Dr. Imelda McCarthy works as a systemic/collaborative therapist, supervisor and coach at the Fifth Province Centre in Dublin. Imelda has worked under the guidance of Spiritual Teacher, Sri Vasudeva for 13 years, is president of their meditation community in Ireland and has co-developed with him spiritual elements of a co-creative approach. In the academic and therapy fields, she is on the faculties of the TAOS Institute PhD Programme, the Houston Galveston Institute, the G & I Institute (Czech Republic), Context (Berlin), and the Institute for Systemic Studies (Hamburg). Her work on the Fifth Province has been published and presented internationally in over 20 countries and has been translated into 8 languages.
She is one of the co-founders of the Family Therapy Association of Ireland and the first FT training programmes in Ireland. She’s on the editorial boards of the Journal of Family Therapy (UK), Human Systems (UK), the Journal of Community Work and Narrative Therapy (Australia), and the International Journal of Collaborative Therapies (USA). Her co-edited book with Carmel Flaskas and Jim Sheehan, ‘Hope and Despair in Narrative and Family Therapy’ was published by Routledge in May 2007.