About Us

The Learning Curve Institute is Ireland's leading specialist trainer in mental health, addiction and best practice in the workplace. The Institute was set up as a Private Limited Company early in 2009.

Dr. Sean Foy - Director

Sean Foy

Sean is the Founder and Managing Director of The Learning Curve Insitute and is a Clinical Psychology who has worked in the caring profession for over 25 years.  He holds a Docorate in Clinical Psychology (NUI, Galway), a Masters in Addiction Studies (Middlesex University), an Honours degree in Social Work (Metropolitan University,
London) and an Honours degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Middlesex University), a Dipolma in Drug Dependence (The Maudsley Hospital London) and a Higher Diploma in Education (Bristol Univerity of the West of England).
Seán is an adjunct lecturer at NUI Galway on the Masters in Social Work and the Clinical Doctorate in Psychology and is a frequent guest lecturer with the school of Social Work faculty in the London Metropolitan University. He has delivered presentations to a variety of international conferences and continues to be involved in research. Seán is a published author and has just completed his book 'Solution Focused Harm Reduction'. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Solution-Focused-Harm-Reduction-effectively/dp/3319723340 

Subject areas or courses lectured in

  • Addiction Studies
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Harm Reduction
  • Alcohol Awareness
  • Boundaries and Confidentiality
  • Keyworking
  • Substance misuse
  • Family Support Training
  • Community Reinforcement Approach


  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology 
  • Masters in Addiction Studies
  • Honours Degree in Social Work
  • Diploma in Drug Dependence
  • Higher Diploma in Education
  • Qualified Psychotherapist
  • Accredited member of IACP
  • IAAAC Supervisor
  • Motivational Interviewing Network Trainer

Our Mission

Our mission is to assist businesses and organisations in empowering their personnel to cope with challenges in the working environment and implementing best practice in the workplace.

Our company has grown in strength since 2009 and through an increasing demand for our services now boasts a team of lecturers who have a proven track record in their fields of expertise. All of our training is designed and delivered by professionally trained specialists with real life on the ground experience.

We are proud of the fact that the majority of our customers are repeat business. We have built a strong reputation through actively listening and tailoring our training to make sure that it meets their specific needs.

The Learning Curve Institute also offers validated programmes leading to QQI awards in Mental Health Awareness and Addiction.

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