Primary Department
School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health
Academic Staff - Psychotherapy
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
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Academic biography

Dr. Rita Glover is the Chair of the Professional Diploma in Clinical Supervision and has in recent years been the Chair of the Doctorate in Psychotherapy and the M.Sc. in Psychotherapy programmes in Dublin City University, Ireland. Dr Glover's specialist teaching and lecturing interests (nationally and internationally) include the theory and practice of clinical supervision, integrative psychotherapy, couple therapy, psycho-sexual therapeutic practice, domestic violence and personal and professional development.  As a researcher, Dr Glover's PhD studies involved a Heideggerian hermeneutic phenomenological study on 'Being-Responsible in Psychotherapeutic Supervision'. Additional research interests and projects focus on clinical supervision, intimate violence, intra-familiar and stranger sexual violence, relationship/ psychosexual issues , social bonds in addiction services and counselling interventions in prison based addiction treatment. Dr Glover supervises research projects with Masters level students, Doctorate and PhD candidates, involving Hermeneutic (Interpretive) Phenomenology, Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, Descriptive Phenomenology, Grounded theory and Mixed Methods. Dr Glover also has significant experience of examining Masters and Doctorate level research thesis. Dr Glover is an experienced, accredited relationship and psychosexual therapist and an accredited supervisor who maintains a psychotherapy practice base with individuals and couples in the Counselling and Psychotherapy Service, in the Healthy Living Centre in the School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health in Dublin City University.