Associate Fellow of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Chartered Psychologist, and Adult Guidance Counsellor.
Jerry is one of the Directors of Psychology at Work CLG, he is an experienced field researcher in a range of quantitative, qualitative, and phenomenological research techniques with over 26 National, European, and World level peer reviewed research presentations and published articles. His research and contribution to knowledge of unemployment and organisational entry resulted in Jerry being awarded an Associate Fellowship of the Psychological Society of Ireland.
Jerry’s professional career spans Primary and Third Level Education, Sales / Marketing Management, Recruitment Consultancy, Rehabilitative Vocational Training, Social Care, Re-employment Training, Job Coach, Career Counselling, and Professional Psychology. Adopting an open and eclectic perspective of applied psychology, Jerry’s 18 years of lecturing experience and contribution to the methods of lifelong learning and distance education (whilst lecturing with The Open University) resulted in being awarded a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in 2007. He has also lectured with Carlow IT for 16 years in areas such as Introduction to Psychology, Child and Developmental Psychology, Social and Cognitive Psychology, Gerontological Psychology, Clinical and Abnormal Psychology, Ethics in Professional Practice, and Research Design and Methodology.
Currently Jerry's research is examining the psycho-social traits that underlie effective job seeking and the role of mindfulness in pro-active job seeking behaviour. In clinical practice, Jerry specialises in Career Development, Depression / SAD / PTSD / Anxiety / Vicarious Trauma, Abuse / Trauma Recovery, and Bullying issues as well as general EAP and Executive Coaching requirements. Jerry has previously sat on the executive committee’s of the Division of Teachers and Researchers of Psychology (PsSI), the Division of Work and Organisational Psychology (PsSI), is currently the Chairperson of the Coaching Psychology Special Interest Group (PsSI), and sits on the National Executive of the INOU (Irish National Organisation for the Unemployed).
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