Dr Maggie Mc Gurgan

MB BCh BAO, PGDip Mental Health, PGDip Family Therapy & Systemic Practice, PGCert Clin Ed, MRCPsych

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Maggie studied Medicine at the Queen’s University of Belfast, graduating with distinctions in 2003. She is on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council and is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. She has postgraduate qualifications with distinction in Mental Health and with commendation in both Family Therapy & Systemic Practice and Clinical Education.

Maggie is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Child and Adolescent Mental Health & Intellectual Disabilities in Northern Ireland. She has sub-specialist expertise and training in intellectual disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, eating disorders and autism spectrum disorders. Maggie is trained in TEACCH, DISCO (Lorna Wing Centre) and ADOS-2.

She is experienced in the assessment and management of a wide range of other mental health problems and emotional difficulties affecting children and young people including depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, school refusal etc.

Maggie is Chair of the Public Engagement Committee of the Northern Ireland Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. She has led on a large number of initiatives promoting public education in respect of mental health and spoken on television and radio in this capacity. She volunteers for the Down Syndrome Association providing expert input at their annual New Parents’ Weekends and in training ‘mentor’ parents in communication skills. She is a volunteer Child Protection Officer for a cross-community football club in south Belfast.