Dr. Declan Coogan

B.A.,Dip.,M.Sc.,MSW., Ph.D

Contact Details

Lecturer In Social Work, Research Fellow UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre
Political Science & Sociology
Room 223
Aras Moyola
NUI Galway North Campus
Newcastle Rd.

T: ++353(0)91 495373
E: declanp.coogan@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Declan is a full time lecturer with the MA in Social Work Programme at the School of Political Science & Sociology. He has particular interests in children, families, child to parent abuse and prevention of abuse and violence. He is a personal tutor and research supervisor for students with the MA in Social Work Programme. He is also a Research Fellow with the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre at NUI Galway and the NUI Galway lead for the EU funded Responding to Child to Parent Violence Project (see www.rcpv.eu & www.cpvireland.ie). He also teaches at undergraduate level in the School of Political Science and Sociology at NUI Galway.

Prior to joining NUI Galway, Declan worked for over nine years as a senior social worker as part of the community based multi-disciplinary Mater Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in Dublin. He was also seconded to the multi-disciplinary Northside Inter-Agency Project (NIAP), continuing his commitment to the prevention of sexual abuse and intervention in response to young people who have sexually abused. He is a member of the Irish Association of Social Workers (IASW) and a Systemic / Family Therapist registered with the Family Therapy Association of Ireland (FTAI).

Following qualification in social work, Declan worked for almost four years as a social worker in community care child protection and family welfare teams. He has been a practice teacher for social work students on child protection/ family welfare and on CAMHS placements. He has worked closely with colleagues, families and young people in group work programmes. He has also collaborated with colleagues on undergraduate and post graduate training programmes for courses designed for social workers, social care workers, nurses, doctors and others.

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
RESPONDING TO CHILD TO PARENT VIOLENCE DECLAN P COOGAN 01-FEB-13 31-JAN-15
MILLENIUM FUND DECLAN COOGAN 01-DEC-12 01-JAN-16

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2014) 'Responding to child-to-parent violence: Innovative practices in child and adolescent mental health'
Declan Coogan (2014) 'Responding to child-to-parent violence: Innovative practices in child and adolescent mental health'. Health & Social Work, 39 (2):e1-e9 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Marking the Boundaries - When Troublesome becomes Abusive and Children Cross a Line in Family Violence'
Declan Coogan (2012) 'Marking the Boundaries - When Troublesome becomes Abusive and Children Cross a Line in Family Violence'. Journal Of The Family Therapy Association Of Ireland, Summer (2012):74-86 [Details]
(2011) 'Child to Parent Violence - Challenging Perspectives on Family Violence'
Declan Coogan (2011) 'Child to Parent Violence - Challenging Perspectives on Family Violence'. Child Care In Practice Special Issue On Domestic Violence. Vol 17, No 4, 17 (4):347-358 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Protection Responsibilities and Hope: Dilemmas when working with families when children assault their parents/carers'
Coogan, D. (2009) 'Protection Responsibilities and Hope: Dilemmas when working with families when children assault their parents/carers'. The Irish Social Worker Journal, [Details]
(2005) 'Responding to Domestic Abuse - Stepping Outside the Therapist's Zones of Confidence and Competence'
Coogan, D. (2005) 'Responding to Domestic Abuse - Stepping Outside the Therapist's Zones of Confidence and Competence'. Journal of the Family Therapy Association of Ireland, 10 (3):8-14 [Details]
(2002) 'Side Stepping the Seductive - How to Look for the Newness that Makes a Difference. Eisteach'
Coogan, D. (2002) 'Side Stepping the Seductive - How to Look for the Newness that Makes a Difference. Eisteach'. Journal of Counselling and Therapy, [Details]
(2001) 'Taking the Next Step - Towards a Proposal for Working with Men Who are Violent in their Intimate Relationships'
Coogan, D., Ryan, M. (2001) 'Taking the Next Step - Towards a Proposal for Working with Men Who are Violent in their Intimate Relationships'. The Irish Social Worker Journal, 19 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Responding to Family Violence - New Challenges and Perspectives'
Declan Coogan, Stephanie Holt (2015) 'Responding to Family Violence - New Challenges and Perspectives' In: Social Work in Ireland - Changes and Continuities. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
(2004) 'Working with Child Abuse and Neglect'
Coogan, D., Sharry, J. (2004) 'Working with Child Abuse and Neglect' In: Counselling Children, Adolescents and Families. London: London: Sage. [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2015) Country Report - Republic of Ireland: Responding to Child to Parent Violence - European Perspectives.
Declan Coogan, Eileen Lauster (2015) Country Report - Republic of Ireland: Responding to Child to Parent Violence - European Perspectives. Responding to Child to Parent Violence Project, Brighton, England. [Details]
(2015) Responding to Child to Parent Violence & Abuse in Europe - Development of Self-Efficacy Tools (Workstream 3). Brighton. Responding to Child to Parent Violence Project.
Wilcox, P, Pooley, Ferrando, M, Coogan, D, Lauster, E Assenova, A, Mortensen, U & Christoffersson, I (2015) Responding to Child to Parent Violence & Abuse in Europe - Development of Self-Efficacy Tools (Workstream 3). Brighton. Responding to Child to Parent Violence Project. RCPV Project Brighton, Brighton. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2014) 'Restoring competence and confidence- non-violent resistance as a response to child-to-parent violence in Ireland'
Coogan, Declan; Lauster, Eileen (2014) 'Restoring competence and confidence- non-violent resistance as a response to child-to-parent violence in Ireland' Context- magazine for family therapy and systemic practice in the UK, 132 (April 2014) :29-31. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'Practical Strategies for Coping with Child to Parent Violence - the NVR Programme in Practice'
Eileen Lauster, Alan Quinn, John Brosnahan, Declan Coogan (2014) 'Practical Strategies for Coping with Child to Parent Violence - the NVR Programme in Practice' Irish Probation Journal, 11 (October 2014) :208-221. [Details]
(2014) 'Non Violent Resistance Handbook for Practitioners- Responding to Child to Parent Violence in Practice'
Declan Coogan & Eileen Lauster (2014) 'Non Violent Resistance Handbook for Practitioners- Responding to Child to Parent Violence in Practice' Non Violent Resistance Handbook for Practitioners, 1 (1) . [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'Responding to Child to Parent Violence - Innovative practices in child and adolescent mental health'
Declan Coogan (2014) 'Responding to Child to Parent Violence - Innovative practices in child and adolescent mental health' Health and Social Work, 39 (2) . [Details]
(2012) 'Marking the Boundaries - When Troublesome becomes Abusive and Children Cross A Line in Family Violence'
Declan Coogan (2012) 'Marking the Boundaries - When Troublesome becomes Abusive and Children Cross A Line in Family Violence' Feedback - the Journal of the Family Therapy Association of Ireland, July (2012) :74-86. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2016) Translating Practice Wisdom to Research - Building Social Work Research Capacity Conference,
Declan Coogan (2016) 1st IASW Practitioner/ Researcher Special Interest Group National Conference. [Oral Presentation], Translating Practice Wisdom to Research - Building Social Work Research Capacity Conference, University College Cork , 22-APR-16 - 22-APR-16. [Details]
(2016) 4th International Conference on Non Violent Resistance,
Declan Coogan (2016) Supporting Parents and Practitioners with the Non Violent Resistance Programme- Practitioners Responses to an NVR training programme in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], 4th International Conference on Non Violent Resistance, Malmo, Sweden , 26-MAY-16 - 27-MAY-16. [Details]
(2015) European Conference on Domestic Violence,
Declan Coogan (2015) Listening & Supporting Practitioners: Encounters with Child to Parent Violence. [Oral Presentation], European Conference on Domestic Violence, Queens University Belfast , 06-SEP-15 - 09-SEP-15. [Details]
(2015) Tackling Child to Parent Violence: the Non-Violence Resistance Programme,
Declan Coogan (2015) This event is for workers supporting families who may be experiencing child to parent violence. Speakers will discuss issues faced by parents in this situation, look at current supports and a new programme coming on stream for Cork. [Invited Lecture], Tackling Child to Parent Violence: the Non-Violence Resistance Programme, City Hall Cork , 22-OCT-15 - 22-OCT-15. [Details]
(2015) Child to Parent Violence: European Perspctives,
Eileen Lauster & Declan Coogan (2015) International Conference on Child to Parent Violence as part of the RCPV Project. [Oral Presentation], Child to Parent Violence: European Perspctives, Brighton, England , 29-JAN-15 - 29-JAN-15. [Details]
(2015) Child to Parent Violence - European Perspectives,
Declan Coogan (2015) International conference on child to parent violence. [Invited Paper], Child to Parent Violence - European Perspectives, Univeristy of Brighton, Brighton, England , 28-JAN-15 - 29-JAN-15. [Details]
(2014) Child to Parent Violence: Innovations in Practice, Policy and Reserach,
Lauster, Eileen; Coogan, Declan (2014) International conference on child to parent violence with paper presentations and workshops. [Program co-chair], Child to Parent Violence: Innovations in Practice, Policy and Reserach, Aras Moyola, NUI Galway Ireland , 12-JUN-14 - 13-JUN-14. [Details]
(2013) CAMHS North East Family Therapy Special Interest Group Conference 2013,
Declan Coogan (2013) Annual conference of the multi-disciplinary special interest group in the HSE. [Keynote Address], CAMHS North East Family Therapy Special Interest Group Conference 2013, HSE training centre, Ardee, Co. Louth , 11-NOV-13 - 11-NOV-13. [Details]
(2013) ISPSCAN European Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect,
Declan Coogan (2013) Practitioners Perceptions of Child to Parent Violence and the NVR Programme: First Impressions. [Invited Oral Presentation], ISPSCAN European Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect, Dublin , 17-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013) Practitioners Perceptions of Child to Parent Violence and the NVR Programme: First Impressions,
Declan Coogan (2013) Theme: Interventions and programmes for children and families experiencing adversity. [Conference Paper], Practitioners Perceptions of Child to Parent Violence and the NVR Programme: First Impressions, Doubletree by Hilton Ballsbridge, Dublin , 15-SEP-13 - 18-SEP-13. [Details]
(2012) Child to Parent Violence- Challenging Perspectives and New Approaches to Family Violence,
Declan Coogan (2012) Workshop at the 8th International Congress of the British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. [Workshop chair], Child to Parent Violence- Challenging Perspectives and New Approaches to Family Violence, Queens University Belfast , 17-APR-12 - 18-APR-12. [Details]

ANET/COS

  Year Publication
(2015) Non Violent Resistance Handbook for Practitioners - Responding to Child to Parent Violence in Practice.
Declan Coogan, Eileen Lauster (2015) Non Violent Resistance Handbook for Practitioners - Responding to Child to Parent Violence in Practice. Galway, Ireland; Brighton, England: ANET/COS [Details]

Community Engagement Publications

  Year Publication
(2014) Non Violent Resistance Handbook for Practictioners: Responding to Child to Parent Violence in Practice Declan Coogan & Eileen Lauster.
Coogan, Declan; Lauster, Eileen (2014) Non Violent Resistance Handbook for Practictioners: Responding to Child to Parent Violence in Practice Declan Coogan & Eileen Lauster. Galway: Community Engagement Publications [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2011) An Introduction to Non Violent Resistance. Seminar facilitated for multi-disciplinary team at the HSE Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Galway.
Coogan, D. (2011) An Introduction to Non Violent Resistance. Seminar facilitated for multi-disciplinary team at the HSE Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Galway. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) Effective Interventions with Child to Parent Violence. Seminar facilitated for staff with the HSE in Galway city.
Coogan, D. (2011) Effective Interventions with Child to Parent Violence. Seminar facilitated for staff with the HSE in Galway city. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) Introduction to Non Violent Resistance. Seminar facilitated for a team members of social work department, HSE, Galway.
Coogan, D (2011) Introduction to Non Violent Resistance. Seminar facilitated for a team members of social work department, HSE, Galway. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) Challenging perspectives & new approaches to family violence.. Paper presented at the 4th Inter-Disciplinary Gender & Child Welfare Conference, NUI Galway.
Coogan, D. (2011) Challenging perspectives & new approaches to family violence.. Paper presented at the 4th Inter-Disciplinary Gender & Child Welfare Conference, NUI Galway. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Re-building hope and competence: community based interventions where children assault their parents/carers. Changing Health - the 6th International Social Work in Health and Mental Health.
Coogan, D. (2010) Re-building hope and competence: community based interventions where children assault their parents/carers. Changing Health - the 6th International Social Work in Health and Mental Health. University College Dublin: Conference Paper [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) An introduction to Non Violent Resistance - Working with families where children assault their parents/carers. Seminar facilitated for a multi-disciplinary group of practitioners and managers at Clare Care, Ennis, Co. Clare.
Coogan, D. (2010) An introduction to Non Violent Resistance - Working with families where children assault their parents/carers. Seminar facilitated for a multi-disciplinary group of practitioners and managers at Clare Care, Ennis, Co. Clare. Clare Care, Ennis, Co. Clare: Conference Paper [Details]

Conference Poster

  Year Publication
(2014) Supporting Families with Child to Parent Violence- the Non Violent Resistance (NVR) Programme.
Lauster, Eileen; Coogan, Declan (2014) Supporting Families with Child to Parent Violence- the Non Violent Resistance (NVR) Programme. What's Working for Young People Conference, Dublin: Conference Poster [Details]

Manual

  Year Publication
(2015) Non Violent Resistance Handbook for Practitioners - Responding to Child to Parent Violence in Practice.
Declan Coogan and Eileen Lauster (2015) Non Violent Resistance Handbook for Practitioners - Responding to Child to Parent Violence in Practice. Galway; Brighton: Manual [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
CORU Registered Social Worker with the Social Work Registration Board at CORU /
Family Therapy Association of Ireland (FTAI) Registered Family Therapist/ Systemic Pyschotherapist /
UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre, NUI Galway Research Fellow /
Irish Association of Social Workers (IASW) Committee member of interest group of social workers in Child & Adolescent Mental Health /

Teaching Interests

Masters of Arts in Social Work programme: Declan co-ordinates and is involved in teaching in the following modules: SP 601 - Social Work Practice; SP 609 - Contemporary Social Issues; SP 722 - Criminal Justice System, Probation & Social Work; SP 608- Fieldwork; SP613 - Health Promotion & Mental Health (Child and Adolescent Mental Health).

Undergraduate courses:

  • SP 705 - Revisiting Violence: Aggression and Abuse in Contemporary Irish Family and Institutional Life.
  • SP235 - Social Issues and Policy Responses (Young People and Sexual Behaviour Problems: Contexts and Correlates).

Internal Collaborators

  Name Description of Collaboration
Internal Collaborators
Eileen Lauster, Research Assistant, joined Declan Coogan on the EU funded Responding to Child to Parent Violence project in August 2013.

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country Description of Collaboration
External Collaborators
Together with Dr. Paula Wilcox, University of Brighton, England, Michelle Pooley, Brighton and Hove City Council, England and colleagues from Spain, Sweden and Bulgaria, Declan is the Ireland Lead for the EU funded Responding to Child to Parent Violence Project (DAPHNE programme of the EU).