Alistair D. Sweet

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Clinical Services
Queens University, UK

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Alistair D. Sweet MA (PsyA), MSSc, Dip.Couns (PsyD), MBACP is a Senior Psychotherapist and Head of Clinical Services with Addiction NI (Previously Northern Ireland Community Addiction Service/ NICAS) and a Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor in the School of Psychology, Queen’s University, Belfast. Mr Sweet joined NICAS in 2001, as a Senior Therapist and became Head of Clinical Services in 2009. Mr Sweet holds a Master of Arts degree in Psychoanalytic Studies (QUB), a Master of Social Science degree with distinction in Criminology (QUB) and a Diploma in Psychodynamic Therapeutic Counselling. Mr Sweet has also undertaken further psychotherapeutic trainings with specialisms in the addictions, dual diagnosis mental health issues and psychodynamic psychotherapy. He is, as a Psychotherapist, a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Mr Sweet’s published work has appeared internationally in a range of peer reviewed journals including The British Journal of Psychotherapy, The International Forum of Psychoanalysis and The American Journal of Psychotherapy.

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Assessment of personality and psychological defence mechanisms, Disturbances of attachment, Psychotherapy for the addictions, The history and clinical application of object relations theory in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

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