McCarthy, I.C. (Ed.)  1994  Poverty and Social Exclusion a special issue of Human Systems, 5: (3/4) (Order Here)


McCarthy, I.  (2011)  “Abusing Norms: Welfare Families and a Fifth Province Stance”.  Human Systems, 22 (1)

McCarthy, I.  (2010) “The Fifth Province: Imagining a Space of Dialogical Co-Creations!”  Context, Dec: 6 - 11 (Download)

McCarthy, I.  (2010)“A Traumatic Intrusion with Transgressive Possibilities: Power as a Relational and Discursive Phenomenon” Context. Oct: 21 - 24  (Download)

McCarthy, I.  (2010) “Fifth Province Diamonds:  Contrasts in Co-Ordinated Play”.  Unpublished (Download)

McCarthy, I.C. & Byrne, N.O’R  (2008)  “A Fifth Province Approach to Intra-Cultural Issues in an Irish Context”  Marginal Illuminations’ in Revisioning Family Therapy: Race, Class, Culture and gender in Clinical Practice, 2nd Edition.  (Eds.)  McGoldrick, M. & Hardy, K.  New York:  Guilford Press. (Download)

Byrne, N.O’R &  McCarthy, I  (2007) “The Dialectical Structure of Hope and Despair: A Fifth Province Approach” in Flaskas, C., McCarthy, I. & Sheehan S (Eds) Hope and Despair in Family Therapy: Reflections on Adversity, Forgiveness and Reconciliation, London, Routledge.  (Download)

McCarthy, I. 2005  “From Milan to the Fifth Province:  The Legacy of Gianfranco Cecchin”   Human Systems, 17:  257 -263 (Download)

McCarthy, I.  2004  “The Fifth Province and Spirituality:  Co-Creating a Sacred Space of Love in Therapy Conversations”, Therapy from the Inside Out.  Vancouver:  Yaletown Family Therapy Press (Download)

McCarthy, I.C.  2002  "The Spirit of the Fifth Province:  An ancient metaphor for a new Millenium:  Fedback, 9: (2) 10 - 13 (Download)

Byrne, N.,  Kearney & McCarthy I.C.  2002  "Initial Steps in the Fifth Province  Feedback. 9: (2) 21 - 22 (Download)

McCarthy, I. & Vasudeva, S.  2002  "The Messenger is the Message:  Spirituality and Family Therapy".  Feedback,  9 (1).  2 - 9  (Download)

McCarthy, I.C. & Byrne, N.O'R  2001  "Resisting Daughters:  Father-Daughter Child Sexual Abuse Disclosure" in Cleary,A, Nic Ghiolla Phadraig, M. & Quin, S. (Eds)  Understanding Children:  Vol 2:  Changing Experiences and Family Forms.  Dublin:  Oak Tree Press.  185 - 204

McCarthy, I.C.  2001  "Fifth Province re-versings:  the social construction of women lone parents' inequality and poverty", Journal of Family Therapy, 23: (3) 253 - 277

Byrne, N.O'R . & McCarthy I.C.  1999 "Feminism, Power and Discourse in Systemic Therapy: Fragments from the Fifth Province" in  Parker, I.  (Ed.)  Deconstructing Psychotherapy,  London:  Sage. (Download)

McCarthy, I.C. & Byrne, N.O'R  1998 "Illuminations from the Margins: Families and the Cultures of Poverty" in McGoldrick, M. (Ed.) Re-Visioning Family Therapy:  Implications of Race and Culture for Clinical Practice.  New York:  Guilford 

McCarthy, I.C.1995  "Women, Poverty and Systemic Family Therapies" in McCarthy, I.C. (Ed.) Irish Family Studies: Selected Papers, Dublin:  Family Studies Centre.

Byrne, N.O'R. & McCarthy, I.C. 1995 "Abuse, Risk and Protection:A Fifth Province Approach to an Adolescent Sexual Offense",  Gender. Power and Relationships, London:  Tavistock Publications.

McCarthy, I.C. & Byrne, N.O'R.  1995   "A Spell in Therapy:  Its between meself, herself, yerself and yer two imaginary friends" in Friedman, S. (Ed.) The Reflecting Process in Action, New York:  Guilford.

Hyden, M. & McCarthy, I.C.1994   "Woman Battering and Father-Daughter Incest Disclosure:  Discourses of Denial and Acknowledgement",  Discourse and Society, 5:  543 - 565.

McCarthy, I.C. 1992  ""Out of Myth into History": A Hope for Irish Women in the 1990's", Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 4: (3/4) 37 - 46.

McCarthy, I.C.  1991  "Colonial Sentences and Just Subversions:  The Potential for Love and Abuse in Therapeutic Encounters" Feedback, 3: 3 - 7.

McCarthy, I.C.  1990  "Paradigms Lost: Re-Membering Her-Stories and other Invalid Subjects", Journal of Contemporary Family Therapy, 12: 427 - 437.

Kearney, P.A., Byrne, N.O'R. & McCarthy, I.C. 1989  "Just Metaphors:  Marginal Illuminations in a Colonial Retreat", Family Therapy Case Studies, 4: 17 - 31.

McCarthy, I.C. & Byrne, N.O’R.  1988  “Mistaken Love:  Conversations on the Problem of Incest in an Irish Context, Family Process:.  27: 181 -  199.  (Download)

Byrne, N.O’R. & McCarthy, I.C.  1988  “Moving Statutes: Re-Questing Ambivalence through Ambiguous Discourse”.  Radical Constructivism, Autopoiesis and Psychotherapy, a special issue of the Irish Journal of Psychology, 9: 91 – 100.


McCarthy, I.C.2005  “Gianfranco Cecchin:  Reminescenze ed eredita professionali”  Connessioni, 16:  Febradio,    123 - 127

McCarthy, I.C. 2003   “Re-versiones de la Quinta Provincia:  la construccion social de la desiqualdad y pobreza en las mujeres, madres solas”  Terapia y Familia, 16: (2) 48 - 66 

McCarthy, I.C. & Byrne, N. O'R.    1999    Translated into Czech.    "A Spell in Therapy:  Its between meself, herself, yerself and yer two imaginary friends"  (Trans. Zdenek Mazdek)

McCarthy, I.C.1999   "Women, Power, Poverty and Systemic Therapy"  (Trans into Serbian  'COUNJANHA MNCAO'  1999)

McCarthy, I.1998  "poder, recursividade e Desigualdade Social:  Re-Lembrando o Bemestar Social em Relação às Mulheres e Famílias na Pobreza"  Nova Prespectiva Sistêmica, 12 6 - 20

McCarthy, I.1996  "Emozioni:  Controllori inaffidabili delle libere expressioni?"  (Eds.) Andolfi, M., Angelo, C. & de Nichilo, M.  Sentimenti e Sistemi.  Milano:  Raffaello Cortina Editore.

McCarthy, I.C. 1995  "Servir a los Pobres: Una Colonización Benévola?" Sistemas Familiares, 11: (2) 57 - 64 

McCarthy, I.C.1995  "Kvinnans Lott in Mannens Värld?   Fattigdom och Familjeterapi" Psykisk Hälsa,  36: (1) 31 - 42  (Trans: Ylva Kosonen)

McCarthy, I.C.1995  Der Missbrauch von Normen; Sozialhilfeempfangende Familien und Professionelle Intervention" , Zeitschrift Für Systemische Therapie, 13: (2)  84 - 89

Kearney, P.A., Byrne, N.O'R. & McCarthy, I.C.  1994  "Sólo Metáforas:  Illuminaciones Marginales en un Refugio Colonial", Systemas Familiares, 10:  (1)  29 - 45

McCarthy, I.C. & Byrne, N. O'R.   1990    "Forfeilet Kjaerlighet:   Samteler om Incestproblemet i en Irst Kontekst - 1"  Fokus på Familien, 3: 139 - 148.   (Trans. Blisten R. & Seim, T.)

McCarthy, I.C. & Byrne, N. O'R.   1990    "Forfeilet Kjaerlighet:   Samteler om Incestproblemet i en Irst Kontekst - 2"  Fokus på Familien, 4: 209 - 222.   (Trans. Blisten R. & Seim, T.)


2001"The Fifth Province Approach:  a realm of imagination and hopefulness:  An interveiw with Imelda McCarthy"  in Family Therapy:  Exploring the field's past, present and possible futures.  Denborough, D. (Ed).  Adelaide:  Dulwich Publications. (See Here)

2000"The Fifth Province Associates:  An interview with Nollaig Byrne, Philip Kearney and Imelda McCarthy" in Creative Conversations:  Meetings with Family Therapists and their Ideas.  Berglund, G. & Abrahamsson, E. (Eds.).  Stockholm:  Mareld Books.

1998"The politics of listening and the ethics of speaking:  An interview with Imelda McCarthy" by John Sharry in Eisteach: A Quarterly Journal of Counselling and Therapy. 2: (7) Winter 21 - 25

1997"Nollaig Byrne, Imelda McCarthy, Philip Kearney"  (Eds.)  Abrahamsson, E. & Berglund, G.  Skapande Konversationer:  Möten med familjeterapeuter och deras idéer.  Stockholm:  Mareld/Socionomen

1996"Interview with Imelda McCarthy"  by Carmel O'Hara in Feedback, 6: 2 (10 - 12)

1995"Sundsvalls barnpsykiatri tar hjälp av irländsk mytologi i arbetet med övergrepp i familjer"  av Gustaf Berglund i Socionomen, 6:  16 - 22.

1991"Interview with the Fifth Province Associates" The Calgary Participator. 1: 2, 3 - 8.

1990"elasjoner er hellige: Invervju med Dublingruppen - Imelda Colgan McCarthy, Nollaig O'Reilly Byrne og Philip A. Kearney" by Caspari, M. og Kavli, F. Fokus på Familen, 4:  223 - 226.


Flaskas, C., McCarthy, I. & Sheehan, J (Eds.)  (2007)   Hope and Despair in Narrative and Family Therapy:  Reflections on Adversity, Forgiveness and Reconciliation.  Hove/NY:  Brunner Routledge (View Here) (Book Review) Kindle edition available

McCarthy, I.C. (Ed.)  1995   Irish Family Studies:  Selected Papers.  Dublin:  Family Studies Centre.