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Special Seminar: Asylum Seekers and Mental Health

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CPD Credits
Approved for 3.5 External Credits by CPsychI


March 2, 2020 1:00 pm
March 2, 2020 5:00 pm
Mullingar Park Hotel, Dublin Road, Marlinstown Bog, Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland   View map

Special Seminar: Asylum Seekers and Mental Health

Date: 02 March 2020
Venue: Mullingar Park Hotel
Organiser: CPsychI
CPD: Approved for 3.5 External Credits by CPsychI


13:30-14:10 Cultural Competence for Psychiatrists in a Multicultural Ireland

Dr Idris Cole – Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry, Longford/Westmeath Mental Health Service.


14:10-14:50 Asylum Seekers – The Challenge for Psychiatrists

Dr Richard Duffy – Consultant in Perinatal Psychiatry, Rotunda Hospital and Consultant in Liaison

Psychiatry, Mater Hospital Dublin.


14:50-15:10 Coffee Break


15:10-15:50 Working with Asylum Seekers who are Survivors of Torture

John O’Donoghue – Psychotherapist in Dublin, working with Spirasi, and member and Honorary Treasurer

of the Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland.


15:50-16:30 Managing Mental Illness in those Seeking Asylum – What can we learn from

stories of significant challenge, local solutions and experience elsewhere?

Dr Rachael Cullivan– Consultant Psychiatrist, Acute Psychiatric Unit, Cavan General Hospital.


16:30-17:00 Discussion, Q&A with panel.


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