. Link. Commencing October (Weekend based).

MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at Turning Point Institute validated by UCC. Commencing October. Link..30pm]

Exploring the Dynamics of Attachment in Adult Life. This is a course over 2 weekends for professionals offering an opportunity to explore their own experience of attachment dynamics in the context of a confidential closed experiential group. The work will be supported by didactic input and time for reflection, application and analysis. Facilitator: Tessa Normand MIAHIP, ICP. Sat 4th / Sun 5th & Sat 18th / Sun 19th Nov 2017 10.00am – 5.30pm Venue: 11, Herbert Place, Dublin 2. Link.

Galway Rape crisis Centre - Professional Training in Working with Issues of Sexual Violence and Trauma. This is a specialist training for counsellors and psychotherapists over 7 weekends from November 2017 to June 2018. Further information and application forms at www.galwayrcc.org or phone 564800.

Introductory Day in Biodynamic & Integrative Psychotherapy – Saturday 23 September 2017 - Tracht Psychotherapy Foundation, Kinvara, Co. Galway. ‘The Healing Relationship’ in Bodywork Psychotherapy & Counselling. This workshop is open to anyone, but also serves as an entry requirement to the professional Diploma training. Please see http://tracht.ie/content/healing-relationship-one-day-introductory-workshop-diploma-course-saturday-23-september-2017 for more information or contact info@tracht.ie / tel. 091-637192

Creating Ourselves. An Introduction to Psychodrama With Pen FitzGerald Saturday 30 th September 10.30 AM to 5.30 PM: Thomas MacDonagh Centre, Cloughjordan , Tipperary. Link.

The Narcissist, Their Victim & The Therapy Room With Dr. Denise Mullen (PsyD, M.I.A.C.P). September 23rd. 10am - 4.30pm. €100. Venue: An Tobar Nua, 25-27 Lower Dominick Street, Galway, Ireland. (01) 230 0030   Phone: Call 091-562175 

Emotion-Focused Therapy for Social Anxiety. 23rd & 24th Sept, 2017. Link.

Symposion, Attachment Perspectives on Borderline Personality Disorder: Implications for Therapy, 23rd September: Link.

Attachment Perspectives on Borderline Personality Disorder A One-Day Workshop with Dr. Gwen Adshead. 23 September. The Metropole Hotel, Cork. Link.


Decoding Your Body. Sat /Sun 7th/8th October 2017. 10am-6pm(Sat ) & 10am-5pm (Sun). Venue: The Holotropic Breathwork Ireland Centre, Moyhastin, Westport, Mayo http://www.holotropicbreathworkireland.com/ Contact: Jenny 00353 85 153 2284 or Anne 00353 86 812 9239 Or email: jennydeane43@gmail.com or margaretanngaffney@gmail.com Facilitators: Anne McCormack MIAHIP, IACP. and Jenny Deane MIAHIP. Link.

Family Constellation/Trans-Generational Healing Workshop. Ballymac Lodge, Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath on October 14th. 9.45 to 5 pm. €80. Facilitated by Edel Moylan BA MSc Family Therapy. 086 4068661 Email: healingcircle@eircom.net  https://www.facebook.com/events/462175277473387/?fref=ts

Professional Higher Diploma in Biodynamic & Integrative Psychotherapy commencing October - Tracht Psychotherapy Foundation, Kinvara, Co. Galway. A 4-year professional part-time psychotherapy training using biodynamic massage and bodywork as part of an integrated psychotherapy approach. Please see http://www.tracht.ie/content/professional-higher-diploma-4-yr-commencing-october-2017 for more information, or contact info@tracht.ie / tel. 091-637192.

Advanced Training: Your Structure Tells Your Story October 23rd - 26th in Star of the Sea Retreat Centre, Mullaghmore, 
Co Sligo. TARA Foundations October 16th - 20th. Further information on the TARA Approach, courses, trainings, certification, registration, etc. available on www.tara-approach.org or contact 087 2213686.

Motivational Interviewing conference with the founders: Professors Miller and Rollnick. October 2nd. Link.

Psychoanalysis & Sexuality Today Clinical Conference: Psychosocial Influences on Transference & Countertransference in Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy. Sat. 21 October. National Museum of Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7. (info@psychoanalyticpsychotherapyclinic.ie) and Eve Watson (eve.watson@leesonanalytic.com). 

Baby Bonding Practitioner Training: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th of October. Flannerys hotel, Renmore, Galway. Contact Ruth at 087 6547377 babybondingireland@gmail.com.  

Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD With Professor Edna Foa 9th - 12th October 2017 at University College London. Link.

Five-day training course designed for health and social care professionals who want to incorporate Mindfulness Based Approaches into their work with clients in one-to-one and group settings. Takes place in Dublin in October, December and January and will be delivered by James O'Shea who is a counsellor, supervisor and mindfulness teacher with over 30 years experience working in health and social care settings. See the poster or contact James jos368@gmail.com

Seminar With Kathy Steele. An Integrative Approach To Treating Complex PTSD And Dissociative Disorders. 16th & 17th November 2017. Cork International Hotel. Link.

Knock Counselling Centre in conjunction with the Irish Association for Anger Managment are running a 2-day intensive Anger Management Programme, “Temper your Anger”, on Sat 11th & Sun 12th November 2017. The programme is designed for people who find it difficult to express their anger in a healthy way. For further info, contact Peter Devers 0949375032

Parent Child Attachment Play training: February 2018- Sat 2nd and Sun 3rd- for working with parents and children to improve the attachment quality of the parent-child relationship. Venue: Flannerys hotel, Renmore, Galway. Training provided by Baby Bonding Ireland in association with Big Toes Little Toes. Email babybondingireland@gmail.com. Contact Ruth at 087 6547377 for further information.

Issues of Sexual Violence: the Counselling Process, DRCC (November): For further information please contact Leonie O'Dowd, Head of Education and Training, at  01 6614911 or email leonie@rcc.ie

Principles of Sesame Drama & Movement Therapy: The course will consist of a number of two day and three and four day monthly sessions and it is intended to begin the course in January 2018. The proposed course dates (tbc) are: 12, 13, 14 th Jan 16/17 th Feb 23/14 th March 13/14/15 th April 11/12 th May 7/ 8/ 9/ 10 th June. For further information, please go to: ccad.enquiries@cit.ie  Ed.kuczaj@cit.ie

Experiential workshop entitled Recovery from Trauma and life's difficulties...... 26th Nov 2017 at IAHIP rooms Dun Laoghaire Co Dublin. Facilitated by Jim FitzGibbon SIAHIP. Details at IAHIP.org/workshops. Email jimfitzgibbon@hotmail.com or ph. Jim at 0877555680.

Training in guided imagery and music: Link. November 4th-6th. (Wales)

Asymmetry of the Brain and Human Meaning 8 DECEMBER, 2017 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM with Dr. Iain McGilchrist. Where: Chartered Accountants House, 47-49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. link 

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