Our Experts

Dr. Seán Foy

Seán is the Founder and Managing Director of The Learning Curve Institute and is a Clinical psychologist who has worked in the caring profession for over 25 years.

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Liam O'Loughlin

Liam began working in services for people affected by addiction as a volunteer in a direct access hostel for single men in central London in the early 1990s. He then went on to become a Substance Misuse Worker in 1994 in a low threshold detox unit...

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Dr. Kevin Fehin

Dr. Kevin Fehin is a Senior Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist. Kevin has working for the past twenty years in Adult Mental Health Services and also runs a private practice, specialising in clinical disorders. 

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Gary Broderick

Gary works with The Learning Curve Institute as a trainer in Motivational Interviewing, Key Working and Care Planning and Trauma Informed Practice.

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Éamonn Moynihan

Éamonn is a psychiatric nurse who has over 20 years’ experience working in Mental Health Services. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Studies (Mental Health) from NUI Galway, a Masters in Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Care (University of Limerick), a Diploma in Leadership & Quality in Healthcare (Royal College of Physicians Ireland) and has completed the Training Delivery & Evaluation programme (QQI).

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Gerard Grehan

Gerard has worked as a registered nurse for 20 years. He initially graduated as a Registered General Nurse in Berkshire, UK, where he worked as a General Staff Nurse, on an acute medical unit. He then undertook specialist training in Mental Health...

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Siobhan Lynch

Siobhan has worked in both nursing and social care environments for over 22 years and has extensive knowledge in mental health and psychiatric nurse education. She is a registered general nurse and psychiatric nurse and has experience of psychiatric...

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Dr. Eoin Coughlan

Eoin has been working in the addiction field for the last six years and has been delivering training on addiction and group facilitation with The Learning Curve Institute since 2010. He holds a 1st Class Honours Masters in Drug and Alcohol Policy...

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Dr. Eoin Coughlan

Dr. Damian Davy

Dr. Damian Davy has been delivering training on behalf of The Learning Curve Institute sine 2014. Damian is a Chartered (Senior) Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, EAP Consultant and Academic with 32 years experience in the...

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David McPhillips

David McPhillips has worked with adolescent substance misusers for the last 3 years heading up a team for delivery of evidence based supports (ACRA, 5 Step) to young people and parents. Previously David had worked with long term unemployed and also...

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Olive Bane

Olive commenced her career in the field of counselling, psychology and theory in 1997. She trained as a group facilitator and worked as one for 14 years. Olive qualified as an addiction counsellor in 2002 and commenced her work in a residential...

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Hilde Davy

Hilde is a psychotherapist, certified psychologist with experience in both private practice and training in organisations. Her particular areas of interest include Continuing Professional Development, Research, Ethics, Recruitment, Life and Business Coaching, Work-Life Balance, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and CISM/Trauma Work.   Hilde delivers workshops for the Learning Curve Institute in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy  and related therapies.

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Colin O’Driscoll

Colin is one of The Learning Curve Institute’s most senior Addiction Lecturers and lectures on the QQI Level 5 Addiction courses for the Institute. In addition Colin was a lead trainer on the Keyworking, Case Management and Care Planning modules...

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Katja Keane

Katja has worked in the health sector in the last 7 years having trained as a psychotherapist and clinical hypnotherapist. She has worked in private practice and in secondary education as a school counsellor and has extensive professional...

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Padraic Hanley

Padraic Hanley, Head of Responsible Service of Alcohol Training with The Learning Curve Institute and Senior Lecturer in Addiction Studies is an experienced trainer in the field of Drug & Alcohol Addiction and Community Responses to Addiction...

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Rebecca O’Shaughnessy

Rebecca has a background in Psychology and Social Work. She has gained experience in a variety of voluntary and statutory settings including: community youth work, family support, substance misuse, mental health, homeless, minority ethnic groups,...

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