David Kealy



Dr. David Kealy is an Assistant Professor in the Psychotherapy Program, in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia.  With a background in social work and public mental health service, focusing on psychotherapy and personality disorders, Dr. Kealy previously held a clinical leadership position at one of the largest community outpatient psychotherapy programs in British Columbia.  His research interests include the intersection of identity and relatedness in personality syndromes such as pathological narcissism, the treatment of personality disorders, and the processes involved in group and individual psychotherapies.  Dr. Kealy teaches psychotherapy to psychiatry residents and provides continuing education workshops to the wider community of mental health professionals.


Selected Publications

Kealy, D., Joyce, A. S., Abbass, A. A., Oliffe, J. L., & Ogrodniczuk, J. S.  (2015).  Childhood traumas among men attending outpatient psychiatric services.  International Journal of Mental Health & Addiction (online ahead of print)

Kealy, D., Ogrodniczuk, J. S., Joyce, A. S., Steinberg, P. I., & Piper, W. E.  (2015).  Narcissism and relational representations among psychiatric outpatients.  Journal of Personality Disorders, 29, 303-407.

Kealy, D., Steinberg, P. I., & Ogrodniczuk, J. S.  (2014).  “Difficult” patient?  Or does he have a personality disorder.  Journal of Family Practice, 63, 697-703.

Lee, E. & Kealy, D.  (2014).  The Balint model and collaborative mental health care: A psychodynamic contribution to community capacity building.  Journal of Interprofessional Care, 28, 466-470. 

Kealy, D. & Ogrodniczuk, J. S.  (2014).  Pathological narcissism and the obstruction of love.  Psychodynamic Psychiatry, 42, 101-120.

Kealy, D. & Ogrodniczuk, J. S.  (2013).  Getting the word out about treating borderline personality disorder: An online information resource.  Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 19, 62-64.

Ogrodniczuk, J. S. & Kealy, D.  (2013).  Interpersonal problems of narcissistic patients.  In J. S. Ogrodniczuk (ed.) Understanding and treating pathological narcissism.  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Kealy, D. & Ogrodniczuk, J. S.  (2012).  Pathological narcissism: a front-line guide.  Practice: Social Work in Action, 24, 161-174.

Kealy, D., Tsai, M., & Ogrodniczuk, J. S.  (2012).  Depressive tendencies and pathological narcissism among psychiatric outpatients.  Psychiatry Research, 196, 157-159. 

Kealy, D., & Ogrodniczuk, J. S. (2011).  Narcissistic interpersonal problems in clinical practice. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 19, 290-301.

Kealy, D., Ogrodniczuk, J. S., & Howell-Jones, G. (2011).  Object relations and emotional processing deficits among psychiatric outpatients.  Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 199, 132-135.

Kealy, D., Ogrodniczuk, J. S.  (2010). Marginalization of borderline personality disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 16, 145-154.

Ogrodniczuk, J. S., Kealy, D., Howell-Jones, G. (2009). A view from the trenches: a survey of Canadian clinicians’ perspectives regarding the treatment of borderline personality disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 15, 449-453.

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