Dr Rosaleen McElvaney

Dublin City University

Assistant Professor in Psychotherapy

About Dr Rosaleen McElvaney

Rosaleen is an Assistant Professor in Psychotherapy and Associate Dean of International Affairs for the Faculty of Science and Health at Dublin City University. A chartered clinical psychologist (PSI) and accredited psychotherapist (IAHIP) with over 15 years' experience in the public health services in Ireland, mostly in services for children or adults who have experienced sexual abuse.

Rosaleen has served on the Boards of Crime Victims Helpline, the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland and One in Four. Rosaleen was appointed to the Nursing and Midwifery Board, the agency responsible for statutory regulation of nurses and midwifes in Ireland, in 2017 and served there for two years. Rosaleen is former president of the Psychological Society of Ireland and served as Chair of the European Federation of Psychologists' Associations (EFPA) Specialist European Awarding Committee for psychologists specialising in psychotherapy until 2018 when she took over the role of Chair of the European Awarding Committee for the EuroPsy certificate in psychology.
Rosaleen has a particular interest in professional training and has had the opportunity to work on training programmes for clinical psychologists, counselling psychologists, social care workers and psychotherapists. Rosaleen's research interests are in child sexual abuse, particularly the disclosure of these experiences, and integrative psychotherapy.