Emer Casey

 

Systemic Therapist 

B.Soc. Sci (Hons)

 

 

Background

Emer studied at University College Dublin where she obtained a Bachelor of Social Science.  She then went on to complete a H.Dip. in Social Science in University College Cork qualifying as a social worker. Emer then completed clinical training in family therapy in the Clanwilliam Institute in Dublin after which she registered as a family therapist.  

Clinical Experience

Emer began her career working as a social worker with TUSLA.   She has also worked with the Brothers of Charity on a multi-disciplinary team serving children with a learning disability attending mainstream education. Emer then worked in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in Galway as a social worker.  For the past 16 years Emer has been working as a student counsellor in the University of Galway.   This work has involved working with a wide cohort of students dealing with difficulties ranging from milder difficulties such as transition issues to more serious mental health challenges.  

Approach to therapy

Emer is completely committed to collaborating with people seeking help. Her approach is rooted in therapeutic curiosity which informs her questions. These questions are chosen to help the couple, family, group, or individual reflect on their situation in ways that help them to become unstuck.   Theoretically Emer’s work is guided by systems theory. . This approach frames the problem as part of a much wider context including family, extended family, society, and culture.  It is a way of working that aspires to always avoid pathologizing those seeking assistance.  Instead, it aims to identify hidden and submerged resources that the individual, couple, family, and group can access in their change journey.   

Hours of work

Appointments with Emer are available as part of our Solution-Focused Consultation Team. If you wish to book a Solution-Focused Consultation Team appointment then please call the clinic on 091 727777 or get in touch via the contact page.