//Caitríona Kearns
Caitríona Kearns2018-11-28T15:46:07+00:00

Caitríona Kearns
Director of Registry & Operations

T: 086 049 9154
E: triona@iicp.ie

MA in Pluralistic Counselling & Psychotherapy, P.G. Cert, Training & Education, B.Sc. Counselling and Psychotherapy, Dip. Addiction Studies, MIACP, MWGII. Caitríona is a former full time therapist with the HSE. She has worked in the field of Substance Misuse since 2001 and has practiced in statutory, residential and community based settings. Caitríona also has extensive experience in working therapeutically with children and adolescents.

Lecturing at IICP since 2006, her teaching experience also includes presenting on the M.Sc. and Diploma in Rehabilitation Studies at UCD and the Diploma in Drug and Alcohol studies with UL.

She is Director of Registry & Operations at IICP, and a module lecturer on the Certificate and BA (Hons) Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. She is the co-author of the Radcliffe book, Adolescents and Substance Use: The Handbook for Professionals Working with Young People, which was shortlisted and Highly Commended in the Paediatric category for the 2014 British Medical Association Book of the Year Awards.

Books:

James, P., Kearns, C., Campbell, A., & Smyth, P.B. (2013). Adolescents and Substance Use: The Handbook for Professionals. London: Radcliffe.

Articles:

Finnerty, M., Kearns, C., & O’Regan, D. (2018). Pluralism: An Ethical Commitment to Dialogue and Collaboration. Irish Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy. 18(3), 18(3), 13-20.

Kearns, C., James, P., & Smyth, B.P. (2011). Drinking Patterns and Preferences among Irish Substance Abusing Teenagers: A Pilot Study. Journal of Addiction Nursing, 22(3), 124-129.

Edokpolo, O., James, P., Kearns, C., Campbell, A., & Smyth, B.P. (2010). Gender Differences in Psychiatric Symptomology in Adolescents Attending a Community Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programme. In: The Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. 42(1), 31-6.

Kearns, C., Finnerty, M., & McLeod, J. (2018). Pluralistic Group Therapy for Anxious Children: A Waiting List Management Strategy. Panel presentation at the International Conference for Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy, Dundee: Scotland, March 2018.

Finnerty, M., Kearns, C., & McLeod, J. (2018). Developing an Organising Framework for Training in Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy. Panel presentation at the International Conference for Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy, Dundee: Scotland, March 2018.

Kearns, C., Devoy, S., Finnerty, M., & O’Regan, D. (2017). Parental Perceptions of Pluralistic Group Therapy for Children with Anxiety. Poster Presented at the Annual Conference of the IACP, Kilkenny: Ireland, October 2017.

Kearns, C., Finnerty, M., Devoy S., & O’Regan, D. (2017). Pluralistic Group Therapy for Children with Anxiety: A Strategy for Managing Waiting Lists in a Community Service – A Pilot Study. Poster Presented at the Annual Conference of the IACP, Kilkenny: Ireland. October 2017.

Finnerty, M., Kearns, C., O’Regan, D., & Devoy, S. (2017). Tales from the Trenches: Psychotherapy Integration. Poster Presented at the Annual Conference of the Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, Kilkenny: Ireland, October 2017.

Finnerty, M., McLeod, J., Kearns, C., O’Neill, D. & O’Regan, D. (2016) Teaching Integration through the Ways Paradigm. Paper Presented at Dublin, 2016 SEPI Annual Conference.

O’Regan, D., Finnerty, M., McLeod, J., & Kearns, C. (2016). Why Do Clients Not Show up for their First Session? Poster Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration: Trinity College Dublin. June 2016.

Kearns, C., James, P., & Smyth, B.P. (2010). Drinking Patterns and Preferences among Irish Substance Abusing Teenagers: A Pilot Study. Poster Presentation at the National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Psychiatry.

Kearns, C., (2004). Adolescents and Substance Use: A Choice Theory Framework. Paper Presented at the 8th Annual William Glasser Institute of Ireland Conference.