Dr. Paul Gaffney is a Clinical Psychologist who works primarily with vulnerable children and adolescents, and those who care for them. He was born in Keady, Co. Armagh and complete...view moreDr. Paul Gaffney is a Clinical Psychologist who works primarily with vulnerable children and adolescents, and those who care for them. He was born in Keady, Co. Armagh and completed his Psychology degree at Queen’s University Belfast, and Masters in Counselling Psychology and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Trinity College Dublin, where he remains an honorary tutor involved in the training of psychologists. He is a Registered Clinical Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland and Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, and lives in Cavan.
He helped develop both “Mind Yourself”, an evidence based positive mental health project which has been delivered to over 9,000 young people in Ireland, and “Back of the Net”, an exercise/mental health project which has utilised a combination of football/exercise/cognitive behavioural therapy as a promising treatment for depression in young men. He is a Consultant Tutor with the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), training mental health professionals internationally, and he enjoys a broad range of research and clinical interests, especially making effective mental health interventions more readily and broadly accessible.view less