BA, BD, MA, Dip add Studs
Gary works with The Learning Curve Institute as a trainer in Motivational Interviewing, Key Working and Care Planning and Trauma Informed Practice. He also lectures in addiction with UCD in the Masters in Social Work, DCU’s Diploma in Homelessness Prevention and Intervention and Maynooth University’s Youth and Community Degree as well as their Social Policy degree.
During his career Gary has attained a Diploma in Addiction Studies with Trinity College and has completed his research masters in Eating Disorders.
Gary is the Director of the SAOL Project, a service working with women who use/d drugs. Arising from his work with women who use substances, he has developed a keen interest in Trauma Informed Practice (TIP) and has implemented TIP in SAOL and has spoken as several conferences on this topic and the practical issues connected with implementing this essential philosophy. He has been heavily involved in developing The Learning Curve Institute’s training courses on this topic.
Gary is particularly interested in promoting the service user’s role and has published articles with Dr. Hilda Loughran on his work with UCD Social Work students and the SAOL Project in “From service-user to social work examiner: not a bridge too far” (2017, Journal of Social Work Education) and a further article in Irish Social Worker (to be published in Dec 2019).