If you have not already done so, may I please encourage you to make time to attend some or all of the 2nd National Conference of ICP, taking place at Dublin Castle on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th January. You can get full information about the programme and the booking arrangements by visiting ICP’s website www.psychotherapy-ireland.com or by phoning 01 9023819.
The Conference is being opened by the President of Ireland, Mr Michael D Higgins, which is a signal honour to our profession, and it promises to be an exciting conference with interesting speakers from Ireland (some IAHIP members among them) and abroad covering a wide range of topics of significance and importance to psychotherapy practitioners.
Attendance at this Conference – apart from its value in CPD terms (!) – provides us with a really valuable occasion to meet and mingle with practitioners from other modalities and to demonstrate our commitment to the unity and development of our profession in Ireland.
While it is advisable to book in to the Conference in advance, bookings will be accepted on the day at the registration desk and can be for either the full two days or for one or other of them. Also, psychotherapy students who would be willing to help out at the Conference will be given attendance rights without charge. Anyone in a position to offer that service should let Jane or Penny know at the IAHIP office.
I do hope that, commensurate with our importance and influence in the psychotherapy profession, there will be a strong presence of IAHIP members, as there was at the excellent 1st National Conference in 2007, at the Conference next week.
A Happy New Year to you all,