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Dr Ciarán Shannon

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Ciaran Shannon

Dr Ciaran Shannon

Assistant Director

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I am Assistant Course Director for the D.Clin.Psych. at the School of Psychology where I coordinate the placement modules.  The D.Clin.Psych. is 36 month professional doctorate in Clinical Psychology.  The core purpose of this course is to provide professional training to those entering the profession, particularly in Northern Ireland.  I am also a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust. In this post I am currenlty developing, along with Prof Ciaran Mulholland, a colleague from the school of medicine, a service for young people at risk of psychosis.  While I have a broad range of experience with clients with a variety of mental health problems, my clinical practice is primarily in the area of delivering Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for psychosis and for preventing psychosis.

I am also currently a member of of editorial board of Psychosis: Psychological, Social And Integrative Approaches, a member of the executive commitee of the Mental Health, Learning Disability and Ageing Translational Research Group, and a member of Threshold's professional practice committee (a mental health charity in Northern Ireland).

I am currenlty chair of the Division of Clinical Psychology (Northern Ireland). This is the professional body for Clinical Psychologists in Northern Ireland and is part of the British Psychological Society.

Research Interests

My primary research interest lies in exploring the links between psychosis and traumatic experiience and have published widely in this area.  I am also developing a research programme foucsing on how we can prevent psychosis developing in at risk young people.

I am interested in the effects of trauma on mental health and functioning more generally and how we can intervene post-trauma to imporve mental health. I have an interest in how mental health services should respond and what treatments should be provided to those who have experienced trauma and psychosis.


I teach primarily on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, specialising in Psychosis and in the treatments for psychosis.

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