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June 2018

Become a Reflective Practitioner with Non-Managerial Professional Supervision

June 11 @ 8:30 am - June 13 @ 4:00 pm
Russell Centre, Tallaght Cross West
Dublin 24, D24DH74 Ireland
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Free

Non-managerial professional supervision (NMPS) is a facilitated process that focuses on the needs of the reflector.  At the heart of this process lies reflection, and participants are provided with the tools to engage more effectively in reflective practice. The central tool used in NMPS is reflection. Reflection enables the practitioner (reflector) to examine their practice in a safe, supportive, non-judgemental environment. On this course, participants are taught how to reflect on and positively challenge their own practice and that of others, with the aim of bringing about positive change and enhancing the quality of services provided to clients. Why should…

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Finding Spaces: An Introduction to Mindfulness & Meditation

June 13 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Sanctuary, Stanhope Street
Dublin 7, Ireland
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€30

An introduction to how mindfulness (and meditation) can nourish and sustain our role as health and social care professionals. This full day workshop will introduce the idea of how mindfulness and meditation practices can provide spaces in our days. It is these spaces that can nourish and replenish our body and minds. It is not about adding to our already top heavy days but about intertwining into our existing routines. But it is not a quick fix and it does take practice. The day will have discussion and theory but above all it will have experience of practice and also…

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Day of Mindfulness and Self Compassion

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ennismore Retreat Centre, Ennismore Montenotte,
Cork City, Ireland
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€30

This is an interdisciplinary event for social workers, physiotherapists, social care workers and podiatrists. This experiential full day workshop introduces the practice of mindfulness meditation and self-compassion as genuine supports in the art of building resilience, enhancing listening and communication skills and nourishing ourselves as health and  social care professionals. Mindfulness is a simple practice that anyone can do.  In this experiential workshop, we will learn how to create space for ourselves in the midst of busyness, heavy workloads or stressful situations. Taking this mindful space allows us to be fully present to ourselves and others and gives us a…

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July 2018

Working with people who self-harm- Dr Jean Morrissey

July 11 @ 9:30 am - July 12 @ 4:30 pm
Carmelite Centre,, 56 Aungier Street
Dublin, 2 Ireland
€40 – €80

Social Care Ireland  are coordinating a two-day workshop with facilitators Dr Jean Morrissey & Ms Jane Kennedy for Social Care Workers  engaged in a range of settings working with people who self-harm. Its aim is to support the professional in their therapeutic interactions with persons who self-harm. Building on existing interpersonal skills, the participants will be exposed to theoretical perspectives, specialist clinical experience and best practice interventions. This workshop will also examine the role self-care and its relevance and application in a therapeutic setting. The workshop is based on a person-centred and a harm reduction ethos. The workshop is interactive…

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September 2018

Working with families with a child with anxiety  – a solution-focused approach

September 11 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Wisdom Centre, 25 Cork Street
Dublin 8 , 8 Ireland
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€30 – €70

  Social Care Ireland and Irish Association of Social Workers are coordinating a full day workshop with Dr. John Sharry, on a solution focused approach to working with families with a child with Anxiety. This workshop is suitable for social care workers, social workers and any health and social care professionals engaged and supporting families with a child with Anxiety. The workshop will begin at 9.30am and finish at 4.30pm on the 11th September and will take place in the Wisdom Center, Sophia Housing, Cork Street, Dublin. Workshop Content: Drawing on the professional textbook Counselling children adolescents and families: A strengths based approach and…

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Working with families with a child with ADHD and other behavioral problems – a solution-focused approach

September 25 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Carmelite Centre,, 56 Aungier Street
Dublin, 2 Ireland
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€30 – €70

Social Care Ireland and Irish Association of Social Workers are coordinating a full day workshop with Dr. John Sharry, on a solution focused approach to working with families with a child with ADHD and other Behavioural Problems . This workshop is suitable for social care workers, social workers and any health and social care professionals engaged and supporting families with a child with ADHD or other Behavioural Problems. The workshop will begin at 9.30am and finish at 4.30pm on the 25th September and will take place in the Carmelite Centre, Aungier Street, Dublin. Workshop Content: Drawing on the professional textbook Counselling children adolescents…

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October 2018

Understanding Attachment Disorder II – Joanne Fortune

October 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wisom centre Sophia housing Dublin, 25 Cork Street, Merchants Quay
Dublin, Ireland
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€20 – €40

Practical Play and Therapeutic Techniques for working with trauma in children and young people

Joanne Fortune, Solamh is back by popular demand with Social Care Ireland and she will facilitate a day in Dublin that teaches therapeutic techniques suitable for working with trauma and disrupted attachment in children and young people. The techniques will be presented within the theoretical framework of trauma and attachment. Participants will leave the day with practical skills to add to their therapeutic toolkit in working with traumatised children and young people.

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Advocacy & Decision Making- Disability Special Interest Group Conference

October 10 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Irish Human Rights and equality Commission, 16-22 Green Street
Dublin 7, Dublin 7 D07 CR20 Ireland
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€10 – €20

This is the first year the Disability Special Interest Group with Social Care Ireland will host their first conference on Advocacy & Decision Making.

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Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015- Two day training

October 16 @ 9:30 am - October 17 @ 4:30 pm
Clayton Hotel, Clarion Road
Sligo, Ireland
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€60 – €140

The Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act was signed into law on the 30th December 2015. This Act applies to everyone and is relevant to all health and social care services.

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Postponed- Recognising the need and opportunities for reflective practice.

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
HSE Primary Care Centre, The Shamrock, Green Lane
Carlow, Ireland
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This Social Care Ireland 2018 Conference Series comprising Four Half Day Workshops will provide attendees with an opportunity to participate in a focused, practical and experiential process. And how to effectively support relationship development for individuals in receipt of services.

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Healthcare & the Law

October 25 @ 9:30 am - October 26 @ 4:30 pm
HSE Corporate Relations Building, 63-64 Adelaide Road
Dublin 2, Ireland
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€40

This two day workshop is for Health and Social Care Professionals who need to know more about the implications of current healthcare legislation for their own practice and, where relevant, for that of their staff.

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November 2018

Non-managerial Supervision- NMPS

November 5 @ 8:30 am - November 7 @ 4:15 pm
Russell Centre, Tallaght Cross West
Dublin 24, D24DH74 Ireland
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Non-managerial professional supervision (NMPS) is a facilitated process that focuses on the needs of the reflector.  At the heart of this process lies reflection, and participants are provided with the tools to engage more effectively in reflective practice.

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Resilience Matters; Tackling resilience, technology and mental health- CAMHS Special Interest Group

November 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Our Lady’s Hospice, Harolds Cross, Our Lady's Hospice, Harold's Cross
Dublin, D6W RY72
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€10 – €20

This conference has been organised by the Social Care in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Special Interest Group in conjunction with Social Care Ireland. We welcome all health and social care professionals and students to attend what promises to be an enlightening event.

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Understanding Compassion Fatigue- Jennifer Reidy

November 15 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
MaryMount University Hospital and Hospice, Curraheen
Cork City, Ireland
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€20 – €40

This course aims to enhance understanding and awareness of the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue, to reflect on our daily practice and identify steps to prevent and/or minimise risk of experiencing compassion fatigue as well as providing participants with a self-care toolkit which aims to aid resiliency in professional practice.

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Non Violent Resistance (NVR)

November 22 @ 9:30 am - November 23 @ 4:30 pm
MaryMount University Hospital and Hospice, Curraheen
Cork City, Ireland
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€40 – €100

The Non Violent Resistance (NVR) model includes a brief, systemic and evidence-based response to child to parent violence & abuse. It aims to empower & support parents/ carers in preventing & responding to the violent and controlling behaviour of children and teenagers.

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Understanding and Working with people who Self-harm

November 27 @ 9:00 am - November 28 @ 4:00 pm
€40 – €80

This two-day workshop is designed for practitioners in a range of settings working with people who self-harm. Its aim is to support the practitioner in their therapeutic interactions with the person who self-harm

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