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COMING SOON: 5 Step Method Conference November 2014

The 5-Step Method Conference will be held on Tuesday the 11th of Novemeber 2014 from 09.30 - 16.00 in the Croke Park Conference Suite (Hogan Suite)

The Conference will offer attendees the opportunity to learn more about the 5-Step Method and reflect on the work completed in Ireland to date. The conference will provide a forum to discuss the framework developed to roll-out the 5-Step Method, how this framework is ground-breaking, generalisable to other places / countries, and how it acts to empower countries / organisations so that they take control of their training and quality assurance agenda rather than relying on external experts to do so. The conference will also feature contributions from practitioners with expertise in working with children and young people affected by parental substance misuse and/or mental health difficulties. Finally the conference will also offer the opportunity for delegates to participate in skills based workshops relating to the 5-Step Method. 

To book your place at the Conference please click here

Event Itinerary

9:30         Tea/Coffee and Registration

10:00        Welcome Address (Sadie Grace, NFSN)

10:10       Susan Scally (Dept. of Health)

10:25        Professor Richard Velleman (University of Bath) – The Irish Training Programme; A self- sufficient, low cost, high quality system

11:25        Coffee Break

11:40        Short Film; Perspectives on the 5-Step Method

11:55        Ed Sipler & Gary McMichael (South Area Eastern Health Care Trust Nth. Irl & ASCERT.) Steps to Cope; Adapting an adult model for children, the opportunities and challenges.

12:15        Future Directions in Ireland (Megan O’Leary, NFSN)

12:30        Q&A

12:45        Lunch

1:30 – 2:20   Workshop 1 (Attendees will be free to attend two workshops out of five possible workshops at the conference)

2:30 – 3:20   Workshop 2

3:30 – 4:00   Feedback from workshops in the main hall


  • General Counselling Skills & the 5-Step Method
  • Resilience and its Relationship with the 5-Step Method
  • 5-Step Method in a Group Setting
  • Adapting the 5-Step Method for working with Young People
  • Hitting the Mark; self–assessment and associated paperwork

Contact Us

National Family Support Network
5 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1, Ireland

Phone: +353 (01) 8980148
Fax: +353 (01) 8889628
Email: info@fsn.ie
Web: www.fsn.ie

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