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Introduction to Systemic Family Psychotherapy

Systemic therapy places a focus on the system rather than the individual.

 

Course Details

Systemic therapy is a form of psychotherapy which seeks to address people not on individual level, but as people in relationship.Therapists work with families to try to understand the pattern of behaviours, stories and beliefs that they have developed within their family and in the wider context in which they live.

 

Venue: Cork Education Centre
Next Start Date:
Saturday 4th April 2020

Time: 10am - 5pm


Award: Attendance Certificate

 

Fees:
Full Price: €100
PCI College Student: €80

 


Course Content:
Exploration of the history of family therapy
Exploration of some of the key concepts in Systemic Therapy.
Exploration of conflict within couples
Exploration of the Parental Alienation phenomena

“Systemic therapy neither attempts a 'treatment of causes' nor of symptoms, rather it gives living systems nudges that help them to develop new patterns together, taking on a new organizational structure that allows growth.”

Arist von Schlippe and Jochen Schweitzer, Lehrbuch der Systemischen Therapie und Beratung (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht) 1998.


Eligibility
Qualification in Counselling, Psychotherapy or other helping professionals with therapeutic experience and students currently in professional training. Entry is by application form.

Read Brian's Blog article here on 'The Alienated Child'.

Brian O'Sullivan  Brian O'Sullivan, Counselling Faculty, PCI College

B.A. Psychotherapy and Psychometric Testing, M.Sc. Systemic Psychotherapy , BACP
Postgraduate Certificate in Family Therapeutic Skills - Programme Leader

Brian is a Faculty lecturer at PCI College where he tutors on a number of undergraduate ans post graduate modules. He is the programme leader for family therapy post graduate programmes at PCI College.
Brian is a fully accredited and experienced Systemic (Family) Psychotherapist with experience of delivering evidence based therapeutic interventions collaboratively with individuals, adolescents, couples and families across the voluntary, community and statutory sectors. His primary undergraduate award is Emergency Medical Science from the Faculty of Medicine at U.C.D. He then earned a B.A. Degree in psychotherapy and psychometric testing and subsequently earned a M.Sc. in Systemic (Family) Psychotherapy from the Family Therapy Training Programme at the Mater Hospital and U.C.D.
Brian has been published in national and international peer reviewed journals. He has recently completed the only qualitative phenomenological study in Ireland regarding a phenomenon often referred to as  "parental alienation" in the context of high conflict separations & divorces in Ireland  titled, "Being Alien - The Lived Experiences of Alienated Parents in Ireland". Brian maintains a private practice in Laois and Dublin.





 

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