Owen Connolly

Chairman

I am a consultant psychologist and marriage and family therapist in private practice in Stillorgan, Co. Dublin. I have practised in the USA, Lebanon and the UK, now full-time in Ireland. I have over 50,000 client hours as a Counsellor.

I have a special interest in seeing those who have suffered stress and trauma in their lives coming to a better understanding of their value and their unique ability to recover and live happy and fulfilled lives.

I am married to Claire and we live in Dublin.

Qualifications:
BSc (Hons) Psych, Cert Hsc, Cert Social Sc., Miit Grad.

Professional membership:
I.S.T.S.S., U.S.T.S.S., Committee member of the child & adolescent special interest group PSI, Marriage & Family therapist ILM.

Research:
Child Trauma, Adoption, Assisted Birth Trauma, and PTSD in Children & Adults.
Lecturer in Child Care and Attachment Theory.
Creator of Parenting Courses for Men.

Publications:
Author of the best selling book on the Father’s role as a parent: ‘Standing on the Shoulders of Giants’.
Co-author of ‘Parenting in the Millenium’.

Media:
Broadcaster and regular contributor to ‘TV Now’ magazine, ‘Ask the expert’ section, with regular contributions in the Irish Independent/Herald/Sunday World & Irish Times on a huge range of family related topics.

Other memberships:
Chairman of the Education Research Trust Ltd.
Member of IAIMH ( Irish Association of Infant Mental Health).
Director and Board Member of PPS (Psychologists Protection Society UK/EIRE)
Member of ACAMH (Association for Child & Adolescent Mental Health)
Former Chair and President of the Dublin City YMCA and current board member
Current Chair of the Nurture Institute for Further Education for Young People