David Flynn B.A. (Hons), MSc., D.Psych.Sc.

Clinical Psychologist

 

Dr. David Flynn is a Clinical Psychologist and member of the Psychological Society of Ireland. In 2002 David obtained an honours degree in Psychology from University College Dublin. Upon completing his degree, he took up a post within an intellectual disability service followed by research roles in the areas of mental health and intellectual disabilities. In 2007 David received a Masters in Applied Psychology from Trinity College Dublin and in the same year he also took up a position in the voluntary sector where he provided counselling to adolescents. In 2012 he qualified as a Clinical Psychologist after completing the Doctoral training in Clinical Psychology at the University of Limerick. During his 3 years of Clinical Psychology training he worked in various services within the HSE where he offered psychological assessment and intervention to clinical caseloads across the lifespan. The service types included Child & Adolescent Primary Care, Adult Mental Health, Early Intervention (0-5 years of age), Adult Intellectual Disability and Brain Injury Rehabilitation.

In 2013 David took up his most recent post as the designated Clinical Psychologist on a Community Mental Health Team where he is providing a psychology service to an inpatient and outpatient adult population with mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and personality disorder. In this role he is administering a range of psychological assessment, developing psychological formulations and reports on presenting mental health and personality problems, and offering psychological consultation to his team. He is also providing to his clients an integrative psychotherapy that draws from various evidence-based therapeutic approaches including but not limited to Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. In 2014 David began further postgraduate psychotherapy training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy that he expects to complete in 2015.

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