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Dr. Barry O'Donnell



Blackrock Clinic, Suite 9 |

Tuesday AM

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Dr. Barry O'Donnell practises psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. This work invites patients to speak in order to bring to some light the unconscious factors causing mental suffering which may be experienced as anxiety or depression. It is confidential and privileges the singularity of each person. Dr. O'Donnell is Director of Psychotherapy Programmes in UCD School of Medicine and Director of the School of Psychotherapy at St. Vincent's University Hospital. Over many years he has brought to the attention of medical doctors very relevant proposals made by the field of psychoanalysis regarding a clinician's management of the unconscious dynamics inevitably at play in the doctor-patient consultation. Dr. O'Donnell is a founder member of the Irish School for Lacanian Psychoanalysis (ISLP).

Ph.D., Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Human Science UCD, 2002 M.Sc. Psychotherapy, UCD, 2006 - this award included recognition of prior learning from the Diploma in Clinical Psychotherapy awarded by The School of Psychotherapy at St. Vincents University Hospital in 1998 Graduate Diploma in Psychoanalytic Studies, LSB College, Balfe St., Dublin 2, 1996 M.Litt., School of Classics, TCD, 1993 B. Sc. (Psychology), The Open University, 2005 B.A. (Hons.), TCD, 1987 Personal psychoanalysis: from 1996

Dr. O'Donnell has presented and had published over thirty papers on psychoanalysis. He has organised conferences, study-days and meetings to advance the understanding of the contribution a psychoanalytic perspective can provide. He has supervised Masters and PhD research in the psychoanalytic field

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