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St. Clare’s & St. Louise’s Units
Joint Conference 2014
Who Should Attend:
This Conference will be of interest to anyone working with children, parents,
adults or families in the areas of child and adolescent mental health, child protection, specialist services, foster care and residential care. Experience of working in the area of sexual abuse is not necessary.
The Units would like to take this opportunity to thank our
professional colleagues for your support and
inter-agency cooperation during the past year.
What Do I Need to Know?
Navigating intimate boundaries &
privacy in children’s lives today.
Wednesday 26th November 2014
Croke Park Convention Centre, Cusack Stand,
Dublin 1
8.30am — 4.45pm
Registration 8:30 to 9:00
(Parking included in conference fee)
Conference Theme
The overarching theme of the conference is to explore how we as professionals can understand and respond thoughtfully to issues around intimate boundaries and privacy in children’s lives today, in particular those who have experienced sexual abuse. The focus will be both practical and reflective. We want
to examine how we can make things better for children caught up in the various professional systems designed to respond to child sexual abuse (CSA)
concerns. Throughout the day the conference will invite participants to actively
reflect and consider the following questions:
Delegates will be able to attend two workshops. Spaces are limited, workshops will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please indicate
which 2 workshops you would like to attend on booking form. Please
include 1st and 2nd preferences for both Morning & Afternoon sessions.
The Things Children Say: Assessing the credibility of the incredible.
Sharon Ferguson, Senior Social Worker, St Clare’s Unit. (Morning)
Social Media, Young People and Clinicians: The good, the bad and the ugly.
Mark Smyth, Senior Clinical Psychologist Dublin North City & County, CAMHS
Room for a View: Facilitated live interactive round table discussion between agency representatives from: therapy, assessment, legal/criminal justice and child protection
and welfare services; to explore the complex interplay of professional role, agency remit
and interagency collaboration in responding to child sexual abuse concerns. Facilitator:
Dave O’Brien, Group Analyst and Organisational Development Consultant (Morning)
How do we individually and collectively help make sense of this for children and their families?
Interviewing Children and Young People with Disability: Maeve Mangaoang, Senior
Clinical Psychologist and Deirdre Reynolds, Assistant Psychologist, St Louise’s Unit.
How do we communicate all of this to children and their families?
Can we look from our various perspectives at what we really need to
know about essentially private matters in the lives of children and their
Safety Planning and Supervision for Children and Young People with Problematic
Sexualised Behaviours: Rhonda Turner, Principal Psychologist, St Louise’s Unit
(Morning & Afternoon)
Using a Cognitive Analytic Model with Young People who have experienced
CSA: Niamh De Rossa, Principal Clinical Psychologist, St Clare’s Unit (Afternoon)
Identifying your Self Care Needs through the use of Art Therapy: Michelle Dunne,
Senior Art Therapist, St Clare’s Unit (Afternoon)
Interviewing Children around Allegations of Abuse: Julie Hanrahan, Social Worker
and Maura O’Sullivan, Acting Principal Social Worker, St Clare’s Unit (Afternoon)
Proposed Changes in Child and Family Law and their possible Impact on Child
How do we treat children, their experiences and their information in the
course of our professional interactions?
How do we understand our role and the role of others in the context of
the wider professional system that comes into play when CSA is a concern?
How can we practically address the complexities involved in meeting
our divergent professional obligations within the sometimes constraining
remits of our various organisations in order to provide a sensitively attuned response to children and families?
How do we manage the demands this work makes on us personally and
Sexual Abuse Assessment and Therapy services: Colm Leonard, Principal
Social Worker, St Louise’s Unit. (Afternoon)
Booking Form
8:30 - 9:00
9:00 - 9:15
Conference Opening: Mr Keith O’Reilly
Interim Director -St Clare’s Unit, Temple Street
Children's University Hospital
9:15 - 9:45
Opening Reflections: Dr. Rosaleen McElvaney
Programme Chair: Doctorate in Psychotherapy School of
Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University
Address: __________________________________________________________
Telephone:_______________________ Fax:____________________________
09:45 - 10:45 Keynote: Professor Ray Bull
10:45 - 11:15 Tea/Coffee & Biscuits
Special Dietary Requirements:__________________________
Please indicate which 2 workshops you would like to attend (1st & 2nd
preferences for both sessions)
Morning Workshop: _____ ____
Afternoon Workshop: _____
Method of Payment:
Cheque/postal order Enclosed for €________ (Made payable to Joint Conference Account)
11:15 - 12:45 Workshops (Choose 1 of A, B, C, D, E)
12:45 - 13:45 Light Lunch
13:45 - 14:45 Keynote: Ms. Mary Rose Brady
14.45 - 15:00 Break
____ Invoice to be sent to above address
15:00 - 16:30 Workshops (Choose 1 of E, F, G, H, I )
_____ Invoice to be sent to the following individual & address:
16:30 - 16:45 Conference Closing: Ms. Rhonda Turner
Principal Psychologist, St Louise’s Unit, Our Lady’s
Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.
Keynote Speakers
Booking Details
Professor Ray Bull:
Ray Bull is Professor of Criminal Investigation (part-time) at the University of
Durham. In 2012 he was elected ‘President-Elect’ of the European Association of
Psychology and Law and in 2010 was “Elected by acclaim” an Honorary Fellow
of the British Psychological Society (this honour is restricted to a maximum of
40 living psychologists). In 2010 he received from the scientific committee of
the fourth international conference on Investigating Interviewing a “Special
Prize” for his “extensive contributions to investigative interviewing”. In 2009, Professor
Bull received from the “International Investigative Interviewing Research
Group” the ‘’Senior Academic Award’ for his significant lifetime contribution to
the field of investigative interviewing. In 2008 Professor Bull received from the
European Association of Psychology and Law the ‘Award for life-time Contribution to Psychology and Law’. He has advised a large number of police forces
in several countries on interviewing and has regularly testified as an expert witness.
Mary Rose Brady:
Mary Rose Brady has over 20 years experience as an art psychotherapist and
educator in the UK and abroad specialising in child mental health, sexual abuse,
and trauma. She co-established and co-delivered the first post graduate level
training in Art Psychotherapy in the Netherlands, accredited by London University. Presently, Mary Rose is head of Parenting and Creative Therapies at Coram
where she is responsible for strengthening evidence based practice which includes the roll out of evidence based creative therapies with post adopted children and their families. Her department is currently moving towards establishing the first National Centre for Creative Therapies.
Booking Forms & Enquiries to: The Administration Team, St. Louise's Unit,
Our Lady’s Hospital for Children, Crumlin Dublin 12, Tel: 01-4096200 email:
[email protected]
Conference Fees (including parking):
Day Delegate Rate - €75
Fees must be received at the time of booking in order to ensure your space.
Cheques should be made payable to: Joint Conference Account. Registrations
without fees attached will not be secure until payment is received. Fee includes
Tea/Coffee, light lunch and parking. For Cusack Stand events, parking is available in the outer Cusack Car Park, located to the rear of the stand. Access is via
St. Joseph's Avenue, off Clonliffe Road. See: for directions.
Cancellation Policy: 2 – 3 weeks before event 75% refund; 1 – 2 weeks before
event 50% refund; Less than 1 week before event no refund (bookings can be
transferred to another individual).