The Institute of Psychosocial Medicine was established in 1987
as a psychotherapy practice. The founding members had all trained
in the Masters of Medical Science Psychotherapy Specialisation
course at UCD. The founding members were drawn from varying
health care professionals: psychiatry, general practice and
At that time most members were working in the public health care service and wished to establish an appropriate location to develop their psychotherapeutic practice. The practice at that time was called "The Personal Health Care Practice".
The Institute moved to its current location in 1989 and since then has gradually expanded, currently upwards of 20 practitioners are associated with it. In addition to individual practitioner's psychotherapeutic practice the Institute has developed and provided training courses to agencies and encourages research and advocacy.
While practitioners at the Institute are drawn from a variety of professional backgrounds in psychotherapy, clinical psychology, general practice and psychiatry, there is a unifying ethos and philosophy underpinning the work which is encapsulated in the title Psychosocial.
The ethos is effectively one of respect for clients and patients and this is expressed in providing a comfortable, friendly and quiet setting for individuals who are seeking consultations to attend. The philosophy of approach and work is one where despite the adversity of presentation of clients' concerns and difficulties, practitioners at the Institute are keenly mindful to try to assist clients in coping with and making sense of their difficulties within their personal, psychological and social context.
While not denying the fundamental embodiment and biological component to human difficulties, the task of making sense of, coping with and moving beyond difficulties can only happen in the context of a person's psychological and social situation.
Consultations are by appointment.
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Updated 6 April 2009