Evelyn Gordon

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T: Ext. 7704
E: Evelyn.Gordon@dcu.ie
Assistant Professor

Faculty of Science and Health
Dublin City University
Glasnevin
Dublin 9

T: 353 1 7007704
E: evelyn.gordon@dcu.ie

Biography

Professional Background: Worked for many years in adult and adolescent mental health as an accredited psychotherapist and nurse. Provided clinical supervision to post-graduate psychotherapy students / trainees, pre-accredited therapists and accredited therapists working in a range of clinical settings.
Teaching & Learning: Involved in curriculum development at undergraduate and postgraduate level, Chaired and delivered a range of psychotherapy and mental health nursing courses, provided research supervision to post-graduate students at M.Sc., Doctorate and PhD level.
Academic: Published in the area of mental health and suicide. Presented at a number of international conferences. Visiting Professor at Webster University, Geneva. Reviewer for a number of international journals in mental health research and practice.
Research: PI on a number of funded projects in the area of suicide prevention, intervention and pos-tvention; psychotherapy; and mental health. Work with academic and clinical research collaborators nationally and internationally. 
Qualifications: PhD Suicidology,  M.Sc. Psychotherapy. M.Sc. Organisational Consultation & Management.
RMN, Dip. Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Books

  Year Publication
2016 Transcending suicidality: Re-vitalizing Worthiness.
Evelyn Gordon (2016) Transcending suicidality: Re-vitalizing Worthiness. Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2014 'Transcending Suicidality'
Gordon, E. Cutcliffe, JR. & StephensonC. (2014) 'Transcending Suicidality' In: Routlidge Handbook of Suicide Research. US: Routlidge. [Details]
2011 'Interpreting and responding to expressions of mental pain: The inner and outer dialogues of the mental health nurse'
Casey B.;Gordon E. (2011) 'Interpreting and responding to expressions of mental pain: The inner and outer dialogues of the mental health nurse' In: Nursing Issues: Psychiatric Nursing, Geriatric Nursing and Nursing Burnout. [Details]
2009 'Family Support: Growing the Family Support Network'
Stevenson, C., & Gordon, E. (2009) 'Family Support: Growing the Family Support Network' In: P. Barker (eds). Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: The Craft of Caring. London: Hodder Arnold. [Details]
2009 'The Context of Assessment: Connecting Assessment & Intervention'
Gordon, E., & Stevenson, C. (2009) 'The Context of Assessment: Connecting Assessment & Intervention' In: P. Barker (eds). Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: The Craft of Caring. London: Hodder Arnold. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2011 'RE-Vitalizing Worthiness: A Theory of Transcending Suicidality among Young Men in Ireland'
Gordon, E., Cutcliffe, JR., & Stevenson, C. (2011) 'RE-Vitalizing Worthiness: A Theory of Transcending Suicidality among Young Men in Ireland'. Grounded Theory Review, 10(2) :. 21-44 [Details]
2010 'Discourses on Suicide: Considerations for Therapeutic Practice. Special Issue on Suicide, Journal of Family Therapy Association of Ireland'
Gordon, E. (2010) 'Discourses on Suicide: Considerations for Therapeutic Practice. Special Issue on Suicide, Journal of Family Therapy Association of Ireland'. 12(2) :15-15 [Details]
2009 'Reaching Out to Distressed Young People in Ireland: Evulation of TeenLine Irelane Support Helpline for Teenagers. The Irish Psychologist'
Gordon, E., Stevenson, C., & OConnor, C. (2009) 'Reaching Out to Distressed Young People in Ireland: Evulation of TeenLine Irelane Support Helpline for Teenagers. The Irish Psychologist'. The Irish Psychologist, 35(11) :311-315 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference,
Gordon, E. & Murphy, M. A Psychotherapy Waiting List Audit & Intervention: Lessons Learned & Future Challenges. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Derry, NI [Details]
HORATIO International Nursing Conference,
Gordon, E. & Stevenson, C. Working with the Suicidal Person: How the Multiple Meanings of Suicidality Inform Professional Practice. [Conference Organising Committee Member], HORATIO International Nursing Conference, Malta [Details]
International Association of Suicidology Annual Conference,
Gordon, E. & Jordan, J. Convening & Engaging Suicidal Young Men in Research: Philosophical, Methodological & Ethical Issues. [], International Association of Suicidology Annual Conference, Killarney, Ireland [Details]
Royal College of Nursing Annual Conference,
Gordon, E., Stevenson, C., Jordan, J., McKenna, H. Keeney, S. & Cutcliffe, J. Reaching Those Who do not Reach Outto Us: Engaging Suicidal Men in Research. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Royal College of Nursing Annual Conference, UK [Details]
Annual Research Conference 2004,
Gordon, E Performance Management. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Annual Research Conference 2004, Trinity College Dublin [Details]
IPONS International Annual Conference,
Gordon, E. & Higgins, A. A Postmodern Philosophic Stance for Mental Health Nursing. [Conference Organising Committee Member], IPONS International Annual Conference, DCU [Details]
British Psychological Society,
Gordon, E., Kenny, M. & O'Reilly, A. [Conference Organising Committee Member], British Psychological Society, Oxford, UK [Details]
Annual Research Conference 2005,
Gordon, E. Proudfoot, D. & Casey, B. Lecturers' Perspectives on the Academic Standard of the Written Work of Nursing Students in Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Annual Research Conference 2005, Trinity College Dublin [Details]
2015 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research,
McElvaney, R., Gordon, E. & Tatlow-Golden, M. (2015) Experiences of integration in psychotherapy training: Trainee and trainers' perspectives. [], 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Philadelphia, U.S [Details]
2015 International Association of Suicide Prevention,
Gordon, E. & Kenny, M. (2015) Experiences of an intervention for repeat suicide attempts. [Conference Organising Committee Member], International Association of Suicide Prevention, Montreal, Canada , 17-JUN-15 - 20-JUN-15 [Details]
2014 Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration International Meetings,,
Gordon, E. & McElvaney, R. (2014) Integrative Psychotherapy Training, Structured Discussion Forum,. [], Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration International Meetings,, Montreal, Canada [Details]
2014 Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration - SEPI,
Gordon, E. & McElvaney, R. (2014) Experiences of Integration in Psychotherapy - A Graduates Story. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration - SEPI, Montreal, Canada , 10-APR-14 - 13-APR-14 [Details]
2013 International Association for Suicide Prevention,
Gordon, E. & O'Reilly, A. (2013) Preliminary findings from PISA Project. [Conference Organising Committee Member], International Association for Suicide Prevention, Oslo, Norway , 25-SEP-13 - 28-SEP-13 [Details]
2011 Psychological Society of Ireland,
Gordon, E. & O' Reilly, A. (2011) PISA - An Intervention for people with Repeated Suicide Attempts. Psychological Society of Ireland, Galway Ireland , 11-NOV-11 - 13-NOV-11 [Details]
2011 Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) Annual Conference,
Kenny, M. & Gordon, E. (2011) The Aftermath of Suicide: Impact on the Practitioner. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) Annual Conference, Galway, Ireland , 11-NOV-11 - 13-NOV-11 [Details]
2011 Annual Research Conference,
O' Reilly, A. Moore, G. Gordon, E. et al. (2011) PISA - A Psychological / Psychosocial Intervention for People with Repeated Suicide Attempts. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Annual Research Conference, Dublin , 09-NOV-11 - 10-NOV-11 [Details]
2010 National Suicide Conference - What's the point?,
Gordon, E., Stevenson, C. & Cutcliffe, J. (2010) Re-Vitalizing Worthiness: A theory of Transcending Suicidality among Young Men. [], National Suicide Conference - What's the point?, Dublin , 18-JUN-10 - 18-JUN-10 [Details]
2009 International Conference on Mental Health Nursing and the Law,
Gordon, E. & Stevenson, C. (2009) Young Men and Suicide: Preliminary Findings and Challenges in Suicide Research. [Conference Organising Committee Member], International Conference on Mental Health Nursing and the Law, New York , 01-JUN-09 - 04-JUN-09 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2015 Responding to the Suicide Bereaved: The Mayo model – Full Report.
Gordon, E., McElvaney, R., MacGabhann, L., Farrelly, M., Casey, B. & Pulcherio, I. (2015) Responding to the Suicide Bereaved: The Mayo model – Full Report. -Dublin City University-, Dublin. [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2003 Paul McQuaid Medal University College Dublin / Mater Misericordiae Hospital
2004 Distinction Sunderland University

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Irish Council for Psychotherapy Psychotherapist Registration /
Family Therapy Association of Ireland Psychotherapist & Supervisor Registration /
An Bord Altranais Registered Psychiatric Nurse / 02-FEB-17

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Ethics Research Committee, Clanwilliam Institute, Dublin Review of Ethics Applications / Ongoing
Ethics Sub-Committee Family Therapy Association of Ireland (FTAI) Ethical Standards and Ethical Complaints / Ongoing
Executive Committee of Family Therapy Association of Ireland (FTAI) FTAI Professional Association Regulation / Ongoing

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
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Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2003 UCD M.Sc. in Psychotherapy
2004 University of Sunderland M.Sc. in Organisational Management
2010 DCU Doctor of Philosophy - Suicidology
1983 UK Joint Nursing Board Diploma in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
1980 UK Nursing Board Diploma in Nursing
1987 Mater Misericordiae Hospital Graduate Diploma in Couple & Family Therapy

Other Activities

  Description

Media

  Title Year Type Authors
Boosting Sense of Value 'may help stop suicide@ 2010 Newspaper article (Print) Evelyn Gordon

Research Interests

Research Interests: Suicidology - suicide prevention, intervention and post-vention; Psychotherapy practice, training and supervision; Mental Health - Adult and Adolescent; Qualitative methodologies.

Research projects: Funded Projects
PI Lecturer's Perceptions on Student Academic Writing Skills - DCU funded 2005-2006;
PhD researcher Providing Meaningful Care: Learning from the Experiences of Suicidal young men to inform Mental Health care - HRB funded PhD Study 2006-2009;
PI Evaluation of TeenLine Ireland Helpline - TeenLine funded 2007-2008;
PI Evaluation of PISA (Psychosocial/ psychoeducational Intervention for people with Recurrent Suicide Attempts - HRB funded 2009-2013;
PI Identifying and Responding to the needs of people working in the homeless sector in Dublin in relation to sudden death of clients - ESB / Homeless Sector funded 2009-2011; 
PI Evaluation of the Eden Programme - Suicide or Survive (SOS funded 2014;
PI Review of the Mayo Suicide Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service - identifying and responding to the needs of those bereaved by suicide (MSLS) - HSE NOSP funded 2015; 
PI Evaluation of the Pieta House Suicide Intervention Model (PH-SIM) - St Patrick's Mental Health Service funded 2015-2017;
PI Eden Transferability Project - NOSP funded;
Co-investigator Counselling Demand and Provision in Primary Schools in Ireland - St Patricks Mental Health Service funded 2015-2017;
PI Evaluation of SOS Supporters Programme - SOS funded 2017-2018.

Non-funded Community Projects:
PI Clinicians Perspectives on Performance Management - 2003-2004 (M.Sc.);
Psychotherapy Waiting List Interventions  2003-2004;
Clinical Supervision in Nursing 2003-2004;
Identifying Carer needs in Mental Health 2014-2015;
PI Integration in Psychotherapy 2015-2019 (DCU);
PI Pieta House Key Support Project 2016-2017.

Collaborations: (International and national)
Academic: University of Toronto, Toronto; (PISA project); University College Cork (Pieta House Project). University of Ulster (Meaningful Care Project).
Clinical: St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, St. Vincent's Hospital, Fairview, Mater Hospital, HSE ( PISA project); Mayo Suicide Bereavement Service (MSLS Project); St Vincent's Hospital, Fairview (Carers Project): National Travellers Association (SfSL Project). Pieta House (PH-SIM & KS Projects); St Patrick's Mental Health Services (PH-SIM & Primary School Projects).

Research Projects

  Title Funder From - To Role Award
Evaluation of PISA (a psychoeducational/psychosocial programme for repeat suicide attempts Health Research Board - Ireland 04-OCT-09 - 03-OCT-13 PI 279,000.00
Evaluation of Teenline Ireland Teenline Ireland 01-DEC-08 - 01-DEC-10 PI 3,000.00

Contract Researchers

  Researcher Name Project Role Funding Body
Dr Maeve Kenny SoS - Eden Project Postdoctoral Researcher
Deirdre Dooley Judge Counselling demand and provision in Primary Schools in Ireland Masters (Research) Student
Jennifer Donnelly Pieta House - PH-SIM Research staff

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country
Prof Ella Arensman University College Cork
Dr Rahel Eynan University of Ontario, London, Canada
Prof John Cutcliffe University of Maine U.S.A.
Prof Paul Links University of Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
HSE mental health services HSE Wexford, Waterfored, Tipperary
Counselling & Psychology Dept. Webster University, Geneva, Switzerland.
Yvonne Bergmans St Michael's Hopsital, Toronto, Canada
Dr Maeve Kenny & Odrahn McCarthy St. Vincent's Hospital & Mater Hosp. Dublin IRELAND

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2019 Research Dissertation NS5035Research Dissertation
2019 Systemic Approaches:Theory& Practice NS585Systemic Approaches:Theory& Practice