25th Adlerian Summer School 2016

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Thursday 14th July to Sunday 17th July 2016 in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

There is an exciting opportunity available to you this year that you may not have heard about yet.
As this year the Adlerian Network of Ireland is celebrating its 25th anniversary of Summer Schools we have gathered together international and Irish experts in their field to teach here in Clonmel Co. Tipperary, July 14th – 17th.
It is unlikely that we will have this many trainers gathered together again or at least not until our 50th!

Our Presenters teaching on topics that will be useful to you in your work. Useful in that you will have new skills to enhance your existing skills and therefore afford you the possibility of making more money. Imagine having the extra money to expand your business, train with the best and grow.

See how one participant helped her business grow

To work with any of these outstanding trainers would be in excess of €2000 for 4 days. As it is our 25th Anniversary we are offering you the opportunity to learn from the best, gain knowledge from the experts and all for a small fee of only €210. You can book directly using this link:

Grab your seat before they are gone


Marian Balla; M.S.W., M.Ed., Dipl. Adlerian Psychology(DNASAP), Adler Graduate Professional School (Toronto) Psychotherapist and Consultant, International Trainer and Educator, President, Adlerian Counselling and Consulting Group, Inc., Ottawa, Canada. http://www.adleriancentre.com/.

Marion Balla with her extensive experience as a family and individual therapist is making a welcome to Clonmel this year. She is facilitating a workshop on managing life transitions. It will focus on how to deal with the various life transitions that we experience in life i.e. aging, marriage , divorce, illness etc. It will help to give strategies to deal with these life changes which can at times be challenging in a positive and more constructive way. Through the use of early recollections, exploration of life tasks, Marion will guide the participants to gain more insight into how to manage life transitions with greater ease and awareness. With this increased awareness the participants will gain more courage to face life transitions and move forward in life.

Marion Balla M.Ed., M.S.W., R.S.W. is the founder and President of The Adlerian Counselling and Consulting Group,
Inc. in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada where she offers individual, couple and family therapy. She has supervised clinicians
for many years and teaches theory and practice nationally and internationally where she has achieved recognition as
a clinician, educator and leader in mental health.

Michael Fitzgerald; BSc(Hons) Psychology. Dip in Adlerian Counselling, Adlerian Tutor, Dip in Life Coaching, Yoga Teacher, Eating Disorder Therapist, Dip in Community Development. www.counsellingwaterford.com.

Michael Fitzgerald studied for many years to get his degree in psychology and three professional diplomas (these include Adlerian Counselling and Psychotherapy, Life and Business Coaching, Executive Coaching, and Community Development). He is a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy and the British Psychological Society.
He works in private practice at the Dungarvan Counselling Centre, in a secondary school, with people with special needs, in adult education and when time allows Michael likes to volunteer in Dungarvan Hill Walking Club. Although Michael specialises in working with adolescents, he also works with adults on a one to one, couples, families and groups basis.

Michael runs training courses in Introduction to Adlerian Counselling, Advanced Certificate to Adlerian Counselling and Diploma in Adlerian Counselling. His counselling work includes dealing with a broad range of difficulties from bereavement, stress, bullying, eating disorders. He has facilitated at ICASSI in Dublin 2015 and he is due to present a workshop on ‘Living Encouragement’ at this year’s ICASSI in Slovenia.

Jim Holder; MA, Licensed Professional Counsellor, Master Addictions Counsellor, 37 years addiction treatment experience. In private practice, consultant, trainer, author and Adlerian researcher. South Carolina USA.



Jim Holder is a graduate of the Masters Counseling Program at West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. He is a Master Addiction Counselor and is a Licenced Professional Counselor. His private practice is based in Effingham, South Carolina, USA. Until 2013, he was the Coordinator of Substance Abuse Services with McLeod Regional Medical Center. He has 40 years of experience in the delivery and development of treatment and prevention services. He has lately researched his publications, which include the book, Perceptual Adjustment Therapy, the workbook, Sobriety Enhancement, and the pamphlet, The FACE Screening.

Karen John; PhD.Phycologist, Consultant, Trainer, Adlerian Psychotherapist and Supervisor/Mentor of leaders of educational, social care and health services. Pen Green Research and University of Leicester (UK) Ph.D supervisor.

With over 40 years’ experience in mental health, social care services and educational leadership, training and research, she is the author of over 60 articles, chapters and booklets. She is an editor of the ASIIP Year Book and a member of the ICASSI faculty and board.

She is specifically interested in helping individuals, families, organisations and professionals recognise and overcome internal and external obstacles that interfere with their healthy and socially responsible functioning.

Frank Walton; Ph.D., Psychologist in private practice. Consultant in schools and agencies in North and South America and Europe. Executive Director of South Carolina Society of Adlerian Psychology. www.drfrankwalton.com.



Wes Wingett, has been a counsellor in private practice in Norfolk, NE for over thirty years. Wes received his Doctor of Philosophy in Counsellor Education from the University of Wyoming in 1975, where he began his studies in Adlerian psychology. Prior to entering private practice, Wes was a school teacher, school counsellor, school administrator, university staff member, and a counsellor in a community mental health centre. Wes has presented Adlerian based training in 17 states of the United States, Puerto Rico, two provinces in Canada, and six countries in Europe. He has been a member of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology since 1976 and has been awarded a Diplomat in Adlerian Psychology by that organisation.

Tom Larkin is a Focusing Trainer and Counsellor/Psychotherapist from Dublin. He also teaches mindfulness to children and young people in schools, integrating Focusing into the programmes he teaches. He has attended many summer schools over the years and has recently (2012 and 2014) presented on Focusing at the Summer School.

Tom Larkin has a diploma in counselling and psychotherapy by the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. He is a focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist and a Focusing Trainer. He is based in Dublin, Ireland.

He offers focusing training in individual sessions, teaches focusing workshops and presents material on focusing for public presentations. He specialises in working with children, spirituality/meditation, adolescents, college students and teachers.

Elaine Parker; is a qualified Adlerian counsellor and is currently undertaking the Supervision Training in Cambridge. She works as a schools counsellor and with recovering addicts, as well as in private practice (individuals and couples and families). She has been a tutor in Wales since 2005 on various Adlerian courses, from introductory to diploma level and has presented CPD days as well as training for corporate clients.

Elaine originally studied music and she has a Graduate Diploma in Music. She started her path towards counselling in 1997/8 by taking the Foundation in Core Process Psychotherapy at Karuna Institute in Devon. She is a qualified Adlerian counsellor, a member of BACP; also member of the Adlerian Society of Wales since 2004, and of ASIIP (The Adlerian Society (UK) and the Institute for Individual Psychology. She is a qualified Supervisor, working from home or within organisations. She has been teaching counselling for the Adlerian Centre of Wales since 2006, both in Narberth and Lampeter.

She works as a schools counsellor and with recovering addicts, as well as in private practice (individuals and couples and families). She has been a tutor in Wales since 2005 on various Adlerian courses, from introductory to diploma level and has presented CPD days as well as training for corporate.
She runs courses in change management; life changes after redundancy; communications and counselling as well as pre-release courses in a prison. Her areas of interest include working with families and also counselling for adults. She has a specific interest in helping people through life challenges and offers a humanistic, person centred approach.

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