The Clanwilliam Institute was established in 1982 as a centre for systemic therapy and practice in Ireland. Its founding members were Ed Mc Hale and Phillip Kearney. It quickly gained a reputation for excellence due to its commitment to continued professional development, high-quality clinical standards, and ethos and values.
Over the years, Clanwilliam Institute has developed a highly reputable academic and professional training course for family therapists, accredited by Quality and Qualifications Ireland, the Family Therapy Association of Ireland (the governing and registration body of family therapists in Ireland) and the European Association for Psychotherapy which is the registration body for psychotherapists across Europe. It has initiated various services, including Individual, Couple and Family Therapy, Mediation, Organisational Consultation and Postgraduate training in Systemic Family Therapy for Mental Health Professionals. The Institute is staffed by experienced professional therapists, all of whom have undertaken post-graduate training and are registered with the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP), the Family Therapy Association of Ireland (FTAI) and the European Association of Psychotherapy (EAP). The CEO and the Management Team manage the Institute.