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Working Therapeutically with Violent Behaviour. A one day workshop with Dr Eoin Galavan

Dublin, 12 March 2016 (Saturday)

10:00AM - 4:30PM

THE FITZWILLIAM HOTEL DUBLIN, St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2

It can be especially challenging for therapists to work with clients who have had a history of violent behaviour or who continue to rely on violence or aggression as a coping strategy. It is critical that therapists feel confident and well equipped in assisting clients in managing such potentially violent manifestations. The challenge is further accentuated by the fact that therapists are simultaneously trying to avoid vicarious traumatisation and struggling with the countertransference issues that such behaviour provokes.

This practical and therapeutically inclined one-day workshop by Dr Eoin Galavan, which will be especially relevant for psychotherapists, psychologists, CBT practitioners, psychiatrists and counsellors,overviews current psychological research and clinical approaches to managing violent behaviour, elucidating the relevance of attachment experiences, mentalisation, modelling and conditioning. The workshop explores effective assessment and therapy within a non-forensic setting and uses case vignettes to highlight appropriate psychological approaches to working with violent behaviour. Drawing on his long standing experience and the works of Peter Fonagy & James Garbarino, Dr Galavan helps us, as practitioners to not just understand the underlying psychology of violent behaviour but feel confident in our assessment, frameworks and therapeutic approaches when faced with aggression.

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