Dr. Michael Holohan
Dr. Michael Holohan has an interdisciplinary background in psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, literary theory, and philosophy. He received his PhD in the history of consciousness from the University of California Santa Cruz and an MSc in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the School of Psychotherapy at University College Dublin.
His dissertation examined the role of rhetoric in psychoanalytic thought, particularly how figurative language mediates between clinical practice and the construction of psychoanalytic theory. His current work explores the relationship between the different conceptions of the mind in psychoanalysis and biomedicine, and the relevance of psychoanalytic thought to contemporary biomedical practice, research, and ethics. In particular, he is exploring the novel use of AI-driven chatbots in the field of psychotherapy.
In addition to his work as a researcher, Michael is also a psychoanalyst in private practice in Munich. He is a member of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy and the Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland.
- Science and technology studies (STS)
- Interdisciplinary mental health research.
- Epistemology of mental health research.
- Ethical implications of modern biomedicine and health technology.