Paul Moore B.A. Psych., M. Phil., M.Sc. is a psychologist and psychotherapist working in private practice in Dublin, Kilkenny & Carlow, Ireland. Paul is also a lecturer in psychology, teaching introductory psychology and social psychology on the undergraduate programme, at Carlow Institute of Technology, in the Life Long Learning department. He teaches courses in the area of applied social studies and early childhood care and education studies.
He studied at Dublin City University, where he obtained his primary degree a B.A.(Hons) in Psychology. Toward the end of his primary degree studies, Paul gained some practical experience while working in a school for children with autism, using behaviour modification methods. He also worked on an outreach programme in the same discipline. While at the school he conducted experimental research on play skills in autism.
Paul joined the M.Phil. programme in Psychoanalytic Studies in Trinity College, University of Dublin, studying a wide range of psychoanalytic theorists, and upon completion entered the clinical training programme at St. James’ Hospital, Dublin and the Department of Psychiatry, Trinity College, University of Dublin. This is an intensive programme culminating in a professional clinical diploma and a M.Sc. in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. The training includes intensive infant observation, supervised clinical training and ongoing twice weekly personal analysis.
Paul’s area of interest is the intersection of neuroscience and clinical psychoanalytic practice, known as Neuropsychoanalysis, with a particular interest in the dreaming mind/brain. He has researched this at the Institute for Neuroscience at Trinity College, Dublin. He also has an interest in neuroscientific and psychoanalytic approaches to autistic spectrum disorder which he also researched extensively under the supervision of Professor Michael Fitzgerald, a consultant psychiatrist and a leading world authority on autistic spectrum disorder.
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