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This is a series of four half-day virtual workshops;
Participants must book all four together,
Date: 15th/16th /29th/ 30th November
Time: 9.30 am till 1pm (approximately)
Cost: €20 SCI Member/ €80 Non member
This is an introductory programme which will prepare learners to be able to understand and clearly identify their role in supporting the needs for this very vulnerable and complex group of service users. It will also prepare learners if they wanted to undertake a more comprehensive programme with the National Institute of Intellectual Disability Studies.
Aim: The aim of this programme is to provide Social Care Workers with a framework for understanding and addressing problems that may arise when an individual has both intellectual disabilities and mental health difficulties and possibly a personality disorder. People with Intellectual Disabilities who have Mental Health disorders are currently posing real challenges to both the Intellectual Disability and Mental Health services with many falling through the net with undiagnosed and untreated conditions.
Social Care Workers will learn and develop skills in the following areas:
Facilitator: Martha Mc Ginn is one of the Company Directors of the National Institute of Intellectual Disability Studies. Martha completed her Higher Diploma in Learning Disability studies at UCD and is a Registered Nurse for people with Intellectual Disabilities (RNID). She has a B.Sc.Hons Degree in Professional Social Work specialising in working with People with Intellectual Disabilities. Martha also studied under Valarie Sinason (World-renowned psychoanalyst and psychotherapist in the field of Intellectual Disability study) completing a specialised course in Psychodynamic Therapy at the Tavistock Centre London. Martha’s practical experience includes working with both children and adults with complex needs.