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‘Creative and Expressive Arts Therapies and Individuals with an Intellectual Disability’

2 Seminars on 21st April 2023 & 23rd June 2023
at 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Total Fee: €40 
for in-person and/or online attendance at both seminars/webinars  
Conference Centre, Saint John of God, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin.

Creative and Expressive arts therapies include for example evidenced-based therapies such asArt, Dance-Movement, Drama, Play and Music therapy. This 2-part seminar will hear from practitioners who use creative and expressive arts therapies to improve and enhance the psychological and social well-being of children and /or adults with intellectual disability within a therapeutic relationship, which is person centred and informed by a range of approaches including: psychodynamic, integrative, systemic, solution focused, narrative, humanistic, cognitive, and developmental among others.

This seminar is for practitioners with an interest in creative and expressive arts therapies who support children and adults with intellectual disability.•

Seminar 1: 21st April 2023
Dr Eimir McGrath, Psychotherapist & Play Therapist; Nicola Kealy, Drama Therapist and Rebecca O’Connor, Music Therapist

Seminar 2: 23rd June 2023

Speakers: Linda Higgins, Dance therapist; Bill Ahessy, MusicTherapist; and Annette Williams, Creative Psychotherapist

Each event will follow a hybrid approach, enabling speakers and delegates to participate in-person or online.

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ABOUT THE ORGANISERS: Disability Psychotherapy Ireland (DPI) is an interest group committed to the progressionand advancement of disability psychotherapy in Ireland. Callan Institute, Saint John of God Community Services clg.provides consultation and support in the areas of Positive Behaviour Support and Relationships and Sexuality. Overthe last number of years, these two services have come together to co-facilitate workshops and seminars onemotional wellbeing, trauma, and resilience.


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