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Dr. Mary Creaner

Assistant Prof/Course Co-ordinator (Psychology)

Assistant Professor/Research Co-ordinator: Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. Course Director: M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip. in Clinical Supervision. Psychotherapist/Clinical Supervisor.
  Clinical Supervision   Continuing Professional Development   Counseling Ethics   Educational Leadership and Management   Health, Clinical and Counselling   Higher Education   Humanistic Psychology   Innovation in learning   Mental Health and Recovery   Psychotherapy Research   Qualitative Methodology & Methods   Suicide Prevention Research   SUPERVISION
 Supervisee transfer of learning in clinical supervision
 What aspects of eating disorders treatment involving psychological therapy do clients find helpful or unhelpful?
 Education and Training Provision for Professionals Working in the Mental Health Services in Ireland
 Effective Research Supervision
 Experiences of adult children who have been bereaved by the death of a parent by suicide in adulthood

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Guest Editor: Counselling Psychology Quarterly: London, Taylor & Francis: Routledge - Special Section: Current Trends in Clinical Supervision 2013 - 2014
Professional Supervision Training: National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) 2015-16
Invited Guest Lecturer: Supervision Training Workshop: 'What is Good Supervision in Educational and Child Psychology?' Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology Mary Immaculate College, Limerick January 23rd, 2017
Invited Presenter: Strengthening the supervisory relationship: Research informed practice. Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP) Annual Conference, Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Oct 16th -17th, 2015. 2015
Invited Keynote: Supervision and Developing Practice - What is Good Supervision? National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) Annual Meeting/Conference: Radisson Blu, Limerick, December 3rd., 2014 2014
Invited Guest Presenter: An Introduction to Counselling & Psychotherapy Research. The Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP) Research Conference in association with The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). October 12th, 2013. The Radisson Blu, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin. 2013
Reviewer: American Psychological Association: Society of Counseling Psychology (APA Division 17) Supervision and Training Section. Student Poster Session. American Psychological Association Convention, Orlando, Florida August 2-5th, 2012. 2012
Invited Pre-conference Workshop: Introduction to Clinical Supervision - Key Principles and Best Practices in Trainee Supervision. Psychological Society of Ireland, 42nd. Annual Conference, Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork, Ireland, Nov 8th -11th. 2012 2012
Member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) Research Committee 2012
External Examiner: MA in Integrative Psychotherapy/Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy Studies, University of Limerick. 2013 - 2016
External Examiner: MA Prof. Studies/Grad.Cert. Supervision - University of Leicester, UK. 2011 - 2012
External Examiner: Professional Doctorate/Advanced Diploma in Counselling Psychology, London Metropolitian University, UK 2005 - 2008
Peer Reviewer: Counselling Psychology Quarterly Journal (CPQ) - Taylor & Francis: Routledge 2013 - Date
Peer Reviewer: British Journal of Guidance and Counselling (BJGC) - Taylor & Francis: Routledge 2012 - Date
Peer Reviewer: Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research - Linking Research with Practice (CPR) - BACP: Taylor & Francis: Routledge 2011 - Date
Peer Reviewer: Psychotherapy Research (ad hoc) Published in association with the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Taylor & Francis: Routledge 2015
Peer Reviewer: Sage Publications (Book Proposals: Counselling - Psychotherapy - Research) 2014 - Date
Academic Consultant: DPsych Programme - Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University 2011 - 2014
Invited Consultancy: Higher Education and Training Awards Council, Ireland (HETAC)- QQI Counselling and Psychotherapy Standards Development Group Member 2011 - 2014
Psychological Society of Ireland Working Group on Confidentiality and Record Keeping in Practice (Invited External Member) 2010 - 2011
Invited Consultancy: Expert Reviewer Clinical Supervision Policy, Progression Routes, Ana Liffey Drug Project, Dublin. 2011
Quality Peer Review Group Member for the Quality Review of Education and Professional Studies Department, University of Limerick (Nov 30-Dec 4th, 2009) 2009
Psychological Society of Ireland (Division of Counselling Psychology)- Supervision Policy Development Team (Invited External Member) 2008 - 2009
Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC) Register of Expert Panellists Member 2009 - 2014
Member of Supervision Sub-Committee with Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy to establish criteria for recognition of supervision training courses. 2004 - 2006
Member of Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy Sub-Committee to evaluate and implement criteria for the recognition of supervision training courses in Ireland. 2008 - 2010
Member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy - Training Course Recognition Committee 2002 - 2004
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Member of the American Psychological Association (APA) 2010 Date
Member of APA Division 17: Society of Counseling Psychology 2010 Date
Member of APA Div. 17 Section: Supervision and Training 2010 Date
Member of APA Division 32: Humanistic Psychology 2012 2014
Member of International Section of Counseling Psychology, Div 17, APA 2010 Date
Member of Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MIACP) 1998 Current
Member of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI) Current
Member of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) 2009 Date
Creaner, M. , Getting the best out of supervision in counselling and psychotherapy , 1st, London, Sage , 2014, 1 - 192pp, Book, PUBLISHED
Ellis, M.V., Creaner, M., Hutman, H. & Timulak, L. , A comparative study of clinical supervision in the Republic of Ireland and the US., Journal of Counseling Psychology, 62, (4), 2015, p621-631 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Creaner, M. , Current trends in clinical supervision: Introduction to the special section , Counselling Psychology Quarterly , 27, (4), 2014, p325-333. doi:10.1080/09515070 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Meta-analysis in qualitative research: A descriptive-interpretative approach. in, U. Flick (Ed.), The SAGE handbook of qualitative research design. Sage. , The SAGE handbook of qualitative research design. , London, Sage, 2022, [Timulak, L. & Creaner, M. (In press).], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
The role of social media in counselling and psychotherapy in, editor(s)R. Tribe & J. Morrissey , Handbook of professional and ethical issues for psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists (3rd ed), East Sussex, UK, Routledge, 2020, pp117 - 128, [Mary Creaner], Notes: [2020 3rd Edition/2015 2nd ed], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Creaner, M., & Harney, J.(2017, June), Clinical supervisors' experiences of evaluation with trainees, International Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR), 48th Annual Conference, University of Toronto, Canada, June 21th-24th 2017, 2017, Notes: [Paper in J. Norberg & J. Carlsson (Symposium Chairs), Difficulties in supervision from theperspective of both trainees and their supervisors. ], Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Creaner, M. & Timulak, L. , Clinical Supervision and Counseling Psychology in the Republic of Ireland, The Clinical Supervisor, 35, (2), 2016, p192-209 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Learning agreements: Road maps to integrative learning in, editor(s)D. Blackshields, J. Cronin, B. Higgs, S. Kilcummins, M. McCarthy & A. Ryan. , Integrative learning: International research and practice (Routledge Research in Higher Education) , UK, Routledge, 2015, pp83 - 95, [Creaner, M. & Creaner-Glen, J. ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Supervision in Counselling Psychology in, editor(s)D. Murphy , Counselling Psychology: A textbook for study and practice (BPS Textbook Series), Chichester, West Sussex, UK, Wiley, 2017, pp346 - 360, [Creaner, M. & Timulak, L. ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Clinical supervision in counselling and psychotherapy in, editor(s)C. Feltham, T. Hanley & L. Winter. , The Sage Handbook of counselling and psychotherapy (4th Ed.). , London, UK, Sage, 2017, pp121-126 , [Creaner, M. ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED

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Creaner, M. , Invited Workshop: Supervision Research and Reflective Practice, Nov, 2012, Relationships Ireland, Dublin. , Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Creaner, M. , Invited Lecture: The Ethics of Psychotherapy Research, MA/Grad Dip in Integrative Psychotherapy, University of Limerick, March , 2011, Dept. of Education & Professional Studies, University of Limerick, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Creaner, M., Invited Keynote Address: Supervision in Guidance Counselling: Research & Practice, Institute of Guidance Counsellors (IGC) Annual National Conference - 'Regenerating Lives through Guidance Counselling', Mary Immaculate College, Limerick., March, 2011, Institute of Guidance Counsellors, Ireland, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Cahill, M., Ward, F., Blau, I. & Creaner, M. , 'I knew I wasn't the only one' : An evaluation of pre-therapy support groups at the NCS, HSE Dublin North East , To a Life that Shines: Ten Years Transforming the Shadows. , 2010, p128 - 139 , Notes: [National Counselling Service (NCS) 10th. Anniversary Publication ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Creaner, M. , Invited Keynote Address: What is Good Supervision? - Key Findings, ANSE Conference/ Summer University , Trinity College Dublin, Aug, 2009, ANSE/SAI, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Davis, A. & Creaner, M. , Data analysis & evaluation report of group supervision Institute for Guidance Counsellors, 2009, -, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
Creaner, M. , Invited Workshop/Seminar 'Research in Clinical Supervision' , Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) Supervisor's Forum,, All Hallows College, Dublin, Jan, 2007, Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. , Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychological Society of Ireland Division of Counselling Psychology Joint Conference , Counselling Psychology: Contributing to mental health and well-being, September 12th 2014, Mansion House, Dublin , Notes: [Conference Committee Member ], Meetings /Conferences Organised, PRESENTED
Creaner, M. , 'Supervision as a Learning Relationship', Invited Workshop, School of Education, UCD, February 26th, 2013, MA in Educational Psychology, School of Education, UCD., Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Power, L., Creaner, M., & Mooney, R. , Experiences of motherhood from the perspective of women reporting a History of childhood trauma, Transforming the Shadows: HSE National Counselling Service 10th. Anniversary Conference , Dublin Castle, Dublin. , Sept. 14th. 2010, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED


Clinical Supervision Research, Training, and Practice. Psychotherapist/Counselling Psychologist/Supervisor Education and Training, Psychotherapy Research. Practitioner Research. Qualitative Methodology.