Therese Duggan

Therese Duggan  qualified as a social worker  from UCC in in 1992. She worked as a social work  practitioner both in the community and in mental health  settings providing care, guidance and support for those individuals and families.

She  graduated from  the Clanwillam Institute as a systemic family therapist in 2006 and in 2011, she graduated from Middlesex University, with an advanced  Diploma in Clinical Supervision. In 2018 she graduated with a Diploma in Practice Teaching and Supervision in social work.

Her  extensive experience includes working  with adolescents, adults, and their families in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings.  From this work Therese saw the detrimental impact mental illness can have on couples , families  and loved ones  This work included supporting both the client and  families in understanding and coming to terms with  mental health difficulties and mental illness such as bi-polar disorder, psychosis, borderline personality disorder and trauma and more recently gender identity conversations.

Following on from that Therese has developed  a keen interest in working with those couples’ experiencing difficulties in their  own relationships and also in supporting parents  with all ages of children . Due to the change in the economic landscape Therese  has also seen a need to support those parents, whose adult children  continue to live  at home into their late 20s and early 30s,  in renegotiating living arrangements.

Therese also works with the Department of Education  providing supervision to guidance Counsellors  in secondary schools.  Her supervisory practice provides supervision for other social work practitioners as well.

Therese teaches  on the training programme in Clanwillam Institute for Systemic family Therapists.

Therese is a registered social worker with CORU and is also a registered Family Therapist with the F.T.A.I.