Systemic Psychotherapist, Systemic Supervisor.
Bachelor of Education. MSc Systemic Psychotherapy. Higher Diploma in Systemic Supervision. Higher Diploma in Educational Management.
- Registered with FTAI as Systemic Psychotherapist and Systemic Supervisor
Particular Areas of Interest / Expertise
Families with Teenagers and Children. Parenting. Developing the couple relationship. Cultural diversity, Depression/ Anxiety. Bereavement. Sexuality. Life/ work balance .Working with staff groups. Addiction and relational experiences in families
Ruth works as a clinician, and supervisor in CWI. She is a member of the teaching faculty of the M.Sc.in Systemic Psychotherapist, 4th Professional Accreditation programme and the Training in Supervisory Practice Programme . Ruth has also extensive experience as a second level teacher where she worked as a teacher, had responsibility for encouraging and developing leadership skills, working as transition year coordinator, promoting health and resilience in students and working as school counsellor. Ruth also worked with a co therapist to pilot and develop a Systemic approach for Families with a difficult relationship with Alcohol. Ruth has experience of working on the ‘aftercare’ team of Rutland Centre, Dublin and also as ‘family worker’ in ‘Turas’, Family Centre in Darndale, Dublin.
Clinical Supervisor. Programmes advisor- Research programme for 1st person inquiry/ action research.
‘A Journey Towards Becoming a Systemic Supervisor: Reflections on the Usefulness of PPD Experience’ Feedback, Journal of Family Therapy Association of Ireland, 2013
‘Community –of –Self-As –Supervisor’, O’Sullivan & Eustace (2012); Raising Constructivist Voices: anticipating 21st century challenges. Conference of the European Personal Construct Association. Trinity College, Dublin, July, 2012
Teaching / Supervision Experience
Clinical Supervisor of M.Sc. Systemic Psychotherapy programme, year 1 and 2. Coordinator and clinical supervisor of TISP (Training in Supervisory Practice) Diploma course 2014-16. Supervisor of year 4 post graduate programme. Individual supervisor of year 4 students. Teaching of Research -1st Person Inquiry/ Action Research programme M.Sc. year 2
External Examiner Roles / Membership of Professional and Academic Subcommittees