Derek McDonnell

Position: Employee

  • Team Leading 80% 80%
  • Project Manager 90% 90%



Derek Mc Donnell is working in the Social Care Profession for the past 30 years, in Ireland. He has worked in variety of setting social services in Ireland ranging residential care, in child and adolescent mental health and community Social Work Child

Protection services. He is currently working in Tusla national child protection services with children and their families. He is a Certifying Coordinator with The International Focusing Institute. 

He has extensive experience in running Interactive pausing skilled-based intervention for young people, parents, and professionals from social work, social care, and within community-based settings. 

He has a chapter published in Social Care: Learning from Practice, and Foster IFCA Journal Fostering Focusing: A way of taking care of our most ‘precious cargo’- our children.