School of Humanities - Social Care and Early Childhood
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Jim Cantwell primarily lectures on the applied training degrees. He has over two decades of practice experience in the social care field. His later practice experience is in psychotherapy and he practices privately in the southeast. He ia an accrediated member of the Irish Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (IACP) as a psychotherapist and with the British Psychological Society (BPS) as a registered psychometric test administrator.
Jim's areas of research to date have both a both social care and therapy focus. His interests and writing have focused on the parent / child realtionship process, foster care practice, and use of agency employment strategy in social care environments.
ATRICLES / CHAPTERS:
Cantwell, J. (2021). What makes love work in relationships? Foster cares and family systems. Foster, Issue 11, 24 - 33
Cantwell, J. (2019). Foster carers working with violence and challenging behaviour. Foster 7(7). 39 - 48
Cantwell, J (2018). Foster carers working with trauma symptoms. Foster 5(5), 80 - 89
Cantwell, J. (2017). Reading relational dynamics: an approach for practice. Foster 3(3). 75 -85
Cantwell, J. & Power, M. (2016). (re)Structuring the agency: Agency working arrangements and social care in the era of austerity and beyond. Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, Vol (16)2, 25 -43.
Cantwell, J. (2016). Using emotional intelligence in maintaining our selves and our relationships in practice. Foster 1(1). 14 – 21.
Cantwell, J. (2015). Three is a crowd: Fostering a relational place from the shadows. In D. Douglas and J.A. Kennedy (eds.) 2015 Ensuring the Rights of the Child, and Family Centred Services – Conference Proceedings. IFCO: Waterford. Ch. 2.
Cantwell, J. (2014). 'Holding'. Eisteach – The Irish Journal of Counselling & Psychotherapy. 14(1), 19 – 23.
Jim has been lecturing in WIT since 2007.
Jim's main area of practice as a social care manager / worker was in the residential sector with adolescents between 10 - 19 years of age. His current practice is as a psychotherapist with a broad range of clients and client issues.