ICHP Graduates Association CPD Event

This event will be of particular interest to:
Hypnotherapists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Mental Health Professionals and anyone involved in mental health services in Ireland.

Date: Saturday 1st April
Time: 10am to 4pm
(registration at 9.30)

Location: The Maldron Hotel, Dublin Airport
Concessionary parking €5 for the day
Google map location for Maldron Dublin Airport Hotel

Tickets: €45 incl tea/coffee
Concessionary parking €5 for the day

6 CPD points awarded.
Your CPD Certificate will be ready for you on the day if you pre-book

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Professor Denis Ryan

Professor Denis Ryan - PhD, BSc (Hons)
Foundation Professor of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Morning Workshop:
Stress and Wellbeing – understanding the relationship between vulnerability and stress related disorders

Afternoon Session:
Impending Statutory Regulation of Counselling & Psychotherapy – Implications for Practitioners

Professor Ryan is internationally recognised as one of Europe’s  leading academic thinkers in the areas of health and social care provision.  In 2009 he was appointed by the college as Director of Academic Affairs to the Irish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences.  In this role he has been central to the college’s continuing development and expansion.

He has extensive practical and theoretical experience in dealing with stress and anxiety, and is at the forefront of impending government registration and regulation. Please attend this event - the future of your Hypnotherapy practice may depend up on it.

Morning Session Workshop on Sat 1st April

What exactly is Stress and How Does It Affect Us?
Significant claims are made in the professional literature regarding the extent of problems associated with stress in terms of work, home life and work-life balance.

Denis Ryan completed his Doctoral research on Stress and coping in Irish public service agencies in 2003 following six years of study of nurses and An Garda Siochána.

Since then, in addition to studies on Work related stress, he has also has studied and researched work-related violence extensively both in Ireland and internationally.

As with others in the field of Stress studies, he argues that Stress is one of the most widely used – yet poorly understood terms in contemporary health related service provision.

He believes that it is vital that professionals engaged in areas of practice such as Counselling or Psychotherapy have a depth understanding of the concepts and that this is fundamental to any form of successful professional intervention.

Stress in relation to Health and Well-being
This workshop will provide interactive opportunities to examine the theoretical and conceptual understanding of Stress and its relationship with health and well-being in a wide range of life domains.

In particular it will examine the concept of Stress-Vulnerability perspectives of illness causation or manifestation. It will also examine the concepts of coping and resilience.

Afternoon Session Workshop on Sat 1st April

Potential Implications of Government Regulation on Existing Professionals
Professional counselors and psychotherapists have long been regulated on a voluntary basis in Ireland by a wide and arguably diverse range of Professional Associations.

Since the establishment of the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (Coru) under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act (2005) the impetus to regulate a range of professions under statute has gained momentum.

In the case of Counselling and Psychotherapy, a range of Professional Associations, under the umbrella of the Psychological Therapies Forum has worked to promote statutory regulation and made recommendations to Government in 2008 regarding training and professional standards for regulation.

Other Professional Associations not on the PTF have also supported this initiative.

It is expected that the Minister for Health will formally request Coru to regulate Counselling & Psychotherapy in the immediate future.

Within that context, this workshop with Prof. Denis Ryan (who has been a member of the Psychological Therapies Forum since 2010 and a member of the Awards Standards Development Group with QQI) will outline some of the journey towards statutory regulation.

He will also examine some of the potential implications of statutory regulation for existing practitioners and Professional Associations.

Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport is the closest hotel to Dublin Airport, within 3 minutes’ walk of both Terminals and provides a 24 hour complimentary shuttle bus to & from the airport.

Please type your full name in the box below, let us know if you'll be attending in person or via Skype, and click the buy now button to book your place at this event through Paypal.

If attending by Skype you must send an email to Ian Epstein with your Skype name otherwise you cannot be connected to the event.
The Maldron Hotel has a good wi-fi connection, but please be aware that we cannot be responsible for your ability to connect by Skype as there are many factors which influence your ability to connect which are outside our control.

How will you attend?
Your name please for CPD Cert

For any queries, please contact Ian Epstein ICHP GA Chairperson on 01 2960611, or by email.