Lecturer, Social Care & Early Childhood Studies
School of Humanities - Social Care and Early Childhood
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Helen currently lecturers on Social Care and Early Childhood Studies courses at WIT, with a particular focus on Reflective Practice and Creative Arts modules (Drama). She is a qualified Music Therapist and Humanistic Integrative Counsellor and works in a variety of community and ID settings in this regard. She is particularly interested in the applied use of creativity in therapeutic, social care and early education settings and is active in pursuing these interests both through research and practice.
Applied use of Creativity in Therapeutic and Social Care Settings (unpublished)
The use of self in counselling (unpublished)
2013-present: Lecturer in Applied Arts (Social Care, Early Childhood Studies, Certificate in Skills in Independent Living), Waterford Institute of Technology; Presenting modules in Community Drama, Personal and Professional Development, Expressive Arts alongside Practice Placement and Thesis supervision;
2000-2008: Lecturer in Creative & Performing Arts (Music Technology, Multimedia), Waterford Institute of Technology; Presenting modules in Acoustics, Sound Synthesis, Recording, Music Theory;
1999-2000: Teaching Assistant, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, University of Limerick; Tutor for modules in Business Information Systems and Programming;
2019-present: Senior Music Therapist, Family Support Team, LauraLynn Children's Hospice.
2015- 2018: Counsellor at St. Brigids Family and Resource Centre, Adult counselling services;
2008- present: Contract Music Therapist
2008-2013 Creative Arts Therapist at The Blue Box Creative Learning Centre, Roxboro, Limerick;
2013 Counsellor at Limerick Social Services Council, Adult Counselling Services;
2011-2012 Counsellor at Univeristy of Limerick, Student Counselling Services;