The sixth annual National Counselling & Psychotherapy Conference will take place on Saturday 17th June 2017 in The Gibson Hotel, Dublin 1.
The field of Counselling and Psychotherapy is constantly growing and emerging. In this ever evolving world of differing client needs and multi-therapeutic approaches, it is essential that we as professionals are aware of emerging therapeutic applications within the work. With much talk of impending regulation and with an eye on strengthening the profession as a whole, there is a need for today’s therapist to remain engaged and aware of such emerging therapeutic approaches and how they are best applied to differing client populations.
In this sixth National Counselling & Psychotherapy Conference, we will delve into three emerging therapeutic movements within the field. Emerging trends within the Person-Centred approach, within Schema Therapy and within Emotionally Focused Therapy will be explored by leaders in their fields. An opportunity to understand how these are currently applied when working with clients, with a view to understanding how we can apply these in our own therapy practice, will be provided. This will be achieved via keynote speaker sessions in addition to smaller group experiential seminars.
The Conference is designed to be relevant to qualified and student Counsellors and Psychotherapists, other therapeutic disciplines and all helping professionals with an interest in Counselling & Psychotherapy. The conference aims to equip attendees with transferable skills for working with clients, in addition to insight and information in relation to these emerging therapeutic approaches.
The programme will feature speakers from Europe, including Ireland. There will be a strong emphasis on practical skills and experiential learning, grounded in up-to-date theoretical approaches. There will ample opportunity too for networking, debate and discussion.
We look forward to welcoming you to the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Conference 2017.
Jade Lawless, PCI College BSc in Counselling & Psychotherapy Programme Leader