Confer Facebook LinkConfer Twitter Link
Your basket TEL: 0207 5357595
Seminars, conferences and online resources on psychotherapy and human relationships

The Psychotherapy Supervision Lab

A seminar led by Dr Aisling McMahon, Claire O'Dowda and Kay Ferriter

Saturday 6 April 2019 - Dublin

08.30   Registration and coffee
09.00   Dr Aisling McMahon

Relational process, focus and containment within integrative models of supervision: the seven-eyed model and the cyclical model
Since its original development in the late 1980s by Peter Hawkins and Robin Shohet, the seven-eyed model of supervision has become the most popular and well-known model for helping professionals in Ireland and Britain. A strong complement and container for working with the seven-eyed model is the cyclical model, developed by Steve Page and Val Wosket in the 1990s. In this presentation, Aisling will describe her understanding and use of these models within her supervisory practice. She will also consider their relevance of these models within the history of supervision theory, research and practice, and in relation to contemporary developments and challenges within the field.
10.30   Coffee
11.00   Kay Ferriter

The supervisory relationship, the container for good supervision: a Gestalt relational model
This presentation will focus on the Field Relational model of Gestalt supervision that Kay and her colleagues have been developing and teaching in the Dublin Gestalt Centre. The relational field in a supervision session is potentially a complex multi layered vibrant phenomenon. It consists of, not just the relationship between supervisor and supervisee, but the ground in which it is embedded or situated and simultaneously emerging out of - that is the clinical/therapeutic, cultural and political settings and relational attachments of both participants. Kay will illustrate these themes.
12.30   Lunch
13.30   Claire O'Dowda

Supervision: adopting a mentalisation-informed approach
Much time in supervision is spent discussing "stuck points" that occur in supervisees' work with their patients. Frequently, such scenarios emerge when a therapist cannot find a way of mentalising a patient that is sufficiently attuned and contingent to that patient's needs so as to be useful. In this context mentalising can be considered as the supervisee's capacity to think about his or her own and the patient's behaviour in terms of cognitions and emotions, and to use this information to offer therapeutic interventions to be considered and possibly acted upon by the patient. In this session Claire O'Dowda will consider some important impediments to therapists' capacity to mentalise clients, such as theoretical limitations, projective identification and, in particular, epistemic mistrust - an important aspect of mentalisation theory recently developed by Peter Fonagy and colleagues (Fonagy, Luyten, & Allison, 2015).
15.15   Plenary panel & discussion
16.00   End

Click here to book
You will be taken to a secure web server where your payment will be processed.
Please read our booking conditions before making your booking

Handouts and lunch included
Self-funded: £75
Self-funded: £50 (PSI, IACP, IAHIP and ICP members)
Self-funded x 2: £130
Self-funded x 2: £90 (PSI, IACP, IAHIP and ICP members)
Organisationally-funded: £150
CPD Hours

Certificates of attendance for 6 hours will be provided at the event

Marine Hotel
13 Sutton Cross
Co. Dublin

08.30 Registration and coffee
09:00 Start
10:30 Coffee
12:30 Lunch
15.15 Plenary panel & discussion
16:00 End