Imelda Colgan McCarthy, Ph.D.
Dr Imelda McCarthy
65 Kenilworth Square South,
Rathgar, Dublin 6. Republic of Ireland
Imelda Colgan McCarthy, PhD. is a systemic/social constructionist
therapist, supervisor and consultant. She has affiliations with School
of Applied Social Science at University College Dublin where she was a
director of the PhD program in families and systemic therapies and a
senior university lecturer. She currently works in private practice
while she teaches and consults nationally and internationally (see www.imeldamccarthy.com).
Imelda is also affiliated with Kensington Consultation Centre (London,
UK), is on the faculty of the TAOS institute PhD programme. She has
written and presented both nationally and internationally in over 20
countries on the topics of Women, Child Sexualised Abuse, Poverty and
Spirituality and Therapy.
From 1981 – 1995 Imelda was a member of a clinical team, the Fifth
Province Associates whose work along with her own has been translated
into eight languages. She is also a co-founder of the Irish Family
Therapy Association and Ireland’s first professional training programme
in family therapy at the Mater Misericordiae Hospital in Dublin.
Currently she is directing the Spiritually Based, Co-Creative Coaching Counselling and Therapy Training Program at Blue Star Holistic Centre, Trinidad, West Indies. She is on the editorial/Advisory boards of The Journal of Family Therapy, Human Systems, the Irish Journal of Social Work Research, The Journal of Community Work and Narrative Therapy and the International Journal of Collaborative Practices.