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Hot Topics in Psychiatry Dublin – March 2017

March 23, 2017 6:30 pm
March 23, 2017 8:30 pm
Ashling Hotel Dublin, Parkgate Street, Dublin, Ireland   View map
01 634 4375

2016/17 Hot Topics in Psychiatry


Series of Monthly Evening CPD Meeting

  • 19th January
  • 16th February
  • 23rd March
  • 27th April 2017

6:30pm – 8:30pm,  Ashling Hotel, Parkgate St, Dublin 8

DATE: 19th January, 16th February, 23rd March & 27th April 2017
TIME: 6:30pm – 8:30pm (Registration & Coffee 6.00pm – 6:30pm)
VENUE: Ashling Hotel, Parkgate St, Dublin 8 (Click here for directions)


  • Limited hotel parking €2.50 per hr
  • Heuston Station Car Park €3 per hr
  • On-Street metered parking €1 per hr


  • CPsychI members: €30 per meeting
  • Psychiatrists (Non-CPsychI members): €60 per meeting
  • Other Specialties (Non-Psychiatrists): €50 per meeting

Continuous Professional Development Support Scheme (CPD-SS): Limited CPD-SS places available and must be booked in advance by emailing completed booking form to
CPD: Approved for 2 External CPD credits per meeting

Preliminary Programme

19th January 2017 Medico-legal report writing – what you need to know.

Psychiatric Occupational Assessment

Dr Damian Mohan
Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, National
Forensic Mental Health Service & Clinical Senior
Lecturer in Forensic Psychiatry, TCD
Dr Patrick Devitt
Consultant Psychiatrist
16th February 2017 Cyber-bullying and the mental health
implications for children and adolescents.
Using Technology to Effectively Deliver
Evidence Based Mental Health Interventions to
Young People
Prof Mona O’Moore
Founding Director, National Anti-Bullying
Research and Resource Centre
Dr Gary O’Reilly
Associate Professor/Director of the Doctoral
Training Programme in Clinical Psychology, UCD
23rd March 2017 The Psychoanalytic Understanding of
Schizophrenia according to Jacques Lacan –
Therapeutic Implications.
Sexual Issues in Psychopathology: Implications
for Clinical Practice
Dr Patricia McCarthy
Psychoanalyst in Private Practice
Dr Barry O’Donnell
Director, The School of Psychotherapy
St. Vincent’s University Hospital
27th April 2017 The Same-but different” – Differences in the
presentation of psychiatric illness in adults with
intellectual disability, looking at assessment,
diagnosis & treatment
Dementia in Intellectual Disability
Dr Philip Dodd
Consultant Psychiatrist/Director of Psychiatry
at St. Michael’s House Services in Dublin.
Dr Janette Tyrrell
Consultant Psychiatrist, St Michael’s House

Hot Topics in Psychiatry: Thursday 19th January

Speakers and Topics


DR DAMIAN MOHAN is a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist with the National Forensic Mental Health Service and Clinical Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry in Trinity College Dublin. His clinical interests include mental health law, development of mental health services within prison and psychiatric aspects of employment litigation.


This presentation will outline the different scenarios in which a psychiatric occupational assessment may be requested and the different approaches appropriate for each. Various psychiatric conditions will be discussed in relation to their likelihood of rendering a patient temporarily or more permanently disabled. The role of credibility assessment will be explored.

Learning Outcomes:

  • know the different contexts regarding occupational assessment
  • differentiate between short-term and long-term disability
  • know the likelihood of disability for different conditions
  • appreciate the importance of credibility assessment

DR PATRICK DEVITT is a Consultant Psychiatrist and former Inspector of Mental Health Services. He has a special interest in legal, ethical and occupational psychiatry.


Continuous Professional Development Support Scheme (CPD-SS) for NCHDs in Non-Training Posts: A limited number of CPD-SS places may be available.  To avail of CPD-SS funding, you must book your place in advance by emailing your booking form to 


CPsychI members: Book one or more of the meetings online – click on the “Purchase” / “Book Online” or return your Booking Form to as soon as possible to secure your place.

Non-CPsychI members: Please return your Booking Form to as soon as possible to secure your place