Ag Eisteacht ABLE Training: Relational based training for front-line practitioners


Now taking bookings for October & November 2017 in Dublin|Cork|Limerick 

ABLE DUBLIN 4th, 18th, 19th OCTOBER

ABLE CORK 9th, 23rd, 24th OCTOBER


“Research shows that good relationships help protect against both chronic disease and mental illness, while poor relationships significantly increase the risk of both.” (Wayman, 2017)

Ag Eisteacht provide a comprehensive 3 day training programme for front-line practitioners which equips them with the skills, the language and a process to adopt a relational approach to their work.

Learning Aims & Outcomes:

Following the training, participants will be able to:

  • Use the skills of the brief intervention model ABLE in day to day practice to provide opportunities to clients and colleagues, to share concerns and challenges they face in establishing and / maintaining healthy and supportive relationships;
  • Identify the challenges service users may have in building supportive relationships and gain insights into what their behaviour may mean using evidence based information;
  • Incorporate mentalisation based skills (i.e. perceiving and interpreting human behaviour in terms of intentional mental states e.g. needs, desires, feelings, beliefs, goals, purposes, and reasons) into their work and outline how they will continue to develop these.


The 3 Day ABLE programme is accredited by:

  • IASW (Irish Association of Social Workers)
  • SCI (Social Care Ireland)
  • NMBI (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland) for 16.5 NMBI CEUs.
  • RCSI Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery for 16.5 CEU's

We provide a certificate of attendance which states the number of workshop hours completed for other practitioners requiring evidence of Continuing Professional Development.


Past Participants:

Participants thus far come from a range of disciplines including:

  • Public Health Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Speech & Language Therapists
  • Youth & Family Support Workers
  • Early Intervention Therapists

Comments from participants include the following:

"Having completed the course with some colleagues, we will be able to implement the model with peer support. I will recommend to colleagues that have not done training yet."

-Mary, Social Worker​

"It gave an interesting insight into the importance of taking 10 mins to uncover any potential issues under the surface and to encourage the client to problem solve."

-Orla, Home support worker and occupational therapist 

"Very beneficial, practical. Essential for all practitioners to improve reflective practice centered listening, ability to put relationships at the centre of what we do."

-Evelyn, Senior SLT


What is the course cost?

The subsidised cost for 2017 is €225 per person, payable through Eventbrite. You can also contact us on 021-5005915 to arrange an alternative payment method.

How long is each training day?

The training will be delivered by two experienced and licensed Ag Eisteacht trainers over 3 days which run from 9.30am to 4.30pm. The first day is held two weeks before the second and third, which are held consecutively. 

For further information please visit the Ag Eisteacht Website