Prof. Michael O’Rourke
Post Grad Dip Programme Leader
Ph.D; M.A; M Ed; CMIGC; H.Dip Ed.
Professor O’Rourke is a lecturer at the School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin on the Doctoral Degree in Counselling Psychology and at the Institute of Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, IICP, on the B.A. (Hons) Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Director of the M.Ed Degree in Educational Guidance and Counselling in the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin, from 1992-2012, Professor O’Rourke is currently Academic Consultant and Senior Lecturer at The Military College, The Curragh, from 2005-to-date. His research interests include Advanced Counselling Psychology; Grief, Bereavement and Loss; The Psychology and Aetiology of Suicide; Multiculturalism and Cross-Cultural Historical Contexts.
His most recent publications include the following:
- Spirituality and Psychotherapy
- Grief, Bereavement and Loss
- The Psychology and Aetiology of Suicide
- Multiculturalism and Cross-Cultural Counselling
- A History of Guidance Counselling: American, European and Irish Perspectives
- Biographical and Educational Reflections in the Life of John McGahern
- A major study entitled Carl Gustav Jung: Visionary and Spiritual Healer is due for publication shortly.
His Ph.D was awarded in 1999 and was entitled: Multiculturalism and Pluralism in Post-Reformation Ireland. This historical delineation examined the nature of national and territorial conflicts and how an inspiring multiculturalism and an ennobling ecumenism can be established that freely respects difference and diversity in divided societies. His current research focus is entitled: Existentialism and Logotherapy: A Quest for Meaning in a Troubled Age in the Writings of Rollo May, Irvin Yalom and Viktor Frankl. Dr O’Rourke is a Visiting Professor to the University of Indiana South Bend ( IUSB), USA.