Mr. Philip David James

Mr. Philip David James

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery


Biography

Philip James trained as a psychiatric nurse in Dublin 1999 and was appointed as the first Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adolescent Substance Misuse in 2006. From 2006 to 2016 he worked in the HSE"s Youth Drug & Alcohol (YoDA) service full time. He completed a MSc. in Nursing in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 2005 and a MSc. in Addiction Recovery in Trinity College in 2019. He commenced a PhD examining access to substance use treatment for adolescents in Trinity in 2021. He has also received training in a variety of interventions including Motivational Interviewing, Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (ACRA) and Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT). In 2016 he established the HSE"s treatment service for teenagers with substance use problems in Louth / Meath, the Substance Use Service for Teens (SUST). In November 2023 he took up a post as an Assistant Professor in Mental Health Nursing in Trinity College Dublin. In addition to his clinical work, he has been involved in several research projects and publications. He has published various research articles and four book chapters. He was lead author of The Handbook of Adolescent Substance Use which was published by Radcliffe in 2013 and nominated for an award at the British Medical Association book awards in 2014. He is a reviewer for numerous international journals and was on the International Advisory Committee of the Journal Mental Health & Substance Use.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

  • James P., Fida A., Konovalov P., Smyth B., Smyth B., Non-medical use of olanzapine by people on methadone treatment, BJPsych Bulletin, 40, (6), 2016, p314 - 317Journal Article, 2016, DOI
  • Comiskey, C, James, P, Smyth, B, Journeying with fear: Young people's experiences of cannabis use, crime and violence before treatment entry, Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing., 33, (2), 2020, p61 - 66Journal Article, 2020, DOI
  • Apantaku-Olajide, T., James, P.D., Smyth, B.P., Association of Educational Attainment and Adolescent Substance Use Disorder in a Clinical Sample, Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 23, (3), 2014, p169 - 176Journal Article, 2014, DOI
  • James Philip D, Cowman S, Psychiatric nurses' knowledge, experience and attitudes towards clients with borderline personality disorder, Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 14, (7), 2007, p670 - 678Journal Article, 2007
  • Smyth Bobby P, James Philip, Cullen Walter, Darker Catherine, "So prohibition can work?" Changes in use of novel psychoactive substances among adolescents attending a drug and alcohol treatment service following a legislative ban, International Journal of Drug Policy, 26, (9), 2015, p887 - 889Journal Article, 2015, DOI
  • James Philip, Spiro David, Geoghegan Noreen, Connor Anita, Hawthorne Gail, Exploring the health concerns of people taking methadone, Nursing Times, 104, (35), 2008, p26 - 27Journal Article, 2008
  • James PD, Comiskey C, Smyth BP, "Debt on Me Head": A Qualitative Study of the Experience of Teenage Cannabis Users in Treatment, Journal of Addictions Nursing, 30, (3), 2019, p211 - 218Journal Article, 2019, DOI , URL
  • Philip James, Knowledge, experience and attitudes of Psychiatric Nurses in Ireland towards clients with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, Trinity College School of Nursing Annual Conference, Dublin, 9th of November 2006, 2006Conference Paper, 2006
  • Philip James, Gail Hawthorne, The Health Concerns of Clients on Methadone Maintenance, RCSI 27th International Nursing Research Conference, Dublin, 21st February 2008, 2008Conference Paper, 2008
  • Philip James, Rates of Psychiatric Diagnosis among clients attending an adolescent substance misuse service, Annual Research Day of the Association for Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Dublin, 12th October 2011, 2011Conference Paper, 2011
  • Philip James, Rates of Psychiatric Diagnosis among clients attending an adolescent substance misuse service, Drug Interventions: what works? The National Drugs Conference of Ireland, Dublin, 2011Conference Paper, 2011
  • Philip James, Association of Educational Attainment and Adolescent Substance Use Disorder in a Clinical Sample, Association of Child & Adolescent Mental Health"s 3rd Annual one Day Research Conference, Limerick, 28th September 2012, 2012Conference Paper, 2012
  • Philip James, Rates of Psychiatric Diagnosis among clients attending an adolescent substance misuse service, Trinity College 13th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Dublin, 7-8th November 2012, 2012Conference Paper, 2012
  • Philip James, Seamus Cowman, The knowledge, experience and attitudes of Irish Psychiatric Nurses towards clients with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI 25th International Research Conference, Dublin, 22-24th of February, 2006Poster, 2006
  • Connor, A., Geoghegan, N., James, P., Kelly, A., Hawthorne, G., Spiro, D., Nursing Health Promotion Initiative in the Addiction Services, HSE Dublin Mid-Leinster, the 6th Annual Conference of the National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing & Midwifery, Dublin, 15-16th of November, 2006Poster, 2006
  • James, P., Kearns, C, & Smyth, Drinking patterns and preferences among Irish substance abusing teens, 10th Annual Conference of the National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing & Midwifery, Dublin, 10th November, 2010Poster, 2010
  • Apantaku, T., James, P., Smyth, P.B., Polysubstance misuse and early school leaving among adolescents attending a community drug and alcohol treatment service, Annual Research Day of the Association for Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Dublin, 12th October, 2012Poster, 2012
  • James, P., Kearns, C, & Smyth, B., Drinking patterns and preferences among Irish substance abusing teens., Drug Interventions: what works? The National Drugs Conference of Ireland, Dublin, 3rd of November, 2011Poster, 2011
  • Philip James, Catherine Comiskey, Michael Nash, A narrative review of barriers and enablers of under-18s attending substance use treatment, Theconf2023: Back to normal or forward to better? New horizons in healthcare, Dublin, 7-9th of March 2023, 2023Oral Presentation, 2023
  • Philip James, Catherine Comiskey, An online survey of cannabis users and ex-users in Ireland, Theconf2023 Back to normal or forward to better? New horizons in healthcare, Dublin, 7-9th of March 2023, 2023Oral Presentation, 2023
  • Philip James, Catherine Comiskey, Michael Nash,, What's in a name? The challenges in doing a literature review on adolescents,, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2024,, Dublin, 5-7th of March, 2024Poster, 2024
  • Edokpolo O, James P, Kearns C, Campbell A, Smyth BP, Gender differences in psychiatric symptomatology in adolescents attending a community drug and alcohol treatment program, Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 42, (1), 2010, p31 - 36Journal Article, 2010
  • Kearns C, James P, Smyth BP, Drinking patterns and preferences among Irish substance abusing teenagers: a pilot study, Journal of Addictions Nursing, 22, 2011, p124 - 129Journal Article, 2011
  • Philip D. James, Tunde Apantaku-Olajide, Bobby P. Smyth, Substance use and Psychiatric disorders in Irish adolescents: a cross-sectional study of patients attending substance abuse treatment service, Mental Health and Substance Use, 2012, p1 - 9Journal Article, 2012
  • James, P., Smyth, B.P., Commentary on Crutzen et al. (2012), Negative associations between primary school children's perception of being allowed to drink at home and alcohol use, Mental Health and Substance Use, 5(1), 64-69, 5, (3), 2012, p268 - 270Journal Article, DOI
  • James Philip, Kearns Catriona, Campbell Ann, Smyth Bobby P, Adolescents and Substance Use: The handbook for professionals working with young people., London, CRC Press, 2013, 887 - 889ppBook
  • James Philip, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy with Substance Abusing Adolescents, The Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapist, 13, (1), 2010, p1 - 35Journal Article
  • Philip James, A place for Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) in the practice of psychiatric nursing., Irish Nurse, 4, (7), 2002, p14 - 16Journal Article
  • Philip James, Non-judgemental care: helping nurses overcome their negative attitudes to patients., All Ireland Journal of Nursing & Midwifery, 2, (8), 2003, p18 - 21Journal Article
  • Philip James, A brief overview of Borderline Personality Disorder, Scottish Nurse, 10, (8), 2006, p30 - 31Journal Article
  • Philip James, Remembering Albert Ellis: perfectly human, Mental Health Practice, 11, (2), 2007, p22 - 22Journal Article
  • Philip James, Developing in the right direction: CBT in the treatment of substance misuse, √Čisteach (A Quarterly Journal of Counselling & Psychotherapy), 8, (2), 2008, p26 - 31Journal Article
  • Geoghegan, N., James, P., Connor, A., Hawthorne, G. & Spiro, D., Road blocks to a healthy recovery., Nursing in the Community, 9, (6), 2008, p24 - 26Journal Article
  • The Child's Perspective in, editor(s)David B. Cooper , Mental Health-Substance Use Book Series: Book 3 " Responding in Mental Health-Substance Use., Oxford, Radcliffe Publishing Ltd., 2011, pp61 - 76, [James, P. & Smyth, B.]Book Chapter, URL
  • The Young Person and Suicide in, editor(s)David Cooper, Jo Cooper , Palliative Care within Mental Health: care and practice, Oxford, Radcliffe Publishing Ltd, 2014, pp135 - 148, [Philip James]Book Chapter, URL
  • The young person in, editor(s)David B. Cooper , Ethics in Mental Health-Substance Use, Oxon, Routledge, 2017, pp219 - 235, [Philip James]Book Chapter, URL
  • Chapter 12: Child, Adolescent & Young Adult in, Alcohol Use: Assessment, Withdrawal Management and Treatment: ethical practice in hospital and home. Springer International, Springer, 2023, pp179 - 192, [Philip James]Book Chapter, URL
  • Philip James, Book Review, Review of Cocaine and methamphetamine dependence: advances in treatment, by Thomas R Kosten, Thomas F Newton, Richard De La Garza II, Colin N Naile , Mental Health & Substance Use, 5, (4), 2012, p179 - 192, p356Review
  • Philip James, Book Review, Review of Dignity in healthcare, a practical approach for nurses and midwives, by Edited by Milika Ruth Matiti & Lesley Baillie , Mental Health & Substance Use, 6, (1), 2013, p179 - 192Review
  • Philip James, Book Review, Review of Drugs in Society: European Perspectives, by Edited by Jane Fountain and Dirk J Korf , Psychiatric of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 15, (7), 2008, p179 - 192, p612-613Review
  • Philip James, Book Review, Review of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy in the Treatment of Addiction: A Treatment Planner for Clinicians, by Christos Kouimtsidis, Martina Reynolds, Colin Drummond, Paul Davis, Nicholas Tarrier , Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 15, (8), 2008, p179 - 192, p701-702Review, DOI
  • Philip James, Book Review, Review of Think You're Crazy? Think Again: A Resource Book for Cognitive Therapy for Psychosis, by Anthony P. Morrison, Julia C. Renton, Paul French, Richard P. Bentall , Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 16, (4), 2009, p179 - 192, p417-408Review, DOI
  • Philip James, Book Review, Review of Understanding Nicotine and Tobacco Addiction, by Gregory R. Bock (Editor), Jamie A. Goode (Editor) , Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 14, (6), 2007, p179 - 192, p618-619Review, DOI
  • Philip James, Book Review, Review of The Evidence-Based Guide to Antipsychotic Medications, by Edited by Anthony J. Rothschild, M.D. , Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 18, (2), 2011, p179 - 192, pe4Review
  • Philip James, Book Review, Review of Substance Use Problems (Advances in Psychotherapy: Evidence-Based Practise Series), by Mitch Earleywine , Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 17, (9), 2010, p179 - 192, p854-855Review, DOI
  • Philip James, Book Review, Review of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Mental Health Workers A Beginner's Guide, by Philip Kinsella, Anne Garland , Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 16, (5), 2009, p179 - 192, p499-500Review, DOI
  • Philip James, Book Review, Review of Teaching psychiatry to undergraduates, by Edited by Tom Brown and John Eagles , Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 20, (4), 2013, p179 - 192, pe6-e7Review, DOI
  • Philip James, Book Review, Review of Teaching psychiatry to undergraduates, by Tom Brown and John Eagles , Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 20, (4), 2013, pe6-e7Review, URL
  • Philip James, The Tidal Model: the Crumlin experience, The Tidal Model Inaugural Irish Conference, Dublin, 30th of October 2003, 2003Conference Paper
  • Philip James, Scary Daleks and the Extraordinary Remedies " a consideration of some of the criticisms of CBT., Institute of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Annual Conference, Dublin, 8th of May 2007, 2007Conference Paper
  • Philip James, CBT in psychiatric inpatient units " a logical progression, Institute of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Annual Conference, Dublin, 22nd April 2008, 2008Conference Paper
  • Philip James, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy interventions with young cannabis users, "Chilling out or Numbing out?": Adolescent cannabis use. Conference ran by Dublin North-East Local Drug Task Force, Dublin, 2010Conference Paper
  • Philip James, An Overview of Adolescent Substance Misuse Issues, Conference of the Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation " Phone Triage Branch., Limerick, 2011, 2011Conference Paper
  • Edokpolo, O.,James, P., Kearns, C., Campbell, A. & Smyth, B., Differences in Psychiatric Symptomatology among adolescents attending a community drug and alcohol treatment programme, The Inaugural Conference of The College of Psychiatry of Ireland, Maynooth, 2009Poster
  • Edokpolo, O., James, P., Kearns, C., Campbell, A. & Smyth, B., Differences in Psychiatric Symptomatology among adolescents attending a community drug and alcohol treatment programme, Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Addictions Annual Meeting, Edinburgh, 30 April - 1st May, 2009Poster

Research Expertise

Substance Use, Adolescence, Dual Diagnosis, Cannabis / Marijuana, Borderline Personality Disorder