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May 21, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday 21st May 2016

Ph. 353(085) 787 8539

Professional Development for all Certified in Choice Theory/Reality Therapy and all interested in deeper understanding of Choice Theory and its application

Venue: Education Centre, Drumcondra Free Parking
Time: 09.30am – 04.00pm

Cost (Includes lunch and coffee):

Members: 45 Euro (use discount code) Non-Members: 50 Euro


9.00: Registration and Coffee

9.30: Choosing Pleasure Not Happiness: A Choice Theory approach
to Addictive Behaviours: Presenter: Norah Finn

11.00: Coffee

11.30: Self-Care: The Choice Theory Insight: Presenter: Norah Finn

12.30 – 2.00: Lunch (Main and tea/coffee) in Fagan’s Pub Drumcondra

2.00: Teaching Choice Theory to Adolescents: A new resource.
Presenter: Alan White

2.30: The Challenges of Choice: Presenter: Brian Lennon

4.00: Close

A Certificate of Attendance which is valid for CPD purpose will be issued.


9.30: Choosing Pleasure Not Happiness: A Choice Theory approach to Addictive Behaviours: Dr. Glasser made the distinction between people choosing behaviours that give them pleasure rather than those that give happiness. We are all open to that choice, whether it is with drugs, with shopping, with co-dependency, with other addictive behaviours. In this presentation, Norah Finn will share her wide experience of working with addiction, and how we can help ourselves to move to more need-satisfying behaviours.

11.30: Self Care: The Choice Theory Insight: In this presentation, Norah will engage her audience in an interactive engagement with ways to use Dr Glasser’s ideas to move away from stress and to move towards a positive life experience. She will look at self-care in work, and in our relationships, especially our relationship with ourselves.

Presenter: Norah Finn, MIACP; Faculty Instructor, WGII: Norah is an experienced Family Systemic Therapist and Holistic Therapist, and the founder of the Alethea Holistic and Healing Services in Dublin. She is a Faculty Instructor with WGII.

2.00: Teaching Choice Theory to Adolescents: A new resource: Alan has already brought us his “Choices” mental well-being programme for young people, and today he unveils his new project: A story designed for use with young people, either individually or in groups in schools or youth work settings.

Presenter: Alan White, RTC:Alan is a secondary school teacher in Bishopstown Community School in Cork. He is the developer of the “Choices” programme which helps young people with their mental wellbeing choices. He is on the WGII National Executive Committee.

2.30: The Challenges of Choice: Changing – the process of making new choices – is not always easy! In this presentation Brian will look at some of the complexities and difficulties involved in the act of choice. He will also outline a number of strategies that we can offer to those engaged in making difficult choices.

Presenter: Brian Lennon: Brian is a Senior Faculty Member of WGI, a founding member of WGII, Fellow of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors and has worked as both Guidance Counsellor and Psychologist before retiring. He has taught in Canada, Colombia, Croatia, England, Ireland, Slovenia, Spain and USA.


May 21, 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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