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Mr Declan Coogan B.A.,Dip.,M.Sc.,MSW.,
|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.
|Coogan, D., Sharry, J. (2004) 'Working with Child Abuse and Neglect' In: Sharry, J (eds). Counselling Children, Adolescents and Families. London: London: Sage. [Details]|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|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]|
|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]|
|Coogan, D. (2009) 'Protection Responsibilities and Hope: Dilemmas when working with families when children assault their parents/carers'. The Irish Social Worker Journal, . [Details]|
|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]|
|Coogan, D. (2002) 'Side Stepping the Seductive - How to Look for the Newness that Makes a Difference. Eisteach'. Journal of Counselling and Therapy, . [Details]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|Declan Coogan (2014) 'Responding to Child to Parent Violence - Innovative practices in child and adolescent mental health' Health and Social Work 39 (2) . [Details]|
|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]|
Community Engagement Publications
|Declan Coogan and Eileen Lauster (2015) Non Violent Resistance Handbook for Practitioners - Responding to Child to Parent Violence in Practice. Galway; Brighton: Community Engagement Publications [Details]|
|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]|
|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]|
|Coogan, D. (2011) Effective Interventions with Child to Parent Violence. Seminar facilitated for staff with the HSE in Galway city. Conference Paper [Details]|
|Coogan, D (2011) Introduction to Non Violent Resistance. Seminar facilitated for a team members of social work department, HSE, Galway. Conference Paper [Details]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|