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Power Imbalances within Mental Health

CPD Credits
Approved for 6 External / Internal Credits by CPsychI


January 27, 2022 10:00 am
January 27, 2022 4:30 pm
Dr Aisling White 01 6637324

Power Imbalances within Mental Health

Date:  Thursday 27th January 2022
Venue: Online
Organiser: Irish Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy

CPD: Approved for 6 External or Internal Credits by CPsychI

Cost: €75.00; €70 for ICAT members


To book a place in this workshop please email before 20th January 2022


ICAT invites you to a one-day online workshop with Hilary Brown, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, CAT Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer to explore Power Imbalances within Mental Health.


This workshop will provide a space to think together about the impact of poverty and inequality on mental health and to explore how we can bring an awareness of these issues into our therapeutic work. The pandemic has exposed inequality but it has also increased it and many of our clients have been dealing with personal difficulties and losses against a backdrop of economic insecurity. We tend to focus on personal narratives in therapy without giving space to consider how deprivation and privilege are taken into our sense of ourselves. The day will be structured to include evidence of the links between poverty and mental ill-health, a time to consider our own histories, case studies and discussion designed to make us all more confident in addressing these issues in our personal and professional lives.

The workshop will use some key concepts used in CAT (Cognitive Analytic Therapy) but no prior knowledge of this modality will be assumed.  All are welcome.


 About Hilary Brown:

Hilary Brown is a psychotherapist and former professor of social care, whose academic work focused on issues of abuse, social exclusion, and adult safeguarding. She has conducted more than 20 serious case reviews into adult social care over the last 20 years, bringing together her interests in the personal and organisational dynamics that lead to less-than-optimal care. She coordinated a psycho-therapeutic service for people with learning disabilities within the NHS and has contributed to the teaching, supervision, and professional development of CAT therapists within the UK and India. She currently runs a small private practice in the south-east of England. ​



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