Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
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The Race for Mental Health: Why Now & What Now for EDI Within Mental Health Organisations in Ireland? CPD
09-09-2022   9:30 - 5:30pm
7 CPD hours
External event, IACP CPD approved.

The Race for Mental Health

Why Now & What Now for EDI Within Mental Health Organisations in Ireland?

Bookings under link: 

Friday 9th September 2022 | 9.30am-5.30pm

dublin city university, collins ave, dublin 9

A key element for the working group involved in these ‘Race for Mental Health’ events within an Irish perspective and locale is our own 'beginnings' with all of this. We recognise in ourselves as a group, alongside groups within both the IACP and the PSI, that we are all beginning something, approaching something, and invested in creating space to ask something around race and mental health in Ireland, rather than answering it. There is a certain humility in this wanting for processing and processes and our aim for these days is to open spaces and potentials to listen to each other, heed participants across each day, to see/value what is happening now, and therefore consider and begin to explore what might come next. We are meeting and working together these days because race matters, because mental health matters and we all are open to sharing in the inexperience of wanting to experience more/differently/better.

9.30am Registration

9.45am to 11.30am: Introduction to the IACP EDI committee - Panel introduction to and discussion with the EDI committee of the IACP on why the committee is necessary and members hopes and ideas on how to assist the evolution of inclusive psychotherapy in Ireland.

11.30 to 11.45: Coffee Break

11.45 to 1pm:  From Obstacles to Opportunities - Training and Working as a Minoritised Psychotherapist in Ireland - interactive discussion facilitated by Ravind Jeawon particularly focusing on mentoring with marginalised students & recently qualified/accredited mental health practitioners.

1pm to 2pm: Lunch

2pm to 3.30pmLost in Translation’. Panel exploring the challenges for both clients and clinicians doing mental health work but not in their own language. What considerations, questions should be borne in mind when doing work in a ‘foreign’ language as a service provider or service user.  Dr Laura Tarafas of Spirasi, will be introduced by Ray O Neill and joined by a panel of students and clinicians including Dr. Luiz Gasparelli, and Michaela Poliana Aniculaesei MIACP/Ruhama to talk on working clinically in languages not their own. 

3.30pm to 3.45pm: Coffee Break

3.45pm to 5.15pm: Psychologist Dr Mou Sultana will speak to her experiences of promoting a special interest group in the PSI called (SIGEM) -Special Interest Group in Ethnic Minority. Talking to their aims in the areas of influencing change in access, training, inclusivity research, advocacy and policy.

Cost for Attending Friday September 9th

€30 Unwaged   /   €60 Waged

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