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IAHIP holds training workshops and courses throughout the year. 

Events open to the public or Non-IAHIP Members & Associates are listed below. 

Workshops and events for Members and Associates are listed in the IAHIP Events Page.


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Upcoming Events

    • 25/02/2023
    • 10:00 - 16:00
    • Ashling Hotel, 10 - 13 Parkgate St, Stoneybatter, Dublin 8, D08 P38N
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    Presenter: Tom Ryan 

    Food is included - Lunch 

    CPD Hours:  5
    Registration:  from 9:30am - Workshop 10am until 4pm.
    Location: Ashling Hotel, Dublin 

    About this event: 

    As more people are being diagnosed with autism and awareness of autism increases, psychotherapists find that more clients are, in one way or another, dealing with the condition. Some examples, include:

    • Autistic adults without any support service
    • Clients wondering if they are autistic
    • Clients who may show traits of autism
    • Clients trying to support a family member who is autistic
    • Clients dealing with an undiagnosed loved one


    Many psychotherapy trainings focus on the issues facing non-autistic (neurotypical) clients, and it can be difficult for the practitioner to adapt and find the most helpful position from which to help the autistic client.

    This workshop will focus helping participants gain a basic understanding of autism and explore how a different approach is necessary when receiving an autistic client.

    The workshop will have three parts, each lasting approximately 90 minutes.

    Part 1 will present an overview of autism. This will be lecture format with plenty of stops for questions and discussion.

    Part 2 will narrow the focus to introducing a way of understanding autism from a broadly psychoanalytic perspective, drawing inspiration from Winnicott and Lacan. The format will be similar to Part 1.

    Part 3 will take be conducted as a peer supervision session with participants encouraged to bring client material, so that we can examine it in the light of the concepts presented in Parts 1 and 2.

    About Tom:

    Tom Ryan is a member of IAHIP working in Cork. He has been working as a psychotherapist with autistic adults for fifteen years. He works in private practice and with Aspect, a support service for autistic adults. Tom has taught at CIT, UCC and PCI College. Tom is an integrative psychotherapist with a special interest in psychoanalysis. He is also a member of the Irish Circle of the Lacanian Orientation.



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