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CPD Lecture:
Behavioural Addiction
with Eoin Stephens


6-8pm, Wednesday 29th March 2017

@ PCI College, College House, Townsend Street, Dublin 2


This lecture will give an outline of the knowledge and skills necessary to work with clients who present with Behavioural Addictions, such as Compulsive Gambling, Sexual Addiction, Gaming Addiction etc. These problems are being encountered more and more by counsellors/psychotherapists and other helping professionals, especially because of the way the Internet can facilitate the progression of such problems. The lecture will explore both the similarities and the relevant differences between the various behavioural addictions, and the implications for therapy.


There will also be time to discuss the MSc in Addiction Counselling & Psychotherapy after the lecture.


Eoin Stephens
Programme Leader, MSc in Addiction Counselling & Psychotherapy
A leading Irish Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) Trainer, Eoin has worked in the area of mental health and psychotherapy for more than 25 years. He is one of Ireland’s leading providers of counselling and psychotherapy courses and is a former Vice-Chairperson of the IACP and the ACI.  Eoin has a particular interest in the relationship between addictions and mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, and is a co-founder of Dual Diagnosis Ireland. He is also well known for his therapy, training and media work in the field of behavioural addictions, and is a director of the Centre for Addictive and Problematic Behaviours.


This is a Continuing Professional Development Lecture and is aimed at helping professionals. Booking is essential.



CPD Lecture:
Emotional Focused Therapy for Couples
with Pauline Macey


6-8pm, Thursday 30th March

@ PCI College, Corrig House, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

In this lecture, learn about an integrative and deeply experiential approach where the therapist’s modelling of empathy and capacity for slowing down reactivity is central. It is an introduction to EFT and is open to Caring Professionals and Trainees who work with individuals and groups as well as those who work with couples or who wish to explore developing their skills in working in these areas.
In the two decades since Bowlby’s death, extensive research and numerous studies have been published confirming and extending his theories and assertions that at every age, “human beings habitually seek and maintain physical and emotional closeness with at least one particular irreplaceable other. We especially seek out this person when we feel stressed, unsure or anxious. We are just hardwired this way”.  This concept forms the core of Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT) for couples and families as developed by Sue Johnson. Since its beginning and earliest studies (1984), EFT holds an astounding 70 -75 per cent success rate. It has been described as a mixture of Bowlby, Perls and Rogers and is routinely taught to counsellors in training in at least twenty-five countries around the globe.

•         EFT is essentially based on Attachment theory, taking the view that romantic love is essentially concerned with our needs to form secure bonds with a significant other. Our brains and nervous systems are wired for connection, contrary to the contemporary tendency in social trends and attitudes to exalt independence and individuality.
•         EFT also integrates contributions from biology, philosophy, neuroscience, ethology and social science.


There will also be time to discuss the MSc in Family Therapeutic Skills after the lecture.
Pauline Macey
Trainer, Psychotherapist, Supervisor and accredited EFT therapist (ICEEFT), MSc Family Studies.


This is a CPD Lecture and is aimed at helping professionals. Booking is essential.

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