Organizing Committee Member

Owen J Connolly

Owen J Connolly


Owner & Senior Counselling Psychologist



Owen Connolly - Owner & Senior Counselling Psychologist at the Owen Connolly Counselling Therapy & Education Centre. I have practised in the USA, Lebanon and the UK, now full-time in Ireland. I have over 50,000 client hours as a Counsellor. Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Psych, Cert Hsc, Cert Social Sc., Miit Grad. Professional membership: I.S.T.S.S., U.S.T.S.S., Committee member of the child & adolescent special interest group PSI, Marriage & Family therapist ILM. Publications: Author of the best selling book, the Father’s role as a parent: ‘Standing on the Shoulders of Giants’. Co-author of ‘Parenting in the Millenium. Social Media: Broadcaster and regular contributor to ‘TV Now’ magazine, ‘Ask the expert’ section, with regular contributions in the Irish Independent/Herald/Sunday World & Irish Times on a huge range of family related topics. Other memberships: Chairman of the Education Research Trust Ltd. Member of IAIMH (Irish Association of Infant Mental Health). Director and Board Member of PPS (Psychologists Protection Society), Protecting counsellors, psychologists & psychotherapists for over 35 years Member of ACAMH (Association for Child & Adolescent Mental Health) Chairman of AMEN supporting men experiencing domestic abuse

Research Area

Child Trauma, Adoption, Assisted Birth Trauma, and PTSD in Children & Adults. Lecturer in Child Crae and Attachment Theory. Creator of Parenting Courses for Men.