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Past Event : Falling Between Two Stools with Eoin Stephens

  

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Dublin

Event Title:   Falling Between Two Stools

Description:  Dual Diagnosis: The need for multidisciplinary awareness and cooperation  

“Dual Diagnosis” is the term used when a person suffers from both an addiction problem and another mental health issue such as depression or an anxiety disorder. The causal pathways may run in either direction (or both). A person may self-medicate with alcohol or other drugs/behaviours in order to cope with a mental health problem. They may then become addicted and the addiction becomes the most visible problem. Equally, an ongoing addiction may lead to the development of other serious emotional/psychiatric problems.

This talk will look at:

§  How addiction is viewed differently from other MH problems

§  How Dual Diagnosis may be an artefact of the way services are constituted

§  Understanding clues as to which is the Primary Problem

§  Three categories of options therapy provision

§  Issues of competence, resources, inter-professional and inter-disciplinary cooperation, client expectations, specialist supervision, appropriate insurance, abstinence versus medication

Speaker:  Eoin Stephens

Speaker Biography:  Based in Dublin, Eoin is President of PCI College and founder of the Centre for Sexual Addictions and Dual Diagnosis Ireland.

He has been working as a practitioner and educator in the field of counselling and psychotherapy for more than 20 years, and has made numerous contributions to the media, especially in the areas of addictive behaviours and anxiety problems.

Eoin has served as Vice-Chairman of both the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and Addiction Counsellors of Ireland. He was the 2010 recipient of the IACP Carl Berkeley Memorial Award for contributions to the field of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Ireland.

Date:  Friday, 17th October 2014

Time: 17:15 to 18:15

Address: Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8, Ireland

Available to Watch Online:  Yes

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