Following the awarding of my doctorate, I worked in psychiatric staff positions at South Beach Psychiatric Center, Bronx Psychiatric Center and Lenox Hill Hospital- where I was the director of outpatient group psychotherapy. After postdoctoral study and certification in psychodynamic psychotherapy from the New York University Postdoctoral Program, as well as the Organization Program of the William Alanson White Institute, I conducted a New York City consultation practice for over 25 years. Following completion of an Executive MBA at Baruch College, I continued to teach in the psychology faculty on Baruch’s International Masters in Human Resources and Personnel Psychology, including the development of innovative group-based programs in Singapore and Taipei. Among other projects, I have conducted both short and long-term consultations in higher educational institutions as well as with the New York City Fire Department, following the attacks of September 11, 2001. Beginning in 2008, I have designed and implemented programs in the development of entrepreneurial businesses for reluctant, middle-aged, demoralised professionals. Since coming to Ireland, I have lectured in Organizational Behavior at University College Dublin, and in Psychoanalysis at Trinity College Dublin
I have written widely in the area of applied psychology including three recent books. The first, written together with Professor Kay Souter of Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, is Beckett and Bion: The (Im)patient Voice in Psychotherapy and Literature, published by Karnac Books. The second, also published by Karnac is called On Minding and Being Minded. And the third, anticipated in 2016, is called Defining Psychoanalysis: Achieving a Vernacular Expression.
I am a member of the Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (IFPP), itself a constituent organisation within the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP). I am also a Registered Member of the Psychologicial Society of Ireland.