Carol Owens

  BA (Joint Honours) Psychology & Sociology (University of Reading, UK)
  PhD Psychology (University of Reading, UK)
  MPhil Psychoanalytic Studies (Trinity College Dublin)
  MSc Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (UCD/St Vincent’s Hospital)
  Certificate in Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness (Irish Mindfulness Institute)

Carol works with adolescents and with adults. Her background is in Psychology and she did her PhD research at the University of Reading on the effects of being in couple sexual relationships upon identity and subjectivity. She went on to pursue training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at Trinity College and at UCD. She has been working as a therapist and analyst for 18 years and also as clinical supervisor. As a member of the APPI (Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland), Carol has served on their Training Committee, Executive Committee, and currently serves as Chairperson of their Scientific Committee responsible for organising and convening seminars and conferences here in Dublin.

Carol is a fully accredited member of the APPI, and of the ICP (Irish Council for Psychotherapy). She has lectured at DCU, Trinity College Dublin, and Independent Colleges Dublin on their psychoanalytic psychotherapy modules and has presented papers at national and international conferences on aspects of the theory and practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She has published several papers and book chapters in that area, and her book “Lacanian Psychoanalysis with Babies, Children, and Adolescents: Further Notes on the Child” (co-edited with Stephanie Farrelly Quinn) was published by Karnac, July 2017. She is currently working on two books: a collection of essays on the work of Jacques Lacan, and a book on ambivalence (both, Routledge, 2018).

Carol has a special interest in working with young people and adults in order to understand and work through persistent difficulties which arise as a result of experiences in childhood.

Professional Memberships:

  • Member of Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI)
  • Member of Association for Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy in Ireland (APPI)
  • Member of Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP)