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Family Systems

Understanding our family influences and triggers

Course Details

How often do we think about the things that make our family the way it is? Family Systems Therapy is based on the idea that each family is a unique social system with its own structure and patterns of communication. The personalities of each family member, core beliefs and values as well as the influence of extended family all interact to make up the dynamics of our family. Each family member is profoundly impacted by the family system. As a result, a change in one member of the family will affect the family system and other family members.

Informed practitioners will acknowledge individual clients do not present in a vacuum in our practice.


The Family Systems CPD day will invite you to consider several fundamental systemic concepts and skills that may inform your practice with individual clients and couples. For example, circular causality  versus linear causality, circular questioning  and  genograms in clinical practice.

 

Venue: Online live workshop
Next Start Date:
TBC

Time: 10am-5pm


Award: Attendance Certificate

 

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

 

This workshop will help participants to know oneself better while becoming aware of how self and others are constantly triggered by family of origin influences.

 

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

 

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

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

Brian is a Faculty Lecturer at PCI College where he tutors on a number of undergraduate and 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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