David J Carey
Phone: +353 (0) 1 2100600
Mobile: +(0)86 811 5764
About Dr Carey

Dr. David J Carey, Consulting Psychologist

David was employed for many years as the Coordinator of Special Education and Programme Development at the Froebel College of Education, one of  Ireland’s five primary teacher-training colleges. He has recently decided to pursue his primary interests, the private practice of psychology and writing books. He is a psychologist with 25 years experience in both clinical and educational settings. He has worked with children, adolescents and adults having a variety of emotional and behavioural difficulties including Oppositional Defiant Disorder, ADHD, Conduct Disorder as well as serious mental health problems such as bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia. At Froebel he has lectured in special education and coordinated several post-graduate programmes including a Master’s degree in special education. He is a part-time lecturer on the Master’s in educational psychology and special education at University College Dublin, an occasional lecturer at Roehampton University, London and at Trinity College Dublin.

David is the author of The Essential Guide to Special Education in Ireland and is on the editorial board of REACH, the journal of the Irish Association of Special Education Teachers. He is currently completing a guide to the education of children with autistic spectrum disorders in mainstream schools. He has published extensively in Ireland and in the US on various mental health topics and special education issues. He has lectured internationally and currently is the director of an educational development programme in Nairobi Kenya, working with Kindergarten teachers and providing volunteer teachers in the slum schools of Kabira, Africa’s largest slum.


Private Practice

David includes the following specialities in his private practice:

1.) Hypnosis for self-esteem, self-confidence and habit control
2.) Individual therapy of adolescents and adults
3.) Assessment of children, adolescents and adults
4.) Assessment of child-custody issues
5.) Assessment of ADHD in children, adolescents and adults
6.) Individual cognitive-behaviour therapy for ADHD in adolescents and adults
7.) Group therapy for adults


Court-Related Practice

David has been a recognised expert witness in numerous High Court cases in Ireland and Northern Ireland. He is especially interested, but does not confine, this area of his practice to special education issues as they impact on educational planning and life-skill issues including the impact of ADHD on significant behavioural concerns in adolescents and adults.


  • B.Sc.     Music Education
  • M.Sc.     Counselling
  • M. Sc.    Educational Psychology
  • Psy.D.   Counselling Psychology


Post-Graduate Training/Experience:

  • Clinical Hypnosis
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Spiritual Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Neuropsychology

Appointments are available during evening hours and on selected Saturdays.


For an appointment or additional information please call: +353 (0) 1 2100600




Dr. David Carey, EzineArticles.com Platinum Author 

Presentation to the National Parent's Council-Primary Special Education Group about Transition Planning
(pdf) Slides from a recent Presentation Dr Carey gave to the National Parent's Council

Nonsense in Autism and Provision for Education
(pdf file)In this article David talks about the problems for provision of education for those with Autism More ...

Overview of the Autistic Spectrum Disorders and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
This will be a useful introduction to parents, siblings and teachers
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Early Childhood Education
The best predictor of a good ending is a good beginning.


Teacher as a Second Chance
Alfred Adler stated over and over again that the teacher was the second chance for every student.


Special Education in Irish Secondary Education
Ireland’s secondary schools are driven by an exam-oriented curriculum.

Issues About Incidence and Prevalence of Autism
There has been so much written recently about the world-wide increase in the number of children with autism that this issue demands a bit of investigation.

Understanding Psychological Assessments and Academic Testing
Educational psychological assessment is a formal procedure undertaken individually between a psychologist and a child.

Challenging Behavior
The issue of challenging behaviour is of increasing concern to educators at every level of schooling.