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Working With Violence in Psychotherapy Workshop with Eoin Galavan

Many clinicians will struggle to maintain a therapeutic alliance in the face of reported violence...

Last updated 3 May 2024

Many clinicians will struggle to maintain a therapeutic alliance in the face of reported violence or current aggressive behaviour. This talk explored the topic of engaging therapeutically with patients who have a history of violent behaviour.

Course Content

Working With Violence in Psychotherapy Workshop with Eoin Galavan

Presenter

Eoin Galavan

Dr. Eoin Galavan is a Senior Clinical and Counselling Psychologist in the HSE, North Dublin Adult Mental Health Services. He is currently the Clinical Lead for the North Dublin Suicide Assessment and Treatment Service, and former team leader for the Evolve Dialectical Behaviour Therapy program, both of which are dedicated to treating suicidality and self harm within the public mental health services.

Eoin works with suicidal individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds on a daily basis. Eoin is a highly experienced clinician in utilising the CAMS (Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide) model. He is a CAMS-care consultant and has trained hundreds of mental health professionals, counsellors, psychotherapists and volunteers in working with suicidal individuals. He has overseen the roll out of the CAMS model in mental health and voluntary services, and supervised research examining the outcomes of these services.

Eoin also worked closely with the parents of suicidal young people in private practice and frequently delivers public talks, national and international conference presentations and contributes to the media on the topic of suicide.

Dr Galavan is currently a Clinical Tutor, Senior Supervising Psychologist and Lecturer on the Clinical and Counselling Psychology Doctoral Training Programs in Trinity College Dublin. Eoin is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Associate Fellow with the Psychological Society of Ireland.