Research Profile

James O'Mahony

Biography

Dr James O Mahony is a Lecturer in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Programme Lead for the MSc/ Pg Diploma in Cognitive & Behavioural Psychotherapy. 
Dr O Mahony has worked in the area of mental health since the late 90’s as a mental health nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Primary Care Mental Health, Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Psychotherapy, Assistant Director of Nursing and Area Director of Nursing, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services. He is an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) which is a specialised form of psychotherapy used to work with individuals experiencing severe emotional dysregulation or those experiencing self-harm and suicidal behaviours. His PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) in Medicine & Health with University College Cork examined how social discourses impact on how individuals’ conceptualise depression. He teaches on the undergraduate and postgraduate courses in mental health nursing, on the Doctor of Clinical Psychology programme and is the programme lead for the MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy. Dr O Mahony supervises a number of research students undertaking the MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, and doctoral degrees. His research interests include the phenomenological experience of depression; depression as an embodied experience; emotionally unstable personality disorder; child and adolescent mental health services research and Self Practice/ Self Reflection in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2016)'O’ Mahony (2016). Eating Disorders. Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Practice – An Interpersonal Approach'
O Mahony J (2016) 'O’ Mahony (2016). Eating Disorders. Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Practice – An Interpersonal Approach' In: Jones JS, Fitzpatrick, J, Rogers V (eds). Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Practice – An Interpersonal Approach. New York: Springer Publishing.   [DOI] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2021)'Nurses and midwives' experiences with peer-group clinical supervision intervention: A pilot study'
Mc Carthy, V., Goodwin, J., Saab, M.M., Kilty, C., Meehan, E., Connaire, S., Buckley, C., Walsh, A., O'Mahony, J. & O'Donovan, A. (2021) 'Nurses and midwives' experiences with peer-group clinical supervision intervention: A pilot study'. Journal of Nursing Management,   [Details]

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