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Mr Declan Coogan B.A.,Dip.,M.Sc.,MSW.,
| Declan is a full time lecturer with the MA in Social Work Programme at the School of Political Science &
Sociology. He has particular interests in children, families, child to
parent abuse and prevention of abuse and violence.
He is a personal tutor and research supervisor for students with the MA in Social Work Programme. He is also a Research Fellow with the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre at NUI Galway and the NUI Galway lead for the EU funded Responding to Child to Parent Violence Project (see www.rcpv.eu & www.cpvireland.ie).
Prior to joining NUIG, Declan worked for over nine years as a senior social worker as part of the community based multi-disciplinary Mater Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in Dublin. He was also seconded to the multi-disciplinary Northside Inter-Agency Project (NIAP), continuing his commitment to the prevention of sexual abuse and intervention in response to young people who have sexually abused. He is a member of the Irish Association of Social Workers (IASW) and a Systemic / Family Therapist registered with the Family Therapy Association of Ireland (FTAI).
Following qualification in social work, Declan worked for almost four years as a social worker in community care child protection and family welfare teams. He has been a practice teacher for social work students on child protection/ family welfare and on CAMHS placements. He has worked closely with colleagues, families and young people in group work programmes. He has also collaborated with colleagues on undergraduate and post graduate training programmes for courses designed for social workers, social care workers, nurses, doctors and others.
|Coogan, D., Sharry, J. (2004) 'Working with Child Abuse and Neglect' In: Sharry, J (eds). Counselling Children, Adolescents and Families. London: London: Sage. [Details]|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Coogan, D., Ryan, M. (2001) 'Taking the Next Step - Towards a Proposal for Working with Men Who are Violent in their Intimate Relationships'. The Irish Social Worker Journal, 19 . [Details]|
|Coogan, D. (2002) 'Side Stepping the Seductive - How to Look for the Newness that Makes a Difference. Eisteach'. Journal of Counselling and Therapy, . [Details]|
|Coogan, D. (2005) 'Responding to Domestic Abuse - Stepping Outside the Therapist's Zones of Confidence and Competence'. Journal of the Family Therapy Association of Ireland, 10 (3):8-14. [Details]|
|Coogan, D. (2009) 'Protection Responsibilities and Hope: Dilemmas when working with families when children assault their parents/carers'. The Irish Social Worker Journal, . [Details]|
|Declan Coogan (2011) 'Child to Parent Violence - Challenging Perspectives on Family Violence'. Child Care In Practice Special Issue On Domestic Violence. Vol 17, No 4, 17 (4):347-358. [DOI] [Details]|
|Declan Coogan (2012) 'Marking the Boundaries - When Troublesome becomes Abusive and Children Cross a Line in Family Violence'. Journal Of The Family Therapy Association Of Ireland, Summer (2012):74-86. [Details]|
|Declan Coogan (2012) 'Marking the Boundaries - When Troublesome becomes Abusive and Children Cross A Line in Family Violence' Feedback - the Journal of the Family Therapy Association of Ireland July (2012) :74-86. [Details]|
|Declan Coogan & Eileen Lauster (2014) 'Restoring competence and confidence - non violent resistance as a response to child to parent violence in Ireland' Context - the magazine for family and systemic practice in the UK 132 (April 2014) :29-31. [Details]|
|Declan Coogan & Eileen Lauster (2014) 'Restoring competence & confidence - NVR as a response to child to parent violence in Ireland' Context 132 (April 2014) :29-31. [Details]|
|Coogan, Declan; Lauster, Eileen (2014) 'Restoring competence and confidence- non-violent resistance as a response to child-to-parent violence in Ireland' Context- magazine for family therapy and systemic practice in the UK 132 (April 2014) :29-31. [ARAN Link] [Details]|
Community Engagement Publications
|Coogan, Declan; Lauster, Eileen (2014) Non Violent Resistance Handbook for Practictioners: Responding to Child to Parent Violence in Practice Declan Coogan & Eileen Lauster. Community Engagement Publications [Details]|
|Declan Coogan & Eileen Lauster (2014) Non Violent Resistance Handbook for Practitioners. Ireland: Community Engagement Publications [Details]|
|Coogan, D. (2010) An introduction to Non Violent Resistance - Working with families where children assault their parents/carers. Seminar facilitated for a multi-disciplinary group of practitioners and managers at Clare Care, Ennis, Co. Clare. Clare Care, Ennis, Co. Clare: Conference Paper [Details]|
|Coogan, D. (2010) Re-building hope and competence: community based interventions where children assault their parents/carers. Changing Health - the 6th International Social Work in Health and Mental Health. University College Dublin: Conference Paper [Details]|
|Coogan, D. (2011) Challenging perspectives & new approaches to family violence.. Paper presented at the 4th Inter-Disciplinary Gender & Child Welfare Conference, NUI Galway. Conference Paper [Details]|
|Coogan, D (2011) Introduction to Non Violent Resistance. Seminar facilitated for a team members of social work department, HSE, Galway. Conference Paper [Details]|
|Coogan, D. (2011) Effective Interventions with Child to Parent Violence. Seminar facilitated for staff with the HSE in Galway city. Conference Paper [Details]|
|Coogan, D. (2011) An Introduction to Non Violent Resistance. Seminar facilitated for multi-disciplinary team at the HSE Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Galway. Conference Paper [Details]|
|Lauster, Eileen; Coogan, Declan (2014) Supporting Families with Child to Parent Violence- the Non Violent Resistance (NVR) Programme. What's Working for Young People Conference, Dublin: Conference Poster [Details]|