Terence has been a member of the Irish College of General Practitioners’ (I.C.G.P.) panel of psychotherapists & family therapists, participating in the college’s “Health in Practice” Programme, (HiP), since its inception in 2001. This is a panel of counsellors and psychotherapists selected by the ICGP to provide counselling and psychotherapy to GPs themselves, should they, or their families wish to engage in their own personal, couple or family therapy.
Since 2010 Terence has been a member of the National Executive of the Family Therapy Association of Ireland (F.T.A.I.) and took on the role of setting up the “Systemic Cafe”, a new meeting forum for FTAI members, their colleagues and friends where people get together to socialise, discuss a particular topic of interest, in a relaxed, casual setting. A great space for stimulating conversation and emerging ideas.
Terence is also actively involved with other members of the executive in bringing FTAI and couples and family therapy to new levels of ‘online presence.’ This will help inform more people and organisations about the wide range of services, education and support that is available from systemic family therapists in both public and private contexts.
In 2013/14 the Family Therapy Association of Ireland (FTAI) appointed Terence to represent the association on the Irish Council of Psychotherapy’s (ICP) newly established Working Party – Consultative Process. This was a year-long intensive ‘visioning process’ exploring the most effective ways for ICP to move into the 21st century, making ‘best practice’ recommendations for organisational change. The goal being to provide the public, the HSE and member psychotherapists with a modernised organisation offering professional support and highest standards of therapeutic competence. This organisational revisioning process was facilitated by Change Associates, a consultancy firm who are leaders in the field of change management.