Barbara Dowds

Barbara Dowds, PhD, is a humanistic and integrative psychotherapist in the Dublin area. She teaches on the BSc in counselling and psychotherapy and is director of the MA in integrative psychotherapy in the Personal Counselling Institute (PCI College). For seven years she was on the editorial board of the Irish psychotherapy journal, Eisteach. Barbara was a senior lecturer in molecular genetics at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, until 2002 when she changed careers and began practising as a psychotherapist.

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Beyond the Frustrated Self: Overcoming Avoidant Patterns and Opening to Life

Beyond the Frustrated Self: Overcoming Avoidant Patterns and Opening to Life

by Barbara Dowds

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This book foregrounds the life struggles of an individual, Brenda, in such a way that argument and theoretical exploration arise organically out of experience. The “frustration” of the title is... (more)

Depression and the Erosion of the Self in Late Modernity: The Lesson of Icarus

Depression and the Erosion of the Self in Late Modernity: The Lesson of Icarus

by Barbara Dowds

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Depression is not a disease of the brain, a genetic disability or even a mood disorder. Rather, shutdown, numbness or sadness are non-pathological adaptations to adverse childhood and adult... (more)

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