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Dr. Patrick Ryan

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

Books

2011

Ageing and Older Adult Mental Health Issues and Implications for Practice
Ryan, P; Coughlan, B
(2011) Ageing and Older Adult Mental Health Issues and Implications for Practice
(Ed.) London : Routledge London

2010

You Can't Make Me: How to get the best out of your teenager
Ryan, P
(2010) You Can't Make Me: How to get the best out of your teenager
(Ed.) Dublin Ireland : NewLeaf Dublin Ireland

Book Chapters

2011

Older Adults Experience of Loss, Bereavement and Grief
Ryan, P; Couglan, B; Shahid, Z; Aherne, C
(2011) Older Adults Experience of Loss, Bereavement and Grief
In Ageing and Older Adult Mental Health Issues and Implications for Practice ; London : Routledge London

2011

Older Adults - Key to the Success of Younger Generations
Ryan, P; O Sullivan, C; Smyth, M
(2011) Older Adults - Key to the Success of Younger Generations
In Ageing and Older Adult Mental Health Issues and Implications for Practice ; London : Routledge London

2011

Ageism - Myth or Fact
Lalor, J; Ryan, P
(2011) Ageism - Myth or Fact
In Ageing and Older Adult Mental Health Issues and Implications for Practice ; London : Routledge London

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
(2011) The Paradox of Ageing: Why do Older People Look so Happy when they have Nothing to look Forward to?
In Ageing and Older Adult Mental Health Issues and Implications for Practice ; London : Routledge London

2011

The Biology of Ageing: What Works, What Slows and What Stops
Flynn, E; Ryan, P
(2011) The Biology of Ageing: What Works, What Slows and What Stops
In Ageing and Mental Health Issues and Implications for Practice; London : Routledge London

2011

Caring for Older Adults: Who Cares and Does not Care?
Ryan, P; Wroblewska, A
(2011) Caring for Older Adults: Who Cares and Does not Care?
In Ageing and Older Adult Mental Health Issues and Implications for Practice ; London : Routledge London

2011

Ageing - Historical and Current Perspectives
Ryan, P; O'Rourke, l; Ward, M; Aherne, C
(2011) Ageing - Historical and Current Perspectives
In Ageing and Older Adult Mental Health Issues and Implications for Practice ; London : Routledge London

2011

Ageing, Relationships and Sexuality
Ryan, P; Dudley, J; MacMahon,C; Feeney, L; Bonham, A
(2011) Ageing, Relationships and Sexuality
In Ageing and Older Adult Mental Health Issues and Implications for Practice ; London : Routledge London

2011

Depression and Ageing - Assessment and Intervention
O'Donoghue, M; Ryan, P
(2011) Depression and Ageing - Assessment and Intervention
In Ageing and Older Adult Mental Health Issues and Implications for Practice ; London : Routledge London

Peer Reviewed Journals

2015

Team-Based Approaches in Early Intervention Services for Children With Disabilities: Irish Parents' Experiences
Fitzgerald, N,Ryan, P,Fitzgerald, A
(2015) Team-Based Approaches in Early Intervention Services for Children With Disabilities: Irish Parents' Experiences
In Journal Of Policy And Practice In Intellectual Disabilities; pp. 199-209
DOI: 10.1111/jppi.12126

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
(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
In Irish Journal Of Psychological Medicine;
DOI: 10.1017/ipm.2014.70
[ULIR]

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
(2013) Primary care and youth mental health in Ireland: qualitative study in deprived urban areas
In BMC family practice;
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2296-14-194

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.
(2013) Primary care and youth mental health in Ireland: Qualitative study in deprived urban areas
In Bmc Family Practice;
[ULIR]

2012

Using quantitative research to measure recovery outcomes and correlates
Lavin, D. & Ryan, P.
(2012) Using quantitative research to measure recovery outcomes and correlates
In Irish Journal Of Psychological Medicine;

2010

Design and evaluation of an internet-mediated coping skills resource for young people adjusting to romantic relationship dissolution: `Project Break-Up'
Mc Kiernan, A; Ryan, P
(2010) Design and evaluation of an internet-mediated coping skills resource for young people adjusting to romantic relationship dissolution: `Project Break-Up'
In National Institute Of Health Sciences Research Bulletin; pp. 32-32

2009

'Not of this world': The subjective experience of late-onset psychosis
Quin, RC; Clare, L; Ryan, P; Jackson, M
(2009) 'Not of this world': The subjective experience of late-onset psychosis
In Aging & Mental Health; pp. 779-787
DOI: 10.1080/13607860903046453

Other Journals

2006

Evaluation of the Parent Plus Early Years Programme
Ryan, P; Brain, K; Ward, M; Fitzsimons, S; Shaw, J
(2006) Evaluation of the Parent Plus Early Years Programme
In The Irish Psychologist;

Conference Publications

2010

Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference
Fitzgerald, N. & Ryan, P.
(2010) Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference

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

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

2009

IPA Conference
Quin, R., Ryan, P., & Clare, L
(2009) IPA Conference

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, Wexford, Ireland.

2009

International Attachment Conference, Barcelona
Ryan, P., Mangan, E
(2009) International Attachment Conference, Barcelona

2009

IPA Conference Belfast
Quin, R., Ryan, P., & Clare, L
(2009) IPA Conference Belfast

2009

IAC International Attachment Conference
Mangan, E & Ryan P
(2009) IAC International Attachment Conference

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

2009

Comhra International Reflective Practice Conference
Ryan, P., Parker-Jenkins, M
(2009) Comhra International Reflective Practice Conference

2009

40th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland
Mc Kiernan, A., Ryan, P., Mc Kiernan, R., Dooley, B., & Hodges, H.
(2009) 40th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland

2009

Comhra International Reflective Practice Conference
Ryan, P., Parker-Jenkins, M
(2009) Comhra International Reflective Practice Conference

2009

Comhra International Reflective Practice Conference
Ryan, P
(2009) Comhra International Reflective Practice Conference

2009

40th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Wexford, November
Mc Kiernan, A., Ryan, P., Fitzsimons, S., Egan, R. & Swann, J
(2009) 40th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Wexford, November

2009

Comhra International Reflective Practice Conference
Ryan, P
(2009) Comhra International Reflective Practice Conference

2008

THe Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference
Rebecca Quin ; Patrick Ryan ; Linda Clare .
(2008) THe Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference
Editorial Board of The Psychological Society of Ireland(Ed.)

Conference Contributions



Other Publications

2014

A review of Classification Systems for Mental Health Distress
Pender, T., Watchorn, A., Quigley, S. & Ryan P.
(2014) A review of Classification Systems for Mental Health Distress
In THe Irish Psychologist; Suzanne Guerin(Ed.) Dublin :

2010

Design and evaluation of an internet-mediated coping skills resource for young people adjusting to romantic relationship dissolution: ‘Project Break-Up'
Mc Kiernan, A. & Ryan, P.
(2010) Design and evaluation of an internet-mediated coping skills resource for young people adjusting to romantic relationship dissolution: ‘Project Break-Up'
In National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin, ; Ireland :

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.
(2009) An integrative evaluation of the Incredible Years Classroom Management in Ireland. Programme National Institute of Health Sciences, Research Bulletin,
In National Institute of Health Sciences, Research Bulletin, ; ireland :

2008

Evaluating the Effectiveness of the HSE Carlow/Kilkenny Drop-In Service in terms of Parental Support.
Ryan, P; Dempsey, H
(2008) Evaluating the Effectiveness of the HSE Carlow/Kilkenny Drop-In Service in terms of Parental Support.
(Ed.)

2008

Evaluating the effectiveness of the HSE Carlow / Kilkenny Drop In service on terms of Parental Support.
Dempsey, H., Crosbie, G., Ryan P.
(2008) Evaluating the effectiveness of the HSE Carlow / Kilkenny Drop In service on terms of Parental Support.
In National Institute of Health Sciences, Research Bulletin; Ireland :

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.
(2008) Not of this world – The subjective experience of late onset psychosis, National Institute of Health Sciences
In 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.
(2006) An Evaluation and Comparison of the Relationship between Olfactory Function and Cognitive Ability: A Pilot Project
In 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
(2006) Bullying experiences of One post-Primary School in a Semi-Rural Location in Ireland
In 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
(2006) Evaluation of the Parent Plus Early Years Programme
In National Institute of Health Sciences, Research Bulletin; ireland :