Clinical Director Richard Hogan – Therapy Institute
Richard Hogan is a systemically trained Family Psychotherapist registered with The Family Therapy Association of Ireland. He writes every Thursday for the Irish Examiner where he explores mental health issues for teenagers, couples and families. He has been invited by Trinity College Dublin to undertake a PhD exploring how to introduce systemic theory into the Irish educational system. He also has a book coming out in 2019 entitled; ‘from teenager to screenager, a practical guide for parents of millennial children.’ Richard’s approach incorporates a number of schools of thought. While his systems training helps him to understand a client’s rich context, he also believes very strongly that therapy should move towards a desired goal. He has worked with adolescents for over fifteen years and in that time he has noticed the increasing tendency to pathologize normal adolescent behaviour. His sessions with couples allows for every voice to be heard in a compassionate and empathetic space. Richard has written extensively about individual and couples therapy. He has a particularly progressive approach to building levels of communication in relationships. Richard was shortlisted for a Fulbright scholarship and he is often invited onto shows such as the Hard Shoulder with Ivan Yates Newstalk, The Today Show RTE and Sunday am TV3 as an expert in the field of human behaviour where he offers his expertise and strategies on how to over-come mental health issues.