The Psychological Society of Ireland is delighted to announce that the 47th Annual Conference of the Society will take place from 08 - 11 November 2017 at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Limerick
Last year we made a number of changes to the Conference and, based on delegate feedback, these changes were very well received. This year's PSI Conference Team, led by President Elect Brendan O' Connell, plans to build on last year's success and offer delegates an interesting programme mixed with an array of social events
The Call for Abstracts for this year's Conference is now open and will close at midnight on 16 June. Make sure not be miss out on the deadline as only abstarcts submitted during the Call for Abstracts window will be considered for this year's PSI Annual Conference programme
This year’s Conference will have an overall focus with the theme:
Living With Uncertainty
Today’s world is Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous (VUCA)
How do we navigate our way through this?
What beacons do we have to guide us?
Will old ways of thinking and behaving help anymore?
What new strategies and approaches work?
As Peter Drucker said: “The greatest danger in times or turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic”
Join us to explore uncertainty; how psychologists can help guide the way through uncertainty; how we can keep critical thinking alive!
Pre-conference workshops will run on Wednesday 08 November. See the Workshops tab above for further information
To coincide with the Conference, a public lecture will take place on the evening of 08 Novmeber at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa. More information on this lecture will be available shortly
The keynote speaker for Thursday 09 November will be confirmed shortly. Once further information is available please see the Keynotes tab above
A buffet meal will take place on the night of Thursday 09 November
A social event will be organised for the night of 09 November. Further information on the event will be available shortly
The keynote speaker for Friday 10 November will be confirmed shortly. Once further information is available please see the Keynotes tab above
PSI Gala Dinner
The PSI Gala Dinner will take place on the night of Friday 10 November. The Deirdre McMackin Award and the Poster prizes will be awarded after the Gala Dinner
The keynote speaker for Saturday 11 November will be confirmed shortly. Once further information is available please see the Keynotes tab above
Deirdre McMackin Award
The Deirdre McMackin Award will be made to an individual who has been judged, by the selection committee for the PSI's Division of Neuropsychology, to have made a significant contribution to the field of neuropsychology as evidenced by the submission of a research paper and delivery of a presentation at the PSI Annual Conference. This Award is in memory of the late Dr Deirdre McMackin and her contribution to the development of neuropsychology in Ireland. For more information on the Deirdre McMackin Award please click here
The 2017 PSI Annual Conference will offer exhibitors and sponsors the opportunity to interact with psychologists from a range of different areas of psychology. Conference delegates will include academics, researchers, practitioners as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students of psychology. Exhibitors and sponsors will have access to over 400 delegates during the course of the PSI Conference.
The range of exhibition and sponsor packages for this year's PSI Conference is available to view by clicking here
If you would like to avail of any of the exhibition or sponsorship opportunities, or would like additional information on the offerings, please contact the PSI Head of Communications, Ms Lisa Stafford, on +353 87 945 2801 or by e-mail at email@example.com, or PSI Events and Social Media Coordinator, Ms Loretta Fahey, on +353 1 472 0121 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
This year, the PSI is again holding pre-conference workshops to coincide with the Annual Conference. The pre-conference workshops will be run on Wednesday 08 November at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Limerick, or Clarisford Park, Killaloe, Co. Clare - depending on your workshop choice.
Attendance at the pre-conference workshop costs €120 (includes lunch and a tea/coffee break). Pre-conference workshop places can be booked in the 'Book Now' section of the website.
Workshop attendees will get 4 Learning Credits for attending a full day; however, attendees must be present for the entire workshop as otherwise no Credits will be earned.
Information is as follows for this year's PSI pre-conference workshops.
Providing career-long supervision: Engaging with structure and process
Presenter: Dr. Aisling McMahon
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Limerick
Maximum number of attendees: 20
Learning Credits: 4
Supervised practice has always been a mainstay of post-graduate training in applied psychology specialisms but engagement in post-qualification supervision is now also an important aspect of supporting career-long growth and resilience for psychologists. We know that the large majority of applied psychologists in Ireland attend regular supervision, either in one-to-one, group or peer supervision formats (McMahon & Errity, 2014) but the practice of post-qualification supervision is still an evolving field. This workshop aims to offer an opportunity for participants to reflect on, and engage with, the potentialities and complexities of providing supervision for qualified practitioners. In particular, the importance of both structure (containing) and process (loosening/opening) in the supervisory work will be explored on the day.
The workshop will include: theoretical input in relation to supervision models and guidance for practice; opportunity for reflection on practice; both small- and large-group discussions; and experiential engagement in supervisory exercises.
McMahon, A., & Errity, D. (2014). From new vistas to life lines: Psychologists’ satisfaction with supervision and confidence in supervising. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 21, 264-275.
Assessment and Treatment of Suicidality: A Psychological Approach and introduction to the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide (CAMS) model
Presenter: Eoin Galavan
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Limerick
Maximum number of attendees: 50
CPD credits: 4
This workshop overviews the psychology of suicide and suicidal behaviour, explores working with suicidality therapeutically and overviews and introduces the CAMS model. The work of Thomas Joiner, Israel Orbach, David Jobes and others will be referenced. Participants will have the opportunity to see the CAMS model being used in role play and discuss its integration into various contexts.