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Dr. Patrick Ryan

BA, D Clin Psych Doc

Biography

I have been practising as a clinical psychologist for twenty three years with my current practice oriented towards adult mental health, clinical supervision and trauma in the area of sexual offending in youth populations. My current research is focused on exploring causes of sexual abuse from a qualitative perspective as well as understanding the factors that contribute to the profiles of youth offenders.

Research Interests

Applied developmental psychology; Attachment theory and practice; Supported employment for people with disability;Clinical supervision; Sexual Abuse; PTSD;

Teaching Interests

I currently teach in the area of mental health management; attachment and relationship factors in clinical formulation; youth offending; and trauma.

Professional Activities

Committee

  • 2013 Membership Qualifications Validation Committee,

Employment

  • 2012 University of Limerick - Head of Department
  • 2005 University of Limerick - Director of Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology
  • 2002 The Psychological Society of Ireland - Director of Training & Accreditation
  • 2001 Brothers of Charity Services - Senior Clinical Psychologist
  • 1998 Mid Western Health Board - Clinical Psychologist

Award

  • 2004 - Recognition of Service
  • - Recognition of Service Award

Association

  • 1998 , The Psychological Society of Ireland

Education

  • 1996 Queens University of Belfast - DPsych
  • 1991 Queens University of Belfast - B.A.

Language

  • French
  • Gaeilge (Irish)

Consultancy

  • - Psychological Consultant to RTE TV Crime series "Cracking Crime
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  • - Employee Assistance Consultant
  • - Family law
  • - Psychological Consultant to RTE TV & StopWatch Productions "21st CenturyChild" Series
  • HSE - Child Protection
    Pain Medicine
    Youth Offending

Publications

Book

Book Chapter

2011

Older Adults Experience of Loss, Bereavement and Grief
Ryan, P; Couglan, B; Shahid, Z; Aherne, C
Ageing and Older Adult Mental Health Issues and Implications for Practice

2011

Older Adults - Key to the Success of Younger Generations
Ryan, P; O Sullivan, C; Smyth, M
Ageing and Older Adult Mental Health Issues and Implications for Practice

2011

Ageism - Myth or Fact
Lalor, J; Ryan, P
Ageing and Older Adult Mental Health Issues and Implications for Practice

2011

The Paradox of Ageing: Why do Older People Look so Happy when they have Nothing to look Forward to?
Greve, J; Ryan, P; Aherne, C
Ageing and Older Adult Mental Health Issues and Implications for Practice

2011

The Biology of Ageing: What Works, What Slows and What Stops
Flynn, E; Ryan, P
Ageing and Mental Health Issues and Implications for Practice

2011

Caring for Older Adults: Who Cares and Does not Care?
Ryan, P; Wroblewska, A
Ageing and Older Adult Mental Health Issues and Implications for Practice

2011

Ageing - Historical and Current Perspectives
Ryan, P; O'Rourke, l; Ward, M; Aherne, C
Ageing and Older Adult Mental Health Issues and Implications for Practice

2011

Ageing, Relationships and Sexuality
Ryan, P; Dudley, J; MacMahon,C; Feeney, L; Bonham, A
Ageing and Older Adult Mental Health Issues and Implications for Practice

2011

Depression and Ageing - Assessment and Intervention
O'Donoghue, M; Ryan, P
Ageing and Older Adult Mental Health Issues and Implications for Practice

Conference Contribution


Conference Publication

2010

Researching Young Lives: Power, representation and the research process
Mc Kiernan, A., Ryan, P., Lindenmuth, E. & Quirke, S

2010

Researching Young Lives: Power, representation and the research process
Mc Kiernan, A., Ryan, P., Lindenmuth, E. & Quirke, S.

2009

IPA Conference
Quin, R., Ryan, P., & Clare, L

2009

40th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Wexford, November
Mc Kiernan, A., Ryan, P., Fitzsimons, S., Egan, R. & Swann, J

2009

IPA Conference Belfast
Quin, R., Ryan, P., & Clare, L

2009
2009

40th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Wexford, Ireland.
Mc Kiernan, A., Ryan, P., Mc Kiernan, R., Dooley, B., & Hodges, H.

2009

40th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland
Mc Kiernan, A., Ryan, P., Fitzsimons, S., Egan, R. & Swann, J

2009

40th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland
Mc Kiernan, A., Ryan, P., Mc Kiernan, R., Dooley, B., & Hodges, H.

2009
2008

THe Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference
Rebecca Quin ; Patrick Ryan ; Linda Clare .

Other Journal

2006

Evaluation of the Parent Plus Early Years Programme
Ryan, P; Brain, K; Ward, M; Fitzsimons, S; Shaw, J
The Irish Psychologist

Other Publication

2014

A review of Classification Systems for Mental Health Distress
Pender, T., Watchorn, A., Quigley, S. & Ryan P.
THe Irish Psychologist

2009

An integrative evaluation of the Incredible Years Classroom Management in Ireland. Programme National Institute of Health Sciences, Research Bulletin,
Mc Kiernan, A., Ryan, P., Fitzsimons, S., Egan, R, Swann, J.
National Institute of Health Sciences, Research Bulletin,

2008

Evaluating the effectiveness of the HSE Carlow / Kilkenny Drop In service on terms of Parental Support.
Dempsey, H., Crosbie, G., Ryan P.
National Institute of Health Sciences, Research Bulletin

2008

Not of this world – The subjective experience of late onset psychosis, National Institute of Health Sciences
Quin, R., Ryan, P., Clare, L., Jackson, M.
National Institute of Health Sciences, Research Bulletin,

2006

An Evaluation and Comparison of the Relationship between Olfactory Function and Cognitive Ability: A Pilot Project
Gillan, D., Ryan, P., Wale, S.
National Institute of Health Sciences, Research Bulletin

2006

Bullying experiences of One post-Primary School in a Semi-Rural Location in Ireland
Mangan, E., Ryan, P., Coleman, D
National Institute of Health Sciences, Research Bulletin

2006

Evaluation of the Parent Plus Early Years Programme
Brain, K., Ryan, P., Shaw, J., Fitzsimons, S., Ward, M
National Institute of Health Sciences, Research Bulletin

Peer Reviewed Journal

2015

How social context impacts on the development, identification and treatment of mental and substance use disorders among young people - a qualitative study of health care workers
Leahy, D.a , Schaffalitzky, E.a , Armstrong, C.a , Latham, L.b , McNicholas, F.c , Meagher, D.a , Nathan, Y.a , O’Connor, R.a , O’Keane, V.d , Ryan, P.e , Smyth, B.P.f , Swan, D.a , Cullen, W.c
Irish Journal Of Psychological Medicine DOI: 10.1017/ipm.2014.70

2015

Team-Based Approaches in Early Intervention Services for Children With Disabilities: Irish Parents' Experiences
Fitzgerald, N,Ryan, P,Fitzgerald, A
Journal Of Policy And Practice In Intellectual Disabilities DOI: 10.1111/jppi.12126

2013

Primary care and youth mental health in Ireland: Qualitative study in deprived urban areas
Leahy, D., Schaffalitzky, E., Armstrong, C.,Bury, G., Cussen-Murphy, P., Davis, R., Dooley, B., Gavin, B., Keane, R., Keenan, E., Latham, L., Meagher, D., McGorry, P., McNicholas, F., O'Connor, R., O'Dea, E., O'Keane, V., O'Toole, T., Reilly, E., Ryan, P., Sanci, L., Smyth, B.P. and Cullen, W.
Bmc Family Practice

2013

Primary care and youth mental health in Ireland: qualitative study in deprived urban areas
Leahy, D,Schaffalitzky, E,Armstrong, C,Bury, G,Cussen-Murphy, P,Davis, R,Dooley, B,Gavin, B,Keane, R,Keenan, E,Latham, L,Meagher, D,McGorry, P,McNicholas, F,O'Connor, R,O'Dea, E,O'Keane, V,O'Toole, TP,Reilly, E,Ryan, P,Sanci, L,Smyth, BP,Cullen, W
BMC family practice DOI: 10.1186/1471-2296-14-194

2012

Using quantitative research to measure recovery outcomes and correlates
Lavin, D. & Ryan, P.
Irish Journal Of Psychological Medicine

2009

'Not of this world': The subjective experience of late-onset psychosis
Quin, RC; Clare, L; Ryan, P; Jackson, M
Aging & Mental Health DOI: 10.1080/13607860903046453