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Borders, Boundaries and Mental Health Conference, 12th October 2018, Dublin

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Friday 31 Aug 2018

 

I am delighted to announce that I will be hosting a conference with the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP) in Dublin on the 12th October 2018.

This conference will explore the issue of borders & boundaries and how they impact our mental health. The themes of the seminar will include:

  • Brexit: how has it impacted on identity and belonging?
  • Economic & Social boundaries which ensure the welfare of some and not others
  • Sexual boundaries and how they are being exploited
  • Social Media and the boundary between reality & fantasy

Who should attend?

Anybody interested in mental health, politics, social justice, sexuality and social media.

What can I expect from it?

Presentations and panel discussions from experts in their fields and a clear understanding of how psychotherapy can and does have an important role in helping society to understand the impact of borders & boundaries on mental health. The event will also provide an opportunity for individuals to network.

Programme:

9:15 – 9:45 Registration

9:45 – 10:15 Welcome

10:15-11:15 Brexit and Mental Health- Presentations and Panel Q&A

  • Nessa Childers, Member of the European Parliament
  • Pat Hunt, Vice Chair of the UK Council for Psychotherapy
  • Barbara Fitzgerald, Psychotherapist and Chair of ICP’s Psychoanalytic Section

11:15 – 11:45 Tea / Coffee

11:45 – 12:45 Economic and Social Boundaries- Presentations and Panel Q&A 

  • Rory Hearne, Policy Analyst, Writer and Lecturer
  • Cllr Gary Gannon, Social Democrat
  • Gerry Myers, Psychotherapist and Lecturer

12:45-13:45 Lunch

13:45 – 14:45 Sexual Boundaries- Presentations and Panel Q&A 

  • Julie Browne, Psychotherapist
  • Brian Finnegan, Editor of GCN
  • Dermod Moore, Psychotherapist and Psychosexual Trainer

14:45 – 15:45 Social Media Boundaries- Presentations and Panel Q&A 

  • Joanna Fortune, Psychotherapist and Sunday Times Columnist
  • Mary McGill, Researcher, Writer and Lecturer
  • Anne McCormack, Psychotherapist and Author

15:45 – 16:00 Closing Remarks

You can register through Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/borders-boundaries-mental-health-tickets-49467871736?ref=estw

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The conference is funded by the Group of the Progressive alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament