Maynooth University Department of Adult and Community Education Addiction Studies/ Psychology Seminar Day 

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Department of Adult and Community Education Addiction Studies/ Psychology Seminar Day 

Saturday 2nd March 2024 

Location: TSI Building Lecture Theatre LT3 


Parking Available in Car Park 14 there are no  restrictions on Saturdays. 

9.30-10.30 Registration-Teas/Coffee School of Education (Foyer) 10.30-10.40 Welcome Dr Derek Barter 

 10.40-11.30 Isabella Muscolino – ‘Body and Emotions/Emotion   Regulation, Body Dis/Satisfaction and Puberty’ 11.40-12.30 Anita Whyte – ‘Understanding Dual Diagnosis’ 

12.30-12.45 Q & A 

12.45-1.45 Lunch Break – Room SE014 (ground floor School of  Education). Due to time constraints and in order to  help the day run smoothly we recommend that  students bring a packed lunch. 

1.15-1.45 Dr. Derek Barter- Talk on Progression to BA Community  Studies/BA Local Studies  Room SE009 (Ground Floor) School of Education 

2.00-3.30 Workshops: 4 Addiction and 4 Psychology (students will be assigned to the workshops on the day). 


Isabella Muscolino

Isabella Muscolino is a Clinical Psychologist and   Psychological Counsellor. Isabella achieved the MSc in   Clinical Psychology and the Degree in Humanistic  Integrative Counselling in Palermo, Italy. She is currently   a PhD student of University College Cork, Applied   Psychology School, and she is in her final year. Isabella   fields of expertise are clinical and counselling   psychology, including: emotion regulation, body   dissatisfaction, psychosomatic disorders and   neuropsychology. Isabella is a lecturer on the Maynooth   University Cert. in Psychology in Cork. 

Anita Whyte

Anita Whyte graduated with an MSc in Addiction   Recovery from Trinity College Dublin in 2020. She is   currently lecturing on the Certificate in Addiction Studies   at Maynooth University. Anita is currently working in the   Clinical Design and Innovation Division of the Health  Services Executive, as programme manager for the  national clinical programmes for Dual Diagnosis, mental  health and addiction, mental health and older persons  and mental health and intellectual disabilities. With  almost 30 years’ experience in the Health Services, at  both operational and strategic levels, Anita has extensive  understanding of the health system and the enablers and  barriers to programme development and  implementation. She has a unique understanding of  strategy application, using appropriate governance  structures to support operational application of these  strategies. 

Members of the general public are welcome to attend the morning sessions with Isabella and Anita.  Anita has a particular interest in using a values based  approach to programme development, implementation  

If you wish to attend the lecture in the morning please apply here and evaluation ensuring the experiences of those with  lived experience are at the fore of all decision making.




Steven Galvin

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