As a first time attendee at the SEPI Conference which took place at Trinity College from 16th to 18th June, I was fortunate to experience an incredible variety of workshops, lectures, presentations and symposiums that were on offer from clinicians from more than thirty countries.
I was inspired by the many presentations that were available from luminaries such as Stanley Messer, (Dean of the Graduate School of Applied Professional Psychology at Rutgers University), Art Bohart, (Emeritus Professor at California State University), John McLeod, (Emeritus Professor of Counselling at the University of Abertay Dundee, Visiting Professor to the University of Oslo and The Institute of Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Dublin), Mick Cooper, (Professor of Counselling Psychology, University of Roehampton) Marvin Goldfried, (Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology at Stony Brook University, New York), and John Norcross, (Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Scranton), to mention just a few!
The Conference had me totally captivated and absorbed and was transformational insofar as it has given me a new direction for future learning and reassured me that my training thus far is at the edge of what’s happening worldwide. Furthermore, the general networking and experience sharing that the Conference provided was invaluable in developing new insights and opening up new doors both personally and professionally. I would like to thank Marcella Finnerty and all the wonderful teachers, mentors and staff at IICP for hosting this wonderful conference and for continuing to provide leadership in the counselling and psychotherapy field.
Marie McGreal, BA (Hons) Student July 2016,
Institute of Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (IICP)