Bronagh and Mark, both internationally renowned adolescent psychotherapists, invite you to this one-day seminar during which we will explore the phenomenological world of the adolescent. Participants will appreciate how symptoms emerge developmentally as the adolescent’s lifespace integrity become compromised. We will emphasise precisely how to support the unfolding and expression of embodied, subjective experience for the developing young person in order to create a meaningful and transformative therapeutic space. We will also reflect on what it is that we do, as practitioners, that makes a difference in the growth and development of the adolescents who find their way into our lives.
About The Presenters:
Bronagh Starrs:Founder & Director of Blackfort Adolescent Gestalt Institute and Programme Director for the MSc Adolescent Psychotherapy (subject to validation by University
of Northampton) offered in Dublin Counselling & Therapy Centre. She maintains a private practice in Omagh, Northern Ireland, as a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, writer 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. She has authored numerous articles and chapters on the subject and her new book on adolescent psychotherapy is due for publication soon.
Mark McConville Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Beachwood, Ohio, specialising in adult, adolescent, emerging adult, and family psychology. Dr. McConville is a senior faculty member and Co-Chair of the Advanced Training Program in Child/Adolescent Therapy at The Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio. A member of the Gestalt Review’s editorial board, Dr McConville has taught and published extensively on the subjects of development, adolescent psychotherapy, parenting, and the place of phenomenology in Gestalt therapy theory. His book Adolescence: Psychotherapy and the Emergent Self (Jossey-Bass, 1995) was awarded the 1995 Nevis Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Gestalt Therapy theory. He is the author of the Counselling Feedback Report, an innovative and widely used adolescent assessment tool, and is co-editor of The Heart of Development: Gestalt Approaches to Childhood and Adolescence, Vols. I & II,(The Analytic Press, 2001).
Venue: Carmelite Community Centre, Aungier Street, Dublin
Date: Friday 13th October
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
For booking, please email Bronagh directly: firstname.lastname@example.org