Changes to tonight’s Programme
I regret to inform you that we have had to make a change to tonight’s programme. Heather Dale was due to present - “The hidden virtue: Towards a new understanding of humility in counselling and psychotherapy”, but is unfortunately unable to make it due to a bereavement. Dr David Carey has kindly stepped in at the last minute to take over the 5.15pm slot and will deliver a presentation on:
Remember Alfred Adler: Psychology, Purpose and Meaning
Alfred Adler, a contemporary of Freud and his chosen successor, is now no more than a small chapter in a book or a brief lecture in university courses. Yet Adler was the first of the great psychologists to put meaning and purpose, belonging and striving for unity, in the forefront of his theory. It's time to remember Adler and ask an important question. Has psychology lost it's soul?
Dr. David Carey
David Carey has been a psychologist for 40 years. He started his career working in a psychiatric hospital in the United States. Following that he worked in a large urban school system while lecturing at the local community college (third level) and entering a private practice with a forensic psychiatrist. He relocated to Ireland in 1996, taking a position as Senior Lecturer in special education at one of the primary teacher training colleges.
He entered full time private practice with Owen Connolly ten years ago and currently maintains an active part time schedule and appears regularly on the Moncrief show on Newstalk radio. He is the author of the book "The Essential Guide to Special Education in Ireland." and his book, "Common Sense for Parents" will be published by Mercier Press next spring.
David is Director of Psychology, City Colleges and Dean, College of Progressive Education, both located in Dublin.
There is a pivotal point where the therapist can become convinced that they know what is ‘best’ for their client, albeit at an unconscious level. This may lead to a rupture in the therapeutic relationship. Through the use of vignettes this paper will explore the signs (red flags) that allow practitioners to become aware that they have lost sight of the virtue of humility necessary for safe and ethical practice.