Places are still available for the workshop on ‘Loss and the Impact of Family Breakdown on Adolescents’.  Details below.


Bookings can be made by contacting Iris Murray email: Tel. 01 679 3188




Date                                                                Time                           Presenter


Friday, 28th April 2017                                  9.15am – 4.15pm        Bernadette Ryan




This workshop will look at the impact of parental separation on teenagers and identify behaviours and pressures that might indicate a need for intervention. It will also look at the complexity of parental and familial systems influencing stepfamilies and issues for children in this ‘new system’.  The workshop is active and collaborative with a mix of presentation, experiential exercises, group work and case studies. Use of video and handouts will be included.


Learning Outcomes


On completion of the workshop participants will be able to:


  • have an understanding of the impact of parental separation on adolescents and how they adjust to the changes in family life;
  • review and update their knowledge base necessary for working with adolescents, particularly an understanding of adolescence as a life stage and the difficulties which may be associated with it;
  • have a grounding in the counselling skills that are necessary in dealing with young people in this situation.


Presenter Profile


Bernadette Ryan Msc is an experienced Psychotherapist and Relationships Counsellor.  Sadly, with  the sudden closure of Relationships Ireland earlier this year, The Teen Between counselling service is no longer available. Bernadette continues to work in private practice dealing with couples, individuals and family breakdown.  Bernadette holds a Masters degree in Psychotherapy from Dublin City University.




The Irish Hospice Foundation, Bereavement Education & Resource Centre, Morrison Chambers, 4th Floor, 32 Nassau Street, Dublin 2, D02 YE06.




€100 (1-day workshop) includes light lunch/tea and coffee.

 For further information please contact:

Iris Murray | Administrator, Bereavement Education Resource Centre
Irish Hospice Foundation
T: 01 6793188 DL: 01 6730047