Mary Egan

I am an Irish Trainee Clinical Psychologist. I am particularly interested in the area of attachment and different approaches to formulation. I am also a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. Throughout my clinical experience a key role has been teaching and developing others, both within and outside of the profession. I believe that through this process we can create systemic and lasting change. In my blog entries I hope to continue to demonstrate how fascinating and broad the realm of psychology is. I love reading, and will also be looking at various books from a psychological perspective.

An Introduction to Power Threat Meaning Framework

power threat meaning framework

1. What is the power threat-meaning framework? The Power Threat Meaning Framework is an alternative framework to psychiatric diagnosis, authored by Dr Lucy Johnstone and Professor Mary Boyle. 2. When was it developed? The Power Threat Meaning Framework was published in January 2018, following the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) discussion to shift the paradigm from functional …

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

This in the sixth in a series of blog posts about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy formulations. This blog will focus on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy formulation for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) 1. What is obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)? OCD is the reoccurrence of intrusive thoughts combined with compulsive behaviours to reduce the anxiety experienced by such thoughts. For example, …

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