CPD on the theme of Transformation

Continuing Professional Develop on the theme of Transformation facilitated by Julie Aldridge, Kim Doherty and Daragh Slacke.


Cavan County Museum, Virginia Road, Cavan, Co Cavan A82 YP70

on Thursday 9 June 11am to 4.30pm (coffee/tea at 10.45am).



This is a FREE event but please book your place to avoid disappointment, contact Danielle McDermott at / 049 4378549.


This continuing professional development day is organised by Cavan County Council Arts Office as part of the Cavan Monaghan Arts and Health Forum and is ideal for those working in health, community and education settings including carers, youth leaders, artists, health workers and all those who value of self-care.

The theme of Transformation has been selected in conjunction with the professional facilitators to support adjustment to the post Covid environment and the changes that the Pandemic has created for our personal, social and working relationships. 

“We will be sharing the legend of Mis and Dubh Ruis, as a point of departure. As some of you may be familiar, it is an earthy tale of transformation, specifically of grief, through the discovery of love and intimacy.”                                   Julie Aldridge


Facilitators will make use of art materials, legend and nature to invite response from participants.


About the Facilitators



Julie Aldridge


Julie Aldridge is an artist and art therapist who paints and writes.   She lives on Beara in West Cork and retired from teaching the MA in Art Therapy CIT, in 2018.    She delivers bespoke workshops in various venues, for different interest groups. During the Covid 19 Pandemic she worked remotely with individual clients in therapy and supervision.   She has provided continuing professional develop for the Cavan Monaghan Arts and Health Forum and the Changing Seasons Peer Network since 2018.  This will be her first visit to Cavan since 2019.  


Kim Doherty

Kim Doherty is an art therapist and advocate of the arts. With a background in Visual Art BA Design Visual Communication, art teaching and youth arts. Kim’s practice is grounded within the arts. She works in a range of contexts including private practice with children and adults.

Kim has worked in mental health settings, including acute psychiatric care and community mental health.   She is the former Arts and Health Manager and was instrumental in establishing the


Cavan County Council Arts Office acknowledges the support of the Arts Council.







10 May 2022


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