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GCS COURSES 

Foundation in Counselling & Psychotherapy 

Managing Stress through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 

Introduction to Counselling (theory & practice)


In a Nutshell Existential Psychotherapy

Existential psychotherapy is a philosophical method that operates on the belief that inner conflict within a person is due to that individual's confrontation with the givens of existence. These ‘givens’ include: the inevitability of death; freedom to choose; isolation; and meaninglessness. Existential psychotherapy emphasises how we apply ourselves to the world. The latin origins of ‘exist’ means to ‘step out’ - capturing the existentialist theme of active engagement with the world and responsibility for one’s destiny. As James Bugental (1992) put it: ”The purpose of the therapeutic process is to increase living awareness of the consciousness of one’s own being, one’s own powers and choices, and one’s own limitations…we must help our clients become aware of how they are constricting their lives and their awareness and of the possibilities that are latent for them.” And Emmy de Deuzen added: “[Existential psychotherapy]...seeks to enable a person to live more deliberately, more authentically and more purposely whilst accepting the limitations and contradictions of human existence”. Recomended Texts: Existential Psychotherapy, Irvin Yalom. Existential Psychotherapy on Practice, Emmy de Deuzen. Both have wrote many other great books of interest. Related Films: Akiru and the excellent recent series by Ricky Gervais: After Life. 


Jobs 

EAP Counsellor, Dublin. Link.

Client Care Counsellor. Link.


Student Counsellor, 
Technological University Dublin. Link.


Therapists/ Individual and Group. Lois Bridges Eating Disorder Centre. Link.

Aware: Volunteer CBT Facilitator. Life Skills Online: A free 8 module course based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to equip people with the tools to deal with the stresses of everyday life. The volunteer’s role focuses on remote support, encouragement and feedback, helping clients to stay engaged and keep working through the content. As a volunteer, you will support 6 clients over the course of an 8 week period. We are keen to hear from people with knowledge of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and who are willing to make a three-hour weekly commitment. You can read more about the role and apply here: https://www.aware.ie/volunteering/life-skills-online/


Research

I am a final year MA student in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy from Dublin Business School. I am doing quantitative research for my thesis in relation to Ireland-based practicing psychotherapist's attitudes towards internet use the potential impact on the therapeutic relationship. Would you would consider taking part in the research and filling out a survey for the thesis? The survey is short and will take max 5-8 minutes to complete. The link for the survey is below. The survey is completely anonymous. Many thanks for considering this request. https://surveyhero.com/c/44f35d6e  Daniel Keogh 0864681191

* Call for: Psychotherapist to interview for a podcast on narcissism. I want to raise awareness on the subject of narcissism. I am looking for psychotherapists with a particular interest in narcissistic personality disorder. Email talktome@invisiblebruises.com


Online Events  

Online live webinar 'Proactive Responses in Supporting Adolescents who present with Suicidal Thoughts and  Self Harming Behaviours' is taking place this Friday 29th May from 10am - 4.30am. Link.

Free OU course, How to provide online therapy: https://www.open.edu/openlearncreate/course/view.php?id=5039

Supervisors Online Forum: "Early Interventions Following Traumatic Events” Thu, June 11, 7pm – 9pm. The supervisors forum will discuss research findings on early interventions following exposure to traumatic events and implications for practice from recent research. Once registered, you will receive a link to access the session. Confirmation of attendance for CPD purposes available on request. To register, please click the link below. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/supervisors-forum-early-interventions-following-traumatic-events-tickets-103513788528?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch&utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=cp&utm-term=destsearch

Online Introductory Workshop in Bodywork Psychotherapy and the Higher Diploma training in Biodynamic & Integrative Psychotherapy - Saturday 6th June 2020. In this live online workshop we will introduce the principles and ideas of working with dynamic relaxation and expression, movement, and contact in bodywork psychotherapy, to support people to realise their own wellbeing and self-healing, and to serve as an introduction to the 4 year professional training in Biodynamic and Integrative Psychotherapy. The meeting will be held via Zoom, from 10am to 5pm, with a lunchbreak from 1 to 2.30pm. To participate you will need a private space with an internet connection where you will not be disturbed. Please see http://tracht.ie/content/online-introductory-workshop-bodywork-psychotherapy-and-higher-diploma-training-biodynamic-i  for more information or contact info@tracht.ie / tel. 091-637192.

Places available on a supervision group.  Suitable accreditation criteria for accredited psychotherapists, IAHIP and IACP, or additional supervision support in a group of four, if desired. Zooming now until the lockdown allows face to face in Athlone. If interested please contact the facilitator Jim FitzGibbon SIAHIP. 0877555680

Anam Cara launch  8 online Bereavement Support videos to help bereaved mother and fathers at this very difficult time. To access these resources and others please visit www.anamcara.ie. The videos cover the impact and challenges of the intense grief and devastation felt after the death of a child, of any age and through all circumstances for all family members. 

Elaine King, Galway Psychotherapist is running an Online Meditation session on a Tuesday evening. king.elainem@gmail.com



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