(Originally published December 12th, 2019)
We are delighted to announce that we are collaborating with Caidreamh and SHEP to host a one-day, innovative seminar for frontline practitioners and managers on Thursday 21st May 2020 from 9am-4pm at Northridge House, Castle Road, Blackrock, Cork.
The seminar marks the first step of a new initiative exploring focused ways of reconnecting with practice using a series of reflective practice models. It also creates a space for peer support and care of oneself.
This event is open to all frontline practitioners and managers working in health, education, social care and justice sector roles in public, private or community organisations.
Through a series of stimulating presentations and workshops, this interactive seminar will focus on enabling practitioners from all disciplines to develop and sustain reflective practice.
Dr Caroline Elton, Chartered Psychologist and author of ‘Also Human – The Inner Lives of Doctors’, will deliver the keynote speech.
Dr Nicola O’Sullivan, Caidreamh Family and Practitioner Assessment & Therapeutic Services, will explore ‘Telling it like it is; Emotional Experience and Reflection at the Frontline’.
Dr Colm O’Connor, Clinical Psychologist, will talk about ‘Imagination in Everyday Practice’.
There will also be addresses by Dr Maeve Hurley, founder of Ag Eisteacht and Jim Sheehan, Director of The Social & Health Education Project (SHEP).
In the afternoon, there will be a programme of breakout sessions/workshops, which can be booked in advance.
For those who are interested, there will also be a series of follow-up, customised opportunities to explore how we can sustain and support ourselves in practice.
We look forward to welcoming you to what will be a stimulating and inspiring exploration of what’s at the heart of frontline practice while considering the physical, psychological, emotional and relational impacts of frontline work in complex systems.
The fee for this one-day seminar is €50 including light refreshments and lunch. Places are limited and booking is via Eventbrite.
Missed out on our 2020 seminar? The next national ‘Reconnecting with the Heart of Frontline Practice’ seminar by the collaborative group will be held on Tuesday 25th May 2021. It is open to all frontline practitioners in health, social care and educational roles. For further information, please contact Donna Hennessy at Ag Eisteacht on [email protected]