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Ellen O'Malley-Dunlop

Ellen O'Malley-Dunlop is a Jungian Psychotherapist, Family Therapist and Group Analyst. She worked in private practice for 23 years. She is a founder member of the the Irish Institute of Psycoanalytic Pscyhotherapy and the Masters Programme in Trinity College. She was the first female Chairperson of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy. She is currently Chairperson of the National Women's Council of Ireland. She also serves as a member of the Legal Aid Board and for 4 years served on the Board of Gaisce, The President's Award. From 2006-2016 Ellen was CEO of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre where she worked with other NGOs and Government agencies to raise awareness of violence against women in Ireland and lobbied successfully for the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017. She holds a Masters Degree from UCD in Irish Folklore and is a member of the Irish Forum of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. She was appointed Adjunct Professor to the School of Law at the University of Limerick in December 2015. She is the guest director of the Burren Law School 2018. Ellen co-founded the Annual Bard Summer School, Clare Island Co. Mayo in 1995 with her husband Sandy Dunlop. She has 4 sons and 4 granddaughters and her main interestes outside her work are music and theatre.

Past and present Confer events
Women on the Couch
Saturday 30 June 2018 - Dublin

Book of the Month
Brett Kahr's Top Ten Psychotherapy Books - 2018
Professor Brett Kahr certainly knows something about the art of authoring books. Over the years he has written or edited twelve volumes, and has served as series editor of some fifty further titles. Earlier this year, he published New Horizons in Forensic Psychotherapy: Exploring the Work of Estela V. Welldon (Karnac Books, 2018)... More >>
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Helen Fisher: The brain in love

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