IACAT at the Mental Health and Wellbeing Summit
Friday 11th October 2019
IACAT were delighted to attend the Mental Health and Wellbeing Summit at Croke Park again this year. The Association was represented by Council member, Ed Kuczaj, Maggie Dagge, Aisling Brennan and Angie O'Brien who manned a stand throughout the day. The event proved an ideal opportunity to promote the work of IACAT and our members and we are grateful to all members and friends who stopped by to speak to us.
IACAT/Dance Ireland Collaborative Workshop : Writing the Language of the Body
Friday 6th September 2019
This exciting workshop was a collaboration between IACAT and Dance Ireland, exploring the relationship between body, movement and creativity. Through a dual focus on somatic experience and writing, the day centered on the creative insights which arise out of a generative encounter between the experential with textual and provides space to consider and structure these ideas.
IACAT Journal Workshop : Unlocking Your Writing Potential
Monday 26th August 2019
Dr. Maggie O'Neill, Co-Editor of the IACAT Journal, presented this hugely popular workshop which was held in Cork earlier this year. The workshop was designed to help members develop and enhance their writing skills. Attendees were given a range of practical tools and tips to help their writing skills and fine tune their articles and journal submissions.
IACAT Tax and Vat Workshop for Therapists
Saturday 13th July 2019
This workshop was aimed at giving participants a clear understanding of their responsibilities as self-employed therapists and an understanding of how their business fits into the VAT and income tax system.
IACAT AGM 2019
Sunday 26th May
Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise
The annual IACAT AGM took place on 26th May in Portloaise with a well attended networking evening the night before. Along with IACAT business, members heard presentations on Wellbeing in the Junior Cycle from Norrie Louise Ross, Eco-Psychotherapy from Robert Lewis and Matthew Henson, Technology in Creative Therapies from Rowena Keavney and a skype presentation on Trauma Treatment with CAT's from Dr. David Read Johnson.
To watch David Read Johnson’s Skype session at the IACAT 2019 AGM please click here
IACAT Spring Symposium
Saturday 26th April
The first ever IACAT Spring Symposium took place on Saturday 26th April. Participants had the opportunity to experience three workshops and a closing session within each half day period. The event was attended by over 80 creative arts therapists, arts therapy trainees, psychotherapists and other interested parties, making it one of our largest ever events. We are very grateful for the support of IMMA in staging the day.
IACAT Process Day
Sunday 31st March 2019
Fumbally Stables, Dublin
Following on last year's theme What Does Sexuality Mean to Us, Process Day 2019 focussed on the issue of Consent which was explored via music, movement, art and optional body painting. The day was facilitied by Margherita La Goia, Mary O'Neill, Mary O'Doherty and Liam Plant.
Unlocking Your Writing Potential
Saturday 9th March 2019
CIT Crawford, Cork
Dr. Maggie O'Neill, Co-Editor of the IACAT Journal, presented this hugely popular workshop designed to help members develop and enhance their writing skills. Attendees were given a range of practical tools and tips to help their writing skills and fine tune their articles and journal submissions.
IACAT Legal Workshop
Saturday 16th February 2019
The Lab, Dublin
Seamus Clarke, B.L. presented our first event of 2019 which covered everything Therapists need to know when working with groups such as children, adolescents and vulnerable adults. Thank you to all members who travelled from throughout Ireland to take part in this hugely informative day. If you were unable to attend, you can download a handbook provided on the day on teh link below.