Dr Gerardine Curtin


Dr Gerardine Curtin, Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist

Gerardine’s clinical psychology experience is across the lifespan. She works directly with frequently occurring and complex problems, involving individuals, couples and families; with a particular expertise in psychological therapy, trauma Рincluding abuse, mental health and health related difficulties.

Gerardine has extensive experience with an established career as a clinician, supervisor and manager in the HSE. Previous appointments include Head of Psychology Service, Principal Clinical Psychologist Specializing in Adult Mental Health, Clinical Lecturer – Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology, NUI Galway and Occupational Health Clinical Psychologist.

She provides clinical supervision to psychologists, psychotherapists and other health professionals and is an accredited supervisor with IAHIP – Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy.

Gerardine is committed to providing a dedicated service based on best practice and an individualized approach to each person. Ongoing professional development and training continues to be an intrinsic part of her practice.

Qualifications & Memberships


Gerardine obtained an undergraduate degree in Psychology at NUI Galway (B.A. Hons) and received a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology at University College Dublin (M.Psych.Sc.), followed by a diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy. She received a PhD in Psychology from Queens University, Belfast.

Psychological Society of Ireland

  • Graduate member since student membership in 1976.
  • Clinical Division member.
  • National awarding committee member for EFPA Register of Psychologists specializing in Psychotherapy.

British Psychological Society

  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
  • Chartered Clinical Psychologist.

UKHPC Registered PYL04658

Society for Psychotherapy Research

  • Member since 2002.

Irish Council for Psychotherapy – Subsection Irish Association for Humanistic
and Integrative Psychotherapy.

Accredited Psychotherapist and Supervisor

Irish Group Analytic Society

  • Associate member since 2002.

American Group Psychotherapy Association

Conference Presentations


Changes in Object Relations following Time Focused Group Psychotherapy with Women who experienced Childhood Trauma.
Curtin, G.M. 2010
Society for Psychotherapy Research UK Chapter Annual Meeting Ravenscar, Yorkshire, UK. March 2011.

Qualitative Changes in Object Relational Functioning following Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy.
Curtin, G.M. 2010
Society for Psychotherapy Research – 41st International Meeting-World Conference, Asilomar, California, USA. July 2010.

Transformation and Effectiveness; Change Measurement and the Psychodynamic Psychotherapies.
Conference Title: Despair, Dialogue, Desire.
Curtin, G.M. 2008
The 14th European Symposium in Group Analysis, Dublin. August 2008.

Changes in Object Relations following Time Focused Group Psychotherapy with Women who experienced Childhood Trauma.
Curtin, G.M. 2008
British Psychological Society, Northern Ireland Conference, Carlingford. May 2008.

Changes in Object Relations following Time Focused Group Psychotherapy with Women who experienced Childhood Trauma.
Curtin, G.M. 2008
American Group Psychotherapy Conference, Washington USA. 2008.

Qualitative Changes in Object Relations following Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy.
Symposium Title: The experience of sexual abuse: Hearing and Healing the experience of child sexual abuse.
Curtin, G.M. 2007
Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference. 2007.

The Challenge of the Clinician as Researcher.
Curtin, G.M. 2006
British Psychological Society, Northern Ireland Conference. 2006.

The Clinician as Researcher-Practise Based Research.
Symposium Title: The Clinician as Researcher: Exploring Methodologies.
Curtin, G.M. 2005
Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference. 2005.

An Integrated Therapeutic Perspective in Working with Addictive Patterns In Individual Therapy.
Symposium Title: Beyond Sexual Abuse. Convened by Curtin, G.M.
Curtin, G.M. 1997
Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference. 1997.

Community Projects


In The Event of Tragedy – A Response – Child & Adolescent Service.
Gerardine was founding member and catalyst of a multidisciplinary, interagency group that developed an early intervention, multidisciplinary, therapeutic response protocol to second level schools in the event of a sudden unexpected death or suicide of a student(s)/staff member.

This Crisis Service Protocol was officially launched by the HSE in 1996 and has expanded and developed into a blueprint for multidisciplinary emergency response to crises in schools including primary schools.

Home to Home Scheme – Learning Disability.
Gerardine initiated, developed and implemented with a colleague, a family based holiday and respite service for children with all levels of learning disability and subsequently evaluated the intervention and presented the results to the HSE. This service has grown to year round community based respite and holiday service.