Our 2019/2020 Workshops details are now available to view on our website https://iahip.org/workshops-2
Workshop 1 – Saturday, October 5, 2019
Facilitator: Jude Fay
Are you thinking of setting up in private practice? Maybe you are struggling to know how to go about it? You are probably excited about using your skills to help those who need you? But, how do you get there from here?
Like acquiring any role, becoming a self-employed practitioner is a multi-layered process. There is information you need to know, skills you need to learn, action you need to take, and of course, handling the emotional impact of all of that. Unlike qualifying as a therapist, there is no clear path, no syllabus or college course you can take that will lead you there. Each person’s journey is unique to them, and there are many routes. There is a dizzying amount of information about small business out there, but much of it is irrelevant to the practice of psychotherapy.
This workshop provides information and support to therapists and counsellors who are setting up or have recently set up in private practice, whether part or full time. It is designed to help you get started by identifying the essentials.
It is also an excellent opportunity to network with other practitioners who are starting out.
We will explore the practicalities of starting a practice, envision the practice you would like to create, and the services will provide. You can begin to identify your preferred clients and the channels through which to attract them.
Workshop 2 – Saturday & Sunday, October 12th & 13th, 2019
Facilitators: Marguerite Kiely & Noeleen Devlin
Our workshop shares our vast experience and knowledge working with both clients, parents and agencies involved in the care of clients. We also focus on the importance of supporting all therapists with an emphasis of recognising self-care when working with Trauma.
Workshop 3 – October 19, 2019
Facilitator: Janet E. Sahafi
Carl Jung identified certain archetypes which he believed existed in the collective unconscious. He used these archetypes to help him to understand people he was working with and help the people to better understand themselves.
In her book Sacred Contracts, Carolyn Myss expands on this theory and adds to the variety of archetypes that may be at play in the psyche. She believes that all people have four basic archetypes in common: the Saboteur, the Victim, the Child, and the Prostitute (one who sells themselves out or short in life). Beyond these four, Myss believes each person then has their own 8 different archetypes that influence the way we interact in the world and in the family as well as other relationships.
This workshop will present the four basic archetypes in more detail and introduce participants to a collection of additional useful types. Ms Sahafi will share her experience of working with specific archetypes in individual client settings.
Participants will be able to discover and experience how this approach works and understand how it can encourage acceptance and empowerment within their clients once initial bonding and foundational work is accomplished. It is also useful in working through blocks and recurring obstacles in therapist’s clinical work.