David McCormack

David Mc Cormack is a lecturer in the Department of Adult and Community Education, Maynooth University in Ireland, and has been co-director for the Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters in Adult Guidance Counselling since 1996. He also supervises on the department’s doctoral programmes, has a particular interest in practitioner research from a narrative perspective and is a founder member of the Centre for Transformative Narrative Inquiry at Maynooth University. He is on the International Editorial Advisory Panel of the British Journal of Guidance Counselling. He trained first as a secondary school teacher and has worked in the field of Adult Education since 1988. He did his training in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy in Dublin and subsequently trained as a supervisor with Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy and with the University of Wales at Lampeter. He and has been an accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy since 1998 and is a founder member of the Supervisors’ Association of Ireland.

David completed his doctorate at the University of Bristol on writing as an approach to reflective practice, self-supervision and transformative adult learning. He maintains an active practitioner and research interest in supervision as a process of experiential adult learning and feels strongly that perspectives drawn from adult learning theory can offer a fresh and supportive resource for career guidance counselling practitioners in their work.

David has been involved in the study and practice of Mindfulness since the early 1990’s, has studied with the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School and is currently completing teacher training with Bangor University Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice. He sees Mindfulness as a form of adult learning and again as a valuable resource for relational practitioners to support continuous and creative personal and professional development. .


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