Marte Meo Therapist & Supervisor Certificate Award Ceremony 24 October 2019
A celebration to award newly qualified TUSLA, child & family agency staff with Marte Meo Therapist & Supervisor Certificates was held on 9th October 2019 in Dublin. Maria Aarts, Founder and Director of Marte Meo International and Aidan Waterstone, Area Manager, Cavan/Monaghan presented Certificates to 25 staff - 21 are Therapists and 4 Supervisors. The regional therapist and supervisor courses took place over an eighteen month period with 110 families receiving Marte Meo as an intervention for child & family support from the trainees. The training was provided across the four Tusla regions with 4 new Therapists in the West, 5 in Dublin North East, 7 in Dublin Mid Leinster, 5 in the South and 1 new Supervisor in each region. Marte Meo training is provided as an additional skill for professionals from a wide variety of health and social care professionals in Tusla.
At the event Maria Aarts presented the application of Marte Meo from an International perspective and Colette O’ Donovan, Co-ordinator of Marte Meo Service in Tusla presented Marte Meo from an Irish perspective. Aidan Waterstone highlighted the inclusion of Marte Meo as ongoing family support and a preventive measure in the future developments of the Tusla Therapy Services model.
Line Managers and family members of candidates were in attendance to join in the achievement and celebrations making it a very special and memorable event for all.