Dr Jonathan Egan

BA,MA,MPsychSc,PsyD,PGCTLHE

Contact Details

Lecturer In Clinical Psychology, Deputy Director of DPSYCHSC In Clinical Psychology Programme
Psychology
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Floor one
Dept of Psychology
Arts Millennium Ext
NUI Galway

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researcher

Biography

Dr Jonathan Egan, Deputy Director of the DPsychSc in Clinical Psychology and Lecturer above the bar in Clinical Psychology completed both his BA in Pure psychology (1992) and MA in Applied Psychology (1993) at UCD. He then went to Illinois and trained in behaviour analysis and therapy and completed internships across Traumatic Brain Injury services with both adolescents and adults in Carbondale, Illinois.   He returned to UCD and completed the M. Psych. Sc, (Clin. Spec.) in 1997.

Following his clinical psychology training he  worked with Child and Family psychology services in Co. Laois and subsequently became the Senior Clinical Psychologist with the Adult Mental Health services (1999). He  worked as a Senior Child and family Clinical Psychologist in Athlone (2004).

In 2000, Jonathan became the founding Director of Counselling for the Arches Adult Counselling Service for survivors of childhood abuse and neglect.  He became a consultant and co-author to the UCD studies on adults psychological adjustment to institutional care in their childhoods. This study was commissioned by the Commission to Inquire into Childhood Abuse. Five peer review papers have now been published in connection to this study. He completed his dissertation on "Burnout in female counsellor/therapists of the National Counselling Service" (Hull, 2007).

In 2008, Jonathan became a Principal Clinical Specialist Psychologist at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Dublin where he worked in Liaison Psychiatry and Cardiac Rehabilitation.  He has supervised over 20 trainee psychologists and served on the Committee of the Clinical Division of the Psychological Society of Ireland between 2005 and 2015.

In 2010, Jonathan completed a 2.5 Year fixed term contract as a lecturer above the bar in clinical psychology and then returned in May 2013 to take up a role as the Psychology Manager in the Mater Hospital.
Finally he returned in February 2015 to take up a permanent position as the Deputy Director of the Doctorate Programme in Clinical Psychology (DPsychSc).

Research Interests

Jonathan is interested in developing reflective scientist practitioners for the field of Clinical Psychology. 

He also has an interest in PTSD in people who have experienced trauma during childhood, as well as the effect this has on the psychologists working with them.  He is currently interested in an adult's perception of their ability to express themselves emotionally as children to their parents or caregivers and how this may affect their relationship with food intake or emotional eating. 
  • NUI Galway’s Millennium Research Fund recently approved a 14,750 euro grant to further study this phenomenon via a mixed methods approach

Jonathan also enjoys examining the therapeutic exchange between client and therapist, as well as whether a given approach is effective or not. 

Jonathan's interest in Health Psychology naturally developed from his move as a Director of Counselling for abuse survivors to a principal clinical specialist in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme in Dublin.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Staff perceptions of the quality of life of individuals with an intellectual disability who transition from a residential campus to community living in Ireland: An exploratory study'
Kilroy, S; Egan, J; Walsh, M; McManus, S; Sarma K (2015) 'Staff perceptions of the quality of life of individuals with an intellectual disability who transition from a residential campus to community living in Ireland: An exploratory study'. Journal of intellectual & developmental disability, 40 (1):68-77 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Staff perceptions of the quality of life of individuals with an intellectual disability who transition from a residential campus to community living in Ireland: An exploratory study'
Kilroy, S,Egan, J,Walsh, M,McManus, S,Sarma, KM (2015) 'Staff perceptions of the quality of life of individuals with an intellectual disability who transition from a residential campus to community living in Ireland: An exploratory study'. Journal of intellectual & developmental disability, 40 :68-77 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Irish parents' lived experience of learning about and adapting to their child's autistic spectrum disorder diagnosis and their process of telling their child about their diagnosis'
Roisin Finnegan*, Tim Trimble & Jonathan Egan (2014) 'Irish parents' lived experience of learning about and adapting to their child's autistic spectrum disorder diagnosis and their process of telling their child about their diagnosis'. The Irish Journal Of Psychology, 35 (2-3):78-90 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Staff perceptions of the quality of life of individuals with an intellectual disability who transition from a residential campus to community living in Ireland: An exploratory study'
Kilroy, S., Egan, J., Walsh, M., McManus, S., Sarma, K. M. (2014) 'Staff perceptions of the quality of life of individuals with an intellectual disability who transition from a residential campus to community living in Ireland: An exploratory study'. Journal of intellectual & developmental disability, (AHEAD OF PRINT) [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Systemic trauma: The impact on parents whose children have experienced sexual abuse'
Kilroy, S. J., Egan, J., Maliszewska, A., Sarma, K. M. (2014) 'Systemic trauma: The impact on parents whose children have experienced sexual abuse'. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 23 (5):481-503 [Details]
(2013) 'Foetal effects of low-level alcohol use during pregnancy: what clinicians need to know'
Roisin Finnegan and Jonathan Egan (2013) 'Foetal effects of low-level alcohol use during pregnancy: what clinicians need to know'. The Irish Psychologist, 39 (9/10):240-245 [Details]
(2012) 'An interpretive phenomenological account of the experiences of family carers of the elderly'
Caroline Kenny, Kiran Sarma, Jonathan Egan (2012) 'An interpretive phenomenological account of the experiences of family carers of the elderly'. Irish Journal Of Psychology, 33 (4) [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Commonly prescribed antidepressants: What clinicians need to know'
Gaynor, D; Bogue, J; Egan, J (2011) 'Commonly prescribed antidepressants: What clinicians need to know'. The Irish Psychologist, 37 (12):292-295 [Details]
(2010) 'Profiles of adult survivors of severe sexual, physical and emotional institutional abuse in Ireland'
Fitzpatrick, M; Carr, A; Dooley, B; Flanagan-Howard, R; Flanagan, E; Tierney, K; White, M; Daly, M; Shevlin, M; Egan, J (2010) 'Profiles of adult survivors of severe sexual, physical and emotional institutional abuse in Ireland'. Child Abuse Review, 19 :387-404 [Details]
(2010) 'Adult adjustment of survivors of institutional child abuse in Ireland'
Carr, A; Dooley, B; Fitzpatrick, M; Flanagan, E; Flanagan-Howard, R; Tierney, K; White, M; Daly, M; Egan, J (2010) 'Adult adjustment of survivors of institutional child abuse in Ireland'. Child abuse & neglect, 34 :477-489 [Details]
(2009) 'Development and initial validation of the Institutional Child Abuse Processes and Coping Inventory among a samle of Irish adult survivors of institutional abuse'
Flanagan-Howard, R; Carr, A;Dooley, B; Fitzpatrick, M; Flanagan, E;Tierney, K; White, M; Daly, M; Egan, J (2009) 'Development and initial validation of the Institutional Child Abuse Processes and Coping Inventory among a samle of Irish adult survivors of institutional abuse'. Child abuse & neglect, 33 :586-597 [Details]
(2009) 'Profiles of Irish survivors of Institutional Abuse with different adult attachment styles'
Carr, A; Flanagan, E; Fitzpatrick, M; Flanagan-Howard, R; Shevlin, M; Tierney, K; White, M; Daly, M; Egan, J (2009) 'Profiles of Irish survivors of Institutional Abuse with different adult attachment styles'. Attachment and Human Development, 11 :183-201 [Details]
(2001) 'Sources of stress among adult siblings of Irish people with intellectual disability'
Egan, J; Walsh, P (2001) 'Sources of stress among adult siblings of Irish people with intellectual disability'. Irish Journal Of Psychology, 22 (1):28-38 [DOI] [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2013) To be a trauma therapist.
Jonathan Egan; Alan Carr (2013) To be a trauma therapist. Saarbrücken, Germany: Scholar's Press. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2015) EHPS Annual Conference
Jonathan Egan, Julie Meehan, Alan Carr, David Heavey (2015) Burnout, is it just a case of immature defence styles? EHPS Annual Conference Cyprus, Limassol, , 02-SEP-15 - 06-SEP-15 [Details]
(2014) 44th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland
Jonathan Egan, Roisin Finnegan, Andrea Gibbons, Lorraine McDonagh (2014) Why do people emotionally eat?: A mixed method study . In: PSI eds. 44th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland Kilkenny, , 12-NOV-14 - 15-NOV-15 , pp.11-11 [Details]
(2013) The European Health Psychology Society's 26th Annual Conference
Egan Jonathan, Fallon Caroline (2013) Perceived ability to express emotions openly as a child and its relationship with emotional eating, attachment style and BMI in Adulthood . In: EHPS eds. The European Health Psychology Society's 26th Annual Conference Bordeaux, , 16-JUL-13 - 20-JUL-13 [Details]
(2012) 26th EHPS
Jonathan Egan, Angeline Traynor, Brian McGuire (2012) Does the Transtheoretical Model predict treatment adherence and outcomes in an online treatment for chronic headache . In: Bennet eds. 26th EHPS , 21-AUG-12 - 25-AUG-12 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2014) 'Students' differential body-centred symptoms in reaction to emotionally salient video clips'
O'Donnell, S., Egan, J., & Gibbons, A. (2014) 'Students' differential body-centred symptoms in reaction to emotionally salient video clips' Student Psychology Journal of Ireland, 5 :81-96. [Details]
(2011) 'Vasovagal syncope (the common faint): What clinicians need to know'
Gaynor, D; Egan, J (2011) 'Vasovagal syncope (the common faint): What clinicians need to know' Irish Psychologist, 37 :176-179. [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Somatization disorder: What clinicians need to know'
Kenny, M; Egan, J (2011) 'Somatization disorder: What clinicians need to know' Irish Psychologist, 37 :93-96. [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Commonly Prescribed Antidepressants; What Clinicians need to know'
Danielle Gaynor and Jonathan Egan (2011) 'Commonly Prescribed Antidepressants; What Clinicians need to know' Irish Psychologist, 37 :292-296. [Details]
(2010) 'Body-cented countertransference in a sample of Irish clinical psychologists'
Booth, A;Trimble, T;Egan, J (2010) 'Body-cented countertransference in a sample of Irish clinical psychologists' Irish Psychologist, 36 :284-289. [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Sleep paralysis and hallucinations: What clinicians need to know'
Murphy, G; Egan, J (2010) 'Sleep paralysis and hallucinations: What clinicians need to know' Irish Psychologist, 36 :95-98. [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Profiles of resilient survivors of Institutional Abuse in Ireland'
Flanagan, E;Carr, A; Dooley, B; Fitzpatrick, M; Flanagan, E; Flanagan-Howard, R;Shevlin, M;Tierney, K; White, M; Daly, M; Egan, J (2009) 'Profiles of resilient survivors of Institutional Abuse in Ireland' International Journal of Child and Family Welfare, 2 :56-59. [Details]
(2008) 'Body-centred countertransference in female trauma therapists'
Egan, J;Carr, A (2008) 'Body-centred countertransference in female trauma therapists' Eisteach, 8 :22-27. [Details]
(2005) 'Dropout and related factors in therapy'
Egan, J (2005) 'Dropout and related factors in therapy' Irish Psychologist, 32 :27-30. [DOI] [Details]
(2000) 'Stress and burnout in Irish psychologists who work in the area of sexual abuse'
Hickey, D; Egan, J (2000) 'Stress and burnout in Irish psychologists who work in the area of sexual abuse' Irish Psychologist, 26 :100-101. [Details]
(2000) 'Stress and burnout in Irish psychologists working in the area of sexual abuse: part II, a qualitative analysis'
Hickey, D; Egan J (2000) 'Stress and burnout in Irish psychologists working in the area of sexual abuse: part II, a qualitative analysis' Irish Psychologist, 27 :8-9. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2012) 26th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society,
Caroline Kenny, Kiran Sarma, Jonathan Egan, & Brian McGuire (2012) The impact of illness invalidation on pain disability and pain acceptance in fibromyalgia. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], 26th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Prague , 21-AUG-12 - 25-AUG-12. [Details]
(2012) 42nd Annual Psychological Society of Ireland Presentation,
Jonathan Egan, Ruth Howard, Kiran Sarma (2012) Correlates of Sleep paralysis and Unusual Sleep Experiences in a large student sample. [Oral Presentation], 42nd Annual Psychological Society of Ireland Presentation, Douglas, Cork , 08-NOV-12 - 11-NOV-12. [Details]
(2012) 26th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society,
Jonathan Egan, Angeline Traynor, & Brian McGuire (2012) Does the Transtheoretical model predict attendance & outcomes following an online intervention for Chronic Headache. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], 26th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Prague , 21-AUG-12 - 25-AUG-12. [Details]
(2011) 8th Annual Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference,
Egan, J (2011) Real World Practice: How to evaluate clinical change in Health Settings. [Poster Presentation], 8th Annual Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference, NUI Galway , 04-APR-11 - 04-APR-11. [Details]
(2011) Compassion in Healthcare,
Egan, J (2011) Mindfulness in acute health care. [Invited Lecture], Compassion in Healthcare, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin , 16-MAY-11 - 17-MAY-11. [Details]
(2011) Irish Raynaud's & Scleroderma Society's Annual Conference,
Egan, J (2011) Managing chronic pain. [Keynote Address], Irish Raynaud's & Scleroderma Society's Annual Conference, Dublin , 16-MAY-11 - 16-MAY-11. [Details]
(2010) Irish Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation Annual Conferece,
Egan, J; Gallagher, A;Murphy, A;Gaynor, D;Quinn, T;Kenny, M (2010) A review of cardiac rehabilitation psychology outcomes in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Irish Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation Annual Conferece, Dublin , 16-OCT-10 - 16-OCT-10. [Details]
(2010) Transforming the Shadows; the 10th Anniversary of the National Counselling Service,
Jonathan Egan (2010) On Being A Therapist: Maintaining Well‐Being and Observing the Self in the Therapeutic Relationship. [Invited Lecture], Transforming the Shadows; the 10th Anniversary of the National Counselling Service, Dublin Castle , 14-SEP-10 - 14-SEP-10. [Details]
(2009) 39th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland,
Egan, J;Lennon, R; Gallagher, A (2009) Psychological and physical outcomes in Phase III cardiac rehabilitation. [Oral Presentation], 39th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Wexford , 12-NOV-09 - 15-NOV-09. [Details]
(2008) 38th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland,
Egan, J (2008) Working with Adult survivors who have experienced early developmental trauma. [Oral Presentation], 38th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Tullow, Ireland , 13-NOV-08 - 16-NOV-08. [Details]
(2005) 35th Annual conference of the Psychological Soceity of Ireland,
Egan, J; Carr, A (2005) Burnout in female counsellor/therapists of the NCS: Studies I, II and III. [Chaired Session], 35th Annual conference of the Psychological Soceity of Ireland, Derry , 17-NOV-05 - 20-NOV-05. [Details]
(2003) 33rd Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland,
Egan, J; Quinn, M (2003) The Heart and Soul of Change: What works in therapy. [Oral Presentation], 33rd Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Galway, Ireland , 06-NOV-03 - 09-NOV-03. [Details]

Meeting

  Year Publication
(2012) The impact of illness invalidation on pain disability and pain acceptance in fibromyalgia.
Kenny, C,Sarma, K,Egan, J,McGuire, B (2012) The impact of illness invalidation on pain disability and pain acceptance in fibromyalgia. Meeting [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2012 Postgraduate Certificate In Teaching and Learning in Higher Education NUI Galway

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Association for Psychological Science International Member 16-MAR-10 / 16-FEB-12
American Psychological Association International affiliate member 13-NOV-05 / 16-FEB-12
Clinical Division of the Psychological Society of Ireland Vice Chair and Secretary 11-NOV-05 / 13-NOV-15

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Board member of the D.Psych.Sc. Programme NUI Galway /
Board Member of the MSc Health Psychology Board member and module coordinator 15-DEC-10 / 23-SEP-12
Division of Clinical Psychology: Psychological Society of Ireland Ordinary Committee Member 11-NOV-05 / 13-NOV-15

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Principal Specialist Clinical Psychologist 01-MAY-08 / 26-SEP-12

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1999 Psychological Society of Ireland Chartered Psychologist Clinical Psychologist
2012 NUI Postgraduate certificate in Teaching and learning Teaching and Learning

Consultancy

  Client Description
HSE
I completed a review of the literature on the assessment and treatment of children who have experienced sexual abuse in association with Dr. John Canavan, Director of the Department of Children and Family Resources, NUI Galway
Trinity College Dublin
Jonathan was invited in 2012 to become an external examiner on the new Doctorate in Counselling Psychology Degree course in Trinity College Dublin.  He partook in their first set of Viva Voces for this degree in August 2012. He will continue in this role for three years. 
University of Edinburgh
Jonathan was invited in 2011 to become an external examiner for the Doctor of Psychological Science in Clinical Psychology and the Masters in Clinical Psychology qaulifications at the University  of Edinburgh and has completed two sets of VIVA VOCE examinations to date. This is a 5 year appointment. 

Outreach Activities

  Description

Burnout prevention training workshops- these have been sourced by local NGO organizations working in the area of intellectual disability in order to facilitate increased work engagement and self care in frontline clinical  staff (Ability West & Brothers of Charity: two separate trainings provided in January and February, 2012)
 

I provide Probono consultancy to the Croi My Action programme in Galway

In respect of this work, 'Croi My Action' have agreed to allow a service learning piece to be incorporated-
3rd year Psychology students can complete applied research reviews and onsite evaluation/audit of my probono input.

This had been formalised as part of Dr. Padraig McNeela's (NUI Galway) Service Learning Module PS329.

 

Reviews

  Journal Role
European Journal Of Psychotherapy, Counselling And Health Reviewer
Irish Journal Of Psychology Reviewer
Irish Journal Of Psychological Medicine 2011 Reviewer
Irish Journal Of Medical Science Reviewer