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May 2017

Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Dublin)

May 23 @ 9:30 am - May 24 @ 4:30 pm
The Linc Centre, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, Blanchardstown Road North
Dublin 15, Ireland
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€20 - €40

Social Care Ireland are coordinating a two day Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the LINC Centre, Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 on the 23rd and 24th May, 2017. The key aim of this workshop is that participants will learn to observe, assess, evaluate, and formulate treatment using the client’s environmental influencers as well as their thoughts, moods and emotions, and behaviour. The approaches presented are usable, up-to-date and strongly evidence-based. Course Learning Outcomes • On completion of the course participants should be able to; • Describe the CBT model • Outline the principles of CBT • Discuss the…

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Cancelled: Disability, Sexuality and Relationships – Supporting Service Users to Make Choices

May 29 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Aras Moyola, NUI Galway
Galway ,
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€20 - €40

  Cancelled due to insufficient numbers Refunds will be issued in the week starting 22nd May. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused but we simply did not have sufficient numbers to proceed with the conference.      The conference has been jointly organised by Social Care Ireland and Irish Association of Social Workers. In association with Bachelor of Arts (Social Care), NUI Galway   Background and Context Knowing how best to vindicate the rights of people with disabilities in relation to sexuality and reproductive health can be a complex matter for many Health and Social Care Professions (HSCP). Domestic…

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September 2017

Understanding Compassion Fatigue and Self-Care Tools – Jennifer Reidy

September 14 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sophia Housing, 25 Cork Street
Dublin 8 , Ireland
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€20 - €40

Introduction Compassion fatigue describes “the overall experience of emotional and physical fatigue that social service professionals experience due to chronic use of empathy when engaging with service users who are suffering in some way” (Newell & MacNeil, 2010). There is evidence that compassion fatigue increases when a social care worker sees that a client is not “getting better” (Corcoran, 1987). Yet, a large part of compassion fatigue is built directly into the fabric of the kind of work social care workers do. It is acknowledged that social care workers often work in challenging environments, where traumatised and vulnerable service users…

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Intellectual Disability, Mental Health and Dementia

September 22 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Education and Research Centre, Our Lady's Hospice, Harold's Cross
Dublin , Ireland
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€20 - €40

  Key speakers at the Intellectual Disability, Mental Health and Dementia conference will be Dr Damien Brennan who is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Nasrin O'Kelly is a social worker at St Michael's House a service provider for people with Intellectual disabilities and Evelyn Reilly is a Registered Nurse in Intellectual Disability Nursing (RNID).   Speaker Biographies Dr Damien Brennan is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, where his teaching and research are focused on the sociology of health and illness. His agenda of research examines ‘Contexts of Care Provision…

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