Research Profile

Inge Nieuwstraten

Biography

I was born in the Netherlands, in Vlaardingen, later moving to Naarden, east of Amsterdam. I have lived in Ireland all my adult life. My early study and work was in the area of publishing, and I worked in publishing houses in the Netherlands and in Ireland. Working as a translator and interpreter allowed me to spend a lot of time with my children while they were young.
My entry into psychology was as a mature student, and my primary degree was followed by a MA in Health Psychology, followed by studies in Psychodynamic and Integrative psychotherapy. During these years I worked part-time for Psychometrica International. I have been working as a psychotherapist in private practice for thirteen years, and as a psychologist in primary care since the beginning of 2005.
My teaching in UCC has been mainly on MA programmes, such as the MCoun, MA in Humanistic Therapy, MA Group Facilitation, MA Counselling Psychology, and the current master programmes, MAAP and MAAP Guidance Counselling. For a number of years I also taught psychology to first year Speech and Language students.
I also have an input in the MA in Art Therapy in Cork.
I enjoy the combination of research and practice, and I love teaching, particularly in the areas of counselling and psychotherapy. For pleasure I read, play the piano and organ, paint, dance, swim, and spend time in my garden.

Research Interests

My overall research interest is in health and coping. This is underpinned by my twin disciplines: psychotherapy and health psychology. An earlier exploration was in the area of gestalt reminiscence therapy research, looking at coping in a cohort of older adult nursing home residents. This led to several publications with Prof. E. O’Leary in peer-reviewed journals. Coping with loss has been the focus of my thesis for the MA Integrative Psychotherapy. The study concerns the lifelong impact of the loss of the father on women bereaved as adolescents. One of the emergent themes dealt with health fears of daughters around the disease that caused their fathers’ deaths, a topic of interest to psychotherapists and health psychologists.
Since working as a counselling psychologist in a primary care team for the past 10 years, my research focus has changed to the contribution of psychology to primary care on the one hand, and the experience of GPs of having access to psychologists on the team, as well as the type of psychotherapeutic work by psychologists in primary care.
Additionally, for the past 5 years I have been interested in the barriers and mediators to young men seeking psychological help, when they feel depressed and suicidal.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2001)'Emerging psychological issues in talking about death and dying: A discourse analytic study'
O'LEARY, E. & NIEUWSTRATEN, I.M.; (2001) 'Emerging psychological issues in talking about death and dying: A discourse analytic study'. International Journal For The Advancement of Counselling, vol. 23 (*):179-199 [Details]
(2001)'The exploration of memories in gestalt reminiscence therapy'
O'LEARY, E. & NIEUWSTRATEN, I.M.; (2001) 'The exploration of memories in gestalt reminiscence therapy'. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 14 (2):165-180 [Details]
(1999)'Unfinished business in gestalt reminiscence therapy: A discourse analytic study'
O'LEARY, E. & NIEUWSTRATEN, I.M.; (1999) 'Unfinished business in gestalt reminiscence therapy: A discourse analytic study'. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 12 (4):395-412 [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2010)Report on the contribution of counselling psychology to the West Kerry Primary Care Team for 2009.
Nieuwstraten, Inge M; O'Reilly-Trace, Anna; (2010) Report on the contribution of counselling psychology to the West Kerry Primary Care Team for 2009. authors, West Kerry. [Details]
(2009)Report on the contribution of Counselling Psychology to the West Kerry Primary Care Team for 2008.
Trace, A., & Nieuwstraten, I ; (2009) Report on the contribution of Counselling Psychology to the West Kerry Primary Care Team for 2008. Steering Committee, West Kerry Primary Care Team, West Kerry. [Details]
(2008)Report on the contribution of Counselling Psychology to the West Kerry Primary Care Team for 2007.
Inge Nieuwstraten & Anna O'Reilly-Trace (2008) Report on the contribution of Counselling Psychology to the West Kerry Primary Care Team for 2007. Steering Committee, West Kerry Primary Care Team, West Kerry. [Details]
(2007)Report on the contribution of Counselling Psychology to the West Kerry Primary Care Team for 2006.
Trace, A., & Nieuwstraten, I ; (2007) Report on the contribution of Counselling Psychology to the West Kerry Primary Care Team for 2006. Steering Committee, West Kerry Primary Care Team, West Kerry. [Details]

Unpublished Reports

 YearPublication
(2006)What does counselling and psychotherapy involve? Unpublished educational document presented to the Steering and implementation Committee.
Trace, A., & Nieuwstraten, I. ; (2006) What does counselling and psychotherapy involve? Unpublished educational document presented to the Steering and implementation Committee. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2008President's Award for Excellence in Teaching UCC
1996Peter Dempsey Award for Applied Psychology UCC
1996Postgraduate Scholarship ucc
1995Undergraduate Scholarship ucc
1994Title of College Scholar UCC

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2008)PSI Counselling Psychology Division Annual Conference, 2008, Dublin,
Furlong, M., Nieuwstraten, I.M., & O'Leary, E. ; (2008) Spiritual containment, confusion and emergence: Spiritual coping processes following the death of a parent in adulthood. [Oral Presentation], PSI Counselling Psychology Division Annual Conference, 2008, Dublin, Joint BPS/PSI conference of the Counselling Psychology divisions. Dublin , 01-JAN-08 - 31-DEC-08. [Details]
(2007)5th Annual research Conference Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC, Cork,
O'Sullivan, B., Nieuwstraten. I., & O'Leary, E.; (2007) Integrated care pathways: A grounded theory study of the views and experiences of health care professionals. [Poster Presentation], 5th Annual research Conference Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC, Cork, Brookfield, UCC , 01-JAN-07 - 31-DEC-07. [Details]
(2007)IAC International Conference, Promoting Wellness across the Lifespan,
Nieuwstraten, I.M., & Trace, A. ; (2007) Counselling psychology in primary care: Paradigmatic similarities and differences. [Oral Presentation], IAC International Conference, Promoting Wellness across the Lifespan, University College Cork , 01-JAN-07 - 31-DEC-07. [Details]
(2007)Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, 2007, Killarney,
Trace, A., & Nieuwstraten, I.M. ; (2007) Counselling psychology in primary care: Structural, personal and discursive issues. [Oral Presentation], Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, 2007, Killarney, Killarney, Co. Kerry , 01-JAN-07 - 31-DEC-07. [Details]
(2004)Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, 2004, Cork,
McGowan, M. & Nieuwstraten, I.M.; (2004) Experiences of a recent diagnosis of multiple sclerosis: A grounded theory study. [Oral Presentation], Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, 2004, Cork, Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference. Cork , 01-JAN-04 - 31-DEC-04. [Details]
(2002)Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference. 2002, Waterford,
O'Connor, A., O'Leary, E., & Nieuwstraten, I. ; (2002) Experiences of family caregivers in caring for Alzheimer¿s patients: A grounded theory approach. [Oral Presentation], Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference. 2002, Waterford, Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference. Waterford , 01-JAN-02 - 31-DEC-02. [Details]
(2000)9th Congress of the European Association of Psychotherapy, Dublin,
O'Leary, E., & Nieuwstraten, I. ; (2000) Discourse analysis in psychotherapy: Evaluation and application. [Oral Presentation], 9th Congress of the European Association of Psychotherapy, Dublin, Conference of the European Association of Psychotherapy. Dublin , 01-JAN-00 - 31-DEC-00. [Details]
(1999)Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, 1999, Cork,
O'LEARY, E. & NIEUWSTRATEN, I.M.; (1999) The manifestation of apparent blocks to growth: are they really blocks?. [Oral Presentation], Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, 1999, Cork, Cork, Ireland , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)BPS 1999 Annual Conference of the Division of Counselling Psychology of the British Psychological Society,
O'LEARY, E. & NIEUWSTRATEN, I.M.; (1999) Gestalt reminiscence therapy: The role of memories in story-telling. [Oral Presentation], BPS 1999 Annual Conference of the Division of Counselling Psychology of the British Psychological Society, Brighton, UK , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1998)Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, 1998, Kilkenny,
O'LEARY, E. & NIEUWSTRATEN, I.M.; (1998) The last taboo: Talking about death and dying with older adults. [Oral Presentation], Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, 1998, Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland , 06-NOV-98 - 10-NOV-98. [Details]
(2001)PSI 2001 Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Westport,
O'LEARY, E., O’SULLIVAN, D. & NIEUWSTRATEN, I.M.; (2001) Psychological issues of older adults in nursing homes. [Oral Presentation], PSI 2001 Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Westport, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland , 02-NOV-01 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)PSI 1999 Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Cork,
O'LEARY, E. & NIEUWSTRATEN, I.M.; (1999) Emerging memories in the context of group therapy. [Oral Presentation], PSI 1999 Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Cork, Cork, Ireland , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Department of Psychology, UCC College Lecturer01-OCT-05 /
Dept. of Applied Psychology, UCC Dept. of Applied Psychology, UCC Dept. of Management and Marketing, UCC Dept. of Speech and Hearing Sciences, UCC Part-time College lecturer01-JAN-03 / 31-DEC-05
Dept. of Applied Psychology (lecturing as well as course co-ordination for MCoun, MA Group Facilitation, MA Humanistic Therapy), UCC Full-time temporary college lecturer01-JAN-99 / 31-DEC-03
Private Practice Psychotherapist01-JAN-00 /

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1999UCC MAIntegrative Psychotherapy
2009UCC HDipPsychodynamic Psychotherapy
1997ucc MAHealth Psychology
1996UCC BA (Hons)Applied Psychology

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Research consultant to MA in Art therapy, Cork Institute of Technology
Consultant Counselling and Health Psychologist to the GPs on the West Kerry Primary Care team

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Irish Journal Of Psychology (Special Issue) Referee01-JAN-08 - 31-DEC-08

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

My teaching in UCC has been mainly on MA programmes, such as the MCoun, MA in Humanistic Therapy, MA Group Facilitation, MA Counselling Psychology, and the current master programmes, MAAP and MAAP Guidance Counselling. For a number of years I also taught psychology to first year Speech and Language students.
I also have an input in the MA in Art Therapy in Cork.

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