Emerging from COVID-19
Understanding how a pandemic impacts grief, trauma, and
recovery processes

  • Certification: The college will issue a certificate of attendance to those who take this workshop. CPD: 6 hours

  • QQI: N/A

  • Cost: €95.00 (15% Discount for IICP Students/ Alumni and VCS Counsellors)

    • NOTE: Summer Series Special Offer – Book any two workshops and get a third free (cannot be used in conjunction with alumni discount)
  • Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

  • Date: Sunday 21, June. 2020

  • Apply: This course is now complete.


Most of us treat ourselves rather unkindly during challenging times, and in this fast-paced world, many us live off an anxious model; be work, parenting, or caring for others.

The experience of a pandemic elicits an invisible anxiety between social-distancing and connection, cocooning and isolation, survival and death. Managing our responses to our usual anxieties is difficult enough, so how do we manage them when enmeshed with shadow of a pandemic?

This online workshop aims to explore how pandemics complicate our anxieties, and offers a range of therapeutic responses to such anxiety.

Course Content

The course will cover:
• Understanding Anxiety
• Research evidence on the impact of a pandemic on Mental Health and recovery
• Pandemic and the psyche
• Death during a pandemic
• The psychological impact of social-distancing and cocooning
• Boundaries and self-care – finances in counselling and counselling as a cultural resource
• Sharing lived experiences: Therapist personal stories, Moving our practice online, Sitting with fear, Moral Distress.


  • Sunday 21 June 2020, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Who Should Apply:

  • This course is suited for those working in the area of mental health and indeed those who wish to learn more about the subject area.


  • The college will issue a certificate of attendance to those who take this workshop
  • CPD: 6 hours


  • €95.00 (15% Discount for IICP Students/ Alumni and VCS Counsellors)
  • This course is part of IICP’s Summer Series and eligible for our 3 for 2 offer so book any two summer series workshops and get a third one free!

    • Note: The discount for IICP Students / Alumni and VCS Counsellors cannot be used in conjunction with the 3 for 2 offer.


This workshop will take place online, using a software called Zoom. Participants will be sent a link to join the online platform before the course commences.

This course is now complete
Pam Patchell
Pam PatchellB.A. (Hons) C&P, MIACP
As well as a BA in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Pam also holds Professional Certificates in CBT and Child and Adolescent Counselling. Pam practiced as a child carer for fifteen years before moving into Youth Advocacy. From there, Pam began counselling Children and Adolescents.
Pam has worked therapeutically with children and adolescents (from 5 to 17 years) for several years in both voluntary and private practice settings.