Research Profile

Nicola Barry

Biography

Research Interests

 The focus for my research has emerged from my direct experience of grappling with gatekeeping issues as a professional educator. The monitoring and management of professional competence problems in trainees are key aspects of the gatekeeping responsibility. Professional training courses differ from most undergraduate programmes in that they lead directly to the legitimisation of the student as a practitioner thus charging educators with a weighty responsibility for ensuring the safety of their trainees prospective clients.  I am currently employing a qualitative methodology to research the issue of gatekeeping in professional education programmes. I am interested in the integration of the conceptual lenses of emotional labour and virtue ethics to develop a relational construction of the gatekeeping responsibility.
 

My research collaboration with Prof. Eleanor OLeary on therapeutic work with older adults began during my training as a counselling psychologist.  Our published work has included two invitations to contribute a chapter to the Sage Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy on counselling older adults. We were also invited to contribute a chapter to the Handbook of Professional and Ethical Practice for Psychologists, Counsellors and Psychotherapists which addressed such issues as they pertain to working with older clients. 

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2006)'Gestalt Reminiscence Therapy'
O'Leary, E. & Barry, N.; (2006) 'Gestalt Reminiscence Therapy' In: New Approches to Integrations in Psychotherapy. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2006)'Counselling Older Adults'
O'Leary, E. & Barry, N.; (2006) 'Counselling Older Adults' In: The Sage Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy (2nd ed.). London: Sage. . [Details]
(2005)'Professional and Ethical issues when Working with Older Adults'
O’Leary, E. & Barry, N.; (2005) 'Professional and Ethical issues when Working with Older Adults' In: Handbook of Professional and Ethical Practice for Psychologists, Counsellors and Psychotherapists. Hove: Brunner-Routledge. [Details]
(2000)'Counselling older adults'
O'Leary, E., & Barry, N.; (2000) 'Counselling older adults' In: Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy. London: Sage. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(1998)'The Cork Person Centred Gestalt Project: two outcome studies'
O’Leary, E., Purcell, U., McSweeney, E., O’Flynn, D., O’Sullivan, K., Keane, N. & Barry, N.; (1998) 'The Cork Person Centred Gestalt Project: two outcome studies'. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 11 (1):45-61 [Details]
(1998)'Reminiscence therapy with older adults'
O'Leary, E. & Barry, N.; (1998) 'Reminiscence therapy with older adults'. Journal of Social Work Practice, 12 (2):159-165 [Details]

Professional Activities

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Psychological Society of Ireland I am a Chartered Psychologist and Full Member of the Division of Counselling Psychology. I am a former member of the Society's Board of Professional Conduct which is entrusted with the responsibility of investigating complaints made against psychologists who are members of the Society/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(1999)Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland,
O’Leary, E., & Barry, N.; (1999) Reminiscence Therapy with Older Adults. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Cork , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)International Conference on Groups, health and disease,
O'Leary, E. & Barry, N.; (1999) Gestalt cognitive-behavioural therapy. [N/A], International Conference on Groups, health and disease, Stanford University, USA. 1998 , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)American Psychological Association annual Convention,
O'Leary, E. & Barry, N.; (1999) Gestalt reminiscence therapy with older adults. [N/A], American Psychological Association annual Convention, August 1998 , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Psychological Society of Ireland Former member member of the Board of Professional Conduct2002 /
Psychological Society of Ireland Accreditation of Postgraduate Courses in Counselling Psychology2001 / 2001

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork College lecturer in Applied Psychology01-JAN-05 /
University College Cork Full-time college lecturer (tenure B)01-JAN-01 / 01-JAN-05
University College Cork Temporary Full-time college lecturer01-JAN-98 / 01-JAN-01

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1994UCC BA
1996UCC MA Counselling Psychology

Consultancy

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Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Contact details

  • Nicola Barry
    Course Director MA in Applied Psychology(Guidance Counselling)
  • nicola.barry@ucc.ie
  • School of Applied Psychology
    Enterprise Centre
    North Mall
    Cork
  • +353 21 490 417

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