• Best practice for conducting investigative interviews

      Byrne, Michael; Guckian, Eimear; Health Service Executive (HSE) West PCCC (The Irish Psychologist, 2011-01)
    • A call to coordinate mental health teams

      Collins, Pádraig; Byrne, Michael; Roscommon Integrated Services, HSE West (Irish Psychologist, 2011-06)
    • CBT-based bibliotherapy and psychological health

      Lyddy, Fiona; Martin, Elaine; NUI Maynooth, Health Service Executive, Primary Care Counselling Psychology Service (The Irish Psychologist, 2007-10)
    • Child maltreatment and adult psychopathology in an Irish context.

      Fitzhenry, Mark; Harte, Elizabeth; Carr, Alan; Keenleyside, Mairi; O'Hanrahan, Kevin; White, Megan Daly; Hayes, Jennifer; Cahill, Paul; Noonan, Hester; O'Shea, Helen; et al. (Child abuse & neglect, 2015-07)
      One-hundred-ninety-nine adult mental health service users were interviewed with a protocol that included the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire, the Structured Clinical Interviews for Axis I and II DSM-IV disorders, the Global Assessment of Functioning scale, the SCORE family assessment measure, the Camberwell Assessment of Need Short Appraisal Schedule, and the Readiness for Psychotherapy Index. Compared to a U.S. normative sample, Irish clinical cases had higher levels of maltreatment. Cases with comorbid axis I and II disorders reported more child maltreatment than those with axis I disorders only. There was no association between types of CM and types of psychopathology. Current family adjustment and service needs (but not global functioning and motivation for psychotherapy) were correlated with a CM history. It was concluded that child maltreatment may contribute to the development of adult psychopathology, and higher levels of trauma are associated with co-morbid personality disorder, greater service needs and poorer family adjustment. A history of child maltreatment should routinely be determined when assessing adult mental health service users, especially those with personality disorders and where appropriate evidence-based psychotherapy which addresses childhood trauma should be offered.
    • Clinical psychology trainee perceptions of what facilitates a good placement start

      Byrne, Michael; Hughes, Anya; Health Service Executive (HSE) West, Roscommon Integrated Services (The British Psychological Society, 2011-10)
    • Clinical psychology trainees’ experiences of supervision

      Waldron, Michelle; Byrne, Michael; Health Service Executive (HSE), Roscommon Service Area (The British Psychological Society, 2014-03)
    • Detection of prospective memory deficits in mild cognitive impairment of suspected Alzheimer's disease etiology using a novel event-based prospective memory task.

      Blanco-Campal, Alberto; Coen, Robert F; Lawlor, Brian A; Walsh, Joseph B; Burke, Teresa E; School of Psychology, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. Alberto.Blanco-Campal@hse.ie (Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS, 2009-01)
      We investigated the relative discriminatory efficacy of an event-based prospective memory (PM) task, in which specificity of the instructions and perceptual salience of the PM cue were manipulated, compared with two widely used retrospective memory (RM) tests (Rivermead Paragraph Recall Test and CERAD-Word List Test), when detecting mild cognitive impairment of suspected Alzheimer's disease etiology (MCI-AD) (N = 19) from normal controls (NC) (N = 21). Statistical analyses showed high discriminatory capacity of the PM task for detecting MCI-AD. The Non-Specific-Non-Salient condition proved particularly useful in detecting MCI-AD, possibly reflecting the difficulty of the task, requiring more strategic attentional resources to monitor for the PM cue. With a cutoff score of <4/10, the Non-Specific-Non-Salient condition achieved a sensitivity = 84%, and a specificity = 95%, superior to the most discriminative RM test used (CERAD-Total Learning: sensitivity = 83%; specificity = 76%). Results suggest that PM is an early sign of memory failure in MCI-AD and may be a more pronounced deficit than retrospective failure, probably reflecting the greater self-initiated retrieval demands involved in the PM task used. Limitations include the relatively small sample size, and the use of a convenience sample (i.e. memory clinic attenders and healthy active volunteers), reducing the generalizability of the results, which should be regarded as preliminary. (JINS, 2009, 15, 154-159.).
    • Evaluation of a pilot primary care adult mental health practitioner – delivered service

      Bourke, M; Byrne, Michael; Maria Bourke is a Primary Care Adult Mental Health Practitioner and Michael Byrne is Principal Psychology Manager, both with Roscommon Integrated Services, HSE West. (2012-09)
    • Facilitating and evaluating trainee clinical competencies in Ireland

      O’Callaghan, Áine; Byrne, Michael; Health Service Executive (HSE) West, Roscommon Integrated Services (British Psychological Society, 2011-09)
    • Heads of Psychology Services Ireland (HPSI) workforce planning survey report

      Kelly, Joy; Byrne, Michael; Faherty, Deirdre; Health Service Executive (HSE) West, Roscommon (Heads of psychology services Ireland, 2012-11)
    • How many psychologists do we need?

      Byrne, Michael; Branley, Andrea; HSE West, Roscommon (The Irish Psychologist, 2012-03)
    • How to conduct a literature review

      Byrne, Michael; Keary, E; Lawton, Aoife; Health Service Executive (HSE) (Irish Psychologist, 2012-08-28)
    • Improving health: what can psychology contribute?

      Psychological Society of Ireland; McGee, Hannah ed.; Gilligan, Paul ed; Rush, Dermot ed; Psychological Society of Ireland. (Psychological Society of Ireland., 1990)
    • National Hynotherapy Psychotherapy Register in association with the Institute of Clinical Hynotherapy and Psychotherapy: quality assurance document summaries.

      Institute of Clinical Hynotherapy and Psychotherapy. (Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy., 2003-01)
    • A profile of psychologists’ workload in Ireland

      Dowd, Haulie; Sarma, Kiran; Byrne, Michael (2011-07)
    • Psychological services for adults in primary care

      Martin, Elaine; Hawkins, Sheila; Hicks, Therese; O'Flynn, Marian; Health Service Executive (HSE), Primary Care Psychology services (The Irish Psychologist, 2008-09-09)
    • Psychology briefing paper for the HSE primary care division

      Heads of Psychology Services Ireland; Health Service Executive (HSE), HSE Laois / Offaly Local Health Office, Community Healthcare Organisation Area 8 (Heads of Psychology Services Ireland (HPSI) and Health Service Executive, 2015-11)
    • Psychology research funding opportunities in the republic of Ireland

      Waldron, Michelle; Byrne, Michael; Health Service Executive (HSE) West, Roscommon Integrated Services (The Irish Psychologist, 2011-09)
    • Psychometric properties of a Mental Health Team Development Audit Tool.

      Roncalli, Silvia; Byrne, Michael; Onyett, Steve; Roscommon Integrated Service, HSE West, Roscommon , Ireland. (2013-02)
      To assist in improving team working in Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs), the Mental Health Commission formulated a user-friendly but yet-to-be validated 25-item Mental Health Team Development Audit Tool (MHDAT).