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The Psychotherapy Supervision Lab

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

Saturday 6 April 2019 - Dublin

This day will provide a unique opportunity to discover the extent to which different psychotherapy schools diverge in their theory and technique when we compare them through the lens of live supervision. Our three presenters have been chosen both for their extensive experience as therapists and because they represent different modalities: a humanistic and integrative psychotherapist, a counselling psychologist with a psychoanalytic orientation, and a gestalt psychotherapist. By working before the audience with another practitioner offering a case for their supervision, each will begin with an outline of their understanding of the supervisory role, followed by a brief introduction by their guest supervisee to the case in hand, and then a 50 minute unrehearsed live supervision. Together, each supervisory couple will explore what breakthroughs in the treatment might emerge and how that is rooted in the thinking of their specific discipline.


Kay Ferriter
Kay Ferriter, M.Soc.ScDip, Advanced Gestalt Therapy, has a background in Social Work and Probation and is a founder member of the Dublin Gestalt Centre. She has been an Accredited Psychotherapist with IAHIP since 1994 and served on their Ethics committee for three years, a supervisor and has been providing training in Gestalt therapy with her Colleagues in the Dublin Gestalt Centre Therapy since the mid-nineties.

She has taught Counselling skills on the Advanced Diploma in Social Care DIT and on the Diploma in Career Guidance in U.CD and has run various workshops on Gestalt around the country. Most recently she facilitated a process group at the Association for advanced Gestalt therapy at their international conference in Toronto... More >>

Dr Aisling McMahon
Dr Aisling McMahon is a chartered clinical psychologist and Associate Fellow of PSI (Psychological Society of Ireland), and an accredited psychotherapist and supervisor with IAHIP (Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy). She has over 25 years' clinical and supervisory experience in both the public and private sector and is an Assistant Professor in Psychotherapy in DCU (Dublin City University) since 2015. Aisling also runs a biennial international interdisciplinary supervision conference in DCU with her colleague, Dr. Rita Glover. Aisling is currently enjoying collaborating with Professor Peter Hawkins to co-author the 5th edition of Supervision in the Helping Professions, due to be published in late 2019.... More >>

Claire O'Dowda
Claire O'Dowda is an Adjunct Teaching Fellow in Trinity College Dublin, where she pro-vides psychodynamic training on the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and the MSc in Clinical Supervision. She is also a Director of Crannog Psychological Services and operates her own private practice.

In 2016 Claire commenced a PhD in Psychoanalysis in University College London under the supervision of Professor Patrick Luyten and Professor Peter Fonagy. Since then she has been researching factors that contribute to poor therapeutic outcomes. In 2019 she will be presenting this research at a one-day epistemic trust conference in Trinity College Dublin... More >>


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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